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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Triggermv, Oct 26, 2015.
That was Emilia Clark in Solo? I wondered who was playing Kira. She's otherworldly beautiful.
That's the only thing that will get me to see it, or think about seeing it.
Looks like there is still plans by Marvel Studios for a the real Mandarin to come into play at some point here soon. My money is him appearing in Shang-Chi.
As long as they don't **** up the Hulu exclusive shows, I'm ok with this.
I'm going to guess there won't be much of any change on that front, especially when we consider that Disney has been a partial owner in Hulu since the get-go. If anything, my guess is you'll see more original programming on Hulu now that Disney is pulling all its content from Netflix. For instance, there is already an announced Ghostrider show coming to Hulu now from Marvel TV and it will be interesting if Marvel eventually revives all the former Marvel Netflix shows on Hulu now that they have full control. I know there is a contractual time-gap they've got to wait before that could be a possibility.
A bunch of reveals from Kevin Feige during a Reddit Q & A
First details, by way of casting rumors, are emerging regarding the "Winter Soldier & Falcon" series on Disney+
*Being described as a six-part mini-series
*Will air in August 2020
*Kari Skogland to direct all 6 episodes - Skogland has a background in dramatic TV series, having directed episodes of The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, The Punisher, The Americans, and The Handmaid's Tale.
*Daniel Bruhl (Zemo) and Emily Van Camp (Sharon Carter) are in talks to join the cast as well.
I like pretty much everything about this. I was hoping for 6-8 episodes and I'm getting 6. I'm also intrigued by the idea of Zemo coming back and even more excited to hear that Emily Van Camp will be coming back. As for the director, I don't know much about her, but she obviously has a ton of TV experience apparently and Marvel Studios has a good track record of working with these type of directors. The only thing I'm slightly disappointed by was that I was hoping for a bit earlier of a release date on the series. Won't this likely be the first of these Marvel Studios to air on Disney+? If so, this makes for a pretty big gap in between the launch of the service (Oct 2019) and this first MCU series (Aug 2020).
McG gave an interview yesterday I was listening to on Collider Live where he talked about how he was working on a True Lies TV series for Disney+. What is most interesting about this is that this potentially throws a complete wrench into myself, and many other people's assumption that the Disney+ series would be limited to family friendly content, whereas Hulu will be the future home to anything of the more mature nature. Specifically talking True Lies, the original movie was R rated, which initially makes me think mature. However, I guess there isn't anything to say that they couldn't tailor things back to more of a PG-13 or TV-14 (I think that is what it is called) level. There is in fact precedent for this happening elsewhere like with the Die Hard movies migrating from "R" with the originals to "PG-13" with the later ones, as well as with the more recent Lethal Weapon TV series on Fox. Regardless, until we learn more, I'm sitting here somewhat confused as my previous assumptions would have immediately shifted anything True Lies related over to Hulu.
A leggy woman in a really short dress will probably still make it through.
What is this leggy woman in a really short black dress in True Lies you speak of???........ wait.......... you said it was black right? crap.....
Interesting rumors now that whenever Spider-Man 3 comes out, it won't include Deadpool, but apparently Sony is fighting to get Deadpool included and Feigi does NOT want him included. After reading this, I read more into Avi Arad and Kevin Feiges history online, which is a very interesting one. I'd encourage anyone interested to check it out too. Avi Arad has pretty much been the main producer on all the Marvel movies from the get go (Blade, Spider-Man, X-Men... etc.), both good and bad, and was even the head of Marvel Studios up until 2006 before he stepped down/was forced out. Since then, he has created his own production studio which partners with Sony for all their Marvel movies, so he has recently been behind the likes of Venom, Morbius and Into the Spiderverse. Like I said, he has made some good movies in the past, but he is also famously the main man responsible for pretty much all of the big studio interference problems in Marvel's past like forcing Venom into Spider-Man 3 (Raimi didn't want him), and everything disastrous about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Also, what he said publicly after leaving Marvel Studios in a public letter not only painted him as a super arrogant dude, but also sour grapes and not very crediting toward Feige. Therefore, many believe Feige does not like Arad at all, and there is also rumor that part of the Sony-Marvel deal was that Arad would NOT be involved at all. Anyway, I'm not a big Arad fan at all, so I'm definitely team Feige when it comes to anything. For everything Arad does good, he does something REALLY bad at the same time. Plus, he comes off as an arrogant donkey's butt.
Yeah, I'd probably agree with that. I can never feel too comfortable about the combination of Arad and Amy Pascal as both are erratic roller coasters. I'm still unsure of Pascal's involvement in the future now that she has left Sony. There is just zero consistency, but I also too loved Into the Spider-Verse, so sure, let them keep rolling with that. I think they are at their best when they just stay out of it and just let the filmmakers have the control. With Feige, I'm cool with him being much more intricately involved. Arad, not so much.
