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    Are there any original successful superhero films other than Hancock?

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    Unbreakable.

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    • #3
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      Darkman, sorta

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      • #4
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        Snackman
        The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost

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        • #5
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          Incredibles.
          "I talked to a couple of yes men at Metro. To me they said no."


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            A Different Superhero

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kg8HFQ1xP4
            JEKYLL & CANADA (free .mp4 download @ Vimeo.com)

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              Robocop.
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                Special

                edit oh you said successful
                I heard the starting gun


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                  Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
                  Robocop.
                  Robocop started life as a Dredd project. Even the design sculptures featured Robo's body and Dredd's head. And he retained Dredd's persona, epitomised by "your move, creep". So not really original.

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                  • #10
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                    Also:

                    Chronicle
                    Megaman
                    Sky High
                    Super was a well-liked low budget film, that found some success
                    Defendor is a cult fave

                    On TV, Heroes and the excellent British series Misfits.

                    It's a short list, because there is a great wealth of established material to choose from.

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                    • #11
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                      Kickass.

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                        Originally posted by ruby-throated phil View Post
                        Kickass.
                        Based on a comic book.

                        I think we've mentioned pretty much all American, contemporary titles. There are some foreign titles, old films, and possible DTV-flicks or TV-movies that haven't been mentioned.

                        But it could be argued how "successful" those have been.

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                          Hmm, 2 pages & no substantial successes yet (except perhaps Robocop). Any thoughts on the dearth/lack of success of original superheroes?

                          Seems like if you had a cool enough concept & compelling enough characters it SHOULD work (not many people gave a hoot about Iron Man, until Favreau and Downey sexed him up).

                          Is it just that no one's created a compelling enough character yet, or that studios won't throw the necessary funds behind an unproven hero, or something else entirely Hollywood's keeping secret from me?
                          12 Angry Men is proof that all you need is a bunch of good actors, good characters, clear motivations and a table. -- Ben Odgren; Go into the Story

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                            Originally posted by dangerouscreenwriter View Post
                            Hmm, 2 pages & no substantial successes yet (except perhaps Robocop). Any thoughts on the dearth/lack of success of original superheroes?

                            Seems like if you had a cool enough concept & compelling enough characters it SHOULD work (not many people gave a hoot about Iron Man, until Favreau and Downey sexed him up).

                            Is it just that no one's created a compelling enough character yet, or that studios won't throw the necessary funds behind an unproven hero, or something else entirely Hollywood's keeping secret from me?
                            Incredibles and Hancock were massive hits, much bigger than Robocop.

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                              Originally posted by tuukka View Post
                              Incredibles and Hancock were massive hits, much bigger than Robocop.
                              In box office, maybe. Culturally Robocop's had much more impact, spawning sequels, TV shows, comic books, classic quotes & pretty much becoming a pop icon. In that context the other 2 don't even come close.

                              Even including Hancock and Incredibles, I'd still say there's a lack of success with new superheroes. My question still stands... any educated guesses as to why?
                              12 Angry Men is proof that all you need is a bunch of good actors, good characters, clear motivations and a table. -- Ben Odgren; Go into the Story

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