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2013-05-24 10:35:19 AM

brigid_fitch: Aboleth: There's a great X-Factor story written by Peter David when X-Factor was a government task force and they were required to undergo mandatory psych evaluation after some big event - I think it was after Executioner's Song.

Pietro had a great monologue being an asshole to the yet-unseen offscreen doctor and giving him a hard time.

Suddenly he speaks clearly and explains it. He says, imagine being at an ATM line and there's an old lady who can't seem to figure out the machine. Other people try to help her but they're as slow as she is. You really need to use the machine. You can't go to other ATMs because every ATM available everywhere is used by these old ladies who are slow. You just want to scream and curse at these little old ladies for their inability to use ATMs like normal people. Instead of screaming and cursing or hitting these old ladies, he holds back. The only thing he can't hold back is his contempt for them.

And this has been his entire life - probably screwed up by his upbringing as well - but this is why he is an asshole to everyone, shows disdain for people and what they normally do. His ENTIRE LIFE has been this ATM line. Everyone else isn't as fast as he is, and everyone expects him to come down to their level unless they need him to go fast.

Then he switches back into being an asshole to the doctor.

It was a great issue. No combat, just the entire team talking during psych counseling.

Dammit, that's what I get for not reading the whole thread!

But it's funny how we both remember a fairly obscure issue but it was a GREAT look into his character

/Forgot it was Peter David.  Should have known.


Actually, that issue was a sort of a sequel to the team therapy issue PAD did in his first X-Factor run.

/sorry to see X-Factor is ending in the next few months. But, at least it's PAD's decision to end it on his terms.
 
2013-05-24 10:36:17 AM

spcMike: The Flash is never an asshole just because other people are slower than him.

FirstNationalBastard: As for the Flash comparison, that's the major difference between the two of them... the Flash can turn his speed on and off. Quicksilver, though way slower than The Flash, is stuck at superspeed compared to everyone else.


Also, The Flash wasn't raised by a talking cow and later brainwashed by a megalomaniac with a God complex.
 
2013-05-24 10:37:07 AM

brigid_fitch: spcMike: The Flash is never an asshole just because other people are slower than him.
FirstNationalBastard: As for the Flash comparison, that's the major difference between the two of them... the Flash can turn his speed on and off. Quicksilver, though way slower than The Flash, is stuck at superspeed compared to everyone else.

Also, The Flash wasn't raised by a talking cow and later brainwashed by a megalomaniac with a God complex.


Did you see the issues during the Bill Messner-Loebs run about Wally's parents?
 
2013-05-24 11:14:47 AM
The only thing DC has in it's stables that is decent is Batman.

Everything else sucks.

Everything.
 
2013-05-24 11:31:27 AM

Danger Mouse: The only thing DC has in it's stables that is decent is Batman.

Everything else sucks.

Everything.


That's clearly bullshiat.
 
2013-05-24 11:31:53 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Then, DC made sure the characters I enjoyed were rastified and rebooted, and the long-running books nearing the first 1,000th issue in comics history were restarted with #1.


The Wonder Woman reboot is good. The Green Lantern reboot isn't very far removed from the pre-reboot series, plus you've got the Hal "I'm an ass" Jordan & Sinestro odd couple.

The Demon Knights thing would be cool on the screen, but that will never happen.

Can't speak to most of the other reboot, though.

/can't farking stand the Batman anymore, and I was a big Batman fan growing up
 
2013-05-24 11:57:53 AM
DC rocks the house anywhere but film with the exception of Batman. I think the key problem is not the properties but the execs. They cannot seem to let a good character have a good movie other than Batman. John Constantine, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern - these all could have been good movies because it's not the characters themselves who suck.   I think a possible team to helm DC movies would consist of the following:

1. Bruce Timm. DC Animated Universe and all the DTV Animated movies are proof that he knows how to handle all these characters. His Green Lantern movie was good and he managed to make a good Wonder Woman movie. He knows how to make you take a man who dresses like a flying rodent seriously, at least in cartoon form.

