Rolling Marvel Cinematic Universe thread (+ a poll: Classic or Dud?)

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The poll closing date is the Ant-Man film's premiere date, 10 weeks after Avengers 2, the beginning of Phase 3.

Anticipation threads for individual movies will happen as they always do, but it seems reasonable to have a catch-all thread for the MCU.

Stan Lee cameos: threat or menace?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Cinematic_Universe

discuss, et cetera

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Classic 69
Dud 63


WilliamC, Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Going to see Captain America 2 tonight - I caught the first one on Netflix and it was way better than I expected.

Avengers was a lot of fun in the theater, but I haven't watched it again. Not sure it would hold up at home.

Not a big fan of the Iron Man movies - RDJ's charisma is outweighed by every other element being dull.

Classic just for doing better than the non-MCU properties and waaaaaaaay better than DC.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

It's quite a thing, spending hundreds of millions to make billions, and basing it all on superhero comics and boomer nostalgia. But they've managed to produce some reasonably good action films so far. My bias is based on Marvel Zombie status dating to 1972, but I try to be clear-eyed with dissenting views.

WilliamC, Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Dud, both for the passable-at-best movies and for the concept itself.

Simon H., Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess the nostalgia is not limited to boomers, though. xp

WilliamC, Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

The current crop are pretty classic (though classic seems too strong, tbh). I like the way the serialized, cross-property roll-out parallels the comics. Lots of titles, different takes on familiar characters, largely fun and competent, not totally stupid, thus far really well cast.

I also like the first two Singer X-Men movies a lot, or at least did at the time. Wish those and the FF were part of the official family. But Spider-man, I've got no problem letting him dangle.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 6 April 2014 21:11 (four years ago) Permalink

just inoffensive and mediocre enough to be broadly popular

Popture, Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Rebooting Spider-man so soon after the other trilogy is easily the worst thing about this.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Spider-Man isn't part of the MCU.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought that was a Marvel comic.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah, rtfa, gotcha.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

It is, but the MCU refers specifically to the properties controlled by Marvel Studios. Sony has movie rights to Spider-Man and Fox has the rights to X-Men stuff. It's kinda convoluted. xp

WilliamC, Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:23 (four years ago) Permalink

This sums things up quite nicely
http://jonnegroni.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/dnxshsd.png?w=700&h=560p

tsrobodo, Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:35 (four years ago) Permalink

But also worth noting that the previous Punisher, Blade, and Daredevil movies and Ang Lee's Hulk don't count. A situation so convoluted it could've only been whipped up by people in the mainstream comics industry.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Milo summation otm

recommend me a new bagman (darraghmac), Monday, 7 April 2014 00:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Good luck making a megafranchise out of Namor and Man-Thing, Universal and Lionsgate!

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 09:14 (four years ago) Permalink

I was a huge comic-book fan as a kid. I dip in and out now as a 33-year-old and still enjoy them, but I've kind of lost interest in following the ins and outs of the Marvel comic-book universe. What I admire most about the Marvel movies is that they've taken the core things I loved about the characters I read as a kid and put them more or less wholesale on the screen.

Certainly, not all of them are great or even particularly good in some cases - I don't need to see Hulk, Iron Man 2 or Thor 2 again - but to me they all seem to have a level of affection for and understanding of the characters which in itself is actually pretty unusual for comic-book movies. Man of Steel is probably the worst example of this - everyone involved seemed actively embarrassed to be making movie about Superman - but there are plenty of others, like Bruce Wayne just straight-up giving up on being Batman for years in TDKR or Sandman turning out to be Uncle Ben's killer in Spider-Man 3.

If I was 12 years old now, I'd be thrilled that every six months I could go to the movies and see an excitingly-realised, generally faithful representation of the comics I loved on the screen. At 33, I enjoy them as fun action movies with an unusually ambitious shared-world underpinning which are for the most part way more coherent than other giant summer pictures.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 09:37 (four years ago) Permalink

In a interview with Total Film, Iron Man 3 co-writer and All Hail the King writer-director Drew Pearce mentioned seeing Damage Control as a possible Marvel One-Shot film.

