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 Superhero version of Blazing Saddles 
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Post Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
I have heard westerns were like the superhero films of their era. The genre has gotten so formulaic that we are due for a self aware parody phase like Blazing Saddles or Scream/Scary Movie

What superhero tropes would you love them to make fun of?

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Post Re: Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
Just right before the Marvel boom, they already made Superhero Movie too.


Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:23 pm
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Has to be Deadpool right?


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Post Re: Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
The genre has certainly been parodied before:

Blankman
The Ambigiously Gay Duo
Superhero Movie
Deadpool
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim

The problem with the genre is that they already do poke enough fun at themselves. Westerns were very serious back then. You need a genre like that and then go light hearted. Part of the reason why Tropic Thunder was the last parody to do really well.

That being said, I have been writing a comedy Superhero film, but more on the filmmaking process. So I've been working on a comic character that inhibits a lot of different backstories.

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Thegun wrote:
The genre has certainly been parodied before:

Blankman
The Ambigiously Gay Duo
Superhero Movie
Deadpool
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim

The problem with the genre is that they already do poke enough fun at themselves. Westerns were very serious back then. You need a genre like that and then go light hearted. Part of the reason why Tropic Thunder was the last parody to do really well.

That being said, I have been writing a comedy Superhero film, but more on the filmmaking process. So I've been working on a comic character that inhibits a lot of different backstories.


That's a good point. Marvel already makes jokes so it's harder to turn it into a comedy. I still think superhero films are so such a big part of pop culture that if someone really nailed a parody movie, it could be big

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Well I don't think an original piece will ever be bigger than deadpool. 1.5 billion and counting and the Christmas version is pure genius.

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Post Re: Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
If this thread was made in 2012, you'd have a point.


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There isn't much left that hasn't been parodied.

Is there a great comedy for each genre already? In some cases more than one, most cases many bad ones.

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It's great when a franchise makes its own parody, such as with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


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Algren wrote:
It's great when a franchise makes its own parody, such as with Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


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Post Re: Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
Thegun wrote:
The genre has certainly been parodied before:

Blankman
The Ambigiously Gay Duo
Superhero Movie
Deadpool
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim

+ Mystery Men !!!

also Sky High and TV versions of The Tick.... it seems the genre has been more or less spoofing itself for decades.

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Post Re: Superhero version of Blazing Saddles
Superhero flicks haven’t been parodied Mel Brooks style at all, lol. This definitely needs to happen. They could satirise the shit out of the hero-from-a-highschool-loser trope for one. Superhero Movie is the closest to Saddles, but it’s about half as funny as Scary Movie 3. Deadpool is more meta; the parody elements fit inside the purview of the character. ‘Scream’-type parody shows up all the time, but it’s never recklessly silly. It’d take a damn good writer to make a superhero Naked Gun. Comic book movies are still in a golden era - which is prolonged thanks to Kevin Feige incorporating these elements before other studios took the piss out of it all - so there isn’t enough audience exhaustion for it to be commercially viable yet. Satirising superheroes would take a crazy budget (for a comedy) to pass a decent quality level, so it probably won’t happen for a while unfortunately.


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