2. Geoff Johns. The man rose to prominence he was good at breathing new life into characters. He was basically "Mr. Fix It" and he can weave a long term story together well. Plus, if he works on movies he might have to step down from creative control at DC. I think his overall quality took a dip because he's creatively stretched thin. This might focus his creativity.
3. Michael Jelenic. The story editor for Batman Brave & The Bold. I'm guessing he's the key creative mind behind the show and I think he "gets" DC's characters in a way that the above two don't. He made a fun and entertaining Aquaman. He found a way to make Crazy Quilt a threat. But beyond that he goes for a more fun, whimsical, campy style that utterly embraces the nature of the characters and doesn't take itself too seriously. And despite all that, he managed to infuse seriousness into the show towards the end of the first season.
That would be my dream team to helm DC movie projects because they'd all bring something different to the table while being capable bridges between each other.
 
2013-05-24 11:58:04 AM

legion_of_doo: FirstNationalBastard: Then, DC made sure the characters I enjoyed were rastified and rebooted, and the long-running books nearing the first 1,000th issue in comics history were restarted with #1.

The Wonder Woman reboot is good. The Green Lantern reboot isn't very far removed from the pre-reboot series, plus you've got the Hal "I'm an ass" Jordan & Sinestro odd couple.

The Demon Knights thing would be cool on the screen, but that will never happen.

Can't speak to most of the other reboot, though.

/can't farking stand the Batman anymore, and I was a big Batman fan growing up


That's what perplexes me most about New 52!
Superman is totally rebooted, WW is rebooted. Then parts of Batman are rebooted in some areas but not all (didn't Morrison's Batman & Robin just continue on?) And the Green Lantern books were all restarted and renumbered, but they were essentially continuing the same story from the old universe!

It was all terribly confusing and gave a mixed message. It's making Zero Hour seem like a well-planned event.
 
2013-05-24 12:04:13 PM
Hay guys! Did anyone explain Quicksilver's "behind the woman at the ATM" thing yet?
 
2013-05-24 12:08:47 PM
Since this is about Marvel characters...

I almost read the new Captain Marvel books. Had heard good things about the books, even had the two trades in hand, ready to buy.

Then I made the mistake of looking between the covers. It was the kind of shiat art that makes Rob Liefeld look like a master.

Oh well. No new Captain Marvel for me.

/when did DC and Marvel stop hiring good artists?
 
2013-05-24 12:09:00 PM

ExcedrinHeadache: Hay guys! Did anyone explain Quicksilver's "behind the woman at the ATM" thing yet?



I don't know anything about that.  But here's Pietro talking about people being slow at cash machines.


www.comicdom.gr
 
2013-05-24 12:20:31 PM
Yeah. This is not "synergy" between the two companies. It's definitely a pissing contest.

As I've been saying all along: Singer is crabby because his movies suck (Superman Returns, X-Men franchise) and Whedon's first time out of the gate with a superhero movie is a gigantic hit. Singer's trying to get his version of Quicksilver onto the screen before Whedon gets his up there, so that Singer's will seem like the 'real' one and Whedon's will seem like a 'rip-off', when really-- considering how the FoX-Men have been handled, is the other way around.

And before any of you scream for synergy between the two companies, let me remind you that if you accept the FoX-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you'll also have to accent the Foxtastic Four and their shiatty version of Doctor Doom and Galactus.

And there's no way Marvel Studios is going to let the terribly-written history of the X-Men movie universe become canon for their own movies. If they do that, they have to accept things like mutants waging a war on the west coast (very publicly, I might add), or mutants attacking world leaders at the Statue of Liberty, or public battles in which mutant terrorists wreck train stations, police cars, neighborhoods... And all of this before Thor, Iron Man, or The Hulk were first seen publicly.

Yeah... That kinda kills the whole "Everything changed when you came along." theme that they were going for.

And then you have to start asking stupid questions, like why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. recruit any of the mutants from the X-Men movies, or why don't they go after the mutant terrorists? Why was the Avengers Initiative so important to saving the world when there were already teams in place like the Foxtastic Four, right there in Manhattan?

And Marvel would have to suck it up and accept that the President we saw in the X-Men movies was the President in their own universe, and that The Beast was a very public, very famous political adviser in that President's cabinet, and that the Cuban Missile Crisis was in part due to mutant terrorists, and that the Golden Gate Bridge was ripped out and moved, and SO many other awful story elements...

Sorry, but none of that should ever be canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I suspect that the studios actually have a clause that says that whoever uses Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch first gets to keep them. I may be wrong, but I'm betting Fox is wedging Quicksilver in just to fark with Marvel Studios.

So what Marvel needs to do is shoot a sequence for Thor 2 where Jane Foster is watching TV, and she sees Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch on the news. Get it in there before Fox can get their cruddy FoX-Men movie to the theaters.

