>>46856 They were. One frequent argument was "Loki's illusions flicker, therefore they're holograms." As if there aren't enough smoke or sparkle effects to fit such a narrow idea of what magic should look like. I suppose they just wanted a more "traditional fantasy" approach to Asgard, but I like the Jack Kirby-esque, space opera look.
Even Asgard having heavy artillery like the AA guns seen in The Dark World isn't anything new.
>>46948 The original guy it comes from is notorious for making tons of shit up in the past though. I'll wait for a better source. Either way if it's true I don't care what race she is as long as they make her hair red and give her a damn personality first before hooking her up with Peter. If they can't make her more interesting than even Raimi MJ I'm giving up on the other Spider-Man movies.
But really she's got the proper verbal swagger to carry off that "Jackpot" line to its full potential. I'm really keen on a Cocky self assured MJ. Even if some of it is forced bravado to hide a bad family life.
>>46957 But wanting MJ to be a redhead is just a code word for "I hate black people"!!!1! Even if you're willing to settle for black MJ as long as she dyes it, even expressing any hesitation is proof you're a racist!
God all these people on Tumblr and their inability to see anything other than pure black and white is so insufferable.
There’s at least a slight element of racism to their hatred, or else they wouldn’t be getting up in arms about it. Think about it: Why must Mary Jane be white aside from her history as a white character? What does MJ’s whiteness contribute to a romance/love story that can work just the same with a non-white MJ? There is literally no reason other than “she’s always been white!” to prevent MJ from being portrayed by a non-white actor in film/TV.
Primarily people just driving bait on both sides. Same nonsense like the talk about Hermione being black in the play and how that was good for diversity or something. Then the play was a joke and so we've moved on to the next "issue".
Bleh. She's fine and she's got the attitude down already.
>>46969 There's also no reason beyond reactionary compensation to prove how not racist one us for her to be black either. Which is itself a racist attitude as well, even if it's in the opposite direction rather than a hateful one.
Surprisingly, people consider how a character looks to actually be important when they've existed in visual mediums.
This is why I brought up the Scarlet Johansson/Ghost in the Shell movie. I didn't like that, I don't like this. To me that's a fairly consistent position to take. Raceswapping characters is not a good idea and just drums up needless controversy and scrutiny.
>>46976 I'm mostly indifferent to raceswapping MJ since Zendaya's known for actually being an idol singer in real life so she's not a bad fit for MJ who's supposed to be a model. They're casting really young people so so it's a good enough way of showing her chops. But not giving her red hair would be ridiculous, because I'm on the traditionalist side in thinking appearance matters at least a little. I'd be pissed too if they made Supes a redhead or didn't give Tony Stark some sort of beard.
So no I don't hate black MJ like the real racists do but I am not going to be happy either until I can be sure they have that hair part locked down and I'm sure other people feel the same way. But some circles are convinced it's just lying to hide my inner Stormfront because they're so used to going all out they forgot being somewhere in the middle is a thing that exists.
We also don't even know for sure if she's actually going to be MJ or not since it's an unproven rumor coming from a guy who's famous for being untrustworthy so people might just be jumping the gun. If it turns out MJ isn't even in the movie or is played by a white girl after all I don't want it to be more ammo for the anti-SJWs to crow about their "victory" over the SJWs, or for the crazies accusing Marvel of whatever the race version of "queerbaiting" is over it like they did with the also fake rumors about "white Ganke".
>>46978 >So no I don't hate black MJ like the real racists do but I am not going to be happy either until I can be sure they have that hair part locked down Why? Like, if you're the guy that said being a redhead is MJ's one character trait, then what about the existing character do you find worth preserving, exactly? What if she's not a redhead but instead is given actual depth and texture unlike literally every other version of that character?
>>46981 That guy is not me, but like I said I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to character appearances so I do care that they try to retain at least some aspects of the original character design if it's something that's been a key part of them throughout the years.
Also hair dye is a thing and many black women use it in real life. There's no good excuse for them not to give MJ red hair other than to be needlessly rebellious. Fyi I don't consider the race thing an example of that, like I said I already don't care about that or Valkyrie being a black woman either (also Valkyrie's design isn't iconic in the way Thor or MJ's are so it's fine if she's not a blonde with a long braid as long as she's got some sort of Asgardian armor on).
