Chris Rock Throws Shade At ‘Batman v Superman’ & ‘Fantastic Four’ To JJ Abrams

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Oscar host and well-known comedian Chris Rock isn’t afraid of controversy and this time is taking on comic book movies. While speaking with J.J. Abrams at the Tribeca Film Festival, Rock discussed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Fantastic Four, without holding back.

“Did you see that Superman-Batman s*it? What the f*#k was that? I can’t say anything, they weren’t going to cast me anyway,” said Rock.

Rock believed that it would be nearly impossible for a human, such as Batman, to hold his own against Superman.

“Superman can’t fight a guy that drives a car! He gets a flat. Like he’s going to fight Superman. Needs Triple A, but yeah, he can fight Superman. He’s got jumper cables, and he’s going to fight Superman.” You can’t argue with that logic, folks!

Rock is also a fan of the Fantastic Four characters and indicated to Abrams that he would like to find a director that could handle the property.

“I love the Fantastic Four and they keep fu*#ing it up! Like, dammit. It’s the Fantastic Four,” said Rock.

Apparently Rock is a fan of Abrams take on Star Wars, as it wasn’t one of the movies on his firing list.

Source: Vulture

 

 

 

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Chelsea Lewis

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  • SAMURAI36

    Isn’t this the same guy that sold his own people out, and made creepy comments about young girl’s panties at the Oscars?

    He has zero cred at this point.

    • AJayL

      He’s just a stand up comedian, so he has absolutely no cred on this topic.
      But can you clarify “sold out his own people”?

      • SAMURAI36

        See my above post for details.

        • patmorais

          Every time someone has asked you to clarify your statement that Chris Roxk “sold out his own people” you use the boilerplate answer of “see my above post for details” Okay I’ve read your posts and part from saying that Barman V Superman is the greatest movie ever made and every fan who said they didn’t like it is actually a shill for Marvel, which you are very clear on, you still haven’t validated your statements in the slightest way. Just because you keep saying the same thing over and over is not an explanation

          • SAMURAI36

            I’m not sure what’s so difficult for you to comprehend here.

            So, I’m just going to copy/paste what I’d already said to someone else here:

            Prior to Rock’s decline, he was very much a voice of the people, when it came to Black social issues. He was in the legacy of P. Mooney, D. Gregory, etc.

            Now, with his career on decline, and his personal life in disarray, he seems to have taken an opposite turn in ideology, which has left many of his people (Black people, in case you are continuing to play obtuse) feeling confused and betrayed.

            Whether you are choosing to acknowledge it or not, Chris Rock’s actions are being widely discussed in the Black Community.

    • JMMagwood

      “Sold his own people out,” by hosting the Oscars? Or something else?

      • SAMURAI36

        Have you seen his Oscars speech? It was atrocious. He made himself look and sound like a shill. And then the statement about Rihanna’s panties was extra creepy. Add as icing to the cake, the nonsense he condoned from that wack-job Stacey Dash.

        These people are embarrassments to black people. But Chris Rock has been falling off for the last few years anyway.

        You can read his Oscars speech here:

        http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/chris-rock-complete-monologue-transcript-870530

        • JMMagwood

          Eh, I didn’t see anything wrong with it, but then, I really couldn’t care less about Rock, the AA’s, or the supposed controversy. Nonetheless, if he thinks Abrams can fix anything, he’s nuts.

          Isn’t it funny that one of the biggest complaints about “BvS” is that Batman and Superman should never fight, or have no business fighting? What a lack of knowledge about the characters’ history. There was a time when Iron Man and Cap A wouldn’t have fought for anything, but thanks to a few really bad comics series over the last thirty years, people seem to consider that acceptable. Of course, Marvel is really all about heroes fighting heroes much of the time.

          I take you call Dash names because she’s conservative? Plenty of black Americans are. Unity begins when we respect other opinions that come legitimately. Kind of like here, for example.
          There are those who are good people whose opinion differs about DC, FOX, and Marvel content, and then there are mindless trolls. You KNOW who those are.

          • Marquis de Sade

            …and here’s my que!

            The Warner Bros. superhero epic, BvS: A TALE OF 2 MARTHA’S fell to fourth place this weekend, dropping 61% to nab $9 million to its domestic total, bringing its cumulative gross to $311.3 million. There aren’t really any signs of the film picking up considerable steam given that it’s already opened in every international territory, so we’re starting to see the slowdown as the picture stands at $827.3 million worldwide at the moment. $1 billion is very much out of reach, and at this point it’s unclear if the film will even manage $900 million.

