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Old 01-31-23, 11:11 AM
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From global fame to relative obscurity, “Superman: Legacy” will lead directly into “The Authority,” an ensemble movie about superhumans who have a less-than-idealistic approach to saving the world.

Gunn spoke at some length about “The Authority,” a project he said he’s “really excited” to bring to life. The characters come from Wildstorm, which was launched in 1992 as an independent entity under current DC Comics chief Jim Lee and ultimately made an imprint of DC. The Wildstorm characters were later folded into the main DC comics universe when the company rebooted its continuity with the New 52 initiative in 2011. Gunn said he and Safran intend to do the same with Wildstorm characters in the DCU.

As a comic, “The Authority” was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch as an ends-justify-the-means superhero team, an approach that appealed to Gunn and Safran’s desire to diversify the storytelling within the DCU.

“It isn’t just a story of heroes and villains, and not every movie and TV show is going to be about good guy versus bad guy,” Gunn said. “There are people that are very questionable, like the Authority, who basically believe that you can’t fix the world in an easy manner, and they take things into their own hands.”

Added Safran, “They’re kind of like Jack Nicholson in ‘A Few Good Men.’ They know that you want them on the wall, or at least they believe that.”

Gunn said the film “is being written now,” but he declined to say who was the screenwriter.
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Kind of surprised to see them doing since Warren Ellis was outed as a serial sex pest.
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I'll go on the record and predict that this never never gets made, unless it's super, super watered down. No way Warner Bros/DC makes this the way it should be made. They'll chicken out. I don't think they even should've announced this and get people's hopes up...And the rest of the line-up is pretty lame, in my mind...
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I’m not familiar with this DC property at all. So this is a wait and see thing for me.
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I'll go on the record and predict that this never never gets made, unless it's super, super watered down. No way Warner Bros/DC makes this the way it should be made. They'll chicken out. I don't think they even should've announced this and get people's hopes up...And the rest of the line-up is pretty lame, in my mind...
Why would it be watered down? Have you not seen Gunn's The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker?
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I’m not familiar with this DC property at all. So this is a wait and see thing for me.
The Authority was great.

It will also be boycotted by the right if it is adapted faithfully, as it features two characters (Apollo and Midnighter) who are basically Superman and Batman if they were gay lovers.
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The Authority was great.

It will also be boycotted by the right if it is adapted faithfully, as it features two characters (Apollo and Midnighter) who are basically Superman and Batman if they were gay lovers.
I predict another faction will just grab onto the "government overthrowing" aspect and really dig into that "might makes right" stuff
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Not interested unless Eric Cartman stars.
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Why would it be watered down? Have you not seen Gunn's The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker?
Yes, I have and took that under consideration. Have you "not read" The Authority runs by Ellis and Millar? There's stuff in there that's more extreme than the two examples you cited. So sorry.
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Was shocked to hear they might do this. Also agree it might not ever get made...However, if Gunn is digging deep like this with more stuff then great! If it does get made...I can't wait till DC Dudebros get a load of Midnighter and Apollo.
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I've heard Gunn badly wants to make The Authority...so the sequel can then adapt Superman Vs The Elite. Of all the announced projects, this property is right up Gunn's alley.
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So they're going to have Superman and Gay Superman/Batman in the same movie universe with movies coming out in the same time frame?

The original Authority is a great concept but they don't work in the DC universe where you already have a Superman and Batman running around.
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So they're going to have Superman and Gay Superman/Batman in the same movie universe with movies coming out in the same time frame?

The original Authority is a great concept but they don't work in the DC universe where you already have a Superman and Batman running around.
Why not?
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Why not?
They do have the Authority and Justice League currently both in the DCU to my knowledge (unless Rebirth or Dark Crisis split them off again?). I do think doing so rapidly makes you ask the question, "OK, so if these guys are going around shaking up geopolitics, why is that not really reflected elsewhere and/or why don't the Justice League stop them?"

That's my only real concern personally. I can accept a world relatively like ours if we are doing a simple fantasy story or if superheroes are limited in some way. Like if Superman is the only person at his level, I can accept he can't be everywhere at once and therefore militias and warlords still exist, like in Peace on Earth. But when godlike beings explicitly start getting into the status quo, shouldn't most conflict and problems end? Like why would insulin prices be high when Midnighter can just kill the entire board of pharmaceutical companies? And that sort of thing can totally be explored when the Authority is off in their own universe.
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Originally Posted by Timber
So they're going to have Superman and Gay Superman/Batman in the same movie universe with movies coming out in the same time frame?

The original Authority is a great concept but they don't work in the DC universe where you already have a Superman and Batman running around.
Agreed. Putting them into the DC Universe proper just removes a lot. Same with something like Planetary.

edit: what IBJoel said.
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Put me down for this will be the Cyborg movie of Gods and Monsters. Never coming out.
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Like why would insulin prices be high when Midnighter can just kill the entire board of pharmaceutical companies?
To teach Americans a lesson on how stupid they are, for not adapting a European model of health care and not knowing what socialism is.


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