Why are all these comedy Directors attached to The Flash?

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  1. NotFadeAway

    NotFadeAway Registered

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    It really pisses me off:cmad:

    For some reason, I feel the WB wants to make there own Bulletproof Monk, for some ungodly reason, and they feel the need to butcher The Flash in the process. I love the Flash, and I want a good, character driven film featuring both Barry Allen and a coming of age Wally West, and I don't think I'll ever see it!

    This is going to piss some people off, but can't they just use Aquaman for there comedy hero. No one takes him seriously anyway!
     
  2. Nightwing1977

    Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    Probably because of Wally West. He usually have a crazy sense of humor, that WB think a comedy director would be good to use for Wally's humor. I disagree with it thought. You can use a serious director on Flash & use some humor. Singer is not really a comedy director & he's pretty good with using some humor without going overboard with it.
     
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    The Flash can be taken seriously, but HE rarely takes HIMSELF seriously. So you need an actor/director who can pull this off and make it work. The Flash, especially Wally West, has always been a very down to earth, lighthearted, hope-driven character.

    Tell a serious director to do "humor" and you get nonsense like "Nice coat" or "Can you drive stick?", or Wolverine letting a cat lick his claws. In other words, you get humor that isn't actually very funny because the director can neither write it nor direct it. You also get a director who doesn't understand WHEN humor should be utilized in a scene, if at all.

    Maybe, just maybe, those comedy directors being hired are fans of this, the character who has always been the lightest-hearted member of the JLA?

    There;s nothing wrong with a THE FLASH film having comedic elements. It doesn't mean that it can't have serious moments. Even the comics poke fun at Flash's sillier conventions regularly.
     
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    I don't like Singer. No offense!
     
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    Ya know, one of the biggest Flash fans ever is Steven Spielberg. I don't see why he couldn't be coaxed into offering up a TREATMENT and Producing!
     
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    I don't know if The Flash was ever as serious as you say.
     
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    He could be....thats the point!
     
  8. The Guard

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    But he shouldn't be. That's also the point. The Flash isn't some grim, brooding superhero. Can he have those moments? Sure. But The Flash has always been a character who embraces what he can do and who he shares his life with. Again, there can still be serious moments in a Flash movie with comedy.
     
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    We weren't talking about him now, were we? ;)

    I'm just pointing out example. Serious director can use some humor without going overboard compare to comedy director doing comic book movie IMHO.
     
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    I'd like to see a Flash movie done in the same light-hearted tone that the Fantastic Four was done in.
     
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    if they do the Barry Allen Flash, then a serious director should do it, and the movie should be serious in tone all the way through. If they do Wally West on the other hand, someone with the same tone as F4, as mentioned above, is more the way to go, as he's always been sort of the funny guy.
     
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    cosigned :up:
     
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    I want a character driven movie with Barry Allen and Wally West!
     
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    Its not the directors who make funny movies, its the actors who have a comedy-like personality. For example, Blade III. Ryan Reynolds made his actor funny even in the most serious scene, wen he was being interogated by triple H he said some funny lines.
     
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    I take Aquaman seriously
     
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    lol
     
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    After helming comedy "Fred Claus" for Warner Bros., director David Dobkin has decided to make the studio his home, signing a three-year, first-look deal with the company.

    Separately, Dobkin also has come aboard to direct "The Flash," the big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics hero. Craig Wright, creator of ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money, has been tapped to write "Flash," which is being produced by Mosaic Media's Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.

    Under his deal, Dobkin will direct and produce not just comedies -- the genre in which the helmer found success -- but also hopes to tackle a wide range of projects.

    "We're looking to bring comedies to Warner, and I'm also looking to make large-scale scale tentpole movies as well," Dobkin said. He added that the creative freedom Warners gave him while making "Claus" made it natural for him to set up shop there.

    Dobkin's first move under the deal is to step up to produce the already in-development comedy "Boss Go Home," written by "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix.

    Dobkin's still-unnamed production company will be based in either Beverly Hills or Hollywood. He is promoting his assistant, Greg Garthe, to creative exec and is looking to fill other key positions.

    In comics lore, there have been four incarnations of the Flash, who has remained one of DC's most popular characters. While it is unclear which version of the scarlet speedster will appear in Dobkin's movie, the project is not a spinoff of the upcoming "Justice League of America" movie that George Miller is directing in which the Flash is a major character.

    Dobkin said he is a comic book fan and has long waited for a shot at a superhero movie, and the Flash's superpower has a relatability and simplicity he found appealing.

    "Because of that simplicity, it is easy to design a theme and a story around what his inner life is in comparison to his superpower," he said.

    With "Flash," Dobkin is stepping in the shoes previously filled by Shawn Levy, who left because of scheduling issues (HR 2/5).

    Dobkin is known for directing "Wedding Crashers," starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. He also directed "Shanghai Knights," which starred Wilson and Jackie Chan, as well as "Clay Pigeons," which starred Vaughn. His "Fred Claus," which stars Vaughn, opens Nov. 9.

    Dobkin is repped by CAA and attorney Warren Dern.

    Wright, repped by UTA, also wrote on "Lost" and "Brothers & Sisters."




    I'm impressed with this interview and the comments that I placed in bold. Even though I started this thread as a way to vent. I like that he vies this as a character driven film. This is why I like the Flash to begin with. His superpower is simple, therefor it can be focused on the character and the happenings of his life!
     
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    Dobkin said he is a comic book fan and has long waited for a shot at a superhero movie, and the Flash's superpower has a relatability and simplicity he found appealing.
    "Because of that simplicity, it is easy to design a theme and a story around what his inner life is in comparison to his superpower," he said.


    Ya know, he's got it wrong.. Flash's powers is one of the most complex out there. With the speed and the speed force, phasing thru things, time travel, lending movment, taking away movment, heating things instantly, etc. All that can happen between Barry, Speed and Speed Force there's a lot of things going on there.
     
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    He's talking about the simplicity of the concept, and how easy it is to make issues for The Flash in his personal and family life because of the impact of his powers and his duty.
     
  20. ChickenScratch

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    Ok. My one thing I didnt like with the Flash series (though I love that show, John Ship, you are Barry!) is that they got rid of Iris after the 2 hour pilot. It kinda changes the character of Barry a bit not having a wife to worry about.
     
  21. terry78

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    In most incarnations, the Flash is a fun loving guy. Making him serious would basically be raping what the character is. And I mean, full on, no lubrication.
     
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    cause the FDA finally approved stupid pills.
     
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    Tim Story did a good mix of action/humor in FF2.
     
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    Too bad it suck ass thought. The action/humor wasn't enough to save that piece of turd. :p
     
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    Word:cwink:
     

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