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As Warners Continues To Lose Its Mind, WONDER TWIN powers Activate!

Hey folks, Harry here... As SPIDER-MAN continues its meteroic rise towards and over $400 million domestic, as Universal readies the awesome might of the incredible HULK, as Fox continues shooting DAREDEVIL and is readying the sequel to their hit X-MEN. As news hits about the awesome potential film adaptations of Grant Morrison's work, as LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN moves forward... Warners decided to call on a pair of characters that truly outshine any and all other superheroes.

Did they come up with GREEN LANTERN or GREEN ARROW? What about CAPTAIN MARVEL (aka SHAZAM) or SPECTRE? Did they go obscure and cool and bring out DOOM PATROL or METAL MEN? What about DEADMAN? No no. Then they must have finally announced smart movement on BATMAN or SUPERMAN or WONDER WOMAN? No... No...

Did they decide to make the greatest superhero film of all time and hire James Cameron to direct KINGDOM COME and finance it at $225 million? No. Oh... ya know... They probably noticed that teen aspect of SPIDER-MAN... Yeah... So they naturally are doing TEEN TITANS right? No. No, they aren't touching that. Well shucks, what are they doing?

WONDER TWINS!!!!!!

That's right the Hanna Barbara characters from the ol SUPER-FRIENDS! Sigh...

That'll easily topple SPIDER-MAN coughbullshitcough... These utterly bland characterless trite gag wonders will surely push WARNER BROTHERS back to the top. Is there really any WONDER why Warner's stock has been toppling 66% this year? I mean, in the last week alone, we've seen MARIA POPPINS and DUKES OF HAZZARD as a pair of projects the studio is developing, now the WONDER TWINS?

Well, hopefully the MATRIX sequels, HARRY POTTER films and Milius' KING CONAN will keep the studio from completely dying of asphyxiation of coolness. At least they have EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS... right?

At least we should be thankful it isn't Wendy, Marvin and WonderDog...

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  • June 6, 2002, 5:57 a.m. CST

    I Just Read This at The Hollywood Reporter....

    by EricAlan69

    and, fearing for their sanity, decided to charge right back to AICN to make sure that it wasn't true. Fuck. It *is* true. Man, when I was 4 I kind of dug the W.T. (well, mostly Gleek), but I grew out of that by about the time I turned....5. What a world, what a world. I'm melting. // e.

  • June 6, 2002, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Wondertwin powers, Activate!

    by Plantagenet

  • June 6, 2002, 5:57 a.m. CST

    form of...

    by Plantagenet

    a movie that doesn't suck! Somehow I doubt that is going to happen.

  • June 6, 2002, 5:58 a.m. CST

    aRE THE wONDER tWINS GOING to wear 20 inch Platforms with Fake E

    by MentallyMariah

    How fabulous would that be? Gay Wonder Twin Club Kids fighting to save the world!! KOOL!

  • June 6, 2002, 6:21 a.m. CST

    I always used to wonder this about the twins...

    by CHEET

    Whenever they'd turn into the obligatory eagle and bucket of water - i wondered a) where the bucket came from and b)since they always showed water sloshing around - when they arrived at wherever wouldn't he reform missing an arm if enough spilled out? As a result, it was the most terrifying cartoon i ever watched as a kid. Oh, and let's get Freddie Prinze Jr. in this while we're at it!

  • June 6, 2002, 6:25 a.m. CST

    by joeypogi

    BwaHAHAHAHAHA! well that seals it, Hollywood is taking a turn for the worse (or for the pop). we just have to face it, guys. us jon mctiernan loving, schwarzenegger bashing (and we when i say bashing, i mean we love watching schwarzenegger bash something) are a thing of the past. oh yes, we still will have our occassional Matrix and Fight Club and things like that, but the formula safe, market researched pop-driven films will be up there. Scooby-doo, where are yoooo. pop has taken over music, pop has taken over magazines and tv. it was only a mattter of time till they took over the movies. face it, we're dinosaurs. but don't worry, there will still be a niche that caters to our action junkie tastes. but we just have to realize that we might be having to share it with people like Prinze and Spears! Augh! =)

  • Get me Ted Turner on the phone so we can end this madness.-----later-----m

  • and twice on Saturday mornings. Word.

  • ...like Scooby-Doo, they are going with the campy, haha, chuckle chuckle comic cartoon stuff, only in this case, it's not gonna work. One week in the theatre, then direct to video.

  • June 6, 2002, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Make Eddie Izzard play Jan and it'll be okay.

    by durhay

    Nods head yes Shakes head no. Nods head yes. Shakes head no.

  • June 6, 2002, 8:28 a.m. CST

    'Meteoric rise'??

    by dlphntat

    Meteors fall. Crash to earth. They don't rise.

  • June 6, 2002, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Guys, this could actually work....

    by Dagtastic

    If they steer away from Campy and model Zan after a "Hydro" Type character and Jayna being a shape shifter doesn't have to be lame at all.

  • June 6, 2002, 8:40 a.m. CST

    This is so far beyond goofy I'm not quite sure how to react

    by bjmc1975

    I remember when the Rollerball remake looked like the worst idea I had ever seen. This seems like it has to be some sort of elaborate joke. Could any actual human being think this was a good idea? Has Warner been overrun completely by pods? They do this instead of Hawkman? I could understand Hawkman not getting a movie easily - he's a b-character, never really was a-list. He woulld be cool onscreen with modern effects though. And they do this?

