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    Default Director Luc Besson is tired of superhero movies!

    https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/...ca-propaganda/

    Luc Besson is tired of superhero movies, calls Captain America “propaganda

    “Totally tired of it,” said Besson when asked by CinePop what he makes of the superhero movie craze. “It was great 10 years ago when we see the first Spider-Man and Iron Man. But now, it’s like number five, six, seven; the superhero is working with another superhero, but it’s not the same family. I’m lost. But what bothers me most is it’s always here to show the supremacy of America and how they are great. I mean, which country in the world would have the guts to call a film ‘Captain Brazil’ or ‘Captain France?’ I mean, no one! We would be like so ashamed and say, ‘No, no, come on, we can’t do that.’ They can. They can call it ‘Captain America,’ and everybody think it normal. I’m not here for propaganda, I’m here to tell a story.”
    (Just sayin' as one of THOSE Americans 1) I'd totally watch a movie called Captain Brazil and 2) Mr. Beeson needs to do some reading (but think the Fifth Element is hilarious! And yeah, I'll PROUDLY stand up for the American supremacy of the U.S. corn dog. Say what you will about French cooking, NO-ONE in the world does a corn dog like the U.S.! and fried Twinkies - heck, we'll fry anything that looks remotely edible.)

    Anyway:
    Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first solo Spidey movie in the MCU, was released this summer and has officially crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box office.
    http://movieweb.com/spider-man-homecoming-300-million-domestic-box-office/


    As of this weekend, “Wonder Woman” is officially the highest grossing summer film at the domestic box office. With $389 million, the DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. has passed the previous leader, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($387 million). “Guardians,” though, has “Wonder Woman” beat on a global level with $860 million versus $779 million so far.

    http://variety.com/2017/film/box-off...er-1202504002/

    Black Panther generates huge buzz at Comic Con
    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...b99772f42dd347

    Meanwhile:
    http://deadline.com/2017/07/valerian...tx-1202134583/
    EuropaCorp’s stock has dipped 9.4% in trading on the Paris stock exchange over the past two days which comes only a month after EuropaCorp took a $136M write-off. Remember: Fundamental — apart from their 28% and roughly $67M equity stake in EuropaCorp — is also on the hook for about $50M in equity in the picture.

    Added another executive: “Everyone is going to lose money on this. It’s sad actually. This kind of failure actually hurts the business, not just the companies with a financial stake involved.”
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  2. #2
    kewl story, luc.

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    In other news, Luc Besson doesn't like cats.
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    "I'm here to tell a story."

    That no one else wants to hear.

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    Thank god Luc Besson is here to tell us these things. Clearly he's not tired of Transporter movies. And I'm sure he's got at least one more hokey terrible space saga in him.

    Maybe he should consider a Besson Universe.... The Transporter gets transported into a Space Adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wor-Gar View Post
    The Transporter gets transported into a Space Adventure.
    I'd watch that movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Clown Prince of Crime View Post
    In other news, Luc Besson doesn't like cats.
    Thought that was Tom Holland.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cz2QliC3w0

    Luc Besson probably doesn't like him either tho. (And within 2 hours of TH's comments suspect he got a phone call from Disney and a lecture about keeping his comments generic).

  8. #8
    Besson sounds like a fossil. Superhero is a genre, not a gimmick. You can say you're tired of romcom, horror, whatever... doesn't mean its going anywhere. Its riding a wave now and it may see its ups and downs, but its here to stay.
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    Mel Gibson said the same thing and will prolly direct Suicide Squad sequel. So maybe this guy is looking for another film to flush 200 million down the drain.

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