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2012-10-21 05:45:50 PM  
I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.
 
2012-10-21 05:46:07 PM  
You can tell exactly nothing from the "trailer" but let's hope it's better than the second one.
 
2012-10-21 05:50:44 PM  
On a related note, I can't believe we've entered the realm of teaser trailers for the teaser trailers.
 
2012-10-21 05:54:43 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: You can tell exactly nothing from the "trailer" but let's hope it's better than the second one.


They cut out the best part (the Tony and Pepper banter from the beginning). Link

Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.
 
2012-10-21 05:55:56 PM  
Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.
 
2012-10-21 05:58:54 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.


Did you even watch the movie?

The Tony/Pepper scene at the beginning is one of the best things of the movie.
 
2012-10-21 06:04:18 PM  

"Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall join the returning cast of Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle."


That's an awesome cast and I hope the script doesn't let them down.

 
2012-10-21 06:21:35 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: On a related note, I can't believe we've entered the realm of teaser trailers for the teaser trailers.


Yo dawg, I heard you like trailers...
 
2012-10-21 06:23:55 PM  

alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.


That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.
 
2012-10-21 06:24:58 PM  

Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.


That's the thing. The Marvel universe hasn't pandered to the hardcore fanboys as much as they've just darnit tried to make good movies that'll make a crapload of money. Mickey Rourke was never referred to as 'Whiplash', and he didn't need to be for the audience to get it. Chucking out elitist crap like 'mandarin' and 'extremis story arc' means exactly jack squat to the millions upon millions of people who watched the first 2+1 movies without a single idea of all the comics' back stories, mainly because RDJ made the physical depiction of the character so enjoyable and entertaining, they didn;t need to research the back story to know the character.

And that's a testament to Downey Jr, Favreau and Abrams, but mostly Robert that Tony Stark is a name known worldwide with such reverence without a page of printed papyrus being turned.
 
2012-10-21 06:31:21 PM  
No visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic???

ILM made the first 2 films work, not to mention the majority of The Avengers.

/I am disappoint
 
2012-10-21 06:32:37 PM  

Six_By_Nine: Shrugging Atlas: You can tell exactly nothing from the "trailer" but let's hope it's better than the second one.

They cut out the best part (the Tony and Pepper banter from the beginning). Link

Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.


With that many main characters, they had to ditch the romance stories. Notice Hulk didn't have his girl around, and Natalie Portman was nowhere to be seen as well. Pepper was more prominent, but still had to take a very distant back seat.
 
2012-10-21 06:49:39 PM  

rocky_howard: Six_By_Nine: Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.

Did you even watch the movie?

The Tony/Pepper scene at the beginning is one of the best things of the movie.


Maybe it was. I thought a lot of things sucked in that movie, so you could be right about it being one of the best things in it.

Khellendros: With that many main characters, they had to ditch the romance stories.


Romance is one thing, but the hype of The Avengers was the fact that it was built on the other movies. The least anyone could have done was add a nod to what I thought was really a decent "hook" for the two characters. I felt it really did give the two of 'em a spark of life that's rarely seen in these kind of movies.
 
2012-10-21 06:51:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.


Agreed. Same for Tropic Thunder, imho
 
2012-10-21 07:07:38 PM  

Khellendros: With that many main characters, they had to ditch the romance stories. Notice Hulk didn't have his girl around, and Natalie Portman was nowhere to be seen as well. Pepper was more prominent, but still had to take a very distant back seat.


Not typical for Avengers in the comics, no Hawkeye boinking Mockingbird , no Hank Pym doing S&M with Janet Van Dyne, and Hulk and The Leader? Forget about it....
 
2012-10-21 07:07:39 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: On a related note, I can't believe we've entered the realm of teaser trailers for the teaser trailers.


It's an indication of how hard it is has become for any advertisers to get our attention.

Look at how Comic-Con, for example, has been transformed into an industry trade show.
 
2012-10-21 07:10:32 PM  
Whar back of his skull about halfway in, WHAR?!
 
2012-10-21 07:14:24 PM  
Where's the full frontal I was promised? WHERE!?!?!?
 
2012-10-21 07:18:01 PM  

Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.


Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

blastr.com
 
2012-10-21 07:22:50 PM  
From what I understand, that's actually War Machine, which at least was already introduced in Iron Man 2. While the paint isn't right, the movies have a habit of combining multiple ideas.
 
2012-10-21 07:24:00 PM  

alienated: NeoCortex42: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.

Agreed. Same for Tropic Thunder, imho


Exactly, Tom Cruise nailed that one.
 