  • June 6, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST

    the best idea ever

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    I have to say, this movie is gonna make bank and it will be funny as hell. Or, um, it will be REALLY bad.

  • June 6, 2002, 9:20 a.m. CST

    It could be cool....

    by kdoc13

    If you were dropping acid or something. But for those of us who don't do that kind of thing, this is going to suck... My only wish for this is that the casting is Donnie Yen and Lucy Liu. Let them kick some ass at least.

  • June 6, 2002, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Oh...my...Gooooooooooddddddddd!

    by WarDog

    Wonder Twits! Who the HELL thought up this desperate gimmick? The only thing that could possibly save WB after this would be to release the entire Babylon series on DVD boxed sets. Someone really needs to go to Hollyweird for some face time with these studio execs. Hey, I'll go! **** O' course, I'd just end up killing them all off. But that might be a good thing, all in all.

  • June 6, 2002, 9:25 a.m. CST

    "Wonder Twin powers...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...Activate!" "Form of - a Bengal Tiger!" "Shape of - um, uh... a puddle. Man, I suck." sk

  • June 6, 2002, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Olsen Twins as Wonder Twins

    by WonderGeek

    If they will just hold off a couple of years, they could change the Wonder Twins to a pair of girl-girl twins and hire the Olsens. If they are 18, perhaps it could be an all-nude Wonder Twins spectacular! Yeah, that's the ticket!

  • June 6, 2002, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Starring...

    by JudgeDredd

    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr.! With Tim Curry as the bad guy, and Casey Kasem as himself! By Dobbs, I smell GREEN LIGHT!

  • June 6, 2002, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Wow....

    by Terry_1978

    that's all I have to say....wow. They really warrant a freaking movie, huh? I really had no idea why they were created, obviously to add some quote unquote "color" to the mix and to appeal to the kiddies at that time. The CGI costs for this thing would be through the roof, but could they really carry their own flick? They weren't exactly the most charismatic characters in the world, ya know...kinda bland.

  • June 6, 2002, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Ben Stiller for Gleep.

    by Christopher3

    Hey, Warners, if you're going to start raiding the ol' cartoon catalog, how about Hong Kong Phooey, Wacky Races or Dynomutt?

  • June 6, 2002, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Absolutely unbelievable

    by Batman_9

    i really don't even know what to say. i was going to post on how dumb this idea is...but now i really don't think its worth it. there is no hope for DC's charachters to come to the silver screen. to all the die hard Batman fans out there like myself, just deal with the changes Burton made, accept the popcorn value of schumaker's work, and enjoy the animated batman films, which are the best film versions of him so far anyway. (MASK OF THE PHANTASM, SUB-ZERO, BATMAN/SUPERMAN MOVIE, BATMAN BEYOND, RETURN OF THE JOKER) the last two may only appeal to those who loved frank miller's DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. the bruce from BATMAN BEYOND reminds me of the one from miller's novel. R.I.P. warner bros. you killed yourselves.

  • June 6, 2002, 9:50 a.m. CST

    no, wondergeek, no!

    by tommy5tone

    don't you realise some WB cockrunt is probably reading this? he's gonna run to the boardroom and say, "hey, guys, check this out: the olsen twins are the 'wonder twins'! we've got summer 2004 in the bag!" while making thrusting motions with his groin! and while he's miming fucking, you know who's getting fucked? us, that's who! because WB is reportedly dumping the new aronofsky/pitt movie to make this CGI-infested PG-13 shitsmear! go to hell, warner bros!

  • June 6, 2002, 9:58 a.m. CST

    It makes twisted sense, as only Warner can.

    by rabid_republican

    Well, I must echo Harry's sentiments on this project in wondering (no pun intended) how it even saw the light of day. Ten bucks says some studio exec (who else?) saw an old Super Friends rerun with his seven year old on Cartoon Network, placed a few quick calls to check on the rights and bingo! Here we are, bitching as always. Hope everyone's ready to vote with their wallet as much as I am...and go see anything but this potential monstrosity. Still, even if it does get made (and chances are it will since bad ideas are the only ones with legs at WB) the kids will flock. This is a kittie flick folks, so I say let the kitties have it and let's petition these half wits for Justice League or something. Who's with me?

  • June 6, 2002, 10:03 a.m. CST

    What next? Kickers Inc, and US 1?

    by SilentBob X

    I'm totally with Harry on this one. WB has lost its everlovin' goddamn mind. I mean, the Fantastic 4 movie has a director but I've heard ZILCH in the way of actual casting/writing, etc. Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Atom, and all the other hella cool DCU characters that are just itching to be put on the big screen are languishing in obscurity while we get the fuckin' Wonder Twins??? They weren't even in comics til after the fuckin' toon premiered. And those comics SUCKED ASS with the force of a black hole times infinity. And don't even get me started on Gleep or Gleek or whatever that fuckin' monkey's name was. If they put him in the movie, he'll make Jar Jar Binks look like Spartacus. Oh, well, at least it proves that Marvel's gonna rule the box office now and forever. Unless ubershit like this destroys any studios interest in comic book movies. And guess who the big losers will be if Wonder Twins flops and becomes the next Battlefield Earth? You guessed it: You and me. The comic book fans who've loved these characters(except for the 'twins, duh) all thru childhood to this day and have lofty expectations of seeing them on the big screen. Boycott DC comics until they agree to shitcan this. Send them a letter urging them to drop this abortion of an idea immediately. Thank you. Snoogans.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:04 a.m. CST

    "r those your teeth or r u eating a pair of bananas? " "Cold Zan

    by Someguywithaname

    They should do the evil universe versions. Evil Gleek was scary!

