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(Screen Rant)   17 nutty rules that Disney makes the Marvel universe follow   ( screenrant.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
I tried to deslide this and was unsuccessful. Apologies.
 
4 days ago  
Not sure what makes any of these nutty. They are pretty much all what you would expect of a corporation trying to protect its franchise.
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, that's some crazy, nutty weird stuff. Not clickbait at all. No sir. Genuinely insane, incomprehensibly weird, bizarrely byzantine strictures, every one. Just try to wrap your head around this lunatic gibbering:

"Movies cannot be released the same weekend as other Disney movies."

"Scripts are kept in secure rooms."

"Actors don't get to override directors."

"Actors under contract have to come back for reshoots if necessary."

"Actors have to follow diet and exercise plans during filming"

"Actors have to do promotional tours when under contract."

"Actors under contract have to act in whichever movies the studio picks for them"

"Actors under contract have to make themselves available for merchandising and promotional photoshoots"

"They background check people before hiring them"

Yeah. Weird.

I have no idea how long Disney expects to carry on making movies, what with forcing their employees to follow twisted and nutty rules like "you need to show up for work" and "you have to do what your boss tells you when you're at work."
 
4 days ago  
As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.
 
4 days ago  
It's like the famous "no impalements" clause.  And then you watch Ursula die at the end of Little Mermaid and go - wait...
 
4 days ago  

scottydoesntknow: As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.


Knowhere in GotG is literally a severed head floating in space where criminals mine bodily fluids.
 
4 days ago  

cousin-merle: scottydoesntknow: As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.

Knowhere in GotG is literally a severed head floating in space where criminals mine bodily fluids.


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4 days ago  
Squirrel Girl always wins, even against Galactus and Thanos.
 
4 days ago  
Between corporate image and background checks, how the hell did Robert Downey Jr. get to be Iron Man?
 
4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: Between corporate image and background checks, how the hell did Robert Downey Jr. get to be Iron Man?


IT WAS THE PART HE WAS BORN TO PLAY, BABY!
 
4 days ago  
9 STRICT GYMMING AND DIET RULES

I read this recently on the IMDB page for Civil War

"Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther) underwent a vigorous training program to get in fighting shape for the character."

And I thought "Man, that must have been a lot of work for that single fight scene where he's not in full costume"
 
4 days ago  
This rule has also clearly extended into the MCU. We have never seen a human-like character beheaded throughout the existence of the cinematic universe.

Hang on ... the librarian gets beheaded in the opening scene of Doctor Strange.

Or is it a technicality that we didn't "see" the obvious decapitation?
 
4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: Between corporate image and background checks, how the hell did Robert Downey Jr. get to be Iron Man?


Pretty sure he was already Iron Man before Disney bought the company.
 
4 days ago  

Dinki: Not sure what makes any of these nutty. They are pretty much all what you would expect of a corporation trying to protect its franchise.


At least they don't involve pigeons.  Also Disney doesn't tell the comics side to do synergy.  That's all on their own corporate side.
 
4 days ago  

cousin-merle: scottydoesntknow: As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.

Knowhere in GotG is literally a severed head floating in space where criminals mine bodily fluids.


Yeah but that's a giant space alien/godly being.
 
4 days ago  
3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?
 
4 days ago  
/millennials
 
4 days ago  
Not only are the MCU actors at the beckoning call of the MCU or the Disney franchise

Something about an intensive porpoise, and a question about how somebody who writes for a living doesn't know the phrase "beck and call"

FFS.
 
4 days ago  
Tom Holland / dust?  Did I read a spoiler?
 
4 days ago  
- Don't refer to "Mauschwitz".
- Also goes for "Duckau".
 
4 days ago  

Nana's Vibrator: Tom Holland / dust?  Did I read a spoiler?


Do you actually want notifications answering that question?
 
4 days ago  

cousin-merle: Nana's Vibrator: Tom Holland / dust?  Did I read a spoiler?

Do you actually want notifications answering that question?


I'm just assuming.  The rest is to point out that the article and source can go f*ck themselves
 
4 days ago  

Billy Liar: - Don't refer to "Mauschwitz".
- Also goes for "Duckau".


Goofenfuhrer is also verboten.
 
4 days ago  
These are not Disney rules. These are Marvel Studios rules. Many of which they forged after bad experiences in the past (coughIncredibleHulkcough). Most of those rules are perfectly normal for any studio, too. NDAs, switching plot points to avoid spoilers, limited actor input on scripts, etc. -- All pretty standard.