2012-10-21 07:31:16 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-21 07:31:39 PM  

Fun Dumpster: Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.

Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

[blastr.com image 550x308]


I'm waiting for Demon in a Bottle...
 
2012-10-21 07:32:23 PM  

Fun Dumpster: Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.

Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

[blastr.com image 550x308]


If they found away to cram everything in the Avengers into one movie and have it come out so damn tight, I'll give anything a shot.
 
2012-10-21 08:08:25 PM  
Did I just watch a trailer for a trailer?
 
2012-10-21 08:28:03 PM  

WhippingBoy: Fun Dumpster: Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.

Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

[blastr.com image 550x308]

I'm waiting for Demon in a Bottle...


They did that in Iron-Man 2 already.
 
2012-10-21 08:58:14 PM  

alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.


That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?
 
2012-10-21 09:00:21 PM  

dotvincent: Where's the full frontal I was promised? WHERE!?!?!?


Rumour has it that 17 seconds isn't enough to take it all in, anyway.
 
2012-10-21 09:20:20 PM  

TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?


At least Iron Man can blame the alcohol. What's Mr. Fantastic's excuse?
 
2012-10-21 09:38:37 PM  

TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?


Cap was wrong in A vs X, despite how Marvel is spinning it.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-10-21 09:38:53 PM  

NeoCortex42:

At least Iron Man can blame the alcohol. What's Mr. Fantastic's excuse?


...brilliant men often have social issues?
 
2012-10-21 09:39:39 PM  

NeoCortex42: TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?

At least Iron Man can blame the alcohol. What's Mr. Fantastic's excuse?


You're too dumb to understand his awesomeness.

Yes that's his reasoning.

He's so awesome in fact that there is an entire super group made up of different universe's Richards. That's right in every single time line in every single universe there is a Reed Richards and every single one of them rocks.


And RDJ was the greatest casting in everyone of those universe as well. With Patrick as Professor X a distant second
 
2012-10-21 09:58:23 PM  

NeoCortex42: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.


Nothing like a stint in jail to make a boy a man, and a man an actor.

I mean that in all seriousness.
 
2012-10-21 11:26:02 PM  

alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.


When i was a kid, i was only casually into comics, but i always hated iron man. Oh boy, some guy in a suit. great. It just didnt have that supernatural element to it that many other comics had (X-men, spiderman, superman, etc).

Now, as far as the movies go, Iron Man is by far the best of them. I'm sure RDJ has a lot to do with that.
 
2012-10-21 11:31:26 PM  
To expand on my though a bit, i guess because when reading a comic, you suspend belief entirely, so you expect (and want) crazy shiat to happen. In a movie, you want to get drawn more into the reality of it. In that frame of mind, you are more willing to believe that something like Iron Man can happen (and lord knows there are R&D men working on it right now), but you tend less to believe that someone will have naturally occurring laser eyes, teleportation ability, or radioactive spider blood.
 
2012-10-21 11:42:34 PM  

Shrugging Atlas: On a related note, I can't believe we've entered the realm of teaser trailers for the teaser trailers.


and getting excited over it.
/help
 
2012-10-22 12:07:34 AM  
Never understood the hate for Iron Man 2. I don't read comics for the soap opera "people behind the mask" bullshiat, unless the person is entertaining in their own right. Stark is one of those, and he delivered, armor on and off. I wanted Iron Man to blow stuff up and make jokes, and I got what I wanted. Different villain would have been fine for IM2, but that's my only real complaint. Mandarin is Tony's only real arch-enemy, so I'm glad they waited to deliver on it. That shiat will be awesome. Rings vs. Repulsors, who ya got?!
 
2012-10-22 12:09:29 AM  
there is a trailer in my trailer.
 
2012-10-22 12:25:00 AM  

LemSkroob: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

When i was a kid, i was only casually into comics, but i always hated iron man. Oh boy, some guy in a suit. great. It just didnt have that supernatural element to it that many other comics had (X-men, spiderman, superman, etc).

Now, as far as the movies go, Iron Man is by far the best of them. I'm sure RDJ has a lot to do with that.


RDJ is way talented and with his history was the perfect casting choice to play Tony Stark. IMO the turning point where Hollywood finally could make a good comic book movie was when they started letting comic book fans direct them. Faverau, Singer, Rodreguez (Sin City) and Snyder (think 300 if you didn't like Watchmen which I did) all really loved the material before taking it on as a project. Now these guys also have to be talented directors too or it would never work. I want Iron Man 3 to not be an X3 or Superman 3 or 4 or even a Thomas Jane Punisher which was a bad movie but I kinda thought they got the character right.
 