  • June 6, 2002, 10:06 a.m. CST

    "Shape of...a WB Executive!!!" "Form of....an ice dildo!!!"

    by DudeNYC

    You fill in the rest kids...

  • June 6, 2002, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Form of, A Studio Executive. Form of, A Bucket Of Ice Cold Wate

    by Nurse No

    Even as a kid - I always HATED the Wonder Twins.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:10 a.m. CST

    no, silent bob, the future of comic-book movies (if WB has any s

    by tommy5tone

    ...britney spears is dazzler.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Meteoric rise

    by Jazzboy

    First, it's just an expression. Second, a "meteor" is the name given to a small piece of solid matter (called a meteoroid) colliding with the atmosphere. Mostly they never reach Earth, if they do they are called "meteorites". Third, The Wonder Twins suck, it will never work without the voiceover from the late Ted Knight. Fourth, when is someone going to make the "Watchmen" movie?

  • June 6, 2002, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Don't like Jar-Jar? Wait'll you get a load of a CG Glee

    by Lance Rock

  • June 6, 2002, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Does this mean we will have movies based on other made up filler

    by IAmLegolas

    How about ORKO from Masters Of The Universe? HERBIE THE ROBOT from The Fantastic Four??

  • June 6, 2002, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Can't for the 7-Zark-7 movie

    by Jazzboy

  • June 6, 2002, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Space-monkey on my back...

    by Strawhenge

    The Wonder Twins' space-monkey Gleek was my least favorite space-monkey. His oafish build, massive overbite and bizarre, toupee-like head of hair were unsettling. His habit if bending over and elongating his tail while his facial features showed signs of strain was particularly troubling for its scatalogical overtones. When I am asked at a party or social gathering to evaluate animated space-monkies, invariably the focus of my discussion settles on Blip, the clever primate who assisted Space Ghost or, more accurately, Space Ghost's young wards Jan and Jase. Blip's proportionate features and freedom from dependency on fruit items made him an invaluable asset to the team. He was also enormously cute if a bit timid, though why he wore a mask is a mystery I've never been able to solve.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:34 a.m. CST

    by warnerstooge

  • June 6, 2002, 10:41 a.m. CST

    stock price

    by warnerstooge

    the crash in warner's stock price has nothing to do with the studio, you idiot. it has to do with the fact that they got tied to a failing dot com (AOL, remember?) right as the tech bubble burst. the movie studio has been doing very well financially throughout the long decline of the stock. i realize that this is hard to understand, harry, but you shouldn't write about stuff you know fuck all about. leave the financial wisdom to cnbc.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:41 a.m. CST

    by Bilch

    LOTR SUCKS! HOBBITS SUCK! No, wait, STAR WARS SUCKS! LUCAS SUCKS!!! AND SPIDER-MAN SUCKS! SUCKS MY ASS! AND LOTR SUCKS TOO!!! EVERYTHING SUCKS EXCEPT ME! I DON'T SUCK!!! I'M THE ANTI-SUCK! I'M THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF SUCKING!!! (Which, I guess, is blowing.) THAT'S RIGHT! I BLOW!!! I BLOW A WHOLE LOT! GO ME!!!

  • June 6, 2002, 10:42 a.m. CST

    by warnerstooge

  • June 6, 2002, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Form of....

    by Aquatarkusman

    Several ice catheters for Warner Bros. executives. You know, I kind of liked the Wonder Mutt/Marvin/Wendy episodes. Marvin appeared to be some sort of escaped lunatic, Wendy was getting routinely shagged by Robin in the X-tra spacious Batmobile trunk, and Wonder Mutt had the special "toxic doggie pile" power to foil enemies. And the plots! Energy conservation, solving the Egypt-Israel problem. Probably all of the episodes were written by the Carter Administration Ministry of Scary 70s Propaganda.

  • June 6, 2002, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Thank you warnerstooge.

    by dagriff

    The ignorance reflected in Harry's financial analysis of AOL TW is rivaled only by his refusal to acknowledge the rules of grammar and syntax.

  • June 6, 2002, 11:35 a.m. CST

    On AOL TW...

    by JohnnyTremaine

    Richard Parsons, the new CEO, should put the wacky but brilliant Ted Turner in charge of the WB features division. Mr. Turner would be the right antidote for a stagnant, risk-averse movie studio. Maybe then they could avoid such blunders as: dropping a Brad Pitt movie and alienating a major star, "Scooby Doo", and a proposed "Wonder Twins" movie. By the way, analysts on CNBC say avoid owning the company stock like the plague (Kudlow and Cramer show), for it will continue to drop.

  • June 6, 2002, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Gotta be an April Fools Joke gone horribly wrong.

    by footballrules

    And two months late to boot.

  • June 6, 2002, 12:02 p.m. CST

    WTF!!!

    by Bloodied Fox

    These idiots have a potential record breaking 7 film franchise and one of the best sci-fi films in a long time on their books and they produce these kind of shitty ideas!? These guys are as stupid as the BBFC ("No headbutts please, we're British") and that's saying something!!! The only way this could be remotely entertaining is if Space Ghost, Zorak and Moltar showed up and blasted everyone before doing an extended version of 'Coast to Coast'

  • June 6, 2002, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Cullinary Discussion with the Wiisty Twins

    by Jeff_Wiisty

    Two brothers better than the Wonder Twins: http://disc.server.com/Indices/160666.html

  • June 6, 2002, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I am ready to camp out for tickets for this one!

    by inkymae

    it is so brilliantly stupid I cant wait to see it. Like watching a train wreck about to happen.

