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+

    20.1%
  2. A

    29.9%
  3. A-

    14.9%
  4. B+

    7.8%
  5. B

    13.0%
  6. B-

    2.6%
  7. C+

    1.9%
  8. C

    3.2%
  9. C-

    3.2%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. D

    0.6%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    2.6%
  1. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Living teddy bears who eat people, sounds about right.
     
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  2. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well this is wikipedia we're talking about, so odds are they're doing the former more than being the latter.
    Here's a snippet from Rinzler's 'Making of Return of the Jedi', which is about as authoritative as such things get, given the access.
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    It wasn't a working title at all, it was a codename; basically a fake movie, complete with fake tagline, fake logo, fake credits, and fake launch date made explicitly and only for the location shoots in Yuma and the California redwoods. It was never used for the Elstree shoot, or the ILM stage shoot, or really internally at LF at all. Just those two locations. It even almost got rumbled when someone in Yuma got a look at the set construction blueprints that had "Revenge of the Jedi" printed all over them, not 'Blue Harvest'.
     
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  3. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Wikipedia only gets better if people log in and edit it. In this case the citations are very sparse and clicking on them yields little supporting information. In fact one of the citations says this:

    "Details on the project, which has been floating around the industry with a possible fake/working title of Greenbrier, are slim. It’s unclear if the movie would be another prequel — like AMC’s Better Call Saul — or a follow-up of some sort. It’s also unclear if any of the original stars, such as Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul, are involved in the new project, which sources stress will be set in the existing Breaking Bad franchise."
    It is pretty easy to become an editor if someone with better information (for example, the referenced doc above) wants to.

    I am going to guess that there are no hard and fast rules in the industry and working title/fake title/codename are probably used interchangeably, but am a Jon Snow (I know nothing) in this area.
     
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  4. CorporalCaptain

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    I'll amend that to say:

    Wikipedia only gets better if people with expert knowledge log in and edit it.​
     
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  5. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Also, if you suspect something is wrong and the entry does not have decent citations you can also have the entry flagged with a note to that effect.
     
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  6. Mr. Adventure

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    I actually was on a page that had something I had an issue with. Do you actually just go straight in and edit it? I got cold feet and chickened out, it just felt weird.
     
  7. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    You just create an account. Anyone can edit. I imagine you would get banned if you just made stuff up. There are editing guidelines, and having citations is important.
     
  8. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Wikipedia isn't a meritocracy, it's a battle of wills where the most stubborn and pedantic editors win. A well informed person may make an edit correcting this or that, have it properly cited and everything, only for someone else to roll it back 5 mins later.
     
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  9. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Emphasis mine, which is the primary reason why I long since gave up editing anything over there. The behind-the-scenes politics and ego trips are just the worst. Well, maybe not as bad as Wookieepedia awhile back but still absolutely horrendous.
     
  10. Rich Watson

    Rich Watson Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I think all Wikis are the same. The Doctor Who one is just as bad.
     
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  11. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, that's why I gave up on it almost at its inception. I'd correct false information only to come back and find that my edits had been removed and the false information restored. No point in playing that game.
     
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  12. JD

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    Oh OK, I've seen code name used for a movie, just working title.
     
  13. theenglish

    theenglish Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I had that happen too back in the day--but I imagine that tends to happen on some types of pages more than others. I would have school information pages hacked, but never general pages about locales, culture or local history.
     
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  15. Grendelsbayne

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    Good for her, and cool that they're actually willing to nominate people in a superhero movie more often now.

    Though honestly I'd have to give the oscar to Stephanie Hsu, personally. Though I haven't seen The Whale or Banshees of Inisherin, either.
     
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  16. The Nth Doctor

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    Shame it wasn't nominated for Best Picture though.
     
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  18. Tuskin38

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    Wakanda Forever is. Coming to D+ February first
     
  19. FreezeC77

    FreezeC77 Commodore Commodore

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    Movies are ending up on streaming services faster than when I was a kid and my parents only took me and my brother to the 'second-run' movie theater and you had to wait like 5 or 6 months for the movies to get there lol.
     
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  20. FPAlpha

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    The first couple of week(end)s are most important unless it's a long burner like Avatar 2, after that the earnings drop very sharply because people just don't go to the movies as much as they used to do and this started before Covid.

    Streaming has become much more popular so it makes sense to accelerate the release while people still talk about the movie.
     
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