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LONDON (AP) — Super heroes don't bow to fan pressure — that's according to screenwriter David S. Goyer, who is co-writing the new "Batman vs. Superman" movie.
He's currently working on the script for the upcoming comic book character showdown with director Zach Snyder.
Goyer says "if I try to think about 'well, what would the fans like...?' then you stop being creative."
Superman could kill Batman in a second.edit on 26-9-2013 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)
How about entirely new movies rather than part xxxx of old ones? I'm not sure Hollywood would know a new and novel idea if it was handed to them with a bow around it.
They openly state what we want or care about is of no concern to them...and they have to ask why we give THEM no concern in return?
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I'd disagree entirely with the idea that new ideas can't go anywhere or that risky films by Hollywood's standards can do very well. Ask Mel Gibson about how going off your own direction and laughing at convention works out. In fact, his raging success with Passion of the Christ is #8 for most profitable films of all time. That was even an extreme Christian movie. A double whammy and one I understand he was told he was insane to attempt before it became an all time record breaker.
Not a single movie in the top 15 is a sequel and while a few are made from very well known books? I don't immediately see a remake from an old one either ...though I'm no expert to say none couldn't have an older version I never heard of.
15 highest profit films to date
6 of the top 15 all time movies were sequels making under half for what has worked the best in movie history.
Perhaps original ideas have some room left to go. I can say I haven't been to a theater but a couple times in several years for lack of anything worth what I'd pay that money for. Redbox? perhaps... Theater? Not for this junk.
They can write movies for each other or they can write movies for the audiences. They seem to be choosing each other. Whatever... it goes with the award shows they have for each other that fewer and fewer people are bothering to watch, too.