David S. Goyer: DC Movie Architect? Deathstroke & Team 7 Movies?

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Deathstroke New 52 David S. Goyer: DC Movie Architect? Deathstroke & Team 7 Movies?

In many ways, Deathstroke the Terminator is DC’s version of The Punisher; the character has achieved a level of mainstream fame in recent years, thanks to his inclusion in the Arrow TV series.

A future film centered around him wouldn’t be out of the cards – nor would Arrow star Manu Bennett taking his role to the big screen – especially since he’ll already be there this holiday season in motion-capture form, playing Azog the pale orc in WB’s The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and the third Hobbit film to follow next year.

Team 7 Movie New 52 David S. Goyer: DC Movie Architect? Deathstroke & Team 7 Movies?

Team 7 (New 52)

Team 7 was originally a prequel series to the popular ’90s comic book, Wildcats. It centered on the character of Cole Cash (a.k.a. Deadeye/Grifter) and a special-ops team given superhero powers. During DC’s “New 52″ reboot, Team 7 was re-imagined as a government-run deterrent to superhuman threats. The new team roster included characters like Slade Wilson (Deathstroke), Black Canary, Amanda Waller and Steve Trevor – characters whose ties extend into the larger DC universe (potentially on both the TV and movie sides) in some key ways….


Batman vs. Superman will be in theaters on July 17, 2015. We’ll keep you up to date on any additional DC/WB movies – and who may be shaping them.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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  1. I loved the Nolan Batman movies, think they are some of the very best superhero movies, and I’ve watched them again and again. However, from the BEGINS(ing) I’ve noticed how a lot of the dialoge is heavy and laborious. I’ve always noticed this, but those movies make it work, or at least allow me to view the film without dwelling on these things. To me there was something at work that made this happen. It was the director or the actors, or the actors and director. But what I’m getting at is that maybe Goyer can be good with the right director and actors (as well as co-writers). MOS, on the other hand, was pretty much repulsive to me. (I plan on watching it again to try and give it a second but honestly I really despised the movie).

    • Yeah, we know.

      You make it a point to say so on every DC thread.

      BTW, you forgot the standard Marvel plug, here I will do it:

      Captain America: Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy.

      You’re welcome ;)

      • Well you don’t seem to know Dr. M, because you always dismiss any opinion counter to your own as anyone merely taking sides in a DC/Marvel fight.

        • Nice try with the misdirection attempt.

          I don’t dismiss REAL OPINIONS. I dismiss hype-men.

          • “Hype-men” must be Marvel. Never heard of them.

            • Here’s what our good un-biased friend Nostelg-O had to offer multiple times on the Batman/Superman title thread… making sure his noise was heard on whatever the last page happened to be:

              “I can’t believe how bad all of these titles sound.

              I think “Batman v. Superman” is the only way to go (or the reverse). The problem is that “Man of Steal” is already an obscure way of saying “Superman.” Adding more convoluted terms just sounds bad. It’s not like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” for example. A title like that clearly has CA’s name in it.”

              I clearly have no clue what I’m talking about.

              • +1

              • hmm, looks like Nostelg-O got schooled, you really should be able to back up your arguments, at the very least stick to your guns.

      • Maybe because he is right and that Goyer is a hack needs other people to check his scripts so that they’re bearable ?

    • I TOTALLY agree with you. It bothers me too and I think what it boils down to is that Goyer writes a lot of self-important dramatic lines that may sound good in trailers but are ridiculous when watching the film. He either has trouble seeing the script as a whole or he’s just stubborn and he’s so happy with the snippets that he’s written that come hell or high water he’s GOING TO HAVE THOSE LINES IN THE FILM. Either way it’s the mark of an amateur. MOS was just cringe-worthy. When Clark sees the spaceship for the first time and breaks down in front of Pa Kent you’d expect him to tell him he loves him and that they’re going to get through this..BUT NO…he’s goes into that speech about how Clark needs to stand proud in front of mankind. MANKIND?? Other gems include “What can I say, I get writer’s block when I’m not wearing a flak jacket.” and “Come on Perry, I’m a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter!” [facepalm]. It’s hard to explain…it’s like the lines were written but a very talented and creative 7th grader. They look decent on paper but you can tell the writer hasn’t spent much time in the real world.

  2. Team 7 and Deathstroke movies? Those scripts must be stuck in the forbidden caverns of development hell.

  3. DC should have made BRUCE TIMM in charge of their movie universe. He’s a great story teller and also knows all of DC’s mythology.

    • Paul Dini aswell. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t have characters like Harleyquinn,Lock-Up in DC comics. Like John159 mentioned, they do know DC’s mythology pretty well and would make the DC universe fresh.

      • Paul Dini as the architect for the DC movie universe ? That would be the dream.

  4. Team 7=Secret Avengers?

  5. If they make a Team 7 movie, I think they should run with the original story. Having 5 main Wildstorm characters who all branch off into their own series could be a great idea for a movie universe…..not that they are looking to do that, but just think about it…..

    Cole Cash – Leading to a WildCATS movie
    Michael Cray – Leading to a Deathblow movie
    John Lynch – Leading to a Gen 13 movie
    Jackson Dane – Leading to a Wetworks movie
    Marc Slayton – Leading to a Stormwatch movie

    Could be a bright future ahead if that’s the way they went.