Of course, if it truly is a case where we're going to see two versions of the character, I really hope Marvel Studios shows up Fox in every way.
 
2013-05-24 12:27:27 PM
I actually had that issue. Even though I was just a kid, I really liked that issue. Then my mom threw it away when I moved out :(
 
2013-05-24 12:34:00 PM

spcMike: mekki: HotWingAgenda: and yet there is nothing for Gambit

Who do you think could pull Gambit off? I am having a hard time coming up with an actor that fits the bill.

Josh Holloway.


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Community did it
 
2013-05-24 12:35:37 PM

ZeroCorpse: I suspect that the studios actually have a clause that says that whoever uses Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch first gets to keep them. I may be wrong, but I'm betting Fox is wedging Quicksilver in just to fark with Marvel Studios.



There is no doubt it is a dick move, but both studios have rights to Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.  Marvel can use them as Avengers characters because they are.  In the agreement, they cannot be called 'mutants' nor have Magneto or their parentage mentioned.  (I think 'mutants' as a concept is off limits as a spoken word in the MCU)  Fox can use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as 'mutants' with Magneto, but cannot ever mention their roles in the Avengers.

Basically Sony and Fox bought package deals for a set of exclusive  characters and concepts each.  Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver just happen to be outliers in the contracts.  My assumption was that occurred because no one ever thought they would 'headline' a movie and it was let slide sicne they are part of the two sets pretty intimately.

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2013-05-24 12:53:51 PM

Gaambit: mekki: HotWingAgenda: and yet there is nothing for Gambit

Gambit is really tricky character. Above all else, you really need the right actor or else he will not work. Like how Tony Stark would probably not work if anyone else but Robert Downey Jr were playing him. (RDJ can do that arrogant but vulnerable thing that prevents Stark from being an insufferable jackass.) For Gambit, you need an actor who oozes charisma and knows how to pull off that Southern gentleman thief. Basically, be a huge flirt and know how to turn what is a thief and occasionally murderer into someone you can't help but be charmed with. That's a tall order. You could have the best writer in the world but, again, if the actor isn't there, Gambit will come across as a creep.

Who do you think could pull Gambit off? I am having a hard time coming up with an actor that fits the bill.

I, too, was on board with Josh Holloway a few years ago. He basically WAS Remy LeBeau on "Lost".

Currently? I don't know why, but Karl Urban immediately came to mind, at least for looks.
Personality wise, Jon Hamm is always charming, is quite funny, and can at turns be menacing. Plus, you know, women love him.


Dunno, I first started thinking Stuart Townsend, but I'm not sure if that is great casting or terrible casting...

Josh Holloway would be good as well, though a lot of people are just going to think "Hey, it's the guy from Lost!"

RyansPrivates: All WB needs to do to get a good Wonder Woman movie (or good DC movie in general):

Pay the money, how ever much he asks for Bruce Timm to head it up.  Give him total control.  Don't question him.  Don't second guess him. He knows this shiat better than any suit at WB.  He would make a kick ass live action movie.


Amen, brother!
 
2013-05-24 12:56:10 PM

Apos: Whoa.....Marvel has truly left DC in the dust.


Pretty much; let's just hope Marvel doesn't relive the whole hare v. tortoise thing.
 
2013-05-24 12:57:31 PM

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 256x192]

I really want to know how the hell they plan to pull this off.


Simple: Marvey/Disney will not mention Pietro's (and Wanda's) upbringing as per the agreement with Fox.
 
2013-05-24 12:57:36 PM

ReverendLoki: Gaambit: mekki: HotWingAgenda: and yet there is nothing for Gambit

Gambit is really tricky character. Above all else, you really need the right actor or else he will not work. Like how Tony Stark would probably not work if anyone else but Robert Downey Jr were playing him. (RDJ can do that arrogant but vulnerable thing that prevents Stark from being an insufferable jackass.) For Gambit, you need an actor who oozes charisma and knows how to pull off that Southern gentleman thief. Basically, be a huge flirt and know how to turn what is a thief and occasionally murderer into someone you can't help but be charmed with. That's a tall order. You could have the best writer in the world but, again, if the actor isn't there, Gambit will come across as a creep.

Who do you think could pull Gambit off? I am having a hard time coming up with an actor that fits the bill.

I, too, was on board with Josh Holloway a few years ago. He basically WAS Remy LeBeau on "Lost".