          • SAMURAI36

            Eh, I didn’t see anything wrong with it, but then, I really couldn’t care less about Rock, the AA’s, or the supposed controversy. Nonetheless, if he thinks Abrams can fix anything, he’s nuts.

            Isn’t it funny that one of the biggest complaints about “BvS” is that Batman and Superman should never fight, or have no business fighting? What a lack of knowledge about the characters’ history. There was a time when Iron Man and Cap A wouldn’t have fought for anything, but thanks to a few really bad comics series over the last thirty years, people seem to consider that acceptable. Of course, Marvel is really all about heroes fighting heroes much of the time.

            Precisely, on both counts. Most of the complaints about BVS have not only been completely outlandish, but those same complaints could very well be leveled at the majority of Marvel films.

            I take you call Dash names because she’s conservative? Plenty of black Americans are. Unity begins when we respect other opinions that come legitimately. Kind of like here, for example.

            It’s not so much that she’s Conservative that’s the issue (MLK was a Con, contrary to what people think. Although, I never fully agreed with many of his ideas, but that’s a digression for another time). Stacey Dash (and her entire family, BTW) are notorious for making ridiculous statements. She made one such statement at the awards, to which the entire audience was left scratching their heads.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9XvWFU0F3Q

            Just sayin’, not that I have a dog in the “political” race one way or another, but Conservatives might wanna do a better draft pick for their representatives.

            There are those who are good people whose opinion differs about DC, FOX, and Marvel content, and then there are mindless trolls. You KNOW who those are.

            Totally agreed.

        • patmorais

          So wait, now you were the one who was elected to represent all people who happen to be black? When did that election happen?

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re talking really silly right now. It’s called cultural solidarity. The Oscars were a really big issue for Blacks, especially those in Hollywood. That’s why the majority of Blacks in Hollywood boycotted it.

            Race relations are not as simple as you are trying to make it seem, nor as you are trying to belittle it. You should try educating yourself on the subject, before speaking on it, or before tying to catch someone up on something you’re clearly not knowledgeable about.

          • patmorais

            I’m talking silly right now? Well you have to excuse me I must have missed the organized mass boycott of the oscars amongst blacks in Hollywood. Even though it was only a handful of invited guests who actually “boycotted” the ceremony but who cares about actual facts, a half dozen people or the majority of black hollywood, same difference right? Not to mention that while the ratings for the awards was down this year over previous years, the drop off amongst African American Neilsen households was actually considerably lower than the drop off from white, Hispanic and Asian households. So where was this mass boycot you speak of?
            So I have educated myself but that doesn’t matter because none of that actually has anything to do with my initial question.

          • SAMURAI36

            I’m talking silly right now? Well you have to excuse me I must have missed the organized mass boycott of the oscars amongst blacks in Hollywood. Even though it was only a handful of invited guests who actually “boycotted” the ceremony but who cares about actual facts, a half dozen people or the majority of black hollywood, same difference right?

            You really don’t know what you’re talking about.

            http://www.etonline.com/news/180489_actors_who_have_spoken_out_on_oscars_lack_of_diversity/

            There were numerous people from the SAG that boycotted, in addition to Black people who work behind the camera, as well as in front of it.

            Not to mention that while the ratings for the awards was down this year over previous years, the drop off amongst African American Neilsen households was actually considerably lower than the drop off from white, Hispanic and Asian households. So where was this mass boycot you speak of?

            Yes, that’s called the black community voting with their dollars and voice. That’s what a boycott actually is.

            At this point, I’m not sure what you’re gripe is. There was a boycott. Numerous Black stars, workers, and the lion’s share of the Black community rallied against it. Chris Rock was not one of those people.

            It’s not that hard to comprehend.

          • Christopher Dorner

            Bro, these sheep aren’t worth it. They’ll argue just because. They’ll never say you’re right. They won’t give you that.

    • HORSEFLESH

      Does Chris Rock represent all people who happen to be black – when was he elected to that position?

      • SAMURAI36

        No, just the opposite, actually.

        • patmorais

          Umm, isn’t the opposite that Cheis Rock doesn’t represent all people who happen to be white? What does that even mean?

