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  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    agree with @ytjedi

    It will take some time before we get everything. It looks like Batman will remain the flagship for the DC line, but I can see them putting focus on other characters as time goes by and other properties get major movies out. Same with Marvel. For some of them, it's all in the timing.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    edited July 2012
    I think the dark knight is a tough one for Lego. The film is not for kids so may miss their core demographic. That said this time next week it will be the biggest film of the year and maybe more.
    Doubtful on the last point. I think it will struggle to even get near the money The Dark Knight made, never mind The Avengers juggernaut. Even the Batman enthusiasts I know seem to feel this movie is going to be the worst of the three.

    That aside, a set based on TDKR seems like an odd choice, especially given the more iconic comic book designs of these same characters that I assume TLG also had access to.
    No offence but... Are you mad?! Expectation for TDKR is HUGE! If not THE most anticipated film of the year. I don't know of a film/comic book/Nolan Batman fan who isn't hyped for this film, I know I am!
    I'd like to think not, but who knows? I'm not basing this off of my own opinion, though, since I find Batman to be one of the worst comic book characters ever. What I am going off of is the people I've spoken to who loved the first two movies who think the trailers make this one look absolutely ridiculous (and I do agree with that point). Then there's the fact that it's getting completely panned in the previews... plus it doesn't have Heath Ledger to help sell tickets. It's got a lot going against it in terms of box office dollars.

    From a more practical standpoint, Nolan messed up big time with villain choice in squandering The Joker in the second film, leaving himself nothing to utlilize in the denouement.

    All that said, I'm sure it will make tons of money... just not as much as The Avengers or The Dark Knight.

    To bring this all back on point, though, I'd actually prefer they avoid the film universes altogether. I realize this is a pipe-dream due to the lucrative nature of the tie-in... but the comics obviously have a much richer history to draw from... and I really want my Sentinel set, preferably complete with Gambit, Rogue and Cyclops.

    On a mostly unrelated note... that Nick Fury minifig doesn't leave me very hopeful for a proper Gambit... though if they wanted to do an AoA version, I'd be cool with that, too.
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    @y2josh^

    First off, yes, The Avengers did amazing but TDKR is predicted to set all sorts of box office records. Many critics have seen and reviewed TDKR already, and many have said that it has a high chance of winning a "Best Picture" award at the Oscars.

    I personally am a huge Batman enthusiast and the trailer looks amazing! Just because Heath Ledger isn't in TDKR doesn't mean that tickets aren't going to sell. Many fans and critics were against the idea of Heath Ledger being the Joker in The Dark Knight because they didn't think he had the acting ability. He starred in movies such as The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, and A Knight's Tale which demonstrated no Joker qualities. The Dark Knight blew box office records away anyway because it's a Batman movie and that's why TDKR is going to be yet another epic Nolan movie that WILL beat The Avengers. Why? Because it's a Batman movie. Everybody loves Batman. Well, except maybe you.

    I respect your opinion, y2josh but do some research. The Dark Knight Rises, the final movie to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, will be phenomenal.

    As for the 2013 superhero LEGO minifigures that were introduced, I am personally very excited for the licensed TDKR set that will come out. Bane looks superb as well as Commissioner Gordon.

    I don't think they'll make any more sets from The Avengers theme. The Nick Fury minifig is from The Ultimate Spider-Man t.v. series. He's a popular character from the t.v. show and the minifig looks just like the Ultimate Spider-Man Nick Fury and nothing like The Avengers Nick Fury.

    I do agree with y2josh, that we do need a Sentinel set with Gambit, Rogue, Cyclops, Beast, and Storm. I would also like to see a masked Wolverine and hope they release the Phoenix minifigs in a set. We need more X-Men LEGOs!
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 656
    A camo tumbler would make a lot of sense. It's gotten a lot of trailer time, and goes all the way back to Batman Begins. A camo tumbler with Bane, a henchman, Batman, and Gordon would rock.
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    It is highly unlikely that it will be a nice Tumbler. I guess it will be more like 2012 sets.
    7888 was fantastic, but when I look at 6864 I'm depressed...