2012-10-22 12:38:14 AM  

therecksays: LemSkroob: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

When i was a kid, i was only casually into comics, but i always hated iron man. Oh boy, some guy in a suit. great. It just didnt have that supernatural element to it that many other comics had (X-men, spiderman, superman, etc).

Now, as far as the movies go, Iron Man is by far the best of them. I'm sure RDJ has a lot to do with that.

RDJ is way talented and with his history was the perfect casting choice to play Tony Stark. IMO the turning point where Hollywood finally could make a good comic book movie was when they started letting comic book fans direct them. Faverau, Singer, Rodreguez (Sin City) and Snyder (think 300 if you didn't like Watchmen which I did) all really loved the material before taking it on as a project. Now these guys also have to be talented directors too or it would never work. I want Iron Man 3 to not be an X3 or Superman 3 or 4 or even a Thomas Jane Punisher which was a bad movie but I kinda thought they got the character right.


John Travolta just ruins films for me. The Punisher was no exception. Though I agree, I liked Tom Jane's portrayal of him.
 
2012-10-22 12:43:19 AM  
Came for luscious RDJ full frontal.

Leaving disappointed.

/bad subby
 
2012-10-22 12:44:47 AM  

LucklessWonder: TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?

Cap was wrong in A vs X, despite how Marvel is spinning it.

[www.blogcdn.com image 576x648]


There is never a situation where I'd ever expect to see the post "Cyclops was right". That just shouldn't be and I'll just pretend you were drunk/high. However, I did like AvX because any excuse to see Cyclops get his ass kicked in the end is a fun time.
 
2012-10-22 01:03:15 AM  

Khellendros: Six_By_Nine: Shrugging Atlas: You can tell exactly nothing from the "trailer" but let's hope it's better than the second one.

They cut out the best part (the Tony and Pepper banter from the beginning). Link

Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.

With that many main characters, they had to ditch the romance stories. Notice Hulk didn't have his girl around, and Natalie Portman was nowhere to be seen as well. Pepper was more prominent, but still had to take a very distant back seat.


Not to mention that RDJ had a schedulng conflict, so he had very little time to film The Avengers ( in fact, Ironman almost wasn't in the movie)
 
2012-10-22 01:33:33 AM  

shintochick: Came for luscious RDJ full frontal.

Leaving disappointed.

/bad subby


Seconded.
damitsomuch
 
2012-10-22 01:35:08 AM  
Gwyneth Paltrow pinching a loaf?
 
2012-10-22 02:01:21 AM  
Do you guys like comic books?

I like to have fun.
 
2012-10-22 02:15:47 AM  

LucklessWonder: TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?

Cap was wrong in A vs X, despite how Marvel is spinning it.

[www.blogcdn.com image 576x648]


img585.imageshack.us

No, Magneto was right.
 
2012-10-22 02:18:10 AM  

Triumph: Gwyneth Paltrow pinching a loaf?


No way. We all know Gwyneth doesn't poop.
 
2012-10-22 02:57:58 AM  

ThatBillmanGuy: therecksays: LemSkroob: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

When i was a kid, i was only casually into comics, but i always hated iron man. Oh boy, some guy in a suit. great. It just didnt have that supernatural element to it that many other comics had (X-men, spiderman, superman, etc).

Now, as far as the movies go, Iron Man is by far the best of them. I'm sure RDJ has a lot to do with that.

RDJ is way talented and with his history was the perfect casting choice to play Tony Stark. IMO the turning point where Hollywood finally could make a good comic book movie was when they started letting comic book fans direct them. Faverau, Singer, Rodreguez (Sin City) and Snyder (think 300 if you didn't like Watchmen which I did) all really loved the material before taking it on as a project. Now these guys also have to be talented directors too or it would never work. I want Iron Man 3 to not be an X3 or Superman 3 or 4 or even a Thomas Jane Punisher which was a bad movie but I kinda thought they got the character right.

John Travolta just ruins films for me. The Punisher was no exception. Though I agree, I liked Tom Jane's portrayal of him.


The Thomas Jane Punisher was also redeemed by the fact that it was a pretty faithful adaptation of the Garth Ennis run, which was a very entertaining version of Frank Castle.
 
2012-10-22 03:15:35 AM  

elvindeath: Fun Dumpster: Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.

Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

[blastr.com image 550x308]

If they found away to cram everything in the Avengers into one movie and have it come out so damn tight, I'll give anything a shot.


