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+

    19.9%
  2. A

    33.8%
  3. A-

    13.2%
  4. B+

    7.4%
  5. B

    14.0%
  6. B-

    2.2%
  7. C+

    2.2%
  8. C

    3.7%
  9. C-

    1.5%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
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  11. D

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  12. D-

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  13. F

    2.2%
  1. Commander Troi

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    Ah, well. :shrug:
     
  2. Christopher

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    I was wondering what Hulk, a CBS show, was doing on NBC's service, but I guess it must be because NBC owns Universal now.
     
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  4. Christopher

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  5. Nerys Myk

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    Well they merged to form NBCUniveral and then were bought by Comcast.
     
  6. Christopher

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    Yeah, I figured I was probably getting it wrong, but I was too lazy to check. It's all just a mess of mergers and buyouts and it's hard to keep it all straight. (And we all know it's only a matter of time before the Disney Collective assimilates all other entertainment. Resistance is futile!)
     
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  7. dupersuper

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    Don't forget Wonder Girl.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    Well, a wonder girl. Not the Wonder Girl.
     
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  9. Christopher

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    Yes. She was Diana's kid sister Drusilla, who was not a character from the comics. That's why I didn't include her.

    (Although by comics logic, a superhero character is apparently defined more by their hero identity than their civilian identity. For instance, the character-creator credits in the animated Young Justice list Marv Wolfman and George Perez as the creators of Nightwing, rather than Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson, who created Dick Grayson.)
     
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    Agreed.

    Series creator/producer Kenneth Johnson wanted to stress Banner's lonely existence by not having supporting characters to rely on such as Rick Jones. Regarding Ross, there was no recurring military presence, but in three episodes, we were treated to the Hulk facing off against the military and/or a government organization: in season three's "Blind Rage", Banner is helping a friend who was suffering from exposure of dumped materials at a chemical warfare research facility; eventually, the Hulk stops an attacking tank in its tracks, disables it, then pushed it down a hill, which is not too far off from what his four-color version was doing--

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    In season four's two-part opener "Prometheus," the Hulk is captured by Project Prometheus' metal "Alpha Chamber" which the Hulk punches large dents into, and later wrecks parts of the base hosting the Prometheus crew. Being a man-on-the-run series more than comic had been (and comic Hulk has a number of superheroic allies he worked with), keeping his encounters with the military far and few between made sense, and were special when they occurred.
     
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  11. JD

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    Yeah, I guess I can see that.
    Never seen those, and I honestly forgot they even existed until I saw this post.

    I can see where that makes sense, trying to do the military thing on a regular basis probably could get pretty expensive.

    I didn't even consider that with Betty, I guess maybe it is a good thing she didn't show up.
    As for Rick, I wouldn't necessarily mean for him to have been a regular part of the show, even just a one off appearance could have been fun.
    I've never heard that before, but I can see where it would have been a pretty drastic change to the show.[/QUOTE]
     
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  12. Commander Troi

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    IIRC, when Marv & George created Nightwing, it was purely to get the character out from under the Batman editor's purview, as there were things they wanted to do with Dick that said editor (Denny maybe?) didn't want done with Robin. Since YJ has both Robin and Nightwing, there probably are credits for Kane & Finger in eps Robin is in.

    Hmm... I wonder how they did it in Titans since Dick doesn't become Nightwing until season 2?

    Anyway, probably a bit of a nightmare in situations like that.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

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  15. Ar-Pharazon

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    Chris certainly is, even with the "skinny legs".
     
  16. JD

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    Those are pretty cool, if they're legit.
     
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  17. FormerLurker

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    The one on the left looks like the Jane Foster Thor.
     
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  18. cooleddie74

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    Her armor is almost identical to the comic book armor, just red where the Marvel Legends figure of her has yellow color.
     
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  19. Samurai8472

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    If you go back to page 408 there was a poster leaked that confirmed the looks of Thor and Jane



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    It's not a movie level type of poster but more something you see at Walmart.
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    I hadn't noticed before but.... Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr !!!