If this actually happened it would make the whole enterprise worthwhile regardless of any other concerns imo

soref, Monday, 7 April 2014 09:52 (four years ago) Permalink

I've enjoyed most of the MCU movies, and I agree that the heroes have mostly been perfectly cast... But like I said in the Winter Soldier thread, I think probably the biggest flaw in these movies is that the villains have mostly been rather bland. It seems that the MCU has followed the lead of the Nolan Batman movies in that they try to make the villains "realistic" and gritty, i.e. that their origins are explained by "science", there's no magic or cosmic powers etc involved, they don't wear funky villains costumes, they don't have over-the-top despotic personalities, and so on... But this means the villains have mostly been corrupt businessmen or politicians, tough dudes in armor and/or with cybernetic parts, or (like Batroc in the new Cap movie) just your regular action movie thugs with some special martial arts moves, all of which are pretty boring. So while they've managed to turn memorable comic book heroes into memorable movie characters, the same hasn't really happened with the villains.

The biggest exception to the above is Loki, who benefits from the fact that Thor's setting is not "realistic" in any way, so they couldreally make him larger than life, No wonder they had Loki as the main antagonist in the Avengers movie (yeah, I know, he was the first Avengers villain in the comics too, but no one forced them to follow that pattern), since he's pretty much the only true & memorable supervillain they've done so far. But hopefully this'll change with upcoming Guardians and Dr. Strange movies, and when Ultron and Thanos turn up in Avengers... There's no way you could make those villains "realistic", so I hope they won't even try.

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:39 (four years ago) Permalink

So far generally more towards the classic side, though I fear diminishing returns may set in soon unless they find some way of upping the already pretty massive stakes*. I like the ambition of having a network of narratively connected mega-budget films, it's something that has never been done before at all (unless you buy into the Unified Theory of Pixar, ha).

And I echo the point made above that pre-teen me would have loved the shit out of this, which is a fair indication they've been doing their job.

*I think a major character's death would help with this, but would they dare?

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 7 April 2014 10:44 (four years ago) Permalink

An interesting poll might be the MCU vs the Dark Knight trilogy. Had a long and repetitive debate in the pub on Friday about just that.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 7 April 2014 10:46 (four years ago) Permalink

xp I'm pretty certain they'll kill Chris Evans and replace him as Captain America with Sebastian Stan. It's already laid out clearly in the comics and Evans is only signed up for six movies, which will be up after the next Cap / Avengers movies.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I guess that's possible... It was interesting that they didn't really resolve Bucky's plot arc in any way in the new Cap movie, so it seems they definitely have some future plans for him.

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, Sebastian Stan's signed up for nine movies and he's only been in two, so...

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Bucky's a way more interesting character than Cap, so I think it would do the MCU good to replace him in a few years - how much more mileage could they really wring out of Evans's essential goodness after two more movies?

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Though if they kill anyone, I think it'll be Tony Stark. Downey it already starting to feel a bit old for the role, and I don't think he has too many movies left in his contract either? Plus there's comic book precedent too for another dude replacing him inside the armor, and that other dude is already a major supporting character in the movies. (The only problem with this is that they cast Don Cheadle as Rhodey, and he's as old as Downey is.)

(xxpost)

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 10:59 (four years ago) Permalink

and he's as old as Downey is

So, er, not very old.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 7 April 2014 11:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I think the Downey Problem is going to be make-or-break for the whole enterprise. The MCU is basically built on his charisma - if the first Iron Man had failed they would have been fucked for real. Downey's said he knows he can't (and doesn't want to) play Tony forever, and I think they'll have to recast Stark rather than replace him as Iron Man, at least in the long term. I don't think they'll kill him, but I'll be interested to see how they get around the inevitable problem of actors moving on for one reason or another. They're really in uncharted waters here - there's never been an interrelated movie universe where beloved actors will have to be replaced eventually.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:04 (four years ago) Permalink

and he's as old as Downey is

So, er, not very old.

I dunno, he's still 10 to 20 years older than the other actors, except for Ruffalo... And with Hulk the guy playing isn't as important, they've already changed him twice.

