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2013-01-25 08:38:27 PM  
4 votes:

fusillade762: Doctor Strange could be cool. Especially if they kept it as psychedelic as the early comics.


Quite right.

Too bad we don't have the acting talent that we used to have. Vincent Price would've been a badass Doctor Strange.
2013-01-26 03:46:58 PM  
3 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

Too bad he:
1. Already played a magician
2. Already played a Marvel character
3.Ticked Marvel off

He would have been perfect.
2013-01-25 08:35:15 PM  
3 votes:
Doctor Strange could be cool. Especially if they kept it as psychedelic as the early comics.
2013-01-26 05:12:47 PM  
2 votes:
Why does everybody bag on Ant-Man? Pym is awesome. He's one of my favorite Marvel characters. Maybe it's that people don't realize he's way more than just a guy who can shrink and talk to ants.

He's the inventor of Pym Particles. He can use them to shrink to any size (even subatomic) or grow into Giant-Man (his current moniker, again). He has limits to his growth because the human body can't support itself past a certain point, but he can get big enough to slap around some of the heavy hitters. He also retains his normal full-size strength when he's shrunk down, meaning he's got full power on his punches even though he's effectively too small to see or hit.

He's the guy who discovered the Microverse exists (you know, the home of the Micronauts?) and he is ridiculously brilliant. He has done a lot more than the Ant-Man helmet and Pym Particles.

Yes, he can communicate with ants, but that's actually a pretty nifty power. Using that power, he has given Doctor Doom a run for his money. He has kept the Hulk at bay. He has given the Beyonder a rash. (Okay, I made up that last one, but still...)

In Marvel, you've got a few different genius super-scientists:

Reed Richards, the biggest brain of them all. Unfortunately, he's also a dick who sometimes lacks empathy.

Tony Stark, a brilliant engineer who also suffers from being something of a dick, though for different reasons (alcoholism, political stance, etc.)

Peter Parker, a talented inventor and chemist who unfortunately spent most of his adult life thus far not applying himself. When he does put his mind to it (or Otto's mind to it) he can do amazing things that rival the works of guys like Pym and Stark.

Henry McCoy, one of the best geneticists and biochemists in the world. Perhaps the smartest guy in the room when we're talking about mutants. Also a skilled engineer, chemist, and jack-of-all-trades. His only weakness is that he's damnably moral and won't cross a lot of lines to achieve the desired goals.

And so on...

My point is that Pym's among these guys in terms of brains, and he isn't as much of a dick as Richards or Stark, isn't such a wet blanket as Beast, and isn't a slacker like Parker. He has one weakness and that is that he's obsessive.

And yes, he hit Janet. Once. It's not like Reed hasn't smacked around Susan. It's not like Peter Parker didn't snap Gwen's neck. It's not like Stark hasn't loved and left every female in the Marvel Universe. I hardly see why Pym gets such a bad rap for his episode with Janet when they've all been just as bad when it comes to the way they've treated women at one time or another.

At least he didn't rape Sue Dibney or fold up someone's girlfriend in the refrigerator.
2013-01-25 09:06:59 PM  
2 votes:
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Only casting option
2013-01-25 08:50:46 PM  
2 votes:
The line "Edgar wright is the only reason were doing this" makes actually want to see this
2013-01-27 10:12:50 AM  
1 votes:
foo monkey:
Fassbender is magneto. Lawrence is Mystique.

Only in the Fox film universe, not Marvel's. Marvel had no problem casting Chris Evans (who had played Johnny Storm in 2 films for Fox) as Captain America.
2013-01-26 01:41:10 PM  
1 votes:

Cyno01: I still cant believe theyre making this.

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I'd never heard of GotG until they announced that movie. Since then I've been reading the post-Phalanx/Secret Invasion Guardians comics through Marvel's unlimited subscription thing and I got to say, it's a damn cool comic. Usually the "cosmic" level stuff turns me off because it's just soooo far fetched, but the characters have actually been pretty fun. All-in-all, I'm looking forward to the movie.
2013-01-26 03:12:58 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-01-26 02:24:10 AM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: The problem with Doctor Strange is he doesn't exactly ooze personality.


It's gotten to where every character remotely like him is infinitely more interesting. Harry Dresden chief among them. If George RR Martin would relax a little on his "this has to be the way it is, no retcons, ever" I'd be excited for that, but then, it would never ever be finished.
2013-01-26 12:43:06 AM  
1 votes:

TwistedFark: rickycal78: I'm pretty meh on Ant-Man. Pym just isn't that interesting to me, although if it leads to a movie with Janet I guess I'd be willing to suffer through it. I would think that Ant-Man will be done before Strange simply so they can include him in the inevitable Avengers 3.

I'd love a Doctor Strange movie done right. I'm actually not too interested in the psychedelic aspects most folks would expect from a Doctor Strange movie. I just like the character.

Yeah, they can do away with the funky 60's/70's vibe. Hell, it was never actually really part of the character, it was just that a certain part of the culture co-opted the character as a target for their psychodelia.

A modern updating of Dr. Strange, similar to say, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files could be totally gripping.


fark THAT, lets just make a GOOD Dresden movie. The short-lived tv show was okay, but it was too low budget, and not enough White Council / Red Court War.

/currently finish up book... 9 I think.
2013-01-26 12:02:52 AM  
1 votes:
While I know that Hank slapping Janet is a memorable moment in Ant-Man/Yellow Jacket/Giant Man's history, I kind of hope it won't be mentioned in the movie.
2013-01-25 11:33:33 PM  
1 votes:
Hugh Laurie as Strange
Nathan Fillion as Ant Man
Jennifer Lawrence as Wasp
2013-01-25 10:34:02 PM  
1 votes:
Still hoping for this.

www.joblo.com
2013-01-25 10:13:18 PM  
1 votes:
Brighter side: we might finally get a freaking Dr. Strange Omnibus or two out of this!

Woot!
2013-01-25 09:55:00 PM  
1 votes:

rickycal78: I'm pretty meh on Ant-Man. Pym just isn't that interesting to me, although if it leads to a movie with Janet I guess I'd be willing to suffer through it. I would think that Ant-Man will be done before Strange simply so they can include him in the inevitable Avengers 3.

I'd love a Doctor Strange movie done right. I'm actually not too interested in the psychedelic aspects most folks would expect from a Doctor Strange movie. I just like the character.


Yeah, they can do away with the funky 60's/70's vibe. Hell, it was never actually really part of the character, it was just that a certain part of the culture co-opted the character as a target for their psychodelia.

A modern updating of Dr. Strange, similar to say, Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files could be totally gripping.
2013-01-25 09:08:39 PM  
1 votes:

ArkAngel: Only casting option


That would be awesome casting for so many reasons.
 
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