Ignatz Mouse said:
Wilco, you don't have to be an abusive asshole. It's not how I normally think of you.
Anyway, I still don't see how leaked pre-production Batman Begins matrials and the reactions from fans weighs in at even a fraction of the influence of Spider-Man taking off, being done faithful to the comics. DC sees this as says "Oh, traditional Superheroes are the thing now." Especially when you consider the timing of the events in question.
"Fans" don't even enter into it, in their view. It's all money.
It's like you're reading half of what I say. I just posted:
Money talks, and it says, "What fans like, fans see."
Warner Bros. would not know that Spidey was faithful to the comic books had fans not said, "Hey, this is fucking rad, because it's faithful to the character."
And if fans had that ability to express their distaste of certain aspects of the Spidey production (again, shit from Spidey got cut from the script thanks to fan reaction and I hardly think the Goblin attire will return thanks to fan reaction) and their joy for others, Warner Bros. would not recognize being faithful to the source material and not alienating fans equals box office gold.
But thanks to the Internet, this is not the case.
Which is fan reaction to the Batman Begins script and the leaks from the set were key in gauging how people would respond to such a film. Batman Begins is a definite result of fans, from Nolan, Goyer to the filthy talkbackers at AICN.
Confidence from that, combined with the very concrete evidence of Spider-Man, Nolan's initial pre-production stuff, Singer's Superman pitch, the inability of McG or Ratner to cast a Superman, fan hatred of Abrams script, the need
to get a Superman flick out and the almighty dollar are the reasons why we are getting the film we are. In a nutshell.
Has anyone chronicled the misadventures of this weasel?
Film Threat did a series of investigative articles on him, actually. Awhile back, though.