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2022-10-31 5:54:32 PM  
I like this casting - He's had a lot of good roles already and he oozes charisma. I think this will work out well.
 
2022-10-31 6:02:35 PM  
Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?
 
2022-10-31 6:10:04 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?


Those Brinks trucks full of money showing up on clockwork?
 
2022-10-31 6:17:34 PM  
I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter
 
2022-10-31 6:21:51 PM  

leeksfromchichis: RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?

Those Brinks trucks full of money showing up on clockwork?


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2022-10-31 6:23:50 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?


Well, his previous experience was in the DCEU...
 
2022-10-31 6:35:39 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter


I don't care if the character's white in the books. He's Wonder Man, not Wonder Bread. He ain't gotta be white.
 
2022-10-31 6:41:12 PM  
That's my Doc Manhattan!
 
2022-10-31 6:49:20 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?


Because he was talking about DC?
 
2022-10-31 6:49:39 PM  

leeksfromchichis: RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?

Those Brinks trucks full of money showing up on clockwork?


I mean, sure...if you're into that whole materialism thing.

I don't think a lot of actors are, though...
 
2022-10-31 7:00:36 PM  
I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery
 
2022-10-31 7:00:49 PM  
Maybe they could find a more obscure comic....
 
2022-10-31 7:07:25 PM  
I think actors from the DCEU should stay the f*ck over there.
 
2022-10-31 7:09:28 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter


At this point I think Disney is just farking with racists.  Good on them.

Wonder man is such a meh character it really doesn't matter who plays him.
 
2022-10-31 7:10:59 PM  

Bslim: I think actors from the DCEU should stay the f*ck over there.


Why?
 
2022-10-31 7:18:59 PM  

Shostie: Bslim: I think actors from the DCEU should stay the f*ck over there.

Why?


They don't understand it's the writing and direction that ruins DC movies, not the talent?
 
2022-10-31 7:26:54 PM  

Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery


No, that's a high point for me as well.
 
2022-10-31 7:29:10 PM  
Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.
 
2022-10-31 7:30:40 PM  

Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery


Shang Chi and Jen Walters already live on the West Coast.  So does Scott Lang (and his daughter).  Hank Pym can be their technologist and their guy in the chair.  So that's most of a super team right there.
 
2022-10-31 7:31:19 PM  
The well of C-list Marvel heroes is pretty dry, huh?
 
2022-10-31 7:46:41 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Ummm.... he's a good actor, but didn't he say that comic book films are 'clown work' a month or so ago? Why is he getting in deeper?


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2022-10-31 7:55:32 PM  
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I always thought they made him look like a television producer from the 1960s.
 
2022-10-31 8:05:11 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.


I enjoyed Iron Man 3 and think it's aged pretty well, especially since it's so anti-formula. Downey took that character to some interesting places, Kingsley killed it in "both" roles, the stuff with the kid wasn't nearly as bad as people say, and that air rescue scene is frickin' amazing.

Granted, the climactic finale is really weak -- which is saying a lot, since that's often the weakest part of most Marvel movies -- and as much as I like Guy Pearce, he just wasn't a very good villain.

But still, IM3 gets more criticism than it warrants, IMO. People put it near the bottom of their lists, but I think it's solidly middle of the pack ... which isn't a bad thing.
 
2022-10-31 8:11:02 PM  

portnoyd: The well of C-list Marvel heroes is pretty dry, huh?


Not really. People have been saying this for over a decade now, when Guardians of the Galaxy was first announced. Since then, they've continued to trot out characters the general public hasn't heard of.

The general public doesn't care, as long as they're still getting fun adventure movies / shows set in a shared universe. At this point, the draw is as much the Marvel brand as it is specific characters, if not moreso.

They've got TONS of C-Listers left ... but it's only us longtime comic people who see them as C-listers. The general public does not give the slightest shiat either way, as long as it's good and entertaining.

You figure by now, we should all get that.
 
2022-10-31 8:40:38 PM  
Wonder Man! Wow, I'd forgotten about him.


/What The--?! always had him hooking up with Wonder Woman and doing little else
 
2022-10-31 8:46:35 PM  

portnoyd: The well of C-list Marvel heroes is pretty dry, huh?


"Every character is someone's favorite. Except Wonder Man".

- Stan Lee
 
2022-10-31 9:06:30 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery

No, that's a high point for me as well.


Same, I actually didn't know that twist was coming and it just blew me away, for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley.  Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.  Which was a good thing, because I didn't care much for either the villain, his motivation, or the choppy plot with exploding soldiers.
 
2022-10-31 9:07:47 PM  

frestcrallen: [Fark user image 168x320]

I always thought they made him look like a television producer from the 1960s.


He married Penny Marshall and made Hocus Pocus towards the end of his career!
 
