What Watchmen’s mistakes taught Whedon about making The Avengers

Joss Wheadon learns from others mistakesBy Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com

As the old saying goes, we’re all standing on the shoulders of giants. You’d be a fool to not learn from the errors of those that came before. So when Joss Whedon got involved with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, he looked at the mistakes of earlier comic book flicks and discovered the secret of the satisfying superhero movie.

During The Avengers press tour, Whedon was asked how one goes about making a good comic book adaptation and his answer is both simple and obvious—and yet eludes so many people who attempt to make them Continue reading

Earth Station One Episode 97: The World of James Cameron

Earth Station One Episode 97: The World of James CameronThis week we will continue on our series to talk about our favorite movie makers , this time out we talk about the works of James Cameron, from Terminator to Avatar and everything in between. Also while we are at it we will be talking about the news from DC Comics about the Watchmen Prequels that were announced this past week.

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The World of James Cameron Continue reading

DC Comics To Publish “Before Watchmen” Prequels

One of the Many new Watchmen Comics Coming your wayby Kiel Phegley, Source: CBR.com

Yes, they’re doing it.

After months of rumors, leaks and debates online about whether or not any new material would be made from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal 1986 comic series “Watchmen,” DC Entertainment this morning announced a wide range of prequel comics set within the world of the original work. Branded “Before Watchmen,” the seven series published by the company’s DC Comics division will delve into the lives of the six main cast members of the original series as well as the Minutemen team whose exploits were historically part of the book. DC also plans to cap off the release of the titles — which will see a new issue published each week over 35 weeks starting this summer — with a one-shot epilogue capping the entire event. Continue reading

A look at the modern, gritty Watchmen movie originally planned

An alternate version of Dr. Manhattan

I really liked the adaptation that made it to the big screen, but it was a little too close to the comic and not predictable in any way. Very interesting to see what Paul Greengrass version would of turned out to be, more Batman Begins then the version we saw. Either way I know Alan Moore would of hated it. Thoughts?

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