          • SAMURAI36

            The irony of that statement aside, no, that’s not what it means. See my other responses here for details.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Rihanna is LEGAL, so there wasn’t anything creepy about his comedy sketch. You’re just sore that he was critical of that embarrassing financial and critical disaster, bvs. Don’t worry, Boo Boo, wb/dceu will get there (hopefully before 2030). LOL!

    • Yeah because every black person cares about what Chris Rock says at the Oscars. His people?! haha! He probably hasn’t had a black neighbor for years.

      • SAMURAI36

        You really don’t know what you’re talking about.

        Prior to Rock’s decline, he was very much a voice of the people, when it came to Black social issues. He was in the legacy of P. Mooney, D. Gregory, etc.

        Now, with his career on decline, and his personal life in disarray, he seems to have taken an opposite turn in ideology, which has left many of his people (Black people, in case you are continuing to play obtuse) feeling confused and betrayed.

        Whether you are choosing to acknowledge it or not, Chris Rock’s actions are being widely discussed in the Black Community.

        And, FYI, Chris Rock prior to his divorce used to live in Teaneck NJ, right next door to Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Mary J Blige. Last I checked, that constitutes having Black neighbors.

    • Christopher Dorner

      Seriously.

      Lost a ton of respect for Rock that night. I was a big fan before then.

  • unpaidpundit

    Batman and Superman have often fought in the comics, so Chris Rock is apparently not a fan of the source material.

    • breakerbaker

      They’ve often fought in the comics primarily because fans think it’s cool. Not because it ever makes logical sense. There’s literally not a single BvS fight that Superman could not have ended (without resorting to killing Bruce) in less than a second. If he was willing to kill him, it would be over even quicker. Every time. Rock probably isn’t a huge Batman or Superman fan, but he’s right.

  • unpaidpundit

    I don’t want the guy who directed “Force Awakens” to have anything to do with a Fantastic Four reboot.

    • Carl

      I do. TFA was great.

      • JMMagwood

        LOL I know you’re a troll, but now you’re just making a laughingstock of yourself. Er, more so, that is.

        • Carl

          I know hating on TFA is the trendy troll thing to do right now but reality says that it’s a great movie loved by most critics and fans.

          • SAMURAI36

            I know hating on BVS is the trendy troll thing to do right now, but reality says that it’s a great movie loved by most fans.

            Fixed that for you.

          • JMMagwood

            You sure did. I swear, I don’t know anyone that thinks “TFA” is great. It helps understand him knowing that. He may not be a troll, maybe he’s just REALLY stupid.

          • Marquis de Sade

            $1.9 million says TFA was loved waaaayyyyy more than that critically reviled bvs, Maggie. What bizarro world are you and Sammy co-habitatin’ in?

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, The Force Rehashed was nothing but a nostalgia-fest. Just the first 3 films of the original Trilogy, just hashed into one. With the same redundant plot and everything.

          • JMMagwood

            The same boobs who think “TFA” is great are the same that said “Avatar” was so wonderful a few years back. Where are they now??? LOL I love these trolls! They’re hilarious!! For awhile, someone online had “TFA” on a split screen with “A New Hope,” and it mirrored the story beats nearly to the second. It’s the same movie, except “TFA” happened to leave out a sensible, coherent plot, and engaging, well developed characters. Doesn’t seem to be a problem for Disney right now, but I smell a collapse coming… 😉

          • SAMURAI36

            And you know what, I’ll do you one better… The same people who are hating MOS and BVS right now, will talk about how much they loved it years from now.

            Not only that, the same folks that are saying the MCU is the bee’s knees, will be talking crap about that too.

            Watch and see.

          • JMMagwood

            I mentioned elsewhere that a few people that said “MoS” was terrible hadn’t really watched it until it started playing basic cable, then they were astonished that it was soooo good! lol Sheeple. What are you gonna do?

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, I’ve mentioned before, that it really bugs me, the stranglehold Marvel/Disney has on the entertainment world right now. It’s not about their success, is the group-think mentality that surrounds it. It’s almost Gestapo-like. No other POV can be seen or appreciated.

          • Marquis de Sade

            People rarely appreciate mediocrity, Sammy.

          • JMMagwood

            It’s a sign of the times. “We’ve” elected at least two presidents in a row that weren’t worthy of the office, and now we’re going to make it three no matter who wins. The craziness on college campuses across the country is insane, the level of anger and violence in certain areas is off the chart, and few seem to care.