Disney generally doesn't exert any creative control over the Marvel Studios or Lucasfilm projects, except when something might possibly represent a large financial risk at the box office.

Screenrant is, as usual, a clickbating rag that blows things out of proportion and gets the details wrong.
 
4 days ago  

OkieDookie: Billy Liar: - Don't refer to "Mauschwitz".
- Also goes for "Duckau".

Goofenfuhrer is also verboten.


Plutocracy is right out.
 
4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: Between corporate image and background checks, how the hell did Robert Downey Jr. get to be Iron Man?


Favreau (or someone) had to take out a huge insurance plan and Favreau had to beg Marvel Studios over and over to get them to approve of RDJ. They did not want him because of his past, but Favreau wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
 
4 days ago  
pkjun:
I have no idea how long Disney expects to carry on making movies, what with forcing their employees to follow twisted and nutty rules like "you need to show up for work" and "you have to do what your boss tells you when you're at work."

I read TFA and thought maybe this isn't much different from things that happened in the studio system that developed during the Golden Age of Hollywood.  Controlling someone's diet and gym time isn't that far a stretch from studio-tied doctors giving Judy Garland all kinds of drugs.
 
4 days ago  

scottydoesntknow: As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.


The author of the article was playing to his anti-Disney audience (and perhaps his own misunderstanding of the way Disney handles studios they own).

As I keep telling people, Disney owned Miramax in exactly the same way they own Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. I certainly didn't see any "Disneyfication" of KILL BILL or Pulp Fiction. It's just this weird, lingering idea that some people have. They just think that being owned by Disney means things have to be "family friendly", but that's stupid. Disney hasn't been in the G-rated live-action movie business in a long time, first of all, and second, there's a reason why Disney maintains Walt Disney Pictures as its own studio that makes all the Disney-branded movies and shows. THAT is where the "Disney image" is solidified and kept as a standard. Every other studio they own is given a wide berth and creative freedom. Disney suits generally stay out of it. That's why those studios have their own CEOs and creative teams.

Disney buys studios because they like what they're doing in the first place. It would be stupid to buy a studio, then impose a bunch of "Disney family friendly" rules upon them. That's not how they have EVER done it, and it's not how they do it with Lucasfilm or Marvel Studios.
 
4 days ago  
There must have been a reason
But I don't understand
Why they hit the Pentagon
Instead of Disney
 
4 days ago  
Count Dooku was decapitated, and thats LucasFilm, but granted Disney didn't own Lucasfilm yet.
/thats all i got
 
4 days ago  
Huge corporation protects huge investments. Film at every six months.
 
4 days ago  

scottydoesntknow: As Dinki said, most of this is common knowledge and really not all that crazy.

But #4 is definitively wrong. Kaecilius and his henchmen decapitated the first librarian within the first 3 minutes of Doctor Strange. While they didn't show the actual act, they did show the shadows and it's pretty obvious the guy's head fell into the pot underneath.


No no, he wasn't actually decapitated... They just used the same trick your granddad played on you when he claimed to have your nose or removed his thumb. Honest.
 
4 days ago  
Half of those are basic common sense, the other half are strict but fairly reasonable and consistent with the higher paycheck Disney offers along with the jobs, and the noncompete clause is the only dodgy/possibly illegal one.  Also the noncompete clause is the one that's probably not true, as their "evidence" for it is an actor making a farking obvious joke.

What a waste of time, even by this tab's standards.
 
4 days ago  

HighZoolander: 3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?


It's not incorrect. It's just not the cliche.
 
4 days ago  

meanmutton: HighZoolander: 3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?

It's not incorrect. It's just not the cliche.


If auto-correct doesn't fix it, it's good enough for Fark.
 
4 days ago  

OkieDookie: meanmutton: HighZoolander: 3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?

It's not incorrect. It's just not the cliche.

If auto-correct doesn't fix it, it's good enough for Fark.


Turns out, I'm not Fark.

But no, this isn't the same as autocorrect putting in something wrong. "Beckoning call" is grammatically correct and works in context. It's just not the cliche.
 
4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: Between corporate image and background checks, how the hell did Robert Downey Jr. get to be Iron Man?


It was a hell of a fight and almost didn't happen.
 