  • June 6, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see a Blue Falcon and Dino-Mutt film

    by Devils Halo

    c'mon.. a Wonder Twins movie? i can already see the casting... if they can't get Freddie Prinz Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar.. they'll fuck up the careers of Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk (drool).

  • June 6, 2002, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Normals Know Wonder Twins, They Don't Know Teen Titans

    by NoCureForFools

    it's as simple as that. every aging Gen Xer has grown up with the Super Friends, Normal to Geek. only Geeks know Teen Titans. Normals don't know what that is.

  • June 6, 2002, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Uh, Inkymae, speaking of brilliantly stupid...

    by Strawhenge

    Thanks for making this talkbalk unreadable with your riotous, timely, wholly original, knee-slapper of a post.

  • June 6, 2002, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Hey, inkymae. . .

    by andrecrabtree111

    . . . you're a stupid cock.

  • June 6, 2002, 1:30 p.m. CST

    How can I get to be a big time studio exec?

    by elegant mess

    Lord, say it ain't so! It ain't right that these ass clowns get to make big bank, drive around in big ass cars that go vrooom vroom and get shitty gas mileage by making the most ignorant and idiotic decisions ever, and yet I have to work day in and day out, busting my ass and still have to save up for chalupas and beer on the weekends? How can I get in on this gig? There are plenty enough shitty ideas to greenlight that'll give me a piece of this pie and a deluxe apartment in the sky. And if we're going to rape all the old HB cartoons, the Wonder Twins is the best they could come up with? What about Thundarr, what about the Herculoids? Space Ghost can't get no love? Jeezus, even the Funky Phantom would be better than this crap!

  • June 6, 2002, 1:54 p.m. CST

    `wonder twins'

    by wallerga

    Oh Lord....PLEASE tell me this is just a late `April Fools' item!

  • June 6, 2002, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I always try to hold out hope, but...

    by HotGaNitGaNabs

    No matter what a movie is about, I usually try to hold some sort of hope that it can be cool A good Wonder Twins movie? I am not sure that can happen, but it is possible. If talented people work on a project, good things can happen. Sure, I would rather see a different super hero movie be made, but a lot of good ones are being made. . . so who really cares. Some crappy ones are going to pop up, but without any knowledge about the project, like always, I will hold onto some hope.

  • Oh, did you really think somebody WOULDN'T suggest adapting the Wonder Twins? They're as marketable as Charlie's Angels or Scooby Doo with goofy Gen X nostalgia and everything. I'll be Ethan Hawke and Wynona Rider will be cast too! WB is going to hell, and I don't think I'll miss them. When is someone going to make live action versions of the original Transformers, Thundercats, He-Man, you know--the COOL toons from the '80's? And though it was never a cartoon, why not a New Gods movie? Can't you just see Arnold Schwarzenegger in a duel role as Orion and Darksied(the latter dubbed with James Earl Jones). I know. Dream on.

  • June 6, 2002, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Death of Time Warner? - Please

    by WoodyStiffer

    I think the super twins is a really crap movie idea - but it's gotta be thought of as a spy kids-type movie. It's doubtful that they're going to try and rope in the age segment that reads this site, so why get so animated about it? It's unbelievable that so many of you morons actually think you're the target age range for this one - but then again, many of you will probably go see it anyway. I mean, I'm not going to go see Cimarron - spirit of the stallion (or whatever it's called) from Dreamworks because it doesn't interest me - that doesn't mean i think the whole studio is going into the crapper. Someone else mentioned that this was the death of AOL TW - wake up idiot - that company's a behemoth - they're not going to live or die from one single movie. The only person who'd get crushed by the movie's failure is the exec who championed the project. Just because something was a comic, or was animated, doesn't mean it's for you - so relax! Christ!

  • June 6, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    "F" the Wonder Twins, I wanna see a Captain Caveman movie

    by Halloween68

    Oh, oh... And when they're done with Scooby Doo, maybe they'll make a Scrappy Doo movie. God, who's coming up with this shit? Is Mike Tyson studio execing again?

  • June 6, 2002, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Hey man Wendy was hot! why she hung around with that dweeb Marvi

    by superhero

    Kidding! Well, actually she was kinda cute...for a cartoon character!:OP I mean this is from the studio that brings us the new Scooby-Crap movie...how can you be surprised by this? And you KNOW they're gonna be hiring some lame assed WB network teen, really 35 year old, actors for this. Could this be some kind of reaction to Disney's Witch Mountain re-makes? I mean re-making Escape to Witch Mountain? That alone makes me sick!

  • June 6, 2002, 2:49 p.m. CST

    sorry guys, didnt mean to screw up the talkback

    by inkymae

  • June 6, 2002, 3:28 p.m. CST

    All these live action cartoon/comisc

    by Boss1

    I'm in the process of developing a live action version of Duck Tales.. I'm planning on casting Gary Coleman As Uncle Scourge McFUCK. This is exactly why Comic/Cartoon movies don't get any respect:(

  • June 6, 2002, 3:39 p.m. CST

    "Wonder Twins" is an obvious reference to the WTC towers!

    by Johnny Smith

    And Gleek is obviously representative of George W. Bush's monkey-like features. This film is an attack on America and I will not have it any longer! DEATH TO TIME-WARNER! Ahem, sorry, I had to do that.