    The best option is to release TDKR set as an exlcusive one (which will never happen).
    And then it shuld contain whole scene with Bat Something
    (jet/plane - I don't know it's specific name YET :D): i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww260/Think_Mcfly_Think/January%202011/spl306116_003-wm900.jpg.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,226
    Batman's the only DC comic book hero that I really like, so it's the only DC line that I follow, but I've not been a huge fan of either the Batman Begins or the Dark Knight so far. Will probably watch the third on DVD. Don't get me wrong, I don't think the movies are terrible or anything, but I don't think they're fantastic either.

    I would love, LOVE a camo tumbler!
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    Well this is a bit of a guess but I know a few cinema's are booked up for a couple of weeks already for TDKR on pre sales, the London IMAX for over a month now (hence my wait for a month and 8 days to see it :(). if that is a general pattern (and I'm not saying it is) but if it is then there are already hundreds of millions of ticket sales in the bank, world wide that would be.
    I think the Avengers over performed, Marvel expected a big fan base buyin but as the film was just so much fun it picked up an even larger audience. With the TDKR we are looking at the culmination of 7-8 years work building upto this momment. Nolan et al have promised a firm ending here and hat here is the inevitable talk of a prefect trilogy, but as no one is aloud to publish yet we will wait and see, not sure about Oscar's though. My guess is that the TDKR will out do the Avengers, they are totally different beasts and being based on comic books is about all they have in common.
    On the Lego front (so on topic) the tumbler would be great, but I do only think there will be one set for this film. 2013 will be upgrades on older Batman sets (which i am happy about) and new Spiderman sets. Sorry but I doubt we will see too much beyond that, but they squeezed in an X-men set this year so maybe there will be another next? I do hope so.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    Oh I forgot in my haste to post that he said Batman has his new flying vehicle opposite Bane and the Tumbler. Makes sense as that gives the set more playability with the good and bad sides, I sure hope he is right, I will be disappointed if we don't see those as Lego sets. I am still sad about not picking up the last Tumbler
  • iBartiBart Member Posts: 121
    I am still sad about not picking up the last Tumbler
    Which is now getting closer to cost like a real one! :P
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @BrickDancer, what Encyclopedia is that??
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    I think Heath Ledger did play a good Joker. But something was still missing. Hard to pinpoint. Jack Nicholson was/is still the best Joker in my opinion. And Sir Keaton the best Batman. But yes I also thing Nolan mess up somewhere. Batman movie franchise deserves to be continued but sadly TDKR will be the last one. I am not a avid fan of Batman comic or any other comic in fact, but I know I still have my ancient Batmobile die cast metal car somewhere :P I hope they make more Batman movies!!!

    On Lego topic, I have also heard about the Camo Tumbler set upcoming. But DC Super Heroes sets in my opinion were not that good then the old Batman 1 theme. They were more darker as Batman really is. I still smile thinking how crazy I went trying to get the Killer Croc set and was lucky enough to buy 2 of each of the Batman 1 theme sets. Still looking for the previous Arkham Asylum set as its amazing. I think the new one will be released with respect to the minifigures we have seen i.e. Ivy, Mr Freeze, Bane, Scarecrow...lets see...
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    @BrickDancer, what Encyclopedia is that??
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  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 654
    Keaton, Nicholson?

    Sorry, my eyes cannot stop rolling around in my head like a slot machine in Las Vegas during a Slot Machine Marathon weekend. I could not disagree more with that. Nicholson was too PG for me, and when we are dealing with socio-paths and pyshco's, well I prefer mine to be demented. Not Jolly! Keaton was just horrible, think he took too many pointers from Val. Bale is great, his voice as Batman is bar none the best.

    OT:

    I like the new line up. The figures are improving all the time. I am excited to see what they will do for the new exclusives for next year.
  • crainbocrainbo Member Posts: 12
    Keaton was the first Batman (movie). Val Kilmer came after. Keaton started the Batman voice.
    Keaton, Nicholson?

    Sorry, my eyes cannot stop rolling around in my head like a slot machine in Las Vegas during a Slot Machine Marathon weekend. I could not disagree more with that. Nicholson was too PG for me, and when we are dealing with socio-paths and pyshco's, well I prefer mine to be demented. Not Jolly! Keaton was just horrible, think he took too many pointers from Val. Bale is great, his voice as Batman is bar none the best.

    OT:

    I like the new line up. The figures are improving all the time. I am excited to see what they will do for the new exclusives for next year.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    Kevin Conroy is the best Batman/Bruce Wayne imo (voice actor for the animated series from the early '90s + most of the stuff after that.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 656
    I really want to see what set Aquaman comes in.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,652
    Yeah, are any of the rogues demoed likely to be matched opposite Aquaman or is it more likely he will be in an Aquazone/Atlantis styled set with a sea monster of some sorts?
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    edited July 2012
    I'm with @y2josh. I think the preview for TDKR is a little underwhelming (minus the airplane scene). Additionally, I think following up TDK and the surprising Avengers, TDKR can't help but underperform because expectations are going to be entirely unreal. I also expect that there will be a little blowback from critics and some fans solely based on human nature....for whatever reason, people inherently seem to want to tear down those things that amass popular support, deservedly or not.

    All that being said, I've doubted Christopher Nolan before and ever regretted it.

    Memento
    Insomnia
    Batman Begins
    The Prestige
    The Dark Knight
    Inception

    I absolutlely love each and every one of the above films and am sure I'll love TDKR and Man of Steel (story).
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    edited July 2012
    Bale is great, his voice as Batman is bar none the best.
    You are literally the only person in existence that I know of who feels this way... not that there's anything wrong with that.

    On another note, I liked Burton's Batman movies, even in spite of loathing the character. They were dark enough to feel slightly edgy while still keeping the intrinsic absurdity of a grown man dressed as a bat completely intact. I don't disagree with Ledger being better than Nicholson... though Nicholson actually played The Joker, whereas Ledger was in a Joker costume while essentially playing 'generic Gotham thug.' I'm not taking away from his performance, though. He elevated an entirely forgettable movie well into the realm of mediocrity. But let's all be serious here... Mark Hamill is the best Joker.

    @Yellowcastle - Interestingly enough, you just listed the exact six films I use as the basis for my argument that Christopher Nolan is, perhaps, the only director alive who, if given the opportunity, could damage Star Wars worse than George Lucas. To each their own, though.

    P.S. TDKR is also the third part of a trilogy... and there hasn't been a trilogy with a satisfying final act since 1989.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    ^ You are literally the only person in existence that I know of who feels this way... not that there's anything wrong with that.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^ You are literally the only person in existence that I know of who feels this way... not that there's anything wrong with that.
    Got a good kick out of that. Thanks.
  • tk79tk79 Member Posts: 329


    @Yellowcastle - Interestingly enough, you just listed the exact six films I use as the basis for my argument that Christopher Nolan is, perhaps, the only director alive who, if given the opportunity, could damage Star Wars worse than George Lucas.
    Say whaaa?? You consider those 6 movies bad?

    Granted, I'm not much for Insomnia, but it's hard to find someone that doesn't like at least 1 or 2 of those movies.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,354
    This may be a touch off topic but the first Dark Knight Rises reviews are now appearing. - http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=137000
    This may only be one review, but it is a big one...
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    Memento is an incredible film. I know little about directors and etc, I just know that Memento is one of the greatest films I've ever watched (though I think it's helped by Guy Pearce, an excellent actor).

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to see how Tom Hardy does as Bane. Guy has been excellent in everything I've seen him in, and I'm interested to see how he'll do in this role.
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    I can understand why people would like Jack Nicholson as a better Joker. He plays a classic cartoony Joker. He was the comic book Joker, put on to the big screen. Batman (1989) was an amazing film and that's because of director Tim Burton.

    As for Heath Ledger being Joker, the reason why he won an Oscar for being best supporting actor was because he took the Joker role and made it into something of his own. It was remarkable really, to see someone take a comic book character that's existed for so many years and to make it into something even better. You can't even compare Heath Ledger to Alan Moore's or Frank Miller's Jokers because he's simply not like them. That's what makes an extraordinary actor and that's why he won an academy award.

    When it comes down to it though, it all depends on the director. TDKR will be an amazing movie because Christopher Nolan is directing. Batman (1989) and Batman Returns were amazing because Tim Burton directed them. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin were awful movies because Joel Schumacher directed them. X-Men and X2 were amazing because Bryan Singer directed them. X3 was awful because Bret Ratner directed it. Simple pattern...
    But DC Super Heroes sets in my opinion were not that good then the old Batman 1 theme. They were more darker as Batman really is.
    Batman is indeed dark and that's why, in my opinion, the older sets were 10 times better. I guess you would identify Batman not being so dark because you haven't read the comic books. He's a very dark superhero if you think about it though. His parents were murdered cold blood right in front of him when he was just a boy. He trained with the league of shadows and he became what frightened him most--a bat. If you ask me, that's pretty dark.

    Not to be a negative Nancy but I don't really like where LEGO is going with the batman series. I bought the Batcave 6860 and the Batwing 6863 because I missed out on them but they're just going too Batman 1960s and Batman Joel Schumacher for me. The new Two-Face looks just like the Tommy Lee Jones Two-Face and Batman's got a ridiculous red phone in his Batcave just like the bat phone from the 1960s. Oh well. I like Batman anyways and I will most likely be buying all of them for next year because I want that Mr. Freeze minifig, an Arkham Asylum, and the the new TDKR set.

  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    @Coolsplash

    I'm sorry, my last post was very long but no worries, the Batman series will continue. WB has been talking on the low-down of making a Justice League of America film or a Batman Beyond film. My guess is they want to make a JLA film because Avengers did so well but Christian Bale said this would be his last time as Batman so they'll have to find a new Bruce Wayne. Christopher Nolan also said that he'd produce it if WB made it. I really hope they make a Batman Beyond live-action film though because I grew up watching that show and a futuristic Batman on the big screen would be brilliant!
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 939
    P.S. TDKR is also the third part of a trilogy... and there hasn't been a trilogy with a satisfying final act since 1989.
    I have to strongly disagree with that, even if it is just because of these guys:

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    Actually the discussion about the DK Batman book above makes me realise that it's essentially dated before it's been released now. I'll still get it though undoubtedly.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    As for Heath Ledger being Joker, the reason why he won an Oscar for being best supporting actor was because he took the Joker role and made it into something of his own.
    I would argue that he wouldn't have won the Oscar if he'd been alive to collect it. Don't get me wrong, I think his performance was amazing, but I also think the Academy are a bunch of buffoons, who technical Oscars aside, usually overlook films like TDK.

    Also, I feel I should point out that Batman is 6'2". The only screen Batman to meet the height requirement is Adam West, so don't be doing down the 60s series! ;)

    To get vaguely back on topic, I'm not wildly keen on the idea of TDKR Lego sets. I'm still baffled as to how TDK got a 12 certificate. The whole feel was so dark and oppresive, it just doesn't seem like a good fit for cutesy minifigures. Whereas the 60s TV show...

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Thanks for picking up on that review @monkeyroo! I'm extra excited now for TDKR based on what I'm hearing. I don't think we'll ever see a Comic book series as well executed as how Nolan did it for Bats. I have hope that he can bring some of that magic to the Superman reboot. Wonder if we'll see a Krypton set coming from that next year to tide us over for a non-space themed era.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    As a mostly complete aside to what is already a complete aside... my big issue with Nolan (and this may stem from my background in creative writing) is that he pushes his 'gimmick' at the expense of storytelling. For as cliche as the storytelling in the Star Wars films is... it at least exists. Nolan's stories are non-existent and his characters are all flat and one-dimensional. It's not that I don't like them... it's that I don't care about them at all. For me, if I'm not invested in the characters, I'm not invested in the movie. And certainly part of that blame may fall on Bale, who, at his very best, is a terrible actor, but even the really amazing actors who've wound up in Nolan's movies - Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Guy Pearce (Hugh Jackman, to a lesser extent) - have turned in uninspired performances, and I believe this has a lot to do with the lackluster scripts and complete lack of character investment. The single exception to this has been Heath Ledger, who, I believe against all odds, took a really flat and uninspired character and did something amazing with it. I'm hoping Tom Hardy accomplishes something similar with Bane, but even the majority of the positive reviews seem to indicate that Bane comes across poorly once again (this may again be due to simple misperception stemming from Ledger's phenomenal turn as The Joker... we'll have to wait and see). So for me, Nolan's lack of vision combined with a character I already think is pretty poor combined with these amazing actors turning in truly terrible performances... it just boils over into a perfect storm of loathing and contempt.

    /endrant

    All that aside, I still have no doubts it will make hordes of money, I just don't expect it to top The Avengers or even its predecessor.