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:08 (four years ago) Permalink

"with Hulk the guy playing Banner"

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:09 (four years ago) Permalink

First Iron Man movie was good. Strong story and clever lines. Everything else I've seen has been middling. I do like that they got Kenneth Branagh to do the first Thor movie -- that was a clever choice.

qwop zapatos (abanana), Monday, 7 April 2014 11:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Tuomas mostly OTM upthread about the MCU villains so far. I don't think the issue is so much that they've tried to 'grittify' them, though, so much as the rogue's galleries of the heroes who've starred in movies so far just aren't very deep or exciting or Marvel don't own the rights to best of them. Like, an Iron Man vs Doctor Doom movie could be aces but will never happen if Fox have any say in the matter. Whiplash just isn't on the same level.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:39 (four years ago) Permalink

I think Avengers is the best so far, as it should've been.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Monday, 7 April 2014 11:39 (four years ago) Permalink

True, but they haven't really done a good job with the rogues galleries' they do have available either... Like, the Mandarin thing in Iron Man 3 was a clever plot twist, but that just meant the real bad guy was yet another corrupt business type. (Obviously they couldn't use the comic book Mandarin as he was originally conceiced, since he's a Fu Manchu style racist stereotype, but they could've made him into a R'as al Ghul style righteous terrorist or something, and make him have actual superpowers.) And one of the reasons Thor 2 was worse than Thor 1 is because they Malekith into a totally generic baddie, even though the comic book Malekith is a cool villain (a gende-bending shapeshifter elf), and they even had a good actor playing him. That was a total waste of what could've been a potentially great villain.

(xpost)

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:47 (four years ago) Permalink

There was a lot of talk around the release of Thor 2 that Malekith had suffered at the expense of reshoots which expanded Loki's role in response to universal admiration for Hiddleston. They definitely did a terrible job with Malekith and Kurse; I wonder if they were less dull in the original plan for the movie.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 11:53 (four years ago) Permalink

I was a huge comic-book fan as a kid. I dip in and out now as a 33-year-old and still enjoy them, but I've kind of lost interest in following the ins and outs of the Marvel comic-book universe. What I admire most about the Marvel movies is that they've taken the core things I loved about the characters I read as a kid and put them more or less wholesale on the screen.

I was a huge comic-book fan as a kid. I still passionately read massive amounts of comics as a 33+-year-old [I spent $770 just on posting comics home to myself in two months in the US last year] and the Marvel comic-book universe can eat my balls. What I admire least about the Marvel movies is the way they make literal billions of dollars and return none of this to the people that created these IP or wrote the specific stories the films are based on.

Charles, hatless (sic), Monday, 7 April 2014 11:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Plus, if they don't want to limit themselves to "canonical Iron Man villains" or "canonical Cap villains", there's a whole bunch of cool Avengers they could use: Kang the Conqueror! Count Nefaria! Masters of Evil! Korvac! The Absorbing Man And Titania! It definitely seems to be like they've decidedly used the more "realistic" villains, and left out the ones with more fantastic powers and larger-than-life personalities.

(xxpost)

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Def. pisses me off that Stan Lee gets a cameo in the new Cap America movie, a character he had nothing to do w/ creating

Ward Fowler, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:03 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't think Kirby or Simon were available

Number None, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:08 (four years ago) Permalink

sic, are you objecting to the MCU on the grounds of lack of monetary compensation for creators or because you don't enjoy them as movies? I'm not disagreeing with the former - I think it's utterly shameful - but I wasn't clear on the latter from what you wrote.

bizarro gazzara, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah, this debate again.

Anyway, Loki def. the only villain with presence thus far in these films. Which is odd, because I think they did a good job with the Spider-man villains so far (at least with the Raimi ones), and X-Men villains. Maybe it's just a matter of casting the right actor? Like, Red Skull is a great villain, but maybe Hugo Weaving was not the best choice? But then, Iron Man has faced nothing but generic baddies so far, actors be damned. Didn't Thor fight a giant robot in the first movie?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:11 (four years ago) Permalink

What I admire least about the Marvel movies is the way they make literal billions of dollars and return none of this to the people that created these IP or wrote the specific stories the films are based on.

While I agree that this is shitty, it's pretty much the standard practice with all entertainment franchises, no? Like, does the guy who wrote the original Wrath of Khan screenplay get any royalties from the Star Trek: Into Darkness? I doubt he does.