  • June 6, 2002, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Wonder Twins!

    by diverdan

    Yikes! Now if WBs plan is to make something so campy and cheesy that people will pay to go see how bad it really is, they may be on to something. If they truly think that this'll be something cool...They're going to be very surprised. The least they could have done was keep the idea and change the names! Someone over at WB has got to know what kind of gag reflex the words "wonder twins" causes. SPEAK UP!!!!

  • June 6, 2002, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Kick Aisch

    by jimimack

    If they are doing something this bad, then why can't Smith do treatment of "Bluntman and Chronic?"

  • June 6, 2002, 4:07 p.m. CST

    wonder twins movie

    by fun guy

    the guy that said they should just do a super friends movie is absolutely right. no sarcasm. it would be awesome to have the legion of doom with all those cool bad guys. i'm not kidding. there was a great episode where there were a bunch of zombies all over the place in a swamp. it was awesome, but i can't remember anything else about it because i haven't seen it in about 20 years.

  • June 6, 2002, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Wonder Twins Casting

    by thecomedian

    Charlie Sheen & Angie Harmon. PERIOD. "Form of...A Gorilla." "and I'll form a coke spoo...I mean ice slide." Smallville's Kirsten Kreuk could be Gleek.

  • June 6, 2002, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Form of a piece of shit. Shape of a bucket of piss.

    by Det. John Kimble

    What about that monkey dude galoob? Is he in the steaming pile of dung?

  • June 6, 2002, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Harry if there's...

    by Adus

    one thing I like about you it's your passion for movies of all genres. But you totally lack anything even remotely resembling perspective. There's a lot of ground between a "cinematic masterpiece for the ages" and a "total piece of shit." I mean a "Wonder Twins" movie doesn't exactly me say "Holy mother of God, I've got to see this" either but at the same time I can see that if it's done right it could be a lot of fun. Is this even past the early development stage? Is anyone attached to at all as in writers, directors, producers, etc? Wouldn't common sense dictate that we at least wait until some of that information is released before declaring that Warner Brothers has lost their mind and has crossed the point of no return? Just asking.

  • June 6, 2002, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Form of......a moron!!

    by hehateme

    Shape of....an asshole....It is official.....Superhero movies have officially jumped the shark. What's fucking next, Aquaman,the movie??!!!!! Why don't we put Godzukie, Bat Mite, Orko, Jar Jar Binks and Scrappy fucking doo (The Yoko Ono of cartoon characters) into one movie, and just end it all now!!!! Since it's gonna suck ass...send it to hell in a handbasket now...Have Joel Schumaster and Jan de Boer direct, and Michael Kay/Jeffrey Bruckheimer produce it....Have Ben Affleck play the same guy he's played in every other sucky movie he's in...and have the flavor of the week Sarah Michele Gellar be in it as well....Freddie Prinze can play the wonder twins gay cousin Pepe......The only thing that would make Freddie Prinze more like his father is another bullet!!!! Hey Warner Brothers.....YOU SUCK!

  • June 6, 2002, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I Hate The WB

    by Justin Credible

    What the hell is wrong with them? I think they're trying to screw the fans as hard as they possibly can. This is all bullshit. I swear the execs at WB have a demented Plotto device that they spin to make bad movies. You'd think after Spiderman has the biggest opening of all time, they'd be willing to spend money to make a good movie. Or maybe, this is all a mass conspiracy by Marvel. They've infiltrated the WB and have planted moles acting as top execs to sabatoge DC characters. How else can you explain giving Superman laser finger tips and Batman hard nipples? The only reason I watch an episode or two of Superfriends once a month is because I like to laugh at how campy the show is. Thank God for Frank Miller's parents. Thank God Frank Miller recreated Batman. BTW, I think Batman: Year One is a terrible idea for a movie. THe last thing I want to see is someone retell Batman's orgin.

  • June 6, 2002, 8:34 p.m. CST

    WONDER TWINS POWERS ACTIVATE!!! Form of a really crappy movie th

    by NUKE MAYHEM

  • June 6, 2002, 9:06 p.m. CST

    OLSON TWINS POWERS, ACTIVATE!!

    by The Killer-Goat

    It would make things more interesting, anyways.

  • June 6, 2002, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Drath, they already made a He-Man movie back in 1987...

    by KingKrypton

    ...and it trashed everything that made the cartoon so good, reducing it to half-hearted SATR WARS ripoff. Hopefully the new He-Man cartoon on Cartoon Network will set things right. As for WONDER TWINS...why is anyoen surprised? This is the same WB that INSISTS on letting Superman be gutted by the likes of Jon Peters, Tim Burton, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, and McG; that wants to remake WONDER WOMAN as a "black-clad Diana Prince dies only to pass her spirit and powers on to Donna Troy" camp vehicle for Sandra Bullock; that wants to turn MARY POPPINS into a vapid modern-day Latino piece (and while I have NOTHING against Latinos, you KNOW that WB is designing this to be a Jennifer Lopez vehicle--gotta cash in on that gravy train, ya know); that makes a point of letting Jon Peters chain-saw Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN and AKIRA...do I need to go on? WB's a bunch of dumb@$$es. WONDER TWINS is no great suprise; just the latest in a long line of stupid decisions from WB. This studio is incapable of doing anything right.

  • June 6, 2002, 11:29 p.m. CST

    WB may be biting the dust -- I don't know about AOL TW

    by SpacePhil

    All of a sudden, seems like New Line Cinemas and Cartoon Network are the main linchpins in the AOL TW media bundle. As for WB -- they've got some good people working for them. Paul Dini, their animated division, etcetra. But it's pretty obvious there needs to be some heads rolling in the business division.