For what it's worth I'm also extremely annoyed they didn't bother to give DCEU Superman his spit curl or homage Zemo's costume or any part of his backstory in CW at all even though they had plenty of chances to.
>>46982 >There's no good excuse for them not to give MJ red hair other than to be needlessly rebellious. Or because it doesn't matter. If you're already changing ethnicity, why would hair color matter?
Seriously, I’m for the raceswitch and hope Zendaya does well in the role and all that, but if you’re gonna keep anything about MJ aside from the name and the relationship with Peter, you’re gonna keep the red hair.
(And FYI, MJ’s debut there was the unexpected payoff to what everyone thought would be a gag where MJ was uglier than sin.)
>>46984 And again, if the ethnicity is being changed, why not the hair? Shouldn't you be able to name literally anything else iconic about a character besides just that? If not, then there's clearly no value in the supposedly "iconic" base character.
>Shouldn't you be able to name literally anything else iconic about a character besides just that?
Why should he have to? I’m someone who is for the raceswitching, and I still think MJ should have her red hair because it’s what I’d call her “visual aesthetic”. I’d be arguing for Black Cat to have silver hair if Marvel decided to raceswitch Felicia Hardy because it’s a key part of the character’s visual aesthetic. On the flipside, I’d be asking Marvel to keep the black and red Spider-Man suit if they ever decided to make a Miles Morales-based Spider-Man movie because that suit is Miles’s visual aesthetic. You can tweak the aesthetic, yes—just look at Iron Man—but completely abandoning it makes no sense, regardless of factors like raceswitching.
No, they’re not. It’s pretty much a version of “Says who?”, and if you’ve been following politics lately, you know how dumb that argument is. If you think MJ doesn’t need the red hair, you can provide an argument and a justification for said argument that is more than “Says who?” or “Why not?”. Give me a solid, reasoned argument as to why a black MJ doesn’t need red hair, and I’ll listen. I may end up disagreeing with your argument, but I will listen to you. So give us an argument worthy of being taken seriously.
>>46994 Such is the nature of fandom and its inability to detach itself from headcanons and wishful thinking. I've seen it happen when shippers get so into pairings that that they get it in their heads it has to be canon or else. Then go berserk on anyone tangentially involved with the making of the show as if it's their fault for never explicitly denying something that's not even their business to. The Twitter debacle with that one Steven Universe staffer is just the latest example of that.
>>46993 Not that guy, and mostly apathetic to spider man in general, but depending on the skin tone, red hair on a black woman could be absolutely hideous. Brighter hair colors mostly don't match darker skin.
>>46993 Because having red hair is irrelevant to the role that character nominally plays in the story of Spiderman. It's as irrelevant as her being white and the only reason to keep hair or skin is inertia (which isn't really a reason). Stop supporting dog whistlers.
>>46998 >Because having red hair is irrelevant to the role that character nominally plays in the story of Spiderman
It isn't irrelevant. The redhaired imagery has alway been tied with a person with aggressive disposition, fiery temperament, and sharp tongue, all trairs MJ possesses. Again, look at her first appareance posted up there, from a quick glance the visuals are meant to convey that she means business, and the hair color is part of it.
Also, you have failed to give a reason as to why change it, what's there to gain. Like previously mentioned your "why not" argument is very poor, because hey, why not give Peter a green and purple mohawk while we are at it?
>>46999 >The redhaired imagery has alway been tied with a person with aggressive disposition, fiery temperament, and sharp tongue, all trairs MJ possesses. Again, look at her first appareance posted up there, from a quick glance the visuals are meant to convey that she means business, and the hair color is part of it. I mean if your argument is entirely based in visual stereotypes then you can easily apply the same logic to a black lady.
