Can Vietnamese comics be on movies like Marvel, DC?

Situation is expected to have five movies, not just one – Photo: Studio68

In the US, comic book studios Marvel, DC have a history of more than 80 years and the story has been transformed into a movie from decades ago. These are exemplary development models that the creative world in the world still follow and learn from.

DC and Marvel movies are all based on stories, but audiences who hit theaters don’t know what will happen. With Tí Tí, we will meet Tí Suu Dan Tips with the counter sentences and cases we already know, but there will be other stories, different stories, there are always twists to bring new to the audience.

Director Phan Gia Nhat Linh

Vietnamese people make movies from Vietnamese comic books

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) were created in 2008 and 2013 to fulfill a larger ambition: to turn adaptable movies into small pieces in a superhero universe. large and closely related to maintain lasting attraction. MCU was a huge success, and the DCEU also had hit works.

Status, aired on February 12, 2021 (ie, the first day of the New Year’s Day) is one of the films adapted from Vietnamese comic booksIntelligent children of Vietnamese) has the largest budget ever. Through the released videos, it can be seen that the film will at least be very visually pleasing.

In fact, for a long time, filmmakers have cherished Vietnamese comics to the big screen through blockbuster projects of Vietnamese cinema.

And on the other side, comic book creators expect their characters to be created on the big screen, reaching a larger audience.

The passion for Vietnamese superheroes, gods, and comic book characters is real, and creators are trying to make ideas come true.

Producer Lam Nguyen’s Status said: “Vietnamese people have to make films from Vietnamese, orthodox Vietnamese works”.

This does not mean bringing comic works to the screen without the use of filmmakers, without the process of turning the language of comics into the language of cinema.

Director Phan Gia Nhat Linh said: “Do Status There are also obligations from the author, from the Phan Thi Company (the composer and publisher of the work – PV). They want the film to be faithful to the clothing story, the motif, to the story.

I said if that’s the case then I can’t make a movie. Because even though it is adapted, a movie is a product that has a separate life from the story. Thankfully, the two sides later talked and the film tried to keep the main spirit of the story and bring surprise.

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Character Le Nhat Lan has his own film adapted from the story of Long Than General – Photo: Phong Duong Comics

Character is soul, persistence is the foundation

If the movie Status is expected for the popularity of Intelligent children of Vietnamese, movie Le Nhat Lan expected by writer Nguyen Khanh Duong to adapt from Dragon god general also be expected for the quality of the original work.

The series won a silver prize at the International Comic Awards set in the context of the Tran Dynasty’s war against Nguyen Mong – a heroic era in Vietnamese history.

Among the “immense” male characters such as Tran Hung Dao and the Tran mandarins, or the main character Long, producer Ngo Thanh Van is especially impressed with Le Nhat Lan – the rare female character of Dragon god general, is inspired by Princess An Tu – a princess who is in harmony with Escape Hoan, “because water debt will not return” (Professor Pham Duc Duong).

And Le Nhat Lan becomes the first film about a heroic Vietnamese heroine.

Spider-man, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman good Captain Marvel – the superhero movies in the world – have proven that in order to succeed, movies must create the main character with great appeal.

Many people are not overstating when saying “Iron Man saves the Marvel empire”. The character is the soul of this series, in addition to the indispensable factors such as script, acting and effects.

It will be too early to predict whether Vietnam will succeed with comic book adaptations or not. Because this is a series that requires long-term perseverance and effort of a large, if not huge, team.

Thierry Nguyen – co-founder of a VFX company, said there are about 1,000 artists involved in the vignette of DC’s Man of Steel (2013).

And there is the creative, non-stop creative lesson of Marvel. Kevin Feige – the head of Marvel Studios – once explained the company’s success: “We are broadening the definition of a Marvel movie. We are getting audiences to come back in larger numbers by doing things. surprise, not according to the pattern or the formula “.


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