2022-10-31 9:14:13 PM  

deadsanta: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery

No, that's a high point for me as well.

Same, I actually didn't know that twist was coming and it just blew me away, for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley.  Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.  Which was a good thing, because I didn't care much for either the villain, his motivation, or the choppy plot with exploding soldiers.


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2022-10-31 9:31:06 PM  

deadsanta: for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley. Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.


Yes
 
2022-10-31 9:44:46 PM  

shoegaze99: portnoyd: The well of C-list Marvel heroes is pretty dry, huh?

They've got TONS of C-Listers left ... but it's only us longtime comic people who see them as C-listers. The general public does not give the slightest shiat either way, as long as it's good and entertaining.


That'd be great if the content was actually good and entertaining. The shows have been pretty mediocre (She Hulk being the best of the bunch) and the recent movies have been just ok. Good characters at least give the content a good starting point and nothing changes that characters like Wonder Man are not very popular for a reason.
 
2022-10-31 10:39:31 PM  

shoegaze99: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.

I enjoyed Iron Man 3 and think it's aged pretty well, especially since it's so anti-formula. Downey took that character to some interesting places, Kingsley killed it in "both" roles, the stuff with the kid wasn't nearly as bad as people say, and that air rescue scene is frickin' amazing.

Granted, the climactic finale is really weak -- which is saying a lot, since that's often the weakest part of most Marvel movies -- and as much as I like Guy Pearce, he just wasn't a very good villain.

But still, IM3 gets more criticism than it warrants, IMO. People put it near the bottom of their lists, but I think it's solidly middle of the pack ... which isn't a bad thing.


As much as I disliked Th4r IV: Moar Thor, I kind of want Christian Bale to play every villain in the MCU from now on. Like every summer we look forward to seeing what CB brings us.

"This summer...Christian Bale...is...Omaga Red." Now tell me you don't want to see that?
 
2022-10-31 11:15:31 PM  

TelemonianAjax: shoegaze99: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.

I enjoyed Iron Man 3 and think it's aged pretty well, especially since it's so anti-formula. Downey took that character to some interesting places, Kingsley killed it in "both" roles, the stuff with the kid wasn't nearly as bad as people say, and that air rescue scene is frickin' amazing.

Granted, the climactic finale is really weak -- which is saying a lot, since that's often the weakest part of most Marvel movies -- and as much as I like Guy Pearce, he just wasn't a very good villain.

But still, IM3 gets more criticism than it warrants, IMO. People put it near the bottom of their lists, but I think it's solidly middle of the pack ... which isn't a bad thing.

As much as I disliked Th4r IV: Moar Thor, I kind of want Christian Bale to play every villain in the MCU from now on. Like every summer we look forward to seeing what CB brings us.

"This summer...Christian Bale...is...Omaga Red." Now tell me you don't want to see that?


Hah! Count me in, though. Bale all but saved that movie for me. He stole every single scene he was in. A really fantastic performance that shows what you can get when a great actor totally throws himself into a comic book role.

Love and Thunder is down near the bottom of my MCU list, but Bale's performance makes it worth at least one watch.
 
2022-10-31 11:32:35 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: deadsanta: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery

No, that's a high point for me as well.

Same, I actually didn't know that twist was coming and it just blew me away, for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley.  Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.  Which was a good thing, because I didn't care much for either the villain, his motivation, or the choppy plot with exploding soldiers.

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Kingsley, especially as Trevor, was easily the best thing about IM3. His scenes were the only time that movie showed signs of life.
 
2022-10-31 11:38:04 PM  
Wonder Man? Moon Knight was deep but this is the bottom of the barrel. Was the Sentry taken? Is Alpha Flight in development hell?
 
2022-10-31 11:41:32 PM  

shoegaze99: The general public doesn't care,


Yeah that's why The Inhumans was such a big hit
 
2022-11-01 12:00:16 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: deadsanta: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery

No, that's a high point for me as well.

Same, I actually didn't know that twist was coming and it just blew me away, for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley.  Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.  Which was a good thing, because I didn't care much for either the villain, his motivation, or the choppy plot with exploding soldiers.

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Kingsley, especially as Trevor, was easily the best thing about IM3. His scenes were the only time that movie showed signs of life.


I was so happy that they brought him back for Shang-Chi.
 
2022-11-01 4:09:09 AM  

frestcrallen: [Fark user image 168x320]

I always thought they made him look like a television producer from the 1960s.


Even worse - like a '70's A&R guy
 
2022-11-01 5:12:22 AM  

TelemonianAjax: shoegaze99: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.

I enjoyed Iron Man 3 and think it's aged pretty well, especially since it's so anti-formula. Downey took that character to some interesting places, Kingsley killed it in "both" roles, the stuff with the kid wasn't nearly as bad as people say, and that air rescue scene is frickin' amazing.

