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+

    18.1%
  2. A

    26.9%
  3. A-

    14.6%
  4. B+

    7.6%
  5. B

    14.0%
  6. B-

    2.9%
  7. C+

    3.5%
  8. C

    4.7%
  9. C-

    2.9%
  10. D+

    0 vote(s)
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  11. D

    0.6%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
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  13. F

    4.1%
  1. Anwar

    Anwar Admiral Admiral

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    Considering people thought RDJ and Chris Evans would both stink as Iron Man and Cap, I'm willing to give this a try.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    Chris Evans as Human Torch didn’t impact Captain America.
     
  3. JoeZhang

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    Bog Iger is holding an all-staff Town Hall on the 28th so you are likely to see a reconfiguration of leadership roles across divisions including Marvel Studios (alongside a plan for how the announced cost-cutting will work).
     
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  4. Saul

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    Right for the role or just looks right? He has very leadership like looks. But it's kinda a safe choice.
     
  5. JoeZhang

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    It is a safe choice, but he would be a great bronze-aged Reed who was a man of action as much of thought. He would be able to pull off fighting in his pants as well (which Reed does more that once in that period).

    I notice in the comics we are moving away again from the sadsack version that was used for about a decade and back to a more rounded Reed.
     
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  6. Captaindemotion

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    Mr Pantastic
     
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  7. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Reed, John Lithgow.
    Sue, Kristen Johnston.
    Johnny, Joseph Gordon-Levitz.
    Ben, French Stewart.
     
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  8. JoeZhang

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  9. 4Lights

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    I watched Eternals finally. I really liked it. Accoriding to the end credit, there will be more and a new Eternal was introduced. Has anyone heard of they are still going ahe4ad with more Eternal films? The ratings weren't the nest, so was wondering if maybe Disney nixed it?
     
  10. JoeZhang

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    I don't think an Eternals sequel is officially on the slate but it is according to various sites under development.

    Having said that - I am struggling to remember what the Starfox appearance was setting up.
     
  11. Christopher

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    Well, I've seen Pascal in The Mandalorian and Wonder Woman 1984, and he played two extremely different characters in those, so I'm sure he can play other types of character as well. The people who cast movies are professionals who know their job far better than we do, and who actually test the actors for the roles they're up for rather than just relying on their memory of different roles. I'm sure they have good reason for their choices. It's not like they're just pulling names out of a hat.

    (I almost pulled out the stock "Well, nobody thought Michael Keaton could be Batman" line, but then I remembered that I recently rewatched the Keaton Batman movies and I still think he was totally wrong for the part.)
     
  12. The Nth Doctor

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    You know what, I'd watch that but with Jane Curtain as Sue. Even better if John Cleese is Dr. Doom.
     
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  13. Set Harth

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    Personally I'm sick of all this "the sacred timeline must be kept inviolate" stuff. It rubbed me the wrong way as soon as Loki started. We can't all be Kangs! Despite the fact that Markus and McFeely appear to believe otherwise, it would be a different timeline in the first place by virtue of an unfrozen Steve showing up in it. We could call it, say, timeline beta or something.
     
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  14. MikHutch

    MikHutch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Isn't the sacred timeline just what the tva calls it?
     
  15. the G-man

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    I agree with you about Keaton and that’s why one can’t simply assume the casting people are always right. Outside the superhero realm, one need only look at Bonfire of the Vanities as proof positive they don’t always get the casting correct.
     
  16. MikHutch

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    Pascal was the best part of 1984. I do think he's pretty versatile
     
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  17. the G-man

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    Sometimes he “safe” choice is the right choice. Mount could play the “take charge” charismatic but intelligent team leader from the late 60s to early 80s FF no problem.
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    No thoughts about Stephen Yuen as Sentry?

    (I have nothing as I have never seen him in anything).
     
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  19. MikHutch

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    I'm mixed on Sentry but I'm not familiar with the character. I liked Yeun in what I've seen him so far so I'm ok with the casting
     
  20. Christopher

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    I've heard Steven Yuen in a number of animated shows; he was the first Avatar, Wan, in The Legend of Korra, he was Keith in Netflix's Voltron remake, and in Guillermo Del Toro's Tales of Arcadia franchise, he was Steve Palchuk, the Flash Thompson-esque school bully who became a good guy. He's also apparently the title character in the TV adaptation of the comics series Invincible, which I haven't seen.

    But I have no particular opinion, since I'm not familiar with the Sentry character. I think I've heard of him; wasn't he that Superman analogue that got retconned into the Marvel Universe as someone who'd been there all along but was erased from people's memories?