Currently? I don't know why, but Karl Urban immediately came to mind, at least for looks.
Personality wise, Jon Hamm is always charming, is quite funny, and can at turns be menacing. Plus, you know, women love him.

Dunno, I first started thinking Stuart Townsend, but I'm not sure if that is great casting or terrible casting...

Josh Holloway would be good as well, though a lot of people are just going to think "Hey, it's the guy from Lost!"

RyansPrivates: All WB needs to do to get a good Wonder Woman movie (or good DC movie in general):

Pay the money, how ever much he asks for Bruce Timm to head it up.  Give him total control.  Don't question him.  Don't second guess him. He knows this shiat better than any suit at WB.  He would make a kick ass live action movie.

Amen, brother!



We need more of this from DC:

DC Universe Online - Cinematic Trailer
 
2013-05-24 12:59:18 PM

Gyrfalcon: Nobody really wants to watch Wonder Woman, is why.


That's what they said when "Marvel's The Avengers" movie was first mentioned: no one would watch it.

Years later, we're all waiting for "The Avengers 2".
 
2013-05-24 01:01:02 PM
While Marvel has had some success at the movies, DC has completely dominated in the video game market. If you are a fan of the comics, I suggest checking out Injustice.
 
2013-05-24 01:04:42 PM

RyansPrivates: All WB needs to do to get a good Wonder Woman movie (or good DC movie in general):

Pay the money, how ever much he asks for Bruce Timm to head it up.  Give him total control.  Don't question him.  Don't second guess him. He knows this shiat better than any suit at WB.  He would make a kick ass live action movie.


Ahem, let me remind you:  Joss Whedon proposed a WW movie with Cobie Smulders as Diana.  The WB execs turned him down.

Now, if you listen closely:  That weird sound you hear all the way from Hollywood is that of WB execs banging their head against a brick wall over that decision.
 
2013-05-24 01:07:28 PM

Danger Mouse: The only thing DC has in it's stables that is decent is Batman.

Everything else sucks.


There's no reason you can't make a Wonder Woman movie, or an Aquaman movie. Iron Man wasn't even on our radar a decade ago, and he's now the biggest superhero on earth.

What makes the difference is having directors, cast and producers that actually give a shiat about the stories and aren't just pooping something out for the money. Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi and Joss Whedon took these projects seriously. Branagh grew up reading Thor and the producers understood that he fitted the film.
 
2013-05-24 01:10:54 PM

legion_of_doo: FirstNationalBastard: Then, DC made sure the characters I enjoyed were rastified and rebooted, and the long-running books nearing the first 1,000th issue in comics history were restarted with #1.

The Wonder Woman reboot is good. The Green Lantern reboot isn't very far removed from the pre-reboot series, plus you've got the Hal "I'm an ass" Jordan & Sinestro odd couple.


All they needed to do with Green Lantern was adapt the "Emerald Dawn" story.  Nothing crazy or out there; would've been a fantastic story into how someone's a complete fark-up but finds redemption in becoming a member of the GLC.

Instead, Geoff Johns approved that POS movie.
 
2013-05-24 01:16:04 PM

Lord Binky: DC rocks the house anywhere but film with the exception of Batman. I think the key problem is not the properties but the execs. They cannot seem to let a good character have a good movie other than Batman. John Constantine, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern - these all could have been good movies because it's not the characters themselves who suck.   I think a possible team to helm DC movies would consist of the following:

1. Bruce Timm. DC Animated Universe and all the DTV Animated movies are proof that he knows how to handle all these characters. His Green Lantern movie was good and he managed to make a good Wonder Woman movie. He knows how to make you take a man who dresses like a flying rodent seriously, at least in cartoon form.


No argument there, he could probably make an Ambush Bug movie damn entertaining.  He's that good.

2. Geoff Johns. The man rose to prominence he was good at breathing new life into characters. He was basically "Mr. Fix It" and he can weave a long term story together well. Plus, if he works on movies he might have to step down from creative control at DC. I think his overall quality took a dip because he's creatively stretched thin. This might focus his creativity.

This; Johns' stuff has turned to crud ever since he got the big job.

3. Michael Jelenic. The story editor for Batman Brave & The Bold. I'm guessing he's the key creative mind behind the show and I think he "gets" DC's characters in a way that the above two don't. He made a fun and entertaining Aquaman. He found a way to make Crazy Quilt a threat. But beyond that he goes for a more fun, whimsical, campy style that utterly embraces the nature of the characters and doesn't take itself too seriously. And despite all that, he managed to infuse seriousness into the show towards the end of the first season.