Tuomas, Monday, 7 April 2014 12:12 (four years ago) Permalink

There's a rumour that Gerry Conway is banned from the premiere of the new Spider-man film, despite it apparently being based on one of his most famous issues.

(Google suggests this might now be resolved after the director took the issue to Sony.)

Berk errs Gibbs/Ox (aldo), Monday, 7 April 2014 12:38 (four years ago) Permalink

I've enjoyed at least a third of these movies.

So, dud.

Eric H., Monday, 7 April 2014 12:45 (four years ago) Permalink

A third of each movie, or a third of the movies total?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 7 April 2014 13:18 (four years ago) Permalink

sic, are you objecting to the MCU on the grounds of lack of monetary compensation for creators or because you don't enjoy them as movies? I'm not disagreeing with the former - I think it's utterly shameful - but I wasn't clear on the latter from what you wrote.

I won't see them for this reason, so I don't have any view at all on their quality.

(Liked the first Iron Man on a cheap matinee, second one was far less good, wasn't interested in Thor or Hulk 2, wasn't interested in Cap 1 and Marvel getting a summary judgment against the Kirby heirs in the week of release made me go "eeesh, I can't pay for any of these that I might be interested in in the future." Mantlo's brother specifically asking people with financial qualms to go see Guardians Of The Galaxy means I might, but my reason for interest is Pratt and Gunn. Maaaaybe I'd watch Avengers on TV, but I doubt I'd enjoy it as much as Cabin In The Woods or Much Ado.) [I'd have been curious about watching maybe half an hour of Winter Soldier to see how the Russos' style might translate to an action film.]

― bizarro gazzara, Monday, April 7, 2014 10:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

While I agree that this is shitty, it's pretty much the standard practice with all entertainment franchises, no? Like, does the guy who wrote the original Wrath of Khan screenplay get any royalties from the Star Trek: Into Darkness? I doubt he does.

I'm not interested in Star Trek Into Darkness either!

Anyway, no: the creators of most of the Marvel characters were specifically promised financial participation that they were never given; if Meyer doesn't get residuals from home video sales and TV broadcasts of Wrath Of Khan, it's because he specifically agreed to forgo them in whatever arbitration took place over his credit; under Levitz, creators who'd had story elements inspire aspects of DC movie plots quietly got appreciation cheques [this has ended under Nelson, obviously]; George Lucas got lots of the money from at least five out of six Star Wars movies; J.K. Rowling earns about $400 million a year from Harry Potter.

People being fucked over wrt media properties doesn't have to be a rule: every time someone is, it's because other people have made an active decision to do so.

Charles, hatless (sic), Monday, 7 April 2014 13:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I read an interview with Brubaker where he was like "it's great that this is the first time Marvel have made a movie where there's a book with the same name as it out there so hopefully I'll get some more royalties". It seems crazy that he won't see any money directly

Number None, Monday, 7 April 2014 13:51 (four years ago) Permalink

I mean, I was mainly saying comic books /= Marvel.

Charles, hatless (sic), Monday, 7 April 2014 13:52 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost - Brubaker only gets domestic royalties at all because he's currently signed exclusively to Marvel. They don't pay them as a matter of course, and IIRC haven't paid foreign royalties since the 1980s.

Charles, hatless (sic), Monday, 7 April 2014 13:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Meyer didn't create Khan, of course (character pre-exists the Wrath of Khan)

Ward Fowler, Monday, 7 April 2014 13:57 (four years ago) Permalink

meantime there's Red Sparrow

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

The Captain Marvel movie is really more interesting imo

Also a bigger risk - the Black Widow movie has felt like a no-brainer for a while

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean

Quirky indie actress in the lead
Quirky indie director duo
Weird IP that most people have only heard of because of a totally (ok they’re both women) different character with the same name
Set in the 1990s (before the Avengers Initiative)
Samuel Jackson cameo (with both eyes intact)

Captain Marvel is going to be weird

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh and also Ben Mendelsohn might be playing a skrull

El Tomboto, Saturday, 27 January 2018 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

They still need to introduce Adam Warlock, right? Having teased his arrival a couple of times? I wonder how confusing that will be, given Vision's introduction was pretty confusing. Or maybe Warlock will have nothing to do with this movie version Infinity War? Since I doubt movie Thanos will be wooing Death.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I'd lay even money that Warlock will have made an appearance by the time the third GotG movie rolls around.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I wanna know when Moondragon and Quasar are gonna show up (although they've complicated things with the former by turning Drax into an alien).