  • June 6, 2002, 11:48 p.m. CST

    AOL must die.

    by Joey Stylez

    Seriously, this soul-sucking behemoth must be destroyed once and for all. Not just for what it has doen to the WB since their merger but also for slow log-on times (that have not improved much from 1995), tricking customers into becoming members just by using trial discs, and their utter reluctance to lower the prices on their already prehistoric dial-up service. My fellow talbackers, do NOT under any circumstances use any AOL servies, not even the free Instant Messanger. Join me in this people. It may be the only way to save the Time Warner film division. A Wonder Twins movie? A feature film based on characters from a 25 year old cartoon show??? They have a comic character named GREEN LANTERN that is just begging for a film treatment. GL would rock the fuckin' house, it's right under their noses and they're going with the buklder twins instead. We are witnessing a movie studio descend deeper into madness. Sad when you consider how many great films have worn the WB emblem over the years, sad when you consider how damn good SUPERMAN and BATMAN: TAS were. And damn you Harry for suggesting that they hire James Cameron to gilm Kindom Come. Now I'm sitting here salivating at an idea that will never happen. Damn that would be sweet. Oh well, at least we have Episode III coming up. Thank God for Lucas, and Spielberg, and Raimi, and Fincher, and Scrocese...

  • June 7, 2002, 1:10 a.m. CST

    TED TURNER?? WTF?!

    by KrisTM

    LongIslandGuy said: "Richard Parsons, the new CEO, should put the wacky but brilliant Ted Turner in charge of the WB features division. Mr. Turner would be the right antidote for a stagnant, risk-averse movie studio." ------ TED TURNER?? ARE YOU F&$$ STUPID? Do you have ANY recollection of Captain Planet? That's what Hanna-Barberra produced after Turner bought the company. Keep him AWAY. Far far away. Send him back to Montana. Geez...

  • June 7, 2002, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I sob like a baby.. a Green Lantern movie will never get made

    by TheMatarife

    cause those worthless fucks at the wb are all fucking clown shoes.

  • June 7, 2002, 1:58 a.m. CST

    You know, if they want youth, Why don't they make a Young Ju

    by TheMatarife

    Everyone knows at least Robin, it would be pretty easy for them to make this and make it cool.

  • June 7, 2002, 2 a.m. CST

    Don't be angry, be excited!!

    by Ribbons

    This is what rubbernecking is all about, baby.

  • June 7, 2002, 2:18 a.m. CST

    A 'Wonder Twins' movie could be good, I guess. . .

    by Ribbons

    Or to quote Harry Knowles, coughbullshitcough.

  • June 7, 2002, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Altohugh

    by Ribbons

    I agree with a few of the posters here that are keeping their composure. Somebody said a studio exec is reading our conversations, but I highly doubt it. Just because these characters exist in the same world as Superman, Batman, etc., doesn't mean that Warner Brothers is entitled to cater the film to you guys. While you should hope that every movie is decent on some level, this will most likely be a light 11-15 year old's movie. You're taking the whole thing way too seriously.

  • June 7, 2002, 2:56 a.m. CST

    This is a GREAT idea!

    by St.Buggering

    The Wonder Twins were the most well-thought-out, three-dimensional characters in children's television. Their powers were intriguing, their personalities engaging, and their look was the epitome of cool. This movie can only mark a big boost in the evolution of the superhero film. Incidentally, I'm writing this from Bizarro world. Me so happy, me going to cry.

  • June 7, 2002, 3:03 a.m. CST

    form of a bucket of water,form of a thirsty dog

    by presidentevil

    anyone remember the talkback i wrote about the spiderman bandwagon...one kickass movie spawns a slew of cheap imitations...the cycle begins again

  • June 7, 2002, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Scrappy Doo?

    by dlphntat

    Check out IMDB.com. They list Scrappy doo in the upcoming Scobby Doo flick. Wonder twins will destroy everything the X-men and Spiderman movies have gotten us. This has to be some cruel joke.

  • June 7, 2002, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Sheer Genius

    by LeeScoresby

    Now being served in the Warner Cafeteria: Big Buckets O' Crack

  • June 7, 2002, 11:03 a.m. CST

    What's Next? Electra Woman and Dyna Girl?

    by Neval2000

    Every time I think the bottom of the abyss has been mapped, one studio or another proves me wrong. Wonder Twins? Oh for God's Sake!! What's next? Electra Woman and Dyna Girl?

  • June 7, 2002, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Ooops--sorry about that Ted Turner comment; I forgot about Capta

    by JohnnyTremaine

    You do have to give him credit though for creating CNN, and helping to put together the dominant Atlanta Braves roster during the 1990's

  • June 7, 2002, 12:26 p.m. CST

    On the positive side

    by Andel Crodo

    This could be the Spy Kids of superhero movies. No, I understand that's not necessarily a "cool" thing, but it likely _would_ be a superhero movie I could finally take my four year old to see. Ultimately, I guess I remain skeptical, at best.

  • June 7, 2002, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Warner has a split personality

    by Hjermsted

    Warner Bros. seems to take their comic book properties seriously (Smallville, Birds of Prey) by hiring talented writers with actual ideas. But when it comes to movies they've had their heads up their butts since Batman & Robin. To the executives and producers at Warner Bros Film: please stop interfering with the creative process. Do the job you're supposed to do: hire top-quality talent that cares about the properties and develops them into quality films. The rest will take care of itself. No one is clamouring for a Wonder Twins film. Put your money into a decent Batman movie (the Miller & Aronofsky project) or go out on a limb like Marvel has and develop projects based on your more obscure characters like Green Lantern, Flash, the Atom, or Green Arrow. Marvel is kicking your ass, Warner! Be careful... this comic movie frenzy may die out before you guys get a chance to put a decent movie out.