You keep telling yourself that. Point is, you have’t provided any real reason that MJ’s hair color must change if Zendaya actually is playing Mary Jane. (I said I’d listen to you, even if I disagreed with you. And I disagreed.) “Going against the inertia of the franchise” does nothing to convince me that taking away MJ’s red hair is a good decision, regardless of who plays the role. That reasoning would justify any change to the mythos or the visual aesthetic of any given character—as >>46999 suggested, giving Peter a mohawk—without actually getting into what makes that change necessary (or a good idea).
>>47002 I'm not arguing about what makes the visual change "necessary." That's the logic the dog whistlers you are defending use. I'm arguing that it's irrelevant, because it is. The performance and script, that's what matters, visual elements need only be pleasing and avoid being incongruous. If she can play the role, then give it to her. Arguing that the movie is ruined if she doesn't match this arbitrary visual stereotype is insanity.
>>47003 It is irrelevant for you, but some here it isn't. If you are going to dismiss everbody who disagrees with your aregument as a "dog whistler", this discussion obviously has reaches a dead end. Also, nobody has said that the movie is ruined, don't exaggerate for the sake of your point.
> If you are going to dismiss everbody who disagrees with your aregument as a "dog whistler" I'm not dismissing everyone as such. I know Stone isn't. He's merely guilty of defending them. There's ample reason to suspect others of such since, ya know, we objectively have alt-right posters on plus4.
>Arguing that the movie is ruined if she doesn't match this arbitrary visual stereotype is insanity.
Yeah, uh…I only want her to have the red hair because it’s the primary visual aesthetic associated with MJ. I ultimately don’t care either way, so long as whoever plays the role can act and whoever writes the role gives MJ some actual depth.
>>47012 Double checked and it's also from Umberto Gonzalez, but it's a minor enough element of the film that he doesn't have much to gain by making stuff up unlike the Asa Butterfield Spider-Man rumor. Or the Zendaya thing if he's indeed bullshitting us (yet again).
>>47031 Whedon overused the device as he always does.
As far as I'm concerned that would be a disarming bit of banter to put Thor at ease of the situation and so he'd not be too freaked out at the mortal flipping his hammer around like a toy after just getting his butt kicked. Also the only bit for that scene before the continuation of battle.
But I do agree that Age of Ultron soured the pot on battle banter.
>>47031 Ant-Man and Civil War's airport battle scene was full of them. I think it's just the quality of the quips not the quantity. Whedon overdoes them and feels like he's mugging through the characters, while in the other films they're not so over-the-top that it makes the characters all seem like the same cocky and insufferable asshole.
>>47033 IMO the airport battle gets a pass because it isn't a serious fight, as it's basically a bunch of friends, close colleages, and superpowered fanboys going medieval, they are not fighting ultimate evil or saving the world. The only person with a muderous intent was Black Panther, and accordingly he doesn't quip at all.
I’d also give it a pass because, for the scant few minutes he’s on-screen, the fight gave us the closest-to-perfect version of a live-action Spider-Man ever put to film. (Dat suit, tho’. Finally figuring out how to do the Ditko Eyes was a stroke of genius.)
So they're bringing Ghost Rider to Agents of SHIELD. //youtube.com/watch?v=gSkkI3OaOAY Seems like a waste since nobody's watching this show any more. Robbie deserves a Netflix series. But maybe it'll be good.
I actually like the pacing of some of these Marvel Netflix series. They do have more of a "Long Movie" vibe than a series with an over arching story at times, but I'm feeling this one's got a nice Beginning Middle and End to every episode.
You get the bingewatch itch you usually have in the former, and you can consume it bite size like with more episodic stuff.
There's nothing so far on the level of Daredevil Season 1 I think. But Mike Colter really carries this nicely! Good job, imo.
MEANWHILE, IN THE FOX UNIVERSE: The last Wolverine film (or the last one that’ll star Hugh Jackman as everyone’s favorite mutant, at any rate) has a title—Logan—and a “mission statement” of sorts; you can read that in the attached image, tweeted out earlier today by director James Mangold (who said it’s the second page of the screenplay).
