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(Badass Digest)   Tony Stark to face off against classic Marvel supervillain for Iron Man 3. Nah, just kidding, it's one of those mid-'90s hair guys everyone tried to forget   (badassdigest.com) divider line 113
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2012-05-16 05:09:51 PM  
I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.
 
2012-05-16 05:18:05 PM  

RexTalionis: I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.


It depends on what they're going to do with Thanos. If they want to do the Infinity gauntlet it would be redundant to have another villain who relies on magic fingers.

Although it might be cool if Thanos takes one of his stones from the Mandarin...
 
2012-05-16 05:19:40 PM  

James!: RexTalionis: I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.

It depends on what they're going to do with Thanos. If they want to do the Infinity gauntlet it would be redundant to have another villain who relies on magic fingers.

Although it might be cool if Thanos takes one of his stones from the Mandarin...


The Ten Rings in Iron Man doesn't have magic fingers. It's just a terrorist group.
 
2012-05-16 05:22:27 PM  

RexTalionis: James!: RexTalionis: I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.

It depends on what they're going to do with Thanos. If they want to do the Infinity gauntlet it would be redundant to have another villain who relies on magic fingers.

Although it might be cool if Thanos takes one of his stones from the Mandarin...

The Ten Rings in Iron Man doesn't have magic fingers. It's just a terrorist group.


I did not know that.
 
2012-05-16 05:26:44 PM  
Tony needs to battle his greatest foe, alcohol.
 
2012-05-16 05:30:16 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Tony needs to battle his greatest foe, alcohol.


He did that in Iron Man 2.
 
2012-05-16 05:33:24 PM  

Walker: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Tony needs to battle his greatest foe, alcohol.

He did that in Iron Man 2.


Alcoholism was played by Mickey Rourke. It's typecasting.
 
2012-05-16 05:33:41 PM  
i think the next one should be about a shady cabal of corporate raiders who attempt to coordinate a hostile takeover of stark industries and the whole movie is about tony going to various meetings to discuss alternative forms of funding to buy back controlling interest and attempts to curry disinterested investors' favor before an upcoming proxy vote. and then at the end when a fiery and emotional speech by tony cause the investors to turn against the stock purchase offer, tony puts on his iron man costume and flies away to the blaring sound of that one black sabbath song about the war pigs.
 
2012-05-16 05:51:25 PM  

James!: The Ten Rings in Iron Man doesn't have magic fingers. It's just a terrorist group.

I did not know that.


That's because he made it up.
They ARE a terrorist organization in the first Iron Man movie. Is there a Mandarin controlling them? Does he actually have ten magical rings? None of us know because the films haven't said one way or the other.
 
2012-05-16 05:54:48 PM  

thomps: i think the next one should be about a shady cabal of corporate raiders who attempt to coordinate a hostile takeover of stark industries and the whole movie is about tony going to various meetings to discuss alternative forms of funding to buy back controlling interest and attempts to curry disinterested investors' favor before an upcoming proxy vote. and then at the end when a fiery and emotional speech by tony cause the investors to turn against the stock purchase offer, tony puts on his iron man costume and flies away to the blaring sound of that one black sabbath song about the war pigs.


What your version of Iron Man 3 may look like

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-16 06:42:42 PM  
The biggest challenge for Marvel from here on out is going to be the stories. Namely, resisting the temptation to have every subsequent film by every individual member of Teh Ovenjurz not turn into a 1.5 sequel before 2 hits the screen. They'll more or less have to dance around why Tony's buddy Bruce doesn't drop by to help when $#!+ gets real. Or why Thor doesn't pop by to give Steve a hand when he's in a scrape.

They may be swimming in cash Scrooge McDuck-style right now, but they've also created a monster they're going to have to write around very carefully.
 
2012-05-16 06:54:29 PM  
They need to do a crossover movie with DC, and have Iron Man face John Constantine, played by the guy who plays Castiel on Supernatural, Misha Collins.

/Castiel's outfit having been inspired by John Constantine's stereotypical attire
 
2012-05-16 07:27:45 PM  
IM3 is being filmed in my town. Although I won't be working on the production, I will end up seeing some money from this. In short: everybody shut your whore mouths, while I'm makin' money!
 