  • June 7, 2002, 12:43 p.m. CST

    "incapable of doing anything right"

    by warnerstooge

    "just the latest in a long line of stupid decisions from WB. This studio is incapable of doing anything right." -- yes, you hated matrix; i'm sure you thought insomnia sucked; harry potter sure failed big; and you're not going to love eight legged freaks? get a grip, fanboy. this sort of "commentary" is why no one takes you seriously.

  • June 7, 2002, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Turner?

    by LenSp

    You want to give Turner credit because of CNN -- the Commie News Network. Where America is the great Satan? Where Arab terrorists are merely misunderstood heroes justified in killing American and Israelis children? Right. And the Braves in the 90's? The Braves got good when Turner stopped interfering. Fortunately, his TV networks kept his attention allowing the team's management to build a powerhouse. Turner's impact on the Braves is better measured by the 80's when he was constantly making baseball decisions. Remember those teams? They were bottom feeders. And Captain Planet? Captain Eco-Commie would be a better name. Pure socialist propaganda designed to produce lemmings for Marxist idiots like Ted. Put Turner in charge and watch the company disappear.

  • June 7, 2002, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Neval 2000 you took my idea...

    by Robey-T

  • June 7, 2002, 2:47 p.m. CST

    too quick with the return button

    by Robey-T

    Neval 2000 you took my idea....if were going to flood the market with "C" & "D" list cartoon characters/superheroes (Wonder Twins, indeed) then let's go all out. Why not Wheelie & the Chopper Bunch, Lidsville, Magic Mondo,the Bugaloos or Deputy Dawg for Pete's sake. I personally like Mighty Mouse but with him snorting the flower powder thingeys it would be too much of a drug reference.

  • June 7, 2002, 7:38 p.m. CST

    bleet bleet blind sheep

    by notasheep

    This is a classic post. Sheep after sheep, bleeting "how high, Harry?" as they blindly follow their freckled cult leader down the primrose path. I don't care who you dump on, or what you post, but do your homework, Knowles (the sheep can't be condemned for having no opinion other than yours--they're sheep!). For starters, AOL/Time-Warner stocks plunged on the heels of Wall Street devaluation of AOL shares and not as a result of anything WB was producing. Secondly, if you weren't considered a joke by everybody in the industry, they might let you in on a secret: Warner Bros. uses equity partners for many of its films (Yeah, that's what it means when you see Village Roadshow, Bel-Air, Gaylord/Pandora, or Morgan Creek during the opening credits). An equity partner means that WB or other studio execs have limited involvement in the development of movies. The studio collects a distribution fee for use of the title cards and to produce theater prints. Come on, Harry! I thought you knew!? Also, to all the gaybashing bigot sheep out there: the reason you spotted the "gayer" side of Batman & Robin, is the same reason you're hoping against hope to find it in Wonder Twins (which, by the way, is going to be a movie for the Harry Potter set--I hear kids' movies do pretty well) and every other movie you see for that matter. I think you catch my draft, even way back there in the closet. Harry, put in some D&D my man (not all nighters of dungeons and dragons, you dork). And to the fans, get an opinion from somebody other than the sheep ahead of you.

  • June 7, 2002, 8:14 p.m. CST

    "Hi there!"

    by Noriko Takaya

    O.K.--First: make it a musical. 2nd: Peter Gabriel does the music. No--Fatboy Slim. No--scratch that--Peter Gabriel. Ohmigod, can't you just *see* Wendy-chan and Marvin belting out "Big Time" as they set out on their first mission?? "I'm on my way, I'm making it/I've got to make it show, yeah/so much larger than life." Whoo-ha, it's perfect! Third: Of course Baz Luhrmann directs and produces. Duh! Fourth: a decent budget, dammit! And tight rubber costumes, 'natch. And let IL&M to the SFX!! I'm very serious about this. BadAssUncleFucka is right; if done properly "WENDY AND FLAMING MARVIN: GAY VULCAN SUPERHEROS" really *could* be the next Rocky Horror!! Hell, *I'd* go see it. Toppu o Nerae!

  • June 7, 2002, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Oh, and "notasheep". . .

    by Noriko Takaya

    . . .some of us aren't gaybashing--we actually do *want* to see a campy, musical Wendy and Marvin flick. What's so wrong with it?? There are more then enough kiddie films out there! Let the rugrats have Harry Potter 2, 3 and 4 and Spy Kids 5, 6, 7 and 8. I want something *weird,* dammit, like MOULIN ROUGE, or that singing and dancing live-action Sailor Moon thing they got in Japan. Seriously, when's the last time anyone here went to a movie and got something truly surreal for their money?

  • June 7, 2002, 8:35 p.m. CST

    WHOOPS! That should be--

    by Noriko Takaya

    --"*ZAN AND JAYNA*--GAY VULCAN SUPERHEROS." Not Wendy and Marvin; they sucked. My bad. Not enough sleep; too much crack. Props to seanbaby.com for the correction. Toppu o Nerae!

  • June 7, 2002, 9:38 p.m. CST

    The only Wonder Twins from the 70's that I ever wanted to se

    by TimBenzedrine

    ...were the ones that were stuffed into Linda Carter's eagle shaped bustier. She was fighting for our rights in her spangled tights.

