Marvel Cinematic Universe spoiler-heavy speculation thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by bbjeg, Apr 6, 2014.

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What grade would you give the Marvel Cinematic Universe? (Ever-Changing Question)

  1. A+

    19.0%
  2. A

    34.9%
  3. A-

    12.7%
  4. B+

    7.1%
  5. B

    15.1%
  6. B-

    2.4%
  7. C+

    2.4%
  8. C

    3.2%
  9. C-

    1.6%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    1.6%
  1. CaptainWacky

    CaptainWacky Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My hope for The Marvels is that they actually let Carol have some fun and depict Captain Marvel as a Superman-like figure on Earth. And don't give her amnesia for three quarters of the fucking movie.
     
  2. Christopher

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    I liked the way Captain Marvel used Carol's memory loss. We learned about her at the same time she did. Even the flashbacks were her real-time experiences as Talos probed her memories. Structurally, it was very deft and clever.

    But of course, it's no longer necessary in a sequel where the basic exposition is no longer required.
     
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  3. Caretaker

    Caretaker Commodore Premium Member

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    I kind of hope they bring back Annette Bening for some flashbacks so that we can have The Four Marvels: Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Monica Rambeau (a comics Ms. Marvel) and Mar-Vell.
     
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  4. Christopher

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    A comics Captain Marvel, rather. Monica was the second of the many Captains Marvel in the Marvel Universe, the first woman to hold the title, 30 years before Carol Danvers inherited it.
     
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  5. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

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    I don't really think she is a Superman-like on Earth in terms of sentiment from the public simply because Superman stayed on Earth most of the time. Carol seems to have spent a lot of time offworld. Supes is flying around saving people from everyday life/death situations.

    I can certainly understand her having a following and especially being the most or one of the most powerful superheros plus being female.

    But in terms of Supes vs Captain Marvel I'm not sure Captain Marvel was on Earth enough to be putting out massive building fires, saving in trouble aircraft, vehicles about to fall off highways, etc...
     
  6. FPAlpha

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    I love how they included audience reactions to Endgame - Marvel just knows how to energize the fans and then deliver the goods.

    These are going to be 2 interesting years and they capped it off with a superteaser for the Fantastic Four!
     
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  7. Christopher

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    Not that we've seen, no, but there must've been some of that in the five-year gap or afterward, if they're keeping the aspect of Kamala Khan being a major Carol Danvers fangirl.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

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    She's a Marvel, but not a Marvel.
     
  9. CaptainWacky

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    I think my issue with the amnesia story is that it just resulted in her being a fairly bland character for much of the movie.

    Yeah they either need to explain she stuck around on Earth for a while during The Blip (can't believe they kept that name) or that she stuck around after Endgame to explain Kamala (and presumably others) being such a big fan. Can't all be based on cellphone footage of her fighting Thanos surely.
     
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  10. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I like all three of the "Marvels" but I feel it's a shame that Carol Danvers didn't get a ton of chances to let her personality shine in the last movie and has to compete for screentime here. Granted, I didn't actually expect to get my dream story (involving Deathbird, the Starjammers, and the Brood). I expect this will be more Earth-bound so I don't have a good sense who the villain would be.
     
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  11. gblews

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    Most exciting thing about this vid for me was the final logo; The Fantastic 4 in the MCU, finally. :D
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

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    Nice that they "waited" till Phase 4. ;)
     
  13. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Yup, that was the plan all along! :shifty:
     
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  14. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    You're stretching like Reed Richards there.
     
  15. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    An ensemble might work to Carol's advantage. It did wonders for Captain America and the Winter Soldier, and that Harley Quinn movie was one of my favorites.
     
  16. dupersuper

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    Are...are they trying to get me to watch sports?
     
  17. Booji

    Booji The artist formerly known as FlavaFlav Premium Member

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    The release date for Loki has been moved up to Wednesday June 9.
     
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  19. The Nth Doctor

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    Score!

    But still not soon enough!
     
  20. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

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    Loki hasn't even started and he's already messed with time. Shows will be on Wednesdays? I hadn't realized that unless it's a new announcement lol.