2012-05-16 07:31:51 PM  
It should be Iron Man VS Gundam.
 
2012-05-16 07:53:38 PM  
Since he probably won't ever be an Avenger or have his own movie, they should introduce Namor in this one.

www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2012-05-16 07:57:19 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Since he probably won't ever be an Avenger or have his own movie, they should introduce Namor in this one.

[www.comicbookmovie.com image 548x454]


What and have Namor make the moves on Pepper?
 
2012-05-16 08:01:28 PM  
Played by James Badge Dale? I'm curious.
 
2012-05-16 08:11:40 PM  
I have to say, I'm a little nervous on this one, because there is no Jon Favreau.

Don't get me wrong, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was fun, but likewise was responsible for The Long Kiss Goodnight. I am not full of faith on this. Ridley? Hells, yes. del Toro? Oh Hells yes. Rodriguez? Yeah, I'm in. Shane Black? He's a fan of asplosions and hokey dialog, but he's giving Kirby a writing credit, so let's see how it shakes out...
 
2012-05-16 08:36:32 PM  

SilentStrider: Played by James Badge Dale? I'm curious.


This.

I enjoyed his work on 24.
 
2012-05-16 08:48:49 PM  
The need to set up Ultron.
 
2012-05-16 08:50:43 PM  

Sid_6.7: They need to do a crossover movie with DC, and have Iron Man face John Constantine, played by the guy who plays Castiel on Supernatural, Misha Collins.

/Castiel's outfit having been inspired by John Constantine's stereotypical attire


Castiel turned Supernatural from great to awesome.

"I found a liquor store."
"What did you do?"
"I drank it."
 
2012-05-16 09:01:01 PM  
Fark it. If you're gonna do it, do it right.

Iron Man vs. Dr. Doom. For Good. One of the two must die.
 
2012-05-16 09:16:03 PM  
Really? They just want to shiat out these movies? What is wrong here? Just because they did so well with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, they feel that they have to continue the downhill slide they started with Iron Man 2? I mean, that movie was ok, but it wasn't great, and if they pick and even MORE obscure bad guy, it's going to be even MORE meh...

And I was holding out hope that instead of just milking these movies for money, they might actually put in a little bit of effort and make all of the inevitable movies at last be decent...

I guess that was too much to ask for.
 
2012-05-16 09:18:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Tony needs to battle his greatest foe, alcohol.


This. Iron Man presents a chance to do something humanistic and compelling with the rote "superhero" genre. The downfall was a key part of Tony Stark's history, not to mention a key part of Downey Jr's own history.

Think how much more interesting all the perfunctory Avengers sequels and tie-ins would be with Don Cheadle trying to pull off Robert Downey Jr's Tony Stark?
 
2012-05-16 09:20:54 PM  
I really puzzled why everybody shiats on Iron Man 2. Saw it for the first time about a month ago and I liked it just fine.
 
2012-05-16 09:26:02 PM  

MaxxLarge: The biggest challenge for Marvel from here on out is going to be the stories. Namely, resisting the temptation to have every subsequent film by every individual member of Teh Ovenjurz not turn into a 1.5 sequel before 2 hits the screen. They'll more or less have to dance around why Tony's buddy Bruce doesn't drop by to help when $#!+ gets real. Or why Thor doesn't pop by to give Steve a hand when he's in a scrape.

They may be swimming in cash Scrooge McDuck-style right now, but they've also created a monster they're going to have to write around very carefully.


The solution is to do stories where the main plotline isn't overcoming something with brute force. You can make a compelling movie out of a non-world ending, civilization will never be same!!! threat.
 
2012-05-16 09:27:29 PM  

CygnusDarius: Fark it. If you're gonna do it, do it right.

Iron Man vs. Dr. Doom. For Good. One of the two must die.


I think Fox still has Dr. Doom due to the Fantastic Four rights.
 
2012-05-16 09:28:36 PM  

Old enough to know better: I really puzzled why everybody shiats on Iron Man 2. Saw it for the first time about a month ago and I liked it just fine.


It was a good movie, IMHO. I think the biggest problem for it is that it had to follow Iron Man. Iron Man was pure lightning in a bottle, and almost any follow-up was going to disappoint.
 
2012-05-16 09:32:30 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: SilentStrider: Played by James Badge Dale? I'm curious.