Hell, he got the Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Cap Jr into an awesome story.  He gets points in my book just for that alone.

That would be my dream team to helm DC movie projects because they'd all bring something different to the table while being capable bridges between each other.

The one thing they'd need is zero interference from the execs at WB.  If they're gonna sink or swim, it'll be on their own and without WB farking things up.
 
2013-05-24 01:19:42 PM

mekki: He's a trickster archetype. Trickster archetypes are always extremely popular. Have been since people were telling stories.

Also, it doesn't hurt that he's sexy. He's popular among the women/gay men fans because of that. And if you read his latest comic series, the artists and writers know this because he is always finding himself in one scene or another shirtless or just naked



Trickster maybe, but sexy? 95% of everyone in a comic is in perfect (some would say superhuman) shape! What would make one look sexier than the other? It doesn't make sense.

oh and:
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'cause I can
 
2013-05-24 01:47:25 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Since this is about Marvel characters...

I almost read the new Captain Marvel books. Had heard good things about the books, even had the two trades in hand, ready to buy.

Then I made the mistake of looking between the covers. It was the kind of shiat art that makes Rob Liefeld look like a master.

Oh well. No new Captain Marvel for me.

/when did DC and Marvel stop hiring good artists?


Come on, it not that bad...
 
2013-05-24 01:51:01 PM

FirstNationalBastard: brigid_fitch: HotWingAgenda: I haven't picked up an actual comic book since the 90's, but I remember Quicksilver as just being a whiny little emo biatch, who happened to be able to move fast.  I can't grasp how that character could get tapped for two different movies, and yet there is nothing for Gambit, Age of Apocalypse, the whole Mr. Sinister storyline.

I hated Quicksilver for the same reasons, until one issue of (I think) X-Factor.  After that, I completely sympathized with him.  He's in a therapy session w/Doc Samson, who's trying to figure out why Quicksilver's such an anti-social asshole.  His response is something along the lines of, "Ever been in a hurry and find yourself behind someone at the bank and they're fumbling trying to find their ID or hunt for a pen to fill out a check?  Or in a grocery store where someone is digging for change and doling it out to the cashier, penny by penny?  Is that frustrating for you?

"That's what it's like every. Second. Of. My. Life."

As for the Flash comparison, that's the major difference between the two of them... the Flash can turn his speed on and off. Quicksilver, though way slower than The Flash, is stuck at superspeed compared to everyone else.


Which is where Marvel succeeds and DC fails.  Marvel heros are very often at odds with society.  They are commonly hunted and scorned by the populace they may be trying to protect.
DC heroes are typically seen as demi-gods or at least paragons of their society.

Well crafted characters with deep back stories and sometimes serious psychological issues vs. I will stop you evil doer!

Which would you prefer to read?
 
2013-05-24 01:58:44 PM

BafflerMeal: ExcedrinHeadache: Hay guys! Did anyone explain Quicksilver's "behind the woman at the ATM" thing yet?


I don't know anything about that.  But here's Pietro talking about people being slow at cash machines.


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I love this.  We have 3 posted trying to recreate the scene from memory, and then the actual panels from the comic.  So interesting to see how different people recollect that one exposition.
 
2013-05-24 02:26:19 PM

Scorpinock: While Marvel has had some success at the movies, DC has completely dominated in the video game market. If you are a fan of the comics, I suggest checking out Injustice.



I wouldn't go that far.  Home video market, yes.  Video game market?  Kind of a toss up.

Arkhams were good, MK vs DC was crap.  Injustice is alright but there's no real depth to it.  It's just another fighting game with the characters reskinned to look like Superman and Batman.  Lego games don't really count since they're all working with the same formula and again, reskinning everything to fit with the theme.

Marvel's had Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2, both great.  Xmen and Legends, some amazing Spiderman games.  Marvel vs Capcom was mediocre.  Avengers Alliance is surprisingly fun and there's a new Deadpool game coming out next month.  

So, your argument really doesn't fit there.  If you would have said, "Injustice is an awesome fighting game and I really like it," then there would be no argument.  But to say they "dominate the video game market" just means you're kind of delusional.
 
2013-05-24 02:36:47 PM
All this talk about Quicksilver and no pics of Scarlet Witch cosplay?

For shame, Fark.  For shame....

