Professor Zoom wrote:
Producers only stick that stuff in there because they know older comic fans are the only members of the audience who would get it, but its no harm if said references go over the heads of fans who were weaned on Marvel of the 1990s - present.
Well, yeah. But my point still stands. The movies aren't written for fans of the comics. The movies are written with a general audience in mind.
Actually they're written for both. The goal in a comics-based movie is both
to make the movie accessible and engaging to a general audience and
to make it satisfying to the comics' fans. It can be a difficult balance to strike, but it's always the goal. On the one hand, bad word of mouth among the fans can hurt a film, but on the other hand, a movie that isn't accessible to a general audience can't make enough money to succeed.
Heck, just in general, it's better to write for a wide range of different tastes rather than narrowing in on just one. Where's the sense in deliberately excluding portions of your potential audience rather than trying to draw in as many people as possible?