  • June 7, 2002, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Is this a fucking joke?

    by Deadite78

    This has to be the biggest bunch of bullshit I've read all day. Did'nt Hollywood learn its lesson from "Howard The Duck"?! Wow. A "Super Friends" movie would be really gay itself, but to make a movie on two characters that were created for the show itself just shows that the drug problem in Hollywood is really getting bad. What the fuck is next, an "Impossible Man" movie? No one wants to see this shit.

  • June 7, 2002, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Warnerstooge, I don't care whether or not you "take me serio

    by KingKrypton

    Your opinion is below garbage in my book. I think WB's sunken to an all-new low and I have every right to voice that opinion. If you don;t like what I have to say, don't read my comments. Otherwise, you just shut your mouth and shut it now, because I WILL NOT put up with your arrogance.

  • June 7, 2002, 11:13 p.m. CST

    But, since you insist on taking brainless potshots at me...

    by KingKrypton

    THE MATRIX was OK. Not great, OK. Haven't seen HARRY POTTER or INSOMNIA yet. Have no interest in 8 LEGGED FREAKS whatsoever. But since you insist on being hateful, Warnerstooge (what an apt name), let me ask you this. Do you REALLY think that WB has been accomplishing much of anything good lately? Can you honestly say that the bulk of their film product has been remotely worthwhile? WILD WILD WEST, THE POSTMAN, BATTLEFIELD EARTH, SCOOBY-DOO, the proposed MARIA POPPINS, BATMAN & ROBIN, putting Jon Peters on 90% of their comic book projects, the planned "Wonder Woman dies and passes on her spirit to her daughter" WONDER WOMAN film, pretty much everything Franchise Pictures has put out...can you tell me with a straight face that any of this stuff is or will be remotely any good? Get over yourself, you egotistical twit. WB's bad moves have VASTLY outnumbered anything that's been even passable of late, and I have every single right to call them on that. And judging from the rest of the various talkbacks on AICN with regards to WB, I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'm not the only one bashing WB for being a total turkey factory, even tough you seem to think I should be singled out as a punching bag. So why don't you just shut up and get over yourself? If you're gonna take shots at everybody who bashes WB, then you better start ripping on the majority of the talkback posters on this site. Until then, shut your mouth and keep it shut.

  • June 8, 2002, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Wonder twins

    by ElRanchoDeSancho

    Form of SUCK MY COCK!!!! Shape of EAT MY BALLS!!! Everyone go home. The party's ruined. Warners shit in the potato salad. So much for the comic book movie renaissance. It's back to action figure puppet shows for me. Fucking Warners.

  • June 8, 2002, 1:42 a.m. CST

    electra woman and dyna girl?????

    by ElRanchoDeSancho

  • June 8, 2002, 1:44 a.m. CST

    electra woman and dyna girl?????

    by ElRanchoDeSancho

    I'd pay to see that....Julianne Moore, Rachel Leigh Cook, short skirts, lesbian subplot...it practically writes itself. BTW, Wonder Twins can still suck my cock.

  • June 8, 2002, 3:13 a.m. CST

    So much potential with so much shit stacked on

    by sith this

    There was nothing wrong with the premise behind the "Wonder Twins." The fact that they had to touch to activate their powers was a good idea because it showed a sense of teamwork. Unfortunatly that's were the creative process ended. They had by far the worst fucking powers I've ever seen. What the hell good is it to turn into water based forms. At least the girl could turn into any animal. That at least seemed useful. Although if I remember right, I don't think she ever did turn into anything useful. If they make this into a movie, they are going to have to rework, and reinvent these two, cause I don't think even 12 yr olds will by this shit. I didn't. It dosn't help that they were apart of "Superfriends," a show written by total jackasses with no clue about how to make superheros look, and act good, instead of fuckin' morons.

  • June 8, 2002, 5:14 a.m. CST

    More great ideas

    by BlackBeltJones

  • June 8, 2002, 5:23 a.m. CST

    More Great Ideas

    by BlackBeltJones

    How about a Team America movie while we are at it. Or maybe a Human Fly movie. At this rate, we may even see Nth man or the above mentioned US1. If we are going to mine out ideas from lesser characters, at least get the lesser characters that were somewhat interesting. Like Groo the Wanderer or Justice from the New Universe line, or even Captain Carrot if you want to get the kids in. At least it had some high brow humor in it. It is just depressing that something like this will get made, but other lesser characters will get shelved. I remember the days when it was Marvel movies that were getting the shafted by a 2x4, but now it seems that curse has been passed to the DC line due to supifying (sp?) morons that run AOHELL/Time Warner. The only thing that will make this good is if the chick Wonder Twin is super hot. "Form of a stripper!" "Shape of a dance poll!" The Belt Has Spoken

  • June 8, 2002, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Shape of....

    by Peppermint

    a giant steaming turd...form of MONKEY NUTS

  • June 8, 2002, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Never mind THE HULK and DAREDEVIL!

    by TomVee

    GREEN LANTERN begs to be made, with a guest appearance by The Flash. HAWKMAN could certainly be made today. AQUAMAN, forget about it. On the Marvel side, what about a THOR feature? NAMOR, forget about it. One talkbacker mentioned The Human Fly. Does this crowd know that SPIDERMAN was essentially a knockoff of the Human Fly? Bet not. How about a DOCTOR SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM movie? How about a THE SHIELD movie? Does this crowd know The Shield? Probably not.