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Since I doubt movie Thanos will be wooing Death.


almost certain thanos will be horny for hela in the mcu

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:09 (three months ago) Permalink

adam warlock’s birth pod shows up in the mid-credits sequence in gotg2 - i suspect he might show up deus ex machine style in infinity war

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

hella horny 4 hela

Haribo Hancock (sic), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Frankly shocked that a shot of Adam Warlock's birth pod slipped by the censors.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:22 (three months ago) Permalink

"Let's celebrate us!"

https://d23.com/celebrate-10-years-of-the-mcu-with-this-class-photo-of-more-than-80-marvel-actors-and-filmmakers/?share_token=b215372b7f

https://cdn.d23.com/cdn2015/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/780w-463h_020818_MCU-10-year-anniversary-1.jpg

A mission of that scale would require a lot of very special people, but luckily for Marvel, they have a whole team of Super Heroes with them. Those who assembled included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland, Sean Gunn, Hannah John-Kamen, Zoe Saldana, Angela Bassett, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Russell, Danai Gurira, William Hurt, Karen Gillan, Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Laurence Fishburne, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Stan, Ty Simpkins, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Wong, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jeff Goldblum. Whew! If any super villain had decided to cause trouble right then in Atlanta, they would have been in big trouble.

Joining the super team of Marvel actors were filmmakers from the past 10 years of the MCU, including Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stan Lee, Scott Derrickson, Trinh Tran, Alan Taylor, Brad Winderbaum, Louis Letterier, Jon Watts, Sarah Finn, James Gunn, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Joss Whedon, David Grant, Mitchell Bell, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Jeffrey Ford, Peyton Reed, Jonathan Schwartz, Stephen Broussard, Ryan Coogler, Jeremy Latcham, Nate Moore, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Taika Waititi, Erik Carroll, Ryan Meinerding, and Craig Kyle.

"And Edgar Wright! Wait hang on."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Full high res version here

https://cdn.d23.com/cdn2015/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MCU_Class_Photo_w5.0_Webres.jpg

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Quirky indie actress in the lead

she's a conventionally hot Best Actress winner whose last movie was Kong: Skull Island

Quirky indie director duo

most of their directors come from TV. no one cares.

Weird IP that most people have only heard of because of a totally (ok they’re both women) different character with the same name

Ant-Man was a weirder proposition - again, no one cares. Plus, "fun" music cue potential

Set in the 1990s (before the Avengers Initiative)

they've done this before

Samuel Jackson cameo (with both eyes intact)

no one cares as long as they get their fanboy jollies

Captain Marvel is going to be weird

no

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Take your fisking to the appropriate thread please

El Tomboto, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Co-starring Simon H. as Buzzkill!

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Buzzkill? Wet Blanket? I think they're both up for grabs.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

woops, the music cue remark was meant for the period setting bit. anyway, have fun yall

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Pssh, can't even kill a buzz properly.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I tease because I love, but you don't see us charging into a thread about some Norwegian experimental film about people eating bread and rolling our eyes about the fact that the bread isn't even pre-sliced and yeah right, like anyone would eat bread without a heaping dollop of Jif.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I normally wouldn't bother cause fuck the blockbuster-industrial complex but Tombot's claims were too blatantly wrong to just let em sit there

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I don’t get it. Please remove “or dud” if no clowning is allowed on these threads

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway re that big ol photo, this is the buddy movie I want now:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DVipsLkVoAEcf2B.jpg:large

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 February 2018 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink

No clowning allowed in this thread. I am very serious and I WILL not repeat myself. Is that understood?

VERY serious.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

VERRRRRRY serious.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

no one doesn't care as much or as loudly as Simon H

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Certainly the latter.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:29 (three months ago) Permalink

(That's a joke, he's not loud, and lots of us don't care, but still post)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 February 2018 22:30 (three months ago) Permalink

oh no, I care, insomuch as I would much prefer the MCU not exist

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:13 (three months ago) Permalink

but I earnestly swear to leave you nerds alone for, let's say, 5 months.