Yeah, but on the other end of the suck spectrum you have the mess that was Spider-man 3.
 
2012-10-22 03:48:30 AM  
I saw that 'teaser teaser' on Facebook this afternoon. Only interesting part, Pepper in a cage.
 
2012-10-22 04:56:37 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: NeoCortex42: TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?

At least Iron Man can blame the alcohol. What's Mr. Fantastic's excuse?

You're too dumb to understand his awesomeness.

Yes that's his reasoning.

He's so awesome in fact that there is an entire super group made up of different universe's Richards. That's right in every single time line in every single universe there is a Reed Richards and every single one of them rocks.


And RDJ was the greatest casting in everyone of those universe as well. With Patrick as Professor X a distant second


S. L. Jackson would like a word, mother f#cker.
 
2012-10-22 05:12:33 AM  
RDJ's only problem with his portrayal of Tony Stark is that he's about 20 years older than Stark should be.. but on the other hand, Tony in his 20's now is rather too young to have had a father who participated in WWII.
 
2012-10-22 07:25:35 AM  

INeedAName: And RDJ was the greatest casting in everyone of those universe as well. With Patrick as Professor X a distant second

S. L. Jackson would like a word, mother f#cker.


THIS. Iron man got two things perfectly right when it came to casting. And given that Jackson is who they modeled Nick Fury after in the Ultimate universe, it made perfect sense to have him play the movie version as well.
 
2012-10-22 09:25:41 AM  

Six_By_Nine: Maybe it was. I thought a lot of things sucked in that movie, so you could be right about it being one of the best things in it.


You must be a blast at parties...
 
2012-10-22 10:30:45 AM  

rocky_howard: Six_By_Nine: Speaking of, if there's one thing The Avengers was missing, was that very thing. I mean, it was missing a lot of things, but on the Iron Man front, that was the hallmark of the Tony/Pepper chemistry and it was sorely absent.

Did you even watch the movie?

The Tony/Pepper scene at the beginning is one of the best things of the movie.


Not just that: Gwyneth Paltrow continuing to look smoking hot as a strawberry blonde. WTF?!
 
2012-10-22 10:33:30 AM  

rocky_howard: WhippingBoy: Fun Dumpster: Snapper Carr: Looks like they're (finally) going with The Mandarin and also it's going to incorporate the Extremis story arc which means it could potentially be good.

Mandarin, Extremis, and Iron Patriot. This is starting to look like too much shiat crammed into one movie.

[blastr.com image 550x308]

I'm waiting for Demon in a Bottle...

They did that in Iron-Man 2 already.


Well, sorta kinda yeah.
 
2012-10-22 10:34:53 AM  

LucklessWonder: TheManofPA: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's how good RDJ is as an actor. Iron Man in the comics is about as likable as Mister Fantastic

/too be far, that is going to far as an insult
//why do people join the side opposing Cap when he's always right?

Cap was wrong in A vs X, despite how Marvel is spinning it.

[www.blogcdn.com image 576x648]


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-22 10:53:10 AM  
A little concerned about the lack of Favreau, but having seen Shane Black's last pairing with Downey, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I'm optimistic!
 
2012-10-22 10:59:59 AM  

NeoCortex42: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.



THIS! Tony Stark is the 1990's Robert Downey Jr.
 
2012-10-22 12:48:40 PM  

Erix: War


That's what I heard too. Makes sense - I imagine the government is giving their state-sponsored superhero a patriotic paint job after the events in Avengers.
 
2012-10-22 01:17:29 PM  
It's funny how differently Marvel and DC approach the time passes problem. DC cosmically reboots everything a few times. Literally universe altering parallel dimensional warping stuff. That way they can try out new things (of course they rarely do) and it all sort of fits. Marvel doesn't do the reboot machine thing, at least not on a universe scale. When they need to shake things up, something changes, and somehow everyone conveniently forgets the past or doesn't care or "magic happens" to just the handful of characters involved in the current plot. Peter Parker needs to get divorced from Mary Jane? He'll completely and utterly break character and forget his morals so the Devil can reboot his microcosm life. Avengers and X-Men need to fight? Cyclops turns into Magneto and embraces the alien cosmic force which took the woman he loved most, and will probably kill all mutants along w/ everyone else on Earth. Steve Rogers is getting a little stale? Bring back Bucky Farking Barnes for crying out loud.
 
