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Which 2012 summer movie deserves a TV spinoff?
Madagascar already has a series spinoff on Nickelodeon with the penquins.
Good point.But if TDKR had a spinoff it could lead up to a Robin/Nigtwing sequel or series considering the ending was very much a prequel to said movie.It sounds like a good idea because when Blake entered the Cave the Batsuit was nowhere in sight meaning that he can't be batman but still has the technology to become Nightwing or Robin. :^)
BOURNE LEGACY would make such a good spinoff. Cost is always a factor, so they would have to find ways to keep the per episode cost down while keeping great plots and continuity. There would have to be repetitive characters to get to know, and great plot writing. With those three elements, I believe there is a LOT that could be done with a BOURNE plot. They'd have to bring Bourne back, maybe divert with some other brainwashed types, and have a series long tension to slowly unravel - to keep people's interest. There has to be some secrets that we don't figure out until the series finale, or each season finale (with a new secret to deal with). The recent show GRIMM has done a pretty good job with such plot lines.
I agree. I thought the film was kind of a mess, but the stuff that worked the best was all stuff that would work well on TV, the Aaron Cross character bits, the relationship with the female doctor, her character bits. The Evil Agency stuff was done better in the initial trilogy, but that could hypothetically be useful in a TV show, especially the relationship between Cross and the Norton character. Plus, the larger super-spy community, the potential to bring in a Bourne character on a recurring basis. Lots of character-based stuff to work with that wouldn't necessarily require ludicrously intricate plotting and/or a giant action set piece every week.
NONE OF THE ABOVE. My man Danny took the words right out of my mind.
Pretty much agree with everything Daniel just said
The question isn't, "Which 2012 summer movie DESERVES a tv spinoff" the question is, "Which 2012 summer movie would actually make for a decent tv spinoff" and the answer is...none of the above listed. Tell me The Expendables would be able to keep that kind of cast on any kind of extended contractual obligation. Madagascar already had a spinoff tv show. Ice Age does too, I believe. The Avengers, same as above about the casting contracts and the tv production values. The Dark Knight...well, maybe if you could get JGL to go back to tv shows and he could be the new batman, but the effects and production would suffer. Bourne Legacy...same problem, though it could be interesting to see a new agent dealing with all the rogues...Total Recall...no.
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