Marvel Cinematic Universe

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For those who have seen it.. Venom: Thumbs up or Thumbs Down

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  1. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    #2921 Triggermv, May 9, 2019
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    Appreciate the input on Madden. While I don't watch GOT, so I don't know how good or not some of these actors/actresses are on there, I've inevitably been a bit gun-shy lately on actors coming from that show. I got burned REALLY BAD on Finn Jones as Iron Fist, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey has also been very underwhelming, and Emilia Clark in Solo was just alright. Most of them haven't been helped at all by their directors and writers, but I also don't think the actors have been very good either. There is also no charisma there for me with any of them.
     
  2. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Have to admit, Eternals is the first one I actively do not have any desire to see. If I do, I'm going to have to yell "IT'S A DEAD MAN'S SWITCH" two or three times.
     
  3. Triggermv

    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, full disclosure, I am not excited for it either (I'm the guy that gets excited by about anything too), but if I've learned anything, in Kevin Feige I trust with this stuff.
     
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    https://screenrant.com/disney-control-hulu-comcast-deal/

    Like I've been anticipating for a long time now, Disney finally struck a deal with Comcast to gain full control and eventually ownership over Hulu. All along, it has just made too much sense for Disney not to do this, especially now that they own Fox and all their catalog of less family-friendly content. This now allows them to protect the Disney brand with everything in the Disney+ streaming service yet still allow them to continue to produce and have a home for some more mature content. Hulu also allows Disney to break fully into the game of streaming TV through Hulu TV, not to mention all the different types of bundling options they can offer now for their content.
     
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    That was Emilia Clark in Solo? I wondered who was playing Kira. She's otherworldly beautiful.
     
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    That's the only thing that will get me to see it, or think about seeing it.
     
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    As long as they don't **** up the Hulu exclusive shows, I'm ok with this.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    https://deadline.com/2019/05/kari-skogland-to-direct-6-part-the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-miniseries-with-anthony-mackie-sebastian-stan-daniel-bruhl-emily-van-camp-1202619197/
     
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    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    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).
     
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    #2933 Triggermv, May 21, 2019
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    https://screenrant.com/true-lies-tv-show-disney-plus/

    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.
     
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    A leggy woman in a really short dress will probably still make it through.
     
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    #2935 Triggermv, May 21, 2019
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    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.....
     
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    #2936 Triggermv, May 28, 2019
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    https://screenrant.com/spider-man-3-venom-deadpool-mcu-marvel/

    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.
     
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    I think Arad is much better at animation. Into the Spider-Verse might be my favorite movie of last year. It's his live action stuff that just gets bad.
     
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    #2938 Triggermv, May 28, 2019
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Triggermv Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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