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Old July 16 2011, 06:52 PM   #1786
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They kinda missed the opportunity to make Captain America black.
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Old July 16 2011, 06:54 PM   #1787
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Or Chinese.
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Old July 16 2011, 08:11 PM   #1788
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ultimate cap was going to be black originally, until Millar decided to make Fury black instead.
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Old July 16 2011, 09:03 PM   #1789
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They kinda missed the opportunity to make Captain America black.
If they went that route they would be forced to change the origin story. Instead of being about a skinny kid becoming the fearless Captain America it would by necessity be about overcoming the prejudice and racism of the period.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:30 PM   #1790
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Plus once they go into sequel mode, they may want to introduce Falcon as well.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:39 PM   #1791
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Here's a tricky question - is it possible that Potter keeps Captain America off number 1 next week?
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Old July 16 2011, 10:40 PM   #1792
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They kinda missed the opportunity to make Captain America black.
If they went that route they would be forced to change the origin story. Instead of being about a skinny kid becoming the fearless Captain America it would by necessity be about overcoming the prejudice and racism of the period.
That sounds like a whole different character and story. A potentially interesting one, but not this story.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:43 PM   #1793
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I'd say Potter has a very good chance at keeping Cap from being number one. Another question...are more people who don't follow comic books more familiar with Captain America than they are Green Lantern? This film as good as it looks doesn't have a very long chance to be number one. With "Cowboys and Aliens" around the corner. I'd say it stays in the top three for it's first three weekends.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:44 PM   #1794
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Here's a tricky question - is it possible that Potter keeps Captain America off number 1 next week?
Potter movies historically drop around 60% in their second weekends, but if DH2's opening weekend turns out to be as massive as it's looking, even a 60% drop might keep it at #1 next week. We could end up with a scenario similar to Sherlock Holmes' first weekend, when it grossed $62 million but came in #2 behind Avatar's $76 million second weekend.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:49 PM   #1795
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This is the final Potter movie though. It will be interesting if that has any cache and prevents the historical drop next weekend. Unless everyone has rushed to the theaters this weekend and is going to give it a monster opening weekend.
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Old July 16 2011, 10:51 PM   #1796
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They kinda missed the opportunity to make Captain America black.
If they went that route they would be forced to change the origin story. Instead of being about a skinny kid becoming the fearless Captain America it would by necessity be about overcoming the prejudice and racism of the period.
That sounds like a whole different character and story. A potentially interesting one, but not this story.
We had it in comics - it was called Truth:Red, White and Black and wasn't well received (I've never read it, so I have no idea).
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Old July 16 2011, 10:54 PM   #1797
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This is the final Potter movie though. It will be interesting if that has any cache and prevents the historical drop next weekend. Unless everyone has rushed to the theaters this weekend and is going to give it a monster opening weekend.
Maybe, the current figures looks crazy, it's already taken double Green Lantern's total box office - maybe they need to talk the author into allowing Harry Potter: Green Lantern.
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Old July 16 2011, 11:33 PM   #1798
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If they went that route they would be forced to change the origin story. Instead of being about a skinny kid becoming the fearless Captain America it would by necessity be about overcoming the prejudice and racism of the period.
That sounds like a whole different character and story. A potentially interesting one, but not this story.
We had it in comics - it was called Truth:Red, White and Black and wasn't well received (I've never read it, so I have no idea).
Yeah I thought it seemed familiar...no reason that it couldn't work, but I don't remember much about the comic to know if that was the right approach.

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are more people who don't follow comic books more familiar with Captain America than they are Green Lantern?
I don't think that matters. Before Iron Man, I had to contend with all sorts of non-comic-book-savvy people (I don't know many comic book people/Trekkies in RL) complaining that they never heard of that guy, therefore the movie will suck and nobody will watch it.
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Old July 17 2011, 12:42 AM   #1799
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I think it does matter actually because people have brought up the lack of exposure of the Green Lantern character in the discussion thread as one of the reasons why the film performed poorly. I dunno. I'll guess we'll have to wait and see. It has turned out to be an interesting year as predicted for comic book adaptions...just maybe not as successful as studios and fans hoped.
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Or Chinese.
Or Native American.
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