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-24 03:13:02 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Trickster maybe, but sexy? 95% of everyone in a comic is in perfect (some would say superhuman) shape! What would make one look sexier than the other? It doesn't make sense.


It's the way he carries himself. The way he flirts. The accent. Yes, there are many amazing bodies in comics. But they don't have the charisma and attitude that Gambit have. And that makes all the difference in the world. It's the reason why you want to punch Scott Summers in the face most of the time, rather than fark him despite having the same body type as Remy. Scott's personality sucks. Gambit's doesn't.
 
2013-05-24 04:08:19 PM

Rwa2play: Ahem, let me remind you:  Joss Whedon proposed a WW movie with Cobie Smulders as Diana.  The WB execs turned him down.

Now, if you listen closely:  That weird sound you hear all the way from Hollywood is that of WB execs banging their head against a brick wall over that decision.


I had totally forgotten about that.   Thanks for reminding me how stupid the WB execs are.  Dammitsomuch.  Whedon is probably the best person alive (arguably better than Timm) that could do it right.  But I would accept either Whedon or Timm.
 
2013-05-24 04:45:22 PM

BattleFrenchie28: FirstNationalBastard: Since this is about Marvel characters...

I almost read the new Captain Marvel books. Had heard good things about the books, even had the two trades in hand, ready to buy.

Then I made the mistake of looking between the covers. It was the kind of shiat art that makes Rob Liefeld look like a master.

Oh well. No new Captain Marvel for me.

/when did DC and Marvel stop hiring good artists?

Come on, it not that bad...


I think it depends on where you start, the first story arc had a good artist. After that and since it's been that shiatty water color ink splatter mess and Captain Marvel with those dead blue eyes. I keep up with it for the story and am anxious to start Avengers: The Enemy Within. But I have to agree that whoever the artist is needs to be let go.
 
2013-05-24 05:15:09 PM

DjangoStonereaver: All this talk about Quicksilver and no pics of Scarlet Witch cosplay?

For shame, Fark.  For shame....

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 602x864]


Came for this.
Might again later.
 
2013-05-24 05:27:31 PM

Rwa2play: legion_of_doo: FirstNationalBastard: Then, DC made sure the characters I enjoyed were rastified and rebooted, and the long-running books nearing the first 1,000th issue in comics history were restarted with #1.

The Wonder Woman reboot is good. The Green Lantern reboot isn't very far removed from the pre-reboot series, plus you've got the Hal "I'm an ass" Jordan & Sinestro odd couple.

All they needed to do with Green Lantern was adapt the "Emerald Dawn" story.  Nothing crazy or out there; would've been a fantastic story into how someone's a complete fark-up but finds redemption in becoming a member of the GLC.

Instead, Geoff Johns approved that POS movie.


What green lantern movie? I don't remember seeing that.

/*shudders*
 
2013-05-24 05:42:04 PM

mekki: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Trickster maybe, but sexy? 95% of everyone in a comic is in perfect (some would say superhuman) shape! What would make one look sexier than the other? It doesn't make sense.

It's the way he carries himself. The way he flirts. The accent. Yes, there are many amazing bodies in comics. But they don't have the charisma and attitude that Gambit have. And that makes all the difference in the world. It's the reason why you want to punch Scott Summers in the face most of the time, rather than fark him despite having the same body type as Remy. Scott's personality sucks. Gambit's doesn't.


There's a reason Scott only attracts women who want to destroy the universe or "former" supervillains.

Also, I think it's awesome that in the comics Scott Summers has earned back his title from Tony Stark. During Civil War everyone in fandom hated Stark. Now, there's no character more maligned than Cyclops (and rightfully so). Cyclops is a dick... Moreso than Stark ever was. I can't wait until they finally let Wolverine kill him and get it over with.
 
2013-05-24 05:53:06 PM

ZeroCorpse: mekki: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Trickster maybe, but sexy? 95% of everyone in a comic is in perfect (some would say superhuman) shape! What would make one look sexier than the other? It doesn't make sense.

It's the way he carries himself. The way he flirts. The accent. Yes, there are many amazing bodies in comics. But they don't have the charisma and attitude that Gambit have. And that makes all the difference in the world. It's the reason why you want to punch Scott Summers in the face most of the time, rather than fark him despite having the same body type as Remy. Scott's personality sucks. Gambit's doesn't.

There's a reason Scott only attracts women who want to destroy the universe or "former" supervillains.

