ITT: obscure / dead characters you hope catch the current live action capeshit wave
Any characters I like I want to stay the fuck away from live action capeshit. That way they won't be forever remembered as a shitty CW show that got cancelled after a season or whatever.
To be honest the movie was my first exposure to the character so I didn't have anything else to compare it to. Also I was 8 years old at the time that it came out and easily amused.
But the music was pretty baller:
What about all three in the same movie?
PPulp teamup could be cool.
I cant see these characters working these days with solo movies, but in a team group, it might work.
Ha, that would be great!
But it'd probably be Nazis. It's always Nazis.
Looking at those three I'm reminded of the DC Trinity for some reason.
Shadow = Batman
Rocketeer = Superman
Phantom = Wonder Woman I guess?
I don't know much about Phantom aside from the movie.
THE ORDER.... OF THE TRIAD!
Do you think it might be easier to write with heroes who don't have such a strong following or public awareness? There won't be any prior assumptions or expectations.
Also the pulp style is unique from many of the comic book movies out now, it'd be different enough to be intriguing. Also hipsterfags can get behind the old style of it.
I'm interested too.
To my knowledge, he doesn't have any gadgets. Just his guns and his ability to be unnoticeable (originally hypnotism but in the movie it's telepathy). And he also has a network of people that he relies on for help and info.
the original magazines from the 30's
he did have some gadgets / weapons like a sniper rifle with a grenade attachment, explosive chemical substances sewed into the lining of his cape in case he got trapped somewhere and needed to blast his way out, suction cups to climb walls and a few vehicles like a car I'm sure was very fast for the time, an 'autogyro' and I think later a taxi cab that could change colors and license plates
>Why Pulp shit is so distinctive and cool?
there were no risks to take. Pulp magazines were made to fill magazine racks and airports. You wrote whatever the fuck you wanted, handed it to a publisher, took home your week's pay, and it was a done deal. There was barely any quality control because it required so little financial investment. No advertising, cheap as fuck paper, no gaging of market interest, it was a pump and dump industry for people who needed money
I'd like to see Crimson Avenger. Low tier enough that only 1 of her 3 fans would bitch about any changes done to her. Also adds more mystic elements to the DC world.
I don't get this. How is it shit like Fast and the Furious or Expandables can get away without having an individual movie for each member. Yet somehow comic movies absolutely must have them.
Solo movies are nice but not a bloody requirement to tell a good story.
>there were no risks to take.
I think that you actually went to the wrong direction.
I remeber Robert E.Howard and Lovecraft comenting that if you didnt wrotte a good story that could catch the eye of the publisher, you could not have money to eat that week.
I think that this kind of scenary that stimulated people to writte cool shit.
Dynsmitr had a oretty awesome run of Shaddow not to long ago.
I remember one arc he teams up with George Orwell during the Spanish Civil war.
And theres another arc where he battles a hoard of Jiang shi i New York China town.
Dynamite puts out some garbage but I liked that one a lot.
Get rid of Rocketeer.
He's a character created in the 80s. I can't stand when He and Indiana Jones are included in Pulp line-ups.
On that note, The Phantom is legit franchise material if they would just stop with the sci-fi shit
There were a few discerning Editors. Weird Tales was one, rejecting several Robert E Howard drafts and I think Argosy All-Story gave Edgar Rice Burroughs a hard time about some of his Tarzan and John Carter stuff
The original stuff is really cool but suffers from dated science/technology.
Like one of the stories I read had a plot that would have just vanished if ANYBODY had access to a walkie-talkie or a CB radio.
I'm hoping for a space opera boom after Jew Jew's Star Wars is a hit.
>read Sherlock Holmes
>the entire plot would vanish if Holmes just had access to the internet and a smartphone
Batman is pretty much proof of that in action. Everyone gives him shit for just getting a computer to do all the work, but it's undeniably more efficient than memorizing the slight differences between every single brand of tobacco on the market
The Shadow movie is one of those cases where the direction and aesthetics are so gorgeous and the acting is so fun that I don't really care about the fact that the script is junk. Honestly even if the rest didn't work I'd give the movie a pass just because of based John Lone as the villain.
And the score is indeed rad.
There was but it was very loosely related to its source material. Great music though.
I've been dying for a pulp sci-fi revival forever now. At least bring back Flash.
>tfw Sam Raimi never got the rights to The Shadow and had to create his own ripoff character