This.

I enjoyed his work on 24.


I enjoyed his work on Rubicon, which became so obscure so fast I'll be lucky to finish posting this before I forget what I was talking about.

/Oh yay, another complicated multi-layered seven-year-arc mystery cancelled ten minutes into the first season
//an ending, or even a middle, would just spoil the awesome 13 hours of exposition
 
2012-05-16 09:37:54 PM  

RexTalionis: James!: RexTalionis: I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.

It depends on what they're going to do with Thanos. If they want to do the Infinity gauntlet it would be redundant to have another villain who relies on magic fingers.

Although it might be cool if Thanos takes one of his stones from the Mandarin...

The Ten Rings in Iron Man doesn't have magic fingers. It's just a terrorist group.


And the movies are mostly based on the Ultimate Marvel universe. In which there is no Mandarin. Yes hes Iron Mans Joker, but hes kinda hokey even when not being a racist caricature.


thomps: i think the next one should be about a shady cabal of corporate raiders who attempt to coordinate a hostile takeover of stark industries and the whole movie is about tony going to various meetings to discuss alternative forms of funding to buy back controlling interest and attempts to curry disinterested investors' favor before an upcoming proxy vote. and then at the end when a fiery and emotional speech by tony cause the investors to turn against the stock purchase offer, tony puts on his iron man costume and flies away to the blaring sound of that one black sabbath song about the war pigs.


Hey everybody, George Lucas is a farker!


AdolfOliverPanties: Since he probably won't ever be an Avenger or have his own movie, they should introduce Namor in this one.

[www.comicbookmovie.com image 548x454]


IIRC, Namor is rolled in with the Fantastic 4 deal with Fox, so they have the rights.
 
2012-05-16 09:40:45 PM  
The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?
 
2012-05-16 09:41:46 PM  
Well for Iron man to have any semblance of being believable for going up against thanos etc...he's gonna need the extremis power up anyhow.

so...checkov's gun anyone?
 
2012-05-16 09:42:32 PM  

RexTalionis: I wish they'd bring back the Ten Rings thing Favreau had in the first one. I mean, if that Marvel universe doesn't have The Mandarin, at least bring in their equivalent.


Disney cut a deal with China that includes filming part of IM3 in China, so the Mandarin is probably a good guy now.

As for JBD, I thought he was great in Rubicon. But who the hell is Coldplay? Or Coldice? Or whatever. I know Iron Man's rogue gallery is a bit thin, but c'mon.
 
2012-05-16 09:43:18 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?


cdn2.hark.com
 
2012-05-16 09:46:56 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: SilentStrider: Played by James Badge Dale? I'm curious.

This.

I enjoyed his work on 24.


He was incredible in The Pacific.
 
2012-05-16 09:48:56 PM  
Some of the comic ubergeeks need to remember that it is the masses of non-comic geeks that are really the target demographic, and causing Marvel to rake in the cash on these movies. It doesn't matter if the core idea of a character or villian is obscure, because to most of the audience ANY character would be obscure. It also doesn't matter if the character sucked balls in the comics in the 80's or 90's, because who they were in the comic will just be the seed for the movies, usually with elements of other characters grafted on. Its worked for the most part so far.

/Likes comics just fine
 
2012-05-16 09:49:37 PM  

TDBoedy: Well for Iron man to have any semblance of being believable for going up against thanos etc...he's gonna need the extremis power up anyhow.

so...checkov's gun anyone?


The Avengers are just going to call in Squirrel girl to beat Thanos again.
 
2012-05-16 09:49:59 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-16 09:50:53 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?


Back to the Future 3 was good.

So was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
 
2012-05-16 09:56:22 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?


Well, you already mentioned RotK, and i see TGtBatU has been covered, so...

upload.wikimedia.orgimages.wikia.comimages.zap2it.comburgiemediafusion.files.wordpress.comlikestoramble.com1.bp.blogspot.comblogs.suntimes.comwww.jestersreviews.com
www.empireonline.comcache.kotaku.com

These men would all like a word with you.

/ok, not the last one
 
2012-05-16 10:03:20 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?


Return of the Jedi was not bad. It was no "empire strikes back," but it was solid.

Toy Story 3.. was most definitely not terrible.
 
