New Doom Movie Will Have a Female Lead

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  1. Megalith

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    It has been learned that Universal’s Doom reboot will be a straight-to-DVD or streaming title that features a female lead: Amy Manson (Torchwood, One Upon a Time) has been cast in the role. Autonomous FX (Sinister, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) will be responsible for the special effects work.

    While the movie heading direct to video may not look like a sign of confidence, there are plenty of examples of really solid action and horror titles bypassing theaters in recent years. The 2005 Doom movie was also a financial dud for Universal, so they while they may recognize they have a potentially valuable brand name with the series, they might be trying to reduce the risk this time around.
     
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    Reduce Risk = Real DUD.
     
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    Makes sense to have a female lead in a movie based on a game with a male lead.

    Makes sense.

    Sense made.

    Sense.
     
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    Maybe it will be a prequel setup movie about the Doom Slayer's mom.
     
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    I hope she isn't white.
     
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    Shitting all over the original concept is a great way to ensure the movie bombs.

    I don't care what movie it is, when you remake something and switch the gender roles around just so you can use it as a platform for gender politics... to hell with that. Why would I actively pay to see more of my precious childhood memories destroyed?
     
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    WHY do they waste money like this then cry about piracy?
     
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    Another lame video game movie...
     
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    Yeah have no interest in this movie. Not even worth pirating.
     
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    So the next Lara Croft film will be Larry Croft right?
     
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    the part that made me chuckle is if you used any other color there, it would be 5 o'clock news worthy, outrage worthy of people yelling "so racist!"

    Spoiler - she is white. I don't see how the actress color has anything to do with this though. It's going to be a turd. They could cast the chick with the three knockers from Total Recall, one shoots lasers, one shoots money, and the middle one shoots baby oil for impromptu girly girl oil wrestling, and the movie would still suck.
     
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    The actresses name is right in the OP. She's Scottish and very white.

    But, uh... of all the concerns you could have about a straight-to-streaming Doom movie featuring a female lead... why would her ethnicity matter?
     
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    She will be playing the Asian lead so it's assured she'll be white.
    see Ghost in the Shell, Tilda Swenson in Doctor Strange and many more
     
  17. All hail diversity/inclusion. Nothing has to make sense.
     
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    The gender swap doesn't bug me, but it does indicate a potential to just shill more sjw crap.

    The real issue is the direct to DVD, that's always been a recipe for failure.
     
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    To be honest I don't care if she's female, but I've never heard of this woman.

    Throw Emily Blunt in a Space Marine suit and I'm there opening night.
     
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    So straight to DVD then?

    What a fucking joke.

    Why doesn't anyone learn from their mistakes. Ghostbusters 2013 should have been a sign.
     
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    why do they give these movies to idiots ? yes the fan base is mostly male, no it does not mean it will sell better if you put boobs as lead actor...
     
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    I like female leads, but I feel like they're missing the whole Doom vibe.
     
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    up next: reboot of passion of the christ, starring some woman as jesus because MUH DIVERSITY
     
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    A going out of business sign?

    I'll see myself out
     
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    They're subverting your expectations.
     
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    This is the dumbest thing I've read/seen all day. Instant pass. It's a good reminder why I don't go care for most of this trash these days.
     
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    When did this forum turn into an Incel forum with toxic masculinity? Nothing wrong with this development.
     
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    They're probably doing this change because there's a female lead planned for the next game installment of Doom.
     
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    If I thought it didn't have anything to do with the SJW crap I wouldn't care. This wasn't done because they found an actress that would be the best choice though, they did it to push gender politics and the sjw crap that goes with it. Its a sign this movie is going to suck.

    This has a bunch of bad things going for it:

    Straight to video release means the studio didn't have faith in it which means the budget is going to be low.

    Video game movie: Almost guarantees the movie is going to suck. It doesn't help that doom really didn't have enough of a story to make into a movie.

    Studio not understanding it enough to want to change it around.



    The bad thing is they do have game franchises that have the potential to be good movies, hell ones with female leads too. I haven't seen the last tomb raider to know if it was done well but there is potential. Mirrors edge could be good. Hell you want something kinda like doom but with a female lead? Do a metroid movie(actually don't, I don't see it being good).
     
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    I thought it was. I hated it.
     
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    Let's be honest, though. The first Doom movie sucked balls.

    Hopes are not high for a reboot, female lead or no.