4 days ago  

WilderKWight: As I keep telling people, Disney owned Miramax in exactly the same way they own Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.


There's a huge clusterfark about Disney and Marvel with "Tower of Terror"...and Universal Studios Orlando "Marvel Superhero Island"
When their Twilight Zone rights ran out on the west coast they rethemed the Tower of Terror on the west coast to a Guardians of the Galaxy ride. ....and they can't retheme the Orlando ride, because of stepping on Universal Studios prior "Marvel Superhero Island" theme park property rights on the east coast, which was part of the deal with them buying Marvel. But they still have Twilight Zone property rights for the ride on east coast.
 
4 days ago  

T.rex: Count Dooku was decapitated, and thats LucasFilm, but granted Disney didn't own Lucasfilm yet.
/thats all i got


Disney only owns everything after the purchase, they don't own either of the original or prequel trilogies.
 
4 days ago  
ooooh, so that pic I saw on twitter today of Gal Gadot dressed as WW and visiting sick kids in hospitals was MANDATED?!


/doesn't matter, it's still cool to do.
 
4 days ago  

Geoff Peterson: I tried to deslide this and was unsuccessful. Apologies.


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4 days ago  

meanmutton: OkieDookie: meanmutton: HighZoolander: 3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?

It's not incorrect. It's just not the cliche.

If auto-correct doesn't fix it, it's good enough for Fark.

Turns out, I'm not Fark.

But no, this isn't the same as autocorrect putting in something wrong. "Beckoning call" is grammatically correct and works in context. It's just not the cliche.


While novel usage can be a blessing in the skies, if it's all one in the same to you I'm not going to tow the line here. I'm not going to let this writer off scotch-free, so let's just nip this in the butt and not take for granite that they didn't make a mistake.
 
4 days ago  

mekkab: ooooh, so that pic I saw on twitter today of Gal Gadot dressed as WW and visiting sick kids in hospitals was MANDATED?!


/doesn't matter, it's still cool to do.


Why MANdated huh?!  Why do you hate women?!
 
4 days ago  

HighZoolander: meanmutton: OkieDookie: meanmutton: HighZoolander: 3 MCU Actors are at the Beckoning Call of Toy Companies

Is this some new trend showcasing how badly millenials failed English or something?

It's not incorrect. It's just not the cliche.

If auto-correct doesn't fix it, it's good enough for Fark.

Turns out, I'm not Fark.

But no, this isn't the same as autocorrect putting in something wrong. "Beckoning call" is grammatically correct and works in context. It's just not the cliche.

While novel usage can be a blessing in the skies, if it's all one in the same to you I'm not going to tow the line here. I'm not going to let this writer off scotch-free, so let's just nip this in the butt and not take for granite that they didn't make a mistake.


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4 days ago  
oh, and about not being able to film your dangerous stunts;  that's a no brainer.  You'd shut down production and screw over everyone working behind the scenes as well.
 
4 days ago  

Burr: mekkab: ooooh, so that pic I saw on twitter today of Gal Gadot dressed as WW and visiting sick kids in hospitals was MANDATED?!


/doesn't matter, it's still cool to do.

Why MANdated huh?!  Why do you hate women?!


actually, I'd love to see Gal Gadot WomanDated...

/I'll be in my bunk
 
4 days ago  

TheMarchHare: T.rex: Count Dooku was decapitated, and thats LucasFilm, but granted Disney didn't own Lucasfilm yet.
/thats all i got

Disney only owns everything after the purchase, they don't own either of the original or prequel trilogies.


Until Fox's deal runs out in 2020, IIRC
 
4 days ago  

skyotter: This rule has also clearly extended into the MCU. We have never seen a human-like character beheaded throughout the existence of the cinematic universe.

Hang on ... the librarian gets beheaded in the opening scene of Doctor Strange.

Or is it a technicality that we didn't "see" the obvious decapitation?


Also, Ronan crushes a dudes head in the first scene he's in, in GOTG1

Which also fills a symbol on the floor
 
4 days ago  
There's at least one spoiler for Infinity War in tfa
 
4 days ago  

mekkab: oh, and about not being able to film your dangerous stunts;  that's a no brainer.  You'd shut down production and screw over everyone working behind the scenes as well.


Yeah, Harrison Ford just tripped on set, broke his leg and it ruined the Force Awakens. He was so hurt they ended up just writing him out.
 
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