2012-10-22 01:44:17 PM  

Trocadero: It's funny how differently Marvel and DC approach the time passes problem. DC cosmically reboots everything a few times. Literally universe altering parallel dimensional warping stuff. That way they can try out new things (of course they rarely do) and it all sort of fits. Marvel doesn't do the reboot machine thing, at least not on a universe scale. When they need to shake things up, something changes, and somehow everyone conveniently forgets the past or doesn't care or "magic happens" to just the handful of characters involved in the current plot. Peter Parker needs to get divorced from Mary Jane? He'll completely and utterly break character and forget his morals so the Devil can reboot his microcosm life. Avengers and X-Men need to fight? Cyclops turns into Magneto and embraces the alien cosmic force which took the woman he loved most, and will probably kill all mutants along w/ everyone else on Earth. Steve Rogers is getting a little stale? Bring back Bucky Farking Barnes for crying out loud.


DC has a slavish Star Trek style approach to continuity, while Marvel is more from the Doctor Who school of retconning on the fly to serve the needs of the current story line.
 
2012-10-22 01:49:44 PM  

Trocadero: It's funny how differently Marvel and DC approach the time passes problem. DC cosmically reboots everything a few times. Literally universe altering parallel dimensional warping stuff. That way they can try out new things (of course they rarely do) and it all sort of fits. Marvel doesn't do the reboot machine thing, at least not on a universe scale. When they need to shake things up, something changes, and somehow everyone conveniently forgets the past or doesn't care or "magic happens" to just the handful of characters involved in the current plot. Peter Parker needs to get divorced from Mary Jane? He'll completely and utterly break character and forget his morals so the Devil can reboot his microcosm life. Avengers and X-Men need to fight? Cyclops turns into Magneto and embraces the alien cosmic force which took the woman he loved most, and will probably kill all mutants along w/ everyone else on Earth. Steve Rogers is getting a little stale? Bring back Bucky Farking Barnes for crying out loud.


That said, I do wonder what they are going to do when they get to the point where there are no survivors of the Holocaust still living. I'm guessing they'll just have to do something to reset Magnet's age magically, but it is going to soon become a bit of a stretch.
 
2012-10-22 03:16:26 PM  

NeoCortex42: alienated: I was never a comic book nerd, but, the Iron man films have really make me like the character, and Robert Downey jr a lot.

That's because Robert Downey Jr is Tony Stark.

Iron Man will always be remembered for one of the most perfect casting choices in movie history.

what am i doing on the front of a comic book?


Link
 
2012-10-22 04:41:10 PM  

Mad_Radhu: That said, I do wonder what they are going to do when they get to the point where there are no survivors of the Holocaust still living. I'm guessing they'll just have to do something to reset Magnet's age magically, but it is going to soon become a bit of a stretch.


Make him Cambodian or African?
 
2012-10-23 04:34:28 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Trocadero: It's funny how differently Marvel and DC approach the time passes problem. DC cosmically reboots everything a few times. Literally universe altering parallel dimensional warping stuff. That way they can try out new things (of course they rarely do) and it all sort of fits. Marvel doesn't do the reboot machine thing, at least not on a universe scale. When they need to shake things up, something changes, and somehow everyone conveniently forgets the past or doesn't care or "magic happens" to just the handful of characters involved in the current plot. Peter Parker needs to get divorced from Mary Jane? He'll completely and utterly break character and forget his morals so the Devil can reboot his microcosm life. Avengers and X-Men need to fight? Cyclops turns into Magneto and embraces the alien cosmic force which took the woman he loved most, and will probably kill all mutants along w/ everyone else on Earth. Steve Rogers is getting a little stale? Bring back Bucky Farking Barnes for crying out loud.

DC has a slavish Star Trek style approach to continuity, while Marvel is more from the Doctor Who school of retconning on the fly to serve the needs of the current story line.


Have you heard of the Franklin Richards Godhood Theory? It says that from his conception, Franklin Richards has been controlling the Marvel Multiverse, taking what was originally supposed to be a real-time comic book cosmology (which was a selling point for Marvel back in the day) and turning it into the multifold, time-distorted, continuity-busting, death-undoing construct we know. A better mind than mine noticed that from the time Sue Storm-Richards got pregnant, time in the Marvel Universe lost sync with ours, getting progressively worse and defying comprehension by all, save perhaps Deadpool and (briefly) She-Hulk. Changes in continuity, updating histories to explain eternally-young characters, resurrections, improbable coincidences and consequences, all of these are not writing or editorial gaffes, they're evidence of Franklin Richards' control over everything. If you look up "Franklin Richards Controls The Marvel Universe" you'll see what I mean.
 
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