Marvel Studios is going cosmic, and in a big way. After the magnificent showcase which was the Marvel Hall H Comic Con panel, I managed to have some face time with one of my contacts at the studio. Apparently, introducing elements such as the Infinity Gauntlet and Sword (and the Cosmic Cube) are only the beginning. If all goes according to the current plan, The Avengers will feature minor (MINOR) appearances by key cosmic beings from the Marvel Universe. The Easter Eggs won't just be pleasing to fans, but an easy way to pique interest from general audiences.
The characters being considered for inclusion are: Captain Marvel (an amalgam of Mar-Vell and Noh-Varr), Adam Worlock, Black Bolt and Nova. Several of these roles are already being written into the current film treatment, and actors are already being pursued to portray them.
Other characters that may find a way into the film(s): Drax the Destroyer, Moondragon, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Eternity .
So, an Avengers cartoon is coming out later this year as a run up to these movies. It seems to have quite a bit of an identity disorder though. You can see a massive influence of the Ultimates on it - but there's also a fair amount of mainstream 616 stuff in there - especially when it comes to SHIELD, and, obviously, the movies are playing a huge part in the look and feel of the characters (except Fury... for some reason - who just looks like a black 616 Fury. Maybe Jackson's agent was pushing for too much for his likeness?).
Loki is apparently the Avengers' main villain, with the Skrull thrown in for good measure. Essentially sounds like a bit of a mix between Ultimates 1 and 2. The Red Skull's use of the Cosmic Cube in Cap also sets up Loki getting hold of it in Avengers.
Post by Arch_one_zero_one on Apr 30, 2011 23:53:06 GMT
I really enjoyed it. Better than Iron Man 2, for sure, so I'm suddenly more optimistic about 'The First Avenger'. Thor showed that you can make an engaging origin story, tie in a fair bit of Avengers setup, and the film not end up as a bit of a disjointed mess (see Iron Man 2). Also, Loki is wicked. Hoping we'll be seeing some more of him.
Saw Thor last night and it was a pretty solid movie. Did a good job of selling the Asgardian stuff, without making it too confusing, out there or bizarre (and the cosmic side of it, rather than mythological wasn't forced too hard).
I think I'd actually prefer this one over the original Iron Man - just a bit. It's just got a bit more meat to it.
Just a quick note to confirm that Cap, which comes out here next weekend, does have a post-credits scene, and reportedly it's a full blown trailer for the Avengers. Definitely worth hanging around for, I'd say.
have seen captain america + avengers trailer twice now
captain america is for my money easily the best of these marvel cinematic whatever things, at least until the obvious winner rolls around next year
it's better than iron man is (ARGUABLY) for a lot of reasons, especially given that its climactic scenes aren't drawn out and terrible compared to what comes before them
and the last line of the movie was actually pretty wonderful
the avengers trailer: it was certainly a trailer! loki shows up a bit and that isn't a spoiler because [censored], it's a trailer, shut up
it's going to be up next week or something anyway
i mean, online, with the whole mpaa ratings board green band deal
anyway right loki does a thing, the thing being he's in it for half a second, that's the limit of my limited fanboy info message board deal
the rest of the trailer is random shots of the titular characters (i didn't realize hawkeye already showed up as that dude who was gonna snipe thor until he got PROMINENCE in the TRAILER with a FULL BODY SHOT) and also obviously there's a funny bit with stark snarking because that's what trailers have
right so it's pretty great overall
after both twodee and threedee viewings I can safely say the post-convert is actually pretty nice and overall probably better if'ns you're in one of those theaters that only shows the 2D digitally because [censored] that because it makes the image blurrier and it looks like one half of the 3D image without the benefits but the 2D is brighter and overall nicer to look at if you've got a good 35MM projection system running it but if it's that [censored]ing DLP bull[censored] go with the 3D because it's worth it for an image that at the very least feels put together
that was a rant about modern cinematic technicals
anyway captain america the movie itself as I said was really good, it felt like raiders of the lost ark a lot of the time in a positive way and hugo weaving's red skull is a pretty classic-style villain in the way that classic villains are cheesy in a comfortable way, like a hug that's angry at you. overall go see it, i'm probably going to see it again a third time because i'm a teenager with a disposable income from making music for webcomics and my limit is usually twice, and only if someone else is paying for it, so that should illustrate how nice this movie is.
the only blockbuster film on par with it this year was super 8 but I guess source code was technically better than both but then source code had a really [censored]off terrible ending because the ending happened and then instead of CREDITS ROLL they just kept going and why did they do that
why, duncan jones
was it the producers
were they bad to you
tell me on the doll where they touched you, zowie
but yeah uh the avengers is going to be pretty good I think
joss whedon is a good writer when it comes to banter and serenity was at the very least adequately directed as a movie so I have super faith in it being a very, very above average summer film, if not a genuinely memorable Film in its own right the way most people are already putting it in a class with citizen kane or chinatown or casablanca or something that it's not going to ever be able to compare to in their heads because I guess my definition of "most people" is the half of the comments section on aint it cool news that doesn't just yell about how things suck all the time
ps citizen kane is a better movie than chinatown, haters hate but its true. I still haven't seen casablanca but I will at some point. it just doesn't interest me as much as the other two because I have a feeling it's a little bit overrated? could be wrong. but the other two are genuinely worthy of their titles as "best movies ever" at least somewhere on a cosmic list of Best Movies Ever but then that list stretches a while if we're going to be honest about it. I would say that eternal sunshine of the spotless mind and children of men and a bunch of other movies are at least as good as citizen kane but then people will disagree just "on principal" so I won't bring it up for everyone's sake
Because Ghost Rider isn't good enough to warrant his own thread, I'll just leave this here.
In addition the creators are apparently going down the same avenue as The Incredible Hulk by having this be a quiet reboot rather than a sequel. It just happens to still star Nicholas Cage, for some reason. Big name pulling power, I guess.
I just realised it took six years for another Ghost Rider movie to come about. Yikes.