Also, I think it's awesome that in the comics Scott Summers has earned back his title from Tony Stark. During Civil War everyone in fandom hated Stark. Now, there's no character more maligned than Cyclops (and rightfully so). Cyclops is a dick... Moreso than Stark ever was. I can't wait until they finally let Wolverine kill him and get it over with.


This is what makes All New X-Men fun...teenage Scott who isn't quite such a dick yet, seeing what he'll grow up to be, and being horrified.  It's the ultimate revenge on Scott and his dickishness - having his own younger self see what he's going to become and recoiling in horror from it.
 
2013-05-24 07:00:06 PM
And then he can marry Johnny's girlfriend in the FF reboot.
 
2013-05-24 10:09:05 PM

RyansPrivates: Rwa2play: Ahem, let me remind you:  Joss Whedon proposed a WW movie with Cobie Smulders as Diana.  The WB execs turned him down.

Now, if you listen closely:  That weird sound you hear all the way from Hollywood is that of WB execs banging their head against a brick wall over that decision.

I had totally forgotten about that.   Thanks for reminding me how stupid the WB execs are.  Dammitsomuch.  Whedon is probably the best person alive (arguably better than Timm) that could do it right.  But I would accept either Whedon or Timm.


Again, another difference bet. Marvel and DC: trailers.  Teaser trailer for "Man of Steel": Meh.  Teaser Trailer for "Iron Man 3": SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY~!
 
2013-05-24 10:54:32 PM

Rwa2play: RyansPrivates: Rwa2play: Ahem, let me remind you:  Joss Whedon proposed a WW movie with Cobie Smulders as Diana.  The WB execs turned him down.

Now, if you listen closely:  That weird sound you hear all the way from Hollywood is that of WB execs banging their head against a brick wall over that decision.

I had totally forgotten about that.   Thanks for reminding me how stupid the WB execs are.  Dammitsomuch.  Whedon is probably the best person alive (arguably better than Timm) that could do it right.  But I would accept either Whedon or Timm.

Again, another difference bet. Marvel and DC: trailers.  Teaser trailer for "Man of Steel": Meh.  Teaser Trailer for "Iron Man 3": SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY~!


Maybe for the teaser trailer, but the most recent trailer makes it look pretty good.
 
2013-05-24 11:15:42 PM

mekki: HotWingAgenda: and yet there is nothing for Gambit

Gambit is really tricky character. Above all else, you really need the right actor or else he will not work. Like how Tony Stark would probably not work if anyone else but Robert Downey Jr were playing him. (RDJ can do that arrogant but vulnerable thing that prevents Stark from being an insufferable jackass.) For Gambit, you need an actor who oozes charisma and knows how to pull off that Southern gentleman thief. Basically, be a huge flirt and know how to turn what is a thief and occasionally murderer into someone you can't help but be charmed with. That's a tall order. You could have the best writer in the world but, again, if the actor isn't there, Gambit will come across as a creep.

Who do you think could pull Gambit off? I am having a hard time coming up with an actor that fits the bill.



A decade ago, I'd suggest Harry Connick, Jr.   He was the bad guy in "Copycat" and was fantastic.
 
2013-05-25 09:58:55 AM
I really hope Man of Steel turns out well.  Hopefully the movie execs learned that the only good DC movies that have been made happened because they let Christopher Nolan have a lot of autonomy.
 
2013-05-25 12:34:18 PM

RyansPrivates: Rwa2play: RyansPrivates: Rwa2play: Ahem, let me remind you:  Joss Whedon proposed a WW movie with Cobie Smulders as Diana.  The WB execs turned him down.

Now, if you listen closely:  That weird sound you hear all the way from Hollywood is that of WB execs banging their head against a brick wall over that decision.

I had totally forgotten about that.   Thanks for reminding me how stupid the WB execs are.  Dammitsomuch.  Whedon is probably the best person alive (arguably better than Timm) that could do it right.  But I would accept either Whedon or Timm.

Again, another difference bet. Marvel and DC: trailers.  Teaser trailer for "Man of Steel": Meh.  Teaser Trailer for "Iron Man 3": SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY~!

Maybe for the teaser trailer, but the most recent trailer makes it look pretty good.


That's the thing:  People who saw the IM3 trailer were like: WANT~!  You wanna generate some type of buzz with your teaser trailer.  What the "MoS" trailer generated was a lot of "Wha?"
 
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