If Gerry Conway gets his way, we’ll all be saying RIP Batman, as the comic book writer and TV producer and writer wants a female version of Alfred for the upcoming Matt Reeves movie starring Robert Pattinson. Bryan Hitch, who also writes comics, earlier tweeted out, “So we have Robert Pattinson as Bruce/Batman. Who’s your …
Zack Snyder has come under fire for his depiction of the DC Universe: Batman kills, Superman kills, just about everything Superman has been butchered, etc.
Now legendary comic book creator Gerry Conway reacts to Snyder’s Batman Vs. Superman and DCEU.
Quotes Zack Snyder made back in 2008 have surfaced, which caused Conway to take to Twitter to slam Snyder with a big “FU.”
Here are Snyder’s quotes:
You could call it “high-brow” comics, but to me, that comic book was just pretty sexy! I had a buddy who tried getting me into “normal” comic books, but I was all like, “No one is having sex or killing each other. This isn’t really doing it for me.” I was a little broken, that way. So whenWatchmen came along, I was, “This is more my scene.”
Everyone says that about [Christopher Nolan’s] Batman Begins. “Batman’s dark.” I’m like, okay, “No, Batman’s cool.” He gets to go to a Tibetan monastery and be trained by ninjas. Okay? I want to do that. But he doesn’t, like, get raped in prison. That could happen in my movie. If you want to talk about dark, that’s how that would go.
Here is what Gerry Conway, co-creator of Punisher, writer of Amazing Spider-Man, writer of death of Gwen Stacy, writer of JLA, creator of Firestorm, had to say:
Fuck you, Zack Snyder. “Zack Snyder’s baffling vision for superhero movies, explained by Zack Snyder”
The real mystery is why Warners gave him their whole superhero franchise after “Watchmen” and “Sucker Punch” flopped
Ah, the “sunk cost fallacy” in action, illustrating the Escalation of Commitment principle
Which part is garbage? Snyder’s obnoxious view of superheroes, or calling him out for those views? Warners’ continued support of Zack Snyder despite evidence he’s a terrible choice for superhero movies, explained:
But they ARE Snyder quotes and clearly reflect his current thinking as evidenced by #BvS. Seems relevant to me.
To be fair, #BvS is kind of a “fuck you” in its own way. Google “Jimmy Olsen fun Zack Snyder” if you think otherwise
Sony is developing a live-action version of the 1983 animated film, Fire and Ice.
The movie is being directed by Robert Rodriguez, with Deadline stating Rodriguez is doing the film as a homage to his friend, the late animator Frank Frazetta, who was behind the original film with Ralph Bakshi.
The script for the original movie was also written by Marvel Comics’ Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas and is described as:
A small village is destroyed by a surging glacier domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. Sole survivor is a young warrior who vows vengeance, and when Nekron’s subhuman, apelike creatures kidnap a king’s daughter, the warrior becomes determined to track down and free her.
It’s also said Fire and Ice is being developed as a potential franchise for Sony.
You can watch the full movie below: