Thursday, July 10, 2008

Entourage Affecting Decision at Warner Brothers?

Well, damn.

Variety has a new article up, explaining that WB has grown incredibly jealous of Marvel cashing in on the success of Iron Man. WB has long since been one of the most successful studios around, but Marvel has systematically built a film empire to rival them with one blockbuster. Are they hurting so bad that they have to admire, or have the desire, to destroy Marvel?

Nonetheless, an interesting few sentences have seemingly made me, and I’m sure others, go bonkers:

Besides “Green Lantern,” which Greg Berlanti is set to write and direct, DC characters that are known to be in line to become movies include Wonder Woman, which Joel Silver has long had in development; and the Flash, which has David Dobkin attached to direct. There has also been internet chatter about an Aquaman movie, much of it inspired by references in HBO’s “Entourage” to a faux James Cameron-helmed “Aquaman” pic.

When a show about Hollywood is actually affecting the real Hollywood, this takes the reality of the show to an entirely different level. It’s funny, because I remember how realistic the second season of Entourage actually was. It defined the show for me. Was Vincent Chase a sell out -- a man who cared less about the screenplay and more about the fame? Or was Vincent Chase the Tom Hanks of this century? Did he care about the quality of the film? Yes.

On record I’ll say this: Vince is my favorite character. I think he’s much more layered than some give him credit for and his writing, to say the least, has been fantastic.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Sebastian said...

Couldn't agree more Michael on the Vince character!

July 11, 2008 at 1:28 AM  
Anonymous Brandan said...

Warner owns the DC Comics movie rights, so it would only be right for them to finally give those characters justice. And if Warner Bros ever decides to make an Aquaman film, I think we all agree that we want Vince/Adrian to star.

July 11, 2008 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Clint said...

The clip of Aquaman in Entourage was definitely the best faux-Vince-work they've done on the show. Every time I watch that I want to see the actual movie.

They should get James Cameron to direct and Adrian to star, ha!

July 11, 2008 at 2:21 PM  

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