2012-05-16 10:04:46 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.


www.filmwerk.co.uk
 
2012-05-16 10:05:54 PM  
Most of Shell Head's classic enemies were derived from the Cold War (Mandarin, Crimson Dynamo, etc.).

Can't have any movies based on characters from a nation that no longer exists and the party bosses of the other nation will have it's asses kissed hard by the studios to avoid offending in any way.
 
2012-05-16 10:07:12 PM  

Old enough to know better: I really puzzled why everybody shiats on Iron Man 2. Saw it for the first time about a month ago and I liked it just fine.


Speaking only for myself:

Mickey Rourke's "whiplash/crimson dynamo" hybrid was laughably bad. The guy who played Dr Doom in the Roger Corman version of Fantastic Four looked like Daniel Day-Lewis by comparison. Stark should have been able to dismantle this clown with a pair of pliers and some chewing gum, much less his powered armor.

The "War Machine" angle was a ham-handed mess. The party scene where the showdown occurs offers a rare demonstration of Downey Jr having no idea how to act. Jeopardizing the lives of all the party guests to stroke their egos? Sober-Stark nor Rhodes would have never done that.

The direction in general was terrible. Favreau must give a hell of a BJ, because he gets so much work, yet aside from the first Iron Man, he's never been involved in anything even tangentially good, and that counts double for the turd-blossom known as "Swingers". Wow, that movie sucked.
 
2012-05-16 10:07:15 PM  

Cyno01: AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?

Well, you already mentioned RotK, and i see TGtBatU has been covered, so...

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[www.empireonline.com image 300x250][cache.kotaku.com image 503x283]

These men would all like a word with you.

/ok, not the last one


You include Episode 3. Why do you wound me so?
 
2012-05-16 10:11:03 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Old enough to know better: I really puzzled why everybody shiats on Iron Man 2. Saw it for the first time about a month ago and I liked it just fine.

It was a good movie, IMHO. I think the biggest problem for it is that it had to follow Iron Man. Iron Man was pure lightning in a bottle, and almost any follow-up was going to disappoint.


Plus the fact that the villain was an awkward mashup of both Whiplash and The Crimson Dynamo, yet was less than either in depth.

mydisguises.comupload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-16 10:21:54 PM  

Cyno01: AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?

Well, you already mentioned RotK, and i see TGtBatU has been covered, so...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x294][images.wikia.com image 300x450][images.zap2it.com image 288x432][burgiemediafusion.files.wordpress.com image 360x225][likestoramble.com image 480x360][1.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][blogs.suntimes.com image 350x262][www.jestersreviews.com image 500x394]
[www.empireonline.com image 300x250][cache.kotaku.com image 503x283]

These men would all like a word with you.

/ok, not the last one

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

blew lime-scented chunks.
 
2012-05-16 10:32:28 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Cyno01: AppleOptionEsc: The third movies will almost always suck. It's a rule.

/return of the king was good
//can't think of any other good 3 movies.
///Alien 3 was passable?

Well, you already mentioned RotK, and i see TGtBatU has been covered, so...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x294][images.wikia.com image 300x450][images.zap2it.com image 288x432][burgiemediafusion.files.wordpress.com image 360x225][likestoramble.com image 480x360][1.bp.blogspot.com image 290x400][blogs.suntimes.com image 350x262][www.jestersreviews.com image 500x394]
[www.empireonline.com image 300x250][cache.kotaku.com image 503x283]

These men would all like a word with you.

/ok, not the last one

You include Episode 3. Why do you wound me so?


Becuase it was pretty good! I liked it better than Jedi even. Rotten tomatoes agrees with me.

97% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
94% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
79% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
 
2012-05-16 10:33:07 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Plus the fact that the villain was an awkward mashup of both Whiplash and The Crimson Dynamo, yet was less than either in depth.


I can understand why they didn't go with Crimson Dynamo right after Iron Monger. Maybe Ultimate Whiplash would have worked better. Oh well, Justin Hammer made that movie anyway.
 
2012-05-16 10:34:12 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: James Badge Dale


D'oh!!! I saw the picture of him with hair and thought he looked familiar. Chase and later Curtis actually had me hoping that Jack would die so maybe someone less angsty could do some killin.
 
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