There’s also a bit of new information about the film’s plot, courtesy of The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez. Spoiler warning, just so you know. http://www.thewrap.com/logan-wolverine-3-plot-details-revealed-exclusive/
>>47157 Same here. I think the 2-hour format is too constraining for movies to satisfactorily resolve everything in my weird detail-obsessed perspective so having them be lengthy miniseries like this is good. >>47186 Colter was fine but I actually think Missick is the one who really carried this show for me. If Colleen Wing is this good in Iron Fist I'd kill for a Daughters of the Dragon spinoff.
>>47220 Never did like Guardians' style of humor, and I'm still getting that too cool for school, laugh at how clever we are vibe from this one. Hopefully it'll be more story and character focused this time, as those were the best parts of the original.
It's an origin story formula that worked; of course Marvel is going to mine that shit for all it’s worth.
That isn’t a good thing, though. People will eventually notice the similarities and stop giving a shit about origin story movies. Blade worked as an ostensible “origin film” because the entire “world” existed and Blade was already doing his thing before we got into the story proper; Marvel could take a lesson from that.
>>47254 >Marvel Studios' Blade: Johnny Blade was just a wealthy socialite who didn't give a damn about the world until his mother got eaten by a vampire. Blade then traveled the world to avenge her, and in the process he didn't just gain new vampire hunting powers, but also a heart!
http://www.slashfilm.com/junkie-xl-leaving-deadpool-2/ >We already knew that the reason for Tim Miller leaving Deadpool was due to creative differences with Ryan Reynolds. Word on the street was Miller wanted to create a bigger budget, more stylized sequel while Reynolds wanted to keep it smaller and let the raunchy humor and unique storytelling style do the heavy lifting. It sounds like Junkie XL has decided that he trusts Miller more than Reynolds, and honestly, it’s hard to disagree with him.
>>47288 It did as that kept fox from having an excuse to messing with the pot. And going from Miller talk around the time of the films release he thought so too. Guess he was seduced by the bigger budgets that Fox started promising.
Because making it a 200 Million dollar Blockbuster (Number I've heard tossed about) No way would it be Rated R or have the same humor that it did because Executives would then be calling the shots.
Which from the rumored split on Cable with Miller strangely wanting somebody the Studio would try to push instead of someone that looks like Cable. He's a lost cause as its good he walked.
/co/ being their usual contrarian troll selves and a bunch Shitting on Ryan saying its his ego getting in the way.
Ryan knows how much a studio can fuck with a film. And he's not having that.
>>47292 No it was always going to end up that way because of the tone and subject (hint hint it's a story by Millar). I'm surprised the previous Wolverine movie was PG13 in the first place, I guess they got away with it by avoiding blood and doing cutaways to make the violence more cartoonish because honestly the fight scenes would've otherwise probably been a lot more gruesome.
>>47292 Wolverine solos have never been strong so they've nothing to lose letting that one go out the way it will since they'll be fielding a new Wolverine after this since this one marks Jackman's retirement from the role.
>>47289 The rumors about Miller splitting because of budget reasons are just that - rumors. While there were likely creative differences between Miller and Reynolds/the writers, I can't think Miller wanted to make DP2 a big-budget blockbuster like the ones mocked in the first film.
>>47294 Might even be X-23, since Laura's in Logan and all.
Man I'm really getting tired of RLM's pandering to anti-SJW types. Like, I don't care that they disagree with this stuff in private, because I know Tumblr types truly are insufferable. But it seems like with the Ghostbusters film they go more and more out of their way to piss on the fact that people care about race and gender stuff in the media in the first place. For what it's worth I agree that the Ancient One controversy was kind of a damned if you do damned if you don't situation but they didn't even try to give it a fair perspective. But for a bunch of guys who get annoyed by people pushing political agendas on the media they sure like to do it themselves.
>>47300 They were 100% right on point about the Tilda Swanson controversy, though. Same goes with the ridiculous Matt Damon controversy, which only requires a tiny bit of digging on who is making the film to realize that it is like a 80% Chinese production.
Also, the whole "you hate Ghostbusters = you hate women" thing. If I truly hated women, I would want MORE terrible female-driven films like Ghostbusters that crash and burn at the box office, which only makes it harder for potentially good films featuring a largerly female cast to be made.