            In a culture where people buy books on taking great selfies, how can you be surprised by Disney’s success while most of their films are just “meh.” They market their stuff better than most, i’ll give them that, and whatever else they do behind the scenes doesn’t hurt, but the bottom line is, the drones like it, and hate most of anyone else’s content. Especially a direct competitor like Warners.

            That’s why you have embeciles all over the place spewing venom, trying to convince anyone who will listen that anything the mouse does is great. I wonder how many of these sheep were in love with “The Lone Ranger” when it came out. If “CW” doesn’t hit a billion, there might be suicides… Sadly, I’m not kidding. A few of these people here don’t seem stable.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, you hit everything on the nose here. Mediocrity is the word of the day.

            And I’ll laugh the daddy of all laughs, if CW doesn’t do a billion. I can’t wait to watch these Zombies’ heads explode.

            Meanwhile, here’s an interesting review on BVS, that I think you’ll find interesting.

            http://nerdifi.com/2016/04/batman-v-superman-re-review/

            I’m interested in your thoughts on it.

          • Marquis de Sade

            I have a prediction that this time next February, BVS will shatter the record for most RAZZIE nominations and wins. LOL!

          • JMMagwood

            Really good review! We’re seeing a lot of people appreciate “BvS” more after seeing it a second time. It’s clear that many really weren’t prepared for a film of depth and substance the first go round. Let go of the Marvel bubblegum, people! Or, at least open yourself to material that’s a bit deeper with your superheroes.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Speakin’ of “STABLE”, did you forget to take your daily dosage of Lithium, Maggie? Those voices you hear in your head, are not your friends. It’s just a kindly reminder that you and sanity are not in sync.

          • Math

            Wow. What is this weird “patting each other on the back” session here where you claim you guys have better taste in movies then everyone else while wondering why so few respect your POV? Maybe you can start by respecting other peoples POV before expecting the same in return !? You know, some of us actually enjoy all of Marvel, DC and Star Wars movies… but it seems unless we love everything DC and hate everything else, we are basically morons in your eyes… It sure looks like it’s you guys who can’t see or appreciate other people’s point of view.

          • SAMURAI36

            So you’re mad because we liked the movie and you didn’t, is that it?

          • Math

            Of course not. I loved BvS. It had some problems, but I did not mind them that much. For me it’s easily a 9/10. I also liked TFA a lot. It’s far from being my favorite Star Wars, but it was a fun movie. And you know I love pretty much everything Marvel does. Not because I’m a Marvel fanboy and I’ll eat anything up, but because they were fun movies. Some were better then others, but I enjoyed all of them.

            So I’m not mad. It takes a lot to make me mad. I am a little perplex as to why you guys are so hard on people who love movies you don’t (like Marvel and TFA). I understand and respect your opinion if you don’t like them, but you guys talk to us fans in a very condescending manner. I also respect that you want to defend DC against the people who call those movie crap. I agree with you there. These movies are not as bad as people make them out to be, but they have as much right to call these movies crap as you have the right to call Marvel movies crap. There’s a difference between calling a movie crap and insulting the people who love the movie though.

          • SAMURAI36

            Honestly, I dunno what to tell you. People like what they like, but right now we are in a climate where one franchise is dominating the entire entertainment. But, it’s not because that one franchise is better.

            As far as talking about the fans, we’re just making generalized statements, and it’s not like there isn’t truth to them. There have been a specific segment of people who have been waiting in the wings to see DC in general, and BVS in particular, fail.

            Now obviously that’s not you, but you need to understand that you’re the exception and not the rule. You only need to look around on this thread alone, to see some clear examples. Meanwhile, neither JMMagwood nor I are directly insulting anyone, not to the point where you seem to be admonishing us.

            In the meantime, I hope you are just as vigilant with the folks who are being obnoxious (and whom we’ve clearly ignored all this time) to us.

          • Math

            The people who talk the loudest are the exception. I think most people are like me, but they stay quiet. The ones who post the most, are the angry minority who feel the need to express their anger. I usually ignore the haters. I will occasionally point out when someone abuses and is being overly disrespectful and I will challenge their claims. I don’t care if their claims are anti-DC or anti-Marvel or anti-whatever… When someone starts attacking the integrity of a group of fans for liking something they hate, that’s when the argument becomes disrespectful, and arguing these things is so much more pleasant when people stay respectful. When you throw hate to the haters, it’s like throwing gasoline on the fire. When people throw hate, they really already lost the argument anyways. Staying calm and respectful is the best way to win your arguments.