Simon H., Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Thank u for deferring our swirlies until it's a little warmer, sir.

I'm very active in the pegasus community (Old Lunch), Thursday, 8 February 2018 23:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Man, the MCU is by far the best franchise that exists at the moment. The one to take down is all that Star Wars bullshit.

Frederik B, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile in the DCEU

https://io9.gizmodo.com/warner-bros-wants-michael-bay-to-make-a-lobo-movie-1822852448

(Carry on.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 9 February 2018 00:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Frederik B otm.

im looking forward to Black Panther. i've had a good time w every Marvel movie so far, even the forgettable ones. it is good on them to have been able to maintain such a high level of quality across so many films.

other studios do not seem confident in their material, hence all the lamp-shading, all the hyping, all the fascistic consumer propaganda & iconography. we have the constant re-iteration of how important the iconography is. DC/SW films are about collecting action figures. Marvel movies are more in the vein of Big Trouble in Little China.

last Marvel film i saw was GOTG2 at a drive in (it rained through the bit where they were flying in spacepods, which was kind of cool actually) and it was so much fun. the first one is great too. i think the two GOTG movies are worth the entire mess of it and are so far the best of the bunch. GOTG1/2 probably better than any Star Wars since ROTJ.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 9 February 2018 02:30 (three months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I, too, like it.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 12 May 2018 19:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah there was word about that going around the other day, if not these screenwriter specifics. Presumption is that with the Inhumans having been botched they're switching over to this.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:45 (six days ago) Permalink

Just work out the X-Men ffs

albvivertine, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:05 (six days ago) Permalink

The poop is that they may already be making plans for X-characters, in much the same way that they apparently charged headlong into Civil War before the Spidey deal had been finalized.

The lovely and talented Loretta Switt and the irascible Jamie Farr (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:33 (six days ago) Permalink

Honestly, in 2-4 years, I think the right X-adjacent ensemble storyline to adapt is going to be New Mutants / Alpha Flight style - what do you do when you’re just A superhero, not THE superhero?

I’d much prefer that over spending another dime on watching Wolverine or one of his GMO offspring get turned into pasta and then turn back into a person

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:03 (six days ago) Permalink

I mean Warlock is a PERFECT way to step up the Groot game. Get H. Jon Benjamin and a vocoder and get it done.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:07 (six days ago) Permalink

Samantha Bee as Sasquatch

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:16 (six days ago) Permalink

I'd crack up if we got an Alpha Flight movie. Just watch, someone is pitching a series to CBS All Access or some other online network right now

New Mutants is coming out this summer! (with Dark Phoenix... Again? in the fall)

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:40 (six days ago) Permalink

And I think Warlock is in the New Mutants movie? Young me is very excited, old me is dubious.

The lovely and talented Loretta Switt and the irascible Jamie Farr (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:29 (six days ago) Permalink

i for one support this proposal

So when do @MarvelStudios want me @mindykaling @kumailn to get started on the MsMarvel screenplay ?

— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) May 16, 2018


Riz! I am obsessed with this comic book, I’ve read them all. I love Kamala Khan. https://t.co/f3PevhfUzv

— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2018

and i am not alone

I may have fainted. 😍 https://t.co/OJd8MuOt4R

— G. (@GWillowWilson) May 16, 2018


🧐 https://t.co/s90muO5aH5

— sana amanat (@MiniB622) May 16, 2018

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:36 (five days ago) Permalink

Ugh, how about Kumail Nanjiani alone? Mindy Kaling is so tonally wrong.

rb (soda), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:27 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah, what would mindy kaling have to bring to a funny and tender story about growing up as a young asian-american woman

martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:33 (five days ago) Permalink

Ms. Marvel was the first comics I've read in a decade or more and I was delighted to discover it's as wonderful as its rep.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:46 (five days ago) Permalink

yeah, what would mindy kaling have to bring to a funny and tender story about growing up as a young asian-american woman


Good inference. Clearly I was referring to her racial identity in the post above.

rb (soda), Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:06 (five days ago) Permalink


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