>>47301 The problem with the Tilda Swinton casting wasn't just that she was replacing an Asian role, though it's not great either because roles for Asians even as tokens aren't very common. It's that she's dolled up like an Asian and doing all the stereotypical things that make the Asian master cliche racist in the first place. She's basically doing a more heroic Asian version of the Ali G thing. That's what most of the complaints are about.
>>47302 Do you agree with those complaints? Because I found Tilda's Ancient One to be the best character in the movie. I am with the RLM guys in that it was cool to see Tilda playing a "wise mentor who is also a supreme asskicker" type of character, which is an archtype that we rarely ever see women playing.
>>47301 >If I truly hated women, I would want MORE terrible female-driven films like Ghostbusters that crash and burn at the box office Did you.... miss the part where a lot of people DID want it to crash and burn?
>>47302 Those types would have complained no matter what because of the nature of the characters involved. The white man travels to the far east and appropriates the culture, becoming a hero because of eastern mysticism while the master falls short.
Its stranger in a strange land theme. Which effects a lot more things than people realize. Batman is prone to it and has even featured that thematic in both the comics and episodes of the animated series.
Iron Fist is going to be a big one. Though I feel it'll be a bit like Kung Fu series in theme.
In fairness, Marvel’s film and TV divisions are handled separately, and Feige is only in charge of the film stuff (until the end of Phase Three). If the TV side sucks, blame the TV division of Marvel Studios. And Perlmutter.
ANYWHO. I liked the trailer — dem bants at the beginning are grade-A Spider-Man material — but I’m still hesitant about the film itself. I’d have to see another trailer closer to the release date before I decide whether I want to see the movie.
It seems pretty obvious that the tech for the Vulture's rig is going to be related to or based on Falcon's wing pack but I wonder what methods they will go about making this bad guy for than a threat than he was to spidey apart from being a merciless killer who has access to some sort of big ray gun.
>>47414 Actually it's supposedly based on the Chitauri technology left behind from The Avengers, and it seems like they went out of their way to make the wings look like it was based off different science than Falcon's wings (which were designed by Stark Industries).
"Wolverine" manages it better because it has an R rating, which means it can show the actual consequences of violence without none of the "oh, can't let Little Timmy see blood" editing of the average PG-13 action film.
>>47681 Watching the guy from the new fox future cop show APB I think he could play a good Anthony Stark if they go that direction in switching up the actors with Ultimate/Alternate versions of themselves further down the road.
>>47682 So far, Daredevil (and, if you want to count him, Punisher) are the only Netflix-series heroes who retained their original looks from the comics. Jessica and Luke even had scenes making fun of their original super suits.
In fairness, Luke's original outfit would have looked goofy as all hell if he had kept it for the series. Marvel could have avoided using it at all.
Though I do understand the criticism of mocking the outfit (and critcism of the whole "this is really goofy" meta-commentary used by bits like that and, say, Hawkeye's speech to Wanda in "Age of Ultron").
I really didn't mind the hoodies or his altered motives for fighting the fight. Thought there was some humor that he kept getting them all shot up. Carhartt should have put out a line of Yellow ones though, maybe some Green too if Danny shops in the same store.
That would be a cute bit. Luke forgets his hoodie. Danny gets some and they are Yellow and Green.
Its good to have one. Because as much as I'd like it to be I doubt they'll make something like this again. Heck with the way they talked about transitioning away from Xavier vs Magneto stories I'd love to see some Blue n Gold era stuff they could do with a similar tone.
But I know they won't and there won't be a Ryan Reynolds on their team to stop them.
I'm just getting to the point that a good lot of the Blue and Gold Team era would make good play for somewhat serious stories. Cyclops and Storm stepping up as leaders to the X-men and dealing with the growing threats of Anti-mutant and Mutant Criminals.
So the reviews for the first half of Iron Fist are in, and they're not good. The MCU's first outright bomb. Lot of them complaining that Finn Jones sucks in the role and that the fight scenes are crappy, which is a big problem when your show is all about kung fu.
Thw well is so mucked up over this show I cannot trust any reviews cept my own. I'll watch it myself with an eye of someone that enjoyed the Kung Fu series of old which had a similar base theme. Outsider out to prove themselves.