    Also... LEGO sure is great, huh?
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    Not that I want to change your opinion or anything, but you should watch the Machinist. If that doesn't change your mind about Bale (or indeed, if you've already seen it) then nothing will :)
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^When he does the "Alien-impression" a few minutes in, you know this guy is serious about his craft. Mind you that right after filming wrapped for Machinist, he started training for Batman Begins. I'd give him an actor's award simply for the physical change he committed to for the role of "raspy-voiced caped avenger".

    @y2josh I loved the Avengers a lot, but I don't see how you can compare the two movies fairly. Perhaps you just don't like Batman as a character or his storyline in terms of style or taste? But for quality of movie/direction/ cinematography, I don't see the same flaws you do. One is plot driven (Batman) and the other is eye candy for the masses (Avengers). Simply for the fact that the Batman series had a script and not just good quips melted with gorgeous action sequence cinematography & CGI. Did Thor say anything at all worth a damn considering the main villain was his brother? Not really. But I can still remember Bale's face as he was prepared to gun down his parents' murderer only for the chance to be stolen away. Those are the moments you remember in a deep way.
  • Ma1234Ma1234 Member Posts: 693
    The Dark Knight blew box office records away anyway because it's a Batman movie and that's why TDKR is going to be yet another epic Nolan movie that WILL beat The Avengers. Why? Because it's a Batman movie. Everybody loves Batman. Well, except maybe you.
    It will do very well. It absolutely will not even come close to beating The Avengers at the box office for two reasons: 1) It has significantly less family appeal and 2) Batman doesn't do as well as many other comic characters, especially Marvel, overseas.
  • Legofanatic2414Legofanatic2414 Member Posts: 37
    Everyone, can we please keep this forum specifically about the topic? Which is the LEGO Superheroes lineup?
  • FizzlemesexyFizzlemesexy Member Posts: 123
    Batman is going to sell well no matter how he is portrayed. Batman & Robin did well in the theater and there was a fifth Batman lined up after but it was canned due to Silverstone's weight gain.

    Nolan's films have been my favorite Batman movies thus far but the Batman character is not at all batman beside the mask and gadgets-- Batman's basics were forgotten. These new movies I watched were a Ras Al Ghul/Scarecrow movie and a Joker movie. That's what makes these 'better'. Batman in Batman & Robin is more Batman then in these movies, however, comparatively B+R just wasn't a good movie.

    There are a lot of Batmans out there and am glad Lego is willing to touch on the different types. And I really can't wait until they print the lesser known characters in both DC and Marvel universes.
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    I like the Nova, Venom, and Doom figs! They all look great, however I feel DC gets more details on their figs.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    Did Thor say anything at all worth a damn considering the main villain was his brother?
    He's adopted!

  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    @BrickDancer I agree, The Avengers and TDKR are very different films, it's like saying TDKR is better then Alien
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,073
    On another Topic, have you seen the concept art for Marvels upcoming (well in ´14) movie "Guardians of the Galaxy"? These could make some awesome LEGO-figures if the contract keep running till the release of the movie!
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Yes, it looks good :D

    I think we'll have the Superhero line up for a good few years
  • SpiderManSpiderMan Member Posts: 47
    Rocket Raccoon! Should be a great minifig!
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 939
    Antman has been confirmed too, as well as a Captain America sequel. The potential for the Superheroes line is ridiculous.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,385
    Groot!
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 388
    Until they make a Batfink minifigure, with accompanying Karate I ain't interested!
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    That Batman from the book, isn't that the first LEGO figure to have printed arms and legs since CCBF?
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,692
    That Batman from the book, isn't that the first LEGO figure to have printed arms and legs since CCBF?
    A number of the CMFs have printed arms.

  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    No, I mean with printed arms and legs, I can only think of the mummy
  • LukeSkywalkerLukeSkywalker IrelandMember Posts: 231
    edited July 2012
    ^the mime (s2) and the woodcutter (s5) come to mind too. Edit: oh you mean both arms and legs, I see...
  • trickydicky0880trickydicky0880 Member Posts: 134
    edited July 2012
    There was boba fett from cloud city that had printed arms and legs.

    Looks like we won't know who comes out (TDKR or The Avengers) on top until after this weekend.
    One is plot driven (Batman) and the other is eye candy for the masses (Avengers).
    Couldn't agree with you more.
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