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  • glindros
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    As a comic book fan of 25+ years I love the idea of building all these characters into an Avengers Movie. Would such a thing be possible? I think the Stars' salaries alone would kill the project from the beginning.

    I suppose if they shot some scenes during each individual movie for the group movie, a substantial savings could be generated, although that too has issues.

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Originally posted by NotSoWize View Post
    I finally made it out this weekend with my 24yo niece, 12yo son, and 45yo self. We all really enjoyed it, which is about the best a PG-13 rated movie can hope for. I thought the CGI was outstanding. This was one of the few CGI intensive movies I can recall where everything felt real. It helped that the main character and villain were mechanical, but I certainly believed that there were flesh-and-blood men inside the machines.

    That's exactly how I felt. It seemed like "wow...cgi's finally caught up to my imagination."

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  • NotSoWize
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    I finally made it out this weekend with my 24yo niece, 12yo son, and 45yo self. We all really enjoyed it, which is about the best a PG-13 rated movie can hope for. I thought the CGI was outstanding. This was one of the few CGI intensive movies I can recall where everything felt real. It helped that the main character and villain were mechanical, but I certainly believed that there were flesh-and-blood men inside the machines.

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  • I love Lyta
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    Good point.

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  • raw_bean
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    Originally posted by I love Lyta View Post
    Maybe they could do Thor and Hulk 2 in one movie. Remember one of the old Hulk movies with Bill Bixby, in which he met Thor?

    Seriously though I'd love to see Thor, and more of the Surfer too. Personally I don't care about the rest you mentioned, actually...
    The point is, if you want to see any more Iron Man after 2, or see Thor again after his film, or indeed see the Hulk in another film, the Avengers film is probably all of their next appearances. John Favreau has specifically said that the direction he sees for Iron Man is for him to move into the Avengers after Iron Man 2, as many super-hero franchises tend to go downhill after the first couple of films.

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Originally posted by tarasis View Post
    Indeed, that is probably way more than people would ever actually watch. I have enjoyed some of the comic book movies but I prefer the comics as usually they are too butchered to make them mainstream.

    Off those mentioned in this thread I would see:

    Cap movie (though the TV movies weren't great)
    Iron Man 2

    I might see:

    Avengers
    Nick Fury
    Thor

    The rest I am not that interested in.
    Silver Surfer? Ahhhhem?!

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  • I love Lyta
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    Maybe they could do Thor and Hulk 2 in one movie. Remember one of the old Hulk movies with Bill Bixby, in which he met Thor?

    Seriously though I'd love to see Thor, and more of the Surfer too. Personally I don't care about the rest you mentioned, actually.
    And a new Flash Movie would be nice too.
    Also I would bet my arse on a Smallville movie, featuring all the members of the Justice League they have introduced so far, coming out sooner or later.
    Last edited by I love Lyta; 05-08-2008, 06:47 AM.

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  • raw_bean
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    Originally posted by Joe Nazzaro View Post
    Yeah, that's the reason why I didn't mention Ant Man either. Last I heard, it was supposed to be directed by Edgar Wright, but I'm not sure where this fits into his plans. Also, I was under the impression it was going to be played for humor, which wouldn't necessarily fit in with Marvel's grand Avengers plan. But I've been wrong before.
    Ant-Man's still with Edgar (and his friend Joe Cornish, as co-writer) at the moment, though it's still a bit up in the air so hasn't been scheduled a release date, and he says he's doing it as an action-adventure primarily, with some comedic elements but NOT as a 'spoof' super-hero film. I'd guess something like the tone of Iron Man, which when you think about it was quite a funny film.

    As for the other films listed on IMDB, they ended up on their after Marvel Studios started up and listed all the properties they owned are were looking to develop, but the only ones with any concrete plans are the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and Avengers film. Other than that Ant-Man is the only one with a writer and director attached, so take those IMDB listings with a large mound of salt.
    Last edited by raw_bean; 05-08-2008, 05:57 AM.

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  • tarasis
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    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    Holy crap batman...oversaturation much?
    Indeed, that is probably way more than people would ever actually watch. I have enjoyed some of the comic book movies but I prefer the comics as usually they are too butchered to make them mainstream.

    Off those mentioned in this thread I would see:

    Cap movie (though the TV movies weren't great)
    Iron Man 2

    I might see:

    Avengers
    Nick Fury
    Thor

    The rest I am not that interested in.

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
    IMDB also has listings for Nick Fury and Submariner movies in 2010, Luke Cage in 2009, Iron Fist in 2008? Although some of these may never see light.

    I know these aren't directly Avengers-related, but... you never know.
    Holy crap batman...oversaturation much?

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  • Doom Shepherd
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    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    And to Joe Nazzaro who provided the info about Cap movie, Thor, Iron Man 2, then Avengers. You left out that they're doing Ant-Man as well

    IMDB also has listings for Nick Fury and Submariner movies in 2010, Luke Cage in 2009, Iron Fist in 2008? Although some of these may never see light.

    I know these aren't directly Avengers-related, but... you never know.

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  • Joe Nazzaro
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    Yeah, that's the reason why I didn't mention Ant Man either. Last I heard, it was supposed to be directed by Edgar Wright, but I'm not sure where this fits into his plans. Also, I was under the impression it was going to be played for humor, which wouldn't necessarily fit in with Marvel's grand Avengers plan. But I've been wrong before.

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  • frulad
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    Ant-Man is still too up in the air as to what they'll be doing with the character, so Marvel is holding off announcing any concrete plans.

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  • SmileOfTheShadow
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    Re: Editing comments.

    I feel like any comic movie's going to have a lot of exposition that you're going to think needs shortening. As a person who kinda knows the iron man story (which I assume most of us do prior to seeing this) it seems pointless to watch him figure out how to build the armor, etc.

    They have to: 1. tell the story for people who don't know the story. 2. bring the concept of "iron man" up to modern times. 3. Set the stage for an actual plot and enemy that Iron Man has to face in order to justify parts 1 and 2. That's a tall order for a beginning of a movie, which is why it was long. A tv series would have dedicated the first episode or two to just the Tony Stark builds Iron Suit story. Or longer with how these things get drawn out with like Heroes.

    I really enjoyed it. My girlfriend said it was "political", but I was actually pleasantly surprised at how un-political they made it. I know it'd be easy to make some sort of commentary, which they stayed away from. Kudos.

    Also liked how they modernized the story. Felt fresh.

    Actors did a great job, goes without saying. Robert Downey Jr. basically IS the Tony Stark persona.

    Effects were wonderful. A lot of these movies so far there's been bits where it's taken me out becuase of the cgi..this didn't do it for me.

    And to Joe Nazzaro who provided the info about Cap movie, Thor, Iron Man 2, then Avengers. You left out that they're doing Ant-Man as well

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  • Joe Nazzaro
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    Incidentally, if anybody is interested in poking around a bit, there's been some talk on the net about an Iron Man 'brain trust' of Marvel comics writers who were invited to the set early in production by the director, where they basically dissected every aspect of the script. According to writer Mark Millar, he stuck his neck out by getting them to drop the Mandarin from an early script draft, which I think was a hugely intelligent idea. But just the idea of bringing in an elite group of comic book guys in the first place suggests the filmmakers wanted to do as good a job as possible; if so, they richly deserve the success they're currently having with the film. Frankly, I couldn't see the producers of Fantastic Four or X-Men assembling a similar brain trust.

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