>>47755 We already know Finn Jones can't act, he has zero prior fighting experience in a show that can't rely on stuntment to cover for you, and the show is run by the same guy who ran Dexter into the ground. I'll wait to see it for myself but I don't see any reason to be skeptical unless you're one of those /co/tards who genuinely think there's a HURDUR DEM LIBRUHL SJW REVERSE SHILLS conspiracy forcing them to review it badly for not making him Asian, because it sure didn't stop them from giving Dr. Bland great reviews and besides professional reviewers tend to be the last people to actually give a shit about that.
>>47774 First six episodes really are mediocre as fuck and a drag compared to the other three series' front halves. Second half is better but on the whole it's definitely the weakest of the Netflix series even if it's not outright terrible.
His adventure to get to New York sounds like a cooler story to follow than him being in New York. Also it would have been better setup for things. Fighting in Hong Kong and Japan running into members of the Hand. Finding out the Hand is in New York and trying to expand by using his families company as a front.
First season ends with him walking into the Barbershop.
Not really. “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Logan” sat well outside of the DCEU and the MCU, and aside from licensing approval (and maybe a little creative input here and there), neither film was as heavily “controlled” as a DCEU or an MCU film. Their quality comes from filmmakers having a vision and executing it without worrying about larger concerns such as “worldbuilding” or “merchandising”, not just from the licenses or who owns them. “Iron Fist” turning out to be hot garbage on nearly every level is also not a sign of change. No one gets it right all the time; even Marvel was bound to have its first major failure sooner or later.
Not to say that franchise fatigue is not a thing. Superhero films have dominated the film landscape (at least in terms of marketing and visibility) over the past decade, and they are not going away any time soon. But a few more contentious-in-quality films such as “Batman v Superman” or shows such as “Iron Fist” might finally make audiences tired of “capeshit” for a while. Marvel’s first major box office bomb will be the surest sign that franchise fatigue has kicked in for wider audiences.
>>47812 Deadpool and Logan being R worked because the R rating was done in service of the story they wanted to tell. This just feels like another case of Sony bandwagoning since we don't even know if the Spiderman movie is going to be any good.
Well, like the article said: “Sony still owns the cinematic portrayals of the web-crawler and something on the order of 900 Marvel characters. It goes without saying that they’d like to capitalize on that intellectual property.” I see them pushing “Venom” out as an extension of that, and making it an R-rated film builds on (read: tries to ape) the successes of “Logan” and “Deadpool” while also cementing a different direction than the MCU.
(Quick aside: Sony has the film rights to nine hundred Marvel characters? Jesus, Marvel. You really fucked yourselves on those movie deals back in the 2000s.)
He has no footing to be lecturing others about doing incredibly stupid shit at all since he's basically the root cause of many of the things that threaten the setting even beyond his own personally stupid actions that cause direct fallout.
Kinda the reason he's giving Peter a hard time. He wants him to be better than him. I'm okay with that role since we've got a history of with him failing and he's trying to rebuild from losing everything on a personal level multiple times.
Eh I guess that's gonna be their place for the Young Teen Marvel shows. Okay I guess. Shannon Purser (Barbara from Stranger Things and now Ethel on the Archie series) Wanted to be considered for the role so I hope she has a chance to try out.
Pick her over Anna Kendrick please.
DC should do something similar. A Teen Titans show that goes midway between between the action of the old show and the slapstick zany of TTG could be a good fit. But can't because they've no longer got access to one of the most important parts.
So I'm slowly catching up on the MCU and I'm currently watching Age of Ultron. So what was the reasoning on the Banner/Natasha relationship? I'm not super opposed to it, but it does feel out of left feild.
And the 'quipy-ness' is ok sometimes, but it is a tad thick in places.
>>47989 >So what was the reasoning on the Banner/Natasha relationship?
Well, she is both the Hulk's handler and the person charged to keep an eye on Banner (ever since the first film), so I guess they became closer between movies.