I think in general they should just let people make their movies and not try to FORCE anything into someone elses vision. Has that ever worked out?
There definitely are instances like what happened with Star Wars: Rogue One, but like you said, lots of bad ones too. Personally, I'm not entirely one way or the other as I think there is a balance to be struck, especially in pretty much any shared universe scenario. Kevin Feige with Marvel Studios is the perfect example. While he does give his creators quite a bit of freedom, Kevin Feige is still very much involved, and much more so than with your typical movie. Just ask Edgar Wright when he was originally directing Ant-Man as this is what forced him to drop off the project. However, I'd argue that if Marvel Studios didn't have that level of control, they wouldn't have the same success they have been having. So, if you want an example of a success story, I'd throw the entire MCU into that category as well. I just don't think there is only two sides to this thing, but also lots of middle ground to be found.
I finally watched Spiderverse. My hold on the copy of it at my library came through last week.
Yeah, I've watched it three times now. Twice on my own, and then one more time with my daughter. It was beyond amazing and is now in my animated top five.
And they do it doucemo ...... do it...very slowly
Not MCU Related: Finished up The Tick: Season 2 last night and while I still had fun with the series, it definitely dragged at times and was not as good as the first season. Its too bad too because I thought the world-building and new characters in S2 was great, it was the pace and storytelling that just fell short. Also, believe it or not, it actually felt like there was LESS action in the second season than the first season. Throughout the entire season, I kept waiting for something to happen, yet it just didn't, but rather opted to dive further and further into the nothingness it had created without any type of payoff in the end. It didn't help either that the villain sucked.
Oh well. Even with a down-trending second season, I still find the series and the characters charming enough to want more. Unfortunately, its up in the air whether that will happen or not now that Amazon has cancelled the series. I know they are attempting to find some other network or streaming platform to pick it up, but if not, I guess The Tick's short run will come to an end.
With that said, I've updated my Superhero TV rankings to include The Tick (Season 2) for anyone interested.
Daredevil (Season 3)
The Punisher (Season 1)
The Flash (Season 1)
Daredevil (Season 2)
Agents of Shield (Season 5)
Daredevil (Season 1)
Agents of Shield (Season 4)
Arrow (Season 2)
Luke Cage (Season 2)
Arrow (Season 1)
Arrow (Season 5)
The Flash (Season 2)
Jessica Jones (Season 1)
The Gifted (Season 2)
The Gifted (Season 1)
Supergirl (Season 1)
Luke Cage (Season 1)
Runaways (Season 2)
Agents of Shield (Season 2)
Agent Carter (Season 1)
Supergirl (Season 2)
The Tick (Season 1)
Iron Fist (Season 2)
Arrow (Season 6)
The Flash (Season 4)
Legion (Season 1)
Jessica Jones (Season 2)
Krypton (Season 1)
Powerless (Season 1)
Cloak and Dagger (Season 1)
The Punisher (Season 2)
Runaways (Season 1)
Gotham (Season 1)
The Flash (Season 3)
Agents of Shield (Season 1)
Agents of Shield (Season 3)
The Defenders (Season 1)
Agent Carter (Season 2)
Supergirl (Season 3)
The Tick (Season 2)
Legion (Season 2)
Gotham (Season 2)
Iron Fist (Season 1)
Constantine (Season 1)
Arrow (Season 3)
Arrow (Season 4)
Legends of Tomorrow (Season 1)
Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3)
Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2)
Inhumans (Season 1)
I saw Aladdin last night with my daughter. Its worth noting that I'm not the biggest Guy Ritchie (director) fan and I thought the trailers looked terrible, so I didn't go into the thing with the highest of hopes. With that said, I couldn't have been more wrong as I absolutely adored everything about that movie and even thought that in a lot of ways, it improved on the first one. One thing that helped a bunch was how spot-on they were with their casting. Not only did I think Will Smith pulled off the somewhat impossible task of being the genie well, but I thought the casting of Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine couldn't have been better. They were both super charismatic in their roles, especially Massoud. Then, of course this got me thinking... how about Massoud for a future superhero role? My answer is yes, but I just don't know who he could play? His biggest downfall is that he is only 5' 8", which is relatively short. I watched a collider interview last week where he said he would love getting some superhero role next, and when asked who he would want to play, he threw out Nightwing as an option. What are you guys thoughts? Any other ideas? He is of Egyptian descent.
Yeah, I'm with you on just changing the race on someone for him if need be. Some mutant would be the easiest to do that with. For him, its going to be all about a personality fit as he would be at his best as a very charming superhero. I get that he is likely more diverse than I give him credit for, but I liked his Aladdin charm and would love to see that exact same charm transition over.