            I’m sure you don’t mean to be disrespectful, but you are sometimes. Honestly, it doesn’t really bother me and I don’t get mad over this type of thing. We are all very passionate people and it’s easy to get carried away. If you want to get angry about how other people react to things you are passionate about, that’s your own issue. Most of the time, you have very good and valid arguments, and I enjoy debating these things with you immensely when you do it respectfully. When you start ensuing that Marvel fans are all zombies and that our opinions are worthless, well, the debate looses it’s fun factor because it now becomes personal attacks. You are not alone in doing that, but your arguments will have so much more weight if you don’t go down to their level. Just be careful how you deliver your opinions. If you stay respectful, I’ll gladly back you up when I agree with you or I’ll respectfully debate the issue with you if I don’t agree.

            I hope we will continue to have many civilized debates.
            Cheers.

          • SAMURAI36

            Fair enough, to all points.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Y’know what the bees knees is? misguided DCEU FANGURL SOLIDARITY.

          • Christopher Dorner

            You know it. Whatever the trend is.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Dang, you be wishcraftin’ too! You and Sammy are the modern day BOBBSY TWINS. LOL!

          • Carl

            Ha ha ha, hating BvS is the common critical opinion and a major fan opinion. Only huge fanboys are saying it’s great. Unlike TFA which has most people saying it’s great. I love how you had to take critics out, at least you aren’t that delusional. Of course you are delusional because you’ll discount all critical opinion until its in your favor.

          • SAMURAI36

            Ha ha ha, hating TFA is the common critical opinion and a major fan opinion. Only huge fanboys are saying it’s great. Unlike BVS which has most people saying it’s great. I love how you had to take critics out, at least you aren’t that delusional. Of course you are delusional because you’ll discount all critical opinion until its in your favor.

            Fixed that for you, again.

          • Carl

            In all seriousness, what is your deal? Did you really not like TFA? Do you really believe that most people didn’t when that is clearly not the truth? Also I get that you like BvS but it’s a critical failure and many fans are mixed about it.

          • Marquis de Sade

            You do love to wishcraft, huh, Sammy?

  • jollybrah

    Fantastic Four is dead in the movie world for at least another 20 years. No one wants to see a new one. Fox just give the rights back to Marvel and let them use Doom, Galactus etc.

    • JMMagwood

      Nah, we’ll see another attempt, whether it’s FOX or Marvel inside the next 3-5 years.

  • Worldmind

    A JJ Abrams MCU Fantastic Four would be most welcome!

    • Peter James

      No.

    • Joseph

      Yeah that might be cool. But too bad Marvel would never be able to land JJ Abrams as a Director. He’s way too high profile. Notice how all of their directors are pretty small time. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Russo Brothers ever since Winter Soldier. But before that movie, they directed absolutely nothing worth mentioning. Same thing with Joss Whedon. Before Avengers, he was only known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marvel gets small time directors to make mediocre films meant for children. Perhaps if they went after bigger directors, they might have more than ONE film that’s actually good. But since Marvel has a bad reputation for being too involved in the Director’s chair, no high-paying Oscar-nominated Director will ever want to work with them.

    • Joseph

      Yeah that might be cool. But too bad Marvel would never be able to land JJ Abrams as a Director. He’s way too high profile. Notice how all of their directors are pretty small time. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Russo Brothers ever since Winter Soldier. But before that movie, they directed absolutely nothing worth mentioning. Same thing with Joss Whedon. Before Avengers, he was only known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marvel gets small time directors to make mediocre films meant for children. Perhaps if they went after bigger directors, they might have more than ONE film that’s actually good. But since Marvel has a bad reputation for being too involved in the Director’s chair, no high-paying Oscar-nominated Director will ever want to work with them.

    • Joseph

      Yeah that might be cool. But too bad Marvel would never be able to land JJ Abrams as a Director. He’s way too high profile. Notice how all of their directors are pretty small time. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Russo Brothers ever since Winter Soldier. But before that movie, they directed absolutely nothing worth mentioning. Same thing with Joss Whedon. Before Avengers, he was only known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marvel gets small time directors to make mediocre films meant for children. Perhaps if they went after bigger directors, they might have more than ONE film that’s actually good. But since Marvel has a bad reputation for being too involved in the Director’s chair, no high-paying Oscar-nominated Director will ever want to work with them.

  • Origami Rose

    Its not really shade its the T.

  • e9san man

    JJ already has been there and done that with Studio franchises. He needs to create more original content and build his own empire.