I guess they felt since Cap, Thor, Ironaman and Hawkeye had some element of romance in their stories, Natasha too needed it. According to Whedon, he found the idea of the scenes of the Widow calming the Hulk to be romantic and intimate, and things developed from there. I'd rather her to not be in any relationship, but the romance is so light and downright platonic and doesn't really go anywhere serious, I didn't really mind. It's unnecesary, but not the RUINED FOREVER deal that some people exploded with back in the day.
IMO, if they wanted to make it interesting, Natasha should actually have been more interested in the Hulk than in Banner. Now that's a crack shipping that would take everybody by surprise.
>>47990 >more interested in the Hulk than in Banner As a fan of crack ships, that sounds deliciously absurd. It even had some weight with her line about needing the Hulk to get up to the city. I am happy about the platonic-ness more.
Just finished it. Yeah, the quips were more of a hindrance in my enjoyment, but on the whole Age of Ultron was fine. I didn't love it as much as my first watch of the 1st Avengers, but that was a right time n place for me. I'm not dreading watching Civil War like I use to any more, so that's a plus.
Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming. (I know, I know: What the hell else is there left to spoil by now, given all the trailers and such?)
Remember all the fuss over whether Zendaya was going to be MJ? Turns out that all the racists pissed their pants for nothing. The film’s junior novelization revealed her character as Michelle Toomes—the daughter of Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture.
>>48018 I suspected as much. El Mayimbe is known to be full of shit half the time, and one of the trailers seems to have been heavily suggesting as much. Unless it's a fakeout, as the junior novelizations don't always line up with the actual movies.
>Before things wrapped, Hawley left the session with a major tease. “Because I’m at Comic-Con, I wanted to let you know about a movie I’m developing for Fox. The first word is ‘Doctor.’ And the second is ‘Doom.'”
>>48077 “I think with Frank and with the world that he’s very much involved in, he’s a soldier, so I think there will be very much a military component of the show. It will be somewhat centered on that… I think that [the] Frank Castle that was in Daredevil is not in Punisher.”
That is a really good sign that they get him, apparently Punisher is gonna be sort of a bubble continuity. He'll be The Punisher in crossover stuff like Daredevil, but he'll be THE Punisher when he stands alone.
>>48132 >Nobody wants a multitude of services. People are fine with several at once, but only like 1-3, not 10. Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime together are still much less than most cable packages people want.
And part of that push is some surreal attempt to save ESPN. That albatross has been in a spiral for years. Guess that whole dividing content into more and small niche premium channels wasn't such a good idea.
>>48132 I hope not. Only reason I watch Daredevil and the like is because I already own Netflix. And I don't care enough about the rest of Disney's stuff to sign up for it. I'm sure a lot of people feel the same, so I wouldn't be surprised if this leads to a drop off in viewership.
So after a long time procrastinating, I got around to watching Civil War. It felt like a hybrid of the first Avengers and Winter Soldier. It's major flaws being Tony's first thought to get more hands on board was to blackmail Sipderman into a mook, that fucking X-Men level 'line up and punch each other' and Zemo. Just, goddamn. It almost surpassed Winter Soldier in my books, but at least I'm properly hyped for BLACK PANTHER. Watching homecoming before wasn't that big of a mistake as I thought it would.
A bit. Reminds me of some of the "drier" Punisher arcs. Yea sure we get some killing and stuff and a the one guy who's head gets so messed up he can't cope and ends up getting in the way and Frank has to deal with him.
Overall not the best Punisher story but still it was a solid one.
Jigsaw will be right on time for season 2 so I'm hyped for that.
>>48430 Yes? And there are people who see the Nazis in Inglorious Basterds as the real victims or heroes too. I don't see why you should give a shit about them, unless you're the kind of person who gets easily spooked by Ess Jay Doubleyew boogeymen.
>>48428 Except no, that is not the case at all. Killmonger had a good idea in “we should do more for those like us in places that are not Wakanda”; where he went wrong was “and we should start by becoming the African equivalent of Great Britain”. That people can sympathize with his view of Wakanda as a “lost son”—as someone who never knew of his homeland, but grew up knowing his homeland would rather hide from the world instead of helping Black people around the world—does not mean he was right to believe violence and colonization were the answer.
>>48435 Damn, son, does it hurt when you clutch your pearls that hard?