Granted, the climactic finale is really weak -- which is saying a lot, since that's often the weakest part of most Marvel movies -- and as much as I like Guy Pearce, he just wasn't a very good villain.

But still, IM3 gets more criticism than it warrants, IMO. People put it near the bottom of their lists, but I think it's solidly middle of the pack ... which isn't a bad thing.

As much as I disliked Th4r IV: Moar Thor, I kind of want Christian Bale to play every villain in the MCU from now on. Like every summer we look forward to seeing what CB brings us.

"This summer...Christian Bale...is...Omaga Red." Now tell me you don't want to see that?


I don't think anyone told him he was in a comedy!
 
2022-11-01 5:43:36 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: deadsanta: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery

No, that's a high point for me as well.

Same, I actually didn't know that twist was coming and it just blew me away, for going in a direction entirely new and unexpected--and comic--and with a talent like Ben Kingsley.  Seriously, that alone was worth the ticket.  Which was a good thing, because I didn't care much for either the villain, his motivation, or the choppy plot with exploding soldiers.

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Kingsley, especially as Trevor, was easily the best thing about IM3. His scenes were the only time that movie showed signs of life.

I was so happy that they brought him back for Shang-Chi.


Yeah, he was probably the best thing about that movie too.

/which was slightly disappointing because I enjoyed Kim's Convenience and was hoping whatshisname would really kill it
//Kingsley is fun when he's having fun
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2022-11-01 6:08:58 AM  

moothemagiccow: shoegaze99: The general public doesn't care,

Yeah that's why The Inhumans was such a big hit


Inhumans was terribly written, ponderous, mostly poorly acted, hilariously low budget - just an utter waste.

It wasn't the characters that brought it down it was garbage tier production.
 
2022-11-01 6:15:09 AM  

frestcrallen: [Fark user image 168x320]

I always thought they made him look like a television producer from the 1960s.


Or one of Wally Wood's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad.

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2022-11-01 6:21:03 AM  

shoegaze99: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Ironman 3 wasn't that good, but Trevor and the Barrel-of-Monkeys stunt sequence were highlights, along with Tony's Home Depot arms shopping.

I enjoyed Iron Man 3 and think it's aged pretty well, especially since it's so anti-formula. Downey took that character to some interesting places, Kingsley killed it in "both" roles, the stuff with the kid wasn't nearly as bad as people say, and that air rescue scene is frickin' amazing.

Granted, the climactic finale is really weak -- which is saying a lot, since that's often the weakest part of most Marvel movies -- and as much as I like Guy Pearce, he just wasn't a very good villain.


The female scientist (can't remember the name) was supposed to be the bad guy, but Île Perlmuter nixed that idea. Can't have any good non-white-male roles in the MCU, you see.
 
2022-11-01 7:07:14 AM  

Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter


all the more reason to do this.

poor little fanbois can't wrap their heads round why they're not being represented fairly.
it's because there's no one going to see a film based on a skint, sad, pot bellied virgin with odour issues no neck and a beard down to their navels.
 
2022-11-01 7:17:11 AM  

Zenith: Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter

all the more reason to do this.

poor little fanbois can't wrap their heads round why they're not being represented fairly.
it's because there's no one going to see a film based on a skint, sad, pot bellied virgin with odour issues no neck and a beard down to their navels.


They were the bad guys in She Hulk, so they got represented all right.
 
2022-11-01 7:20:13 AM  

Zenith: Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter

all the more reason to do this.

poor little fanbois can't wrap their heads round why they're not being represented fairly.
it's because there's no one going to see a film based on a skint, sad, pot bellied virgin with odour issues no neck and a beard down to their navels.


Hey hey!  That's unfair stereotyping

/some of them are clean-shaven skint, sad, pot-bellied rapists with odor issues and no neck
 
2022-11-01 7:35:32 AM  

Naido: I'm ready for the West Coast Avengers whenever you are, Disney.

I may be the only one looking forward to this:

Ben Kingsley is set to return as failed-actor-turned-reformed-villain Trevor Slattery


Me too. Loved him in everything he's done in the MCU
 
2022-11-01 8:04:27 AM  

Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter


Does anything go over well on Twitter?
 
2022-11-01 8:09:20 AM  

Jack Sabbath: I imagine the casting of this black man as the historically white Wonder Man is going over well on Twitter


I can understand people upset about casting a major character like Johnny Storm as a different ethnicity.

But Wonder Man would be a stupid hill for anyone to die on.
 
2022-11-01 8:11:10 AM  

frestcrallen: [Fark user image image 168x320]

I always thought they made him look like a television producer from the 1960s.


Reminds me of Warren Beatty.
 
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