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I think Clark Gregg was also very well cast as Agent Coulson.

Demyx wrote:

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Oh, and Hemsworth is pretty spot on too. That's a good reason for me to quote this gif right?

You need an excuse?

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Demyx wrote:

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Oh, and Hemsworth is pretty spot on too. That's a good reason for me to quote this gif right?

You need an excuse?

I think she does.

Tanglebones wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:
Demyx wrote:

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Oh, and Hemsworth is pretty spot on too. That's a good reason for me to quote this gif right?

You need an excuse?

I think she does.

Whatever, dude's good looking and it's the excuse my best friend needs to go see these movies even though she clearly enjoys them for themselves anyway.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I was really surprised by Ruffalo. I haven't been a huge fan of his work over the years, but I thought he did a good job with Banner.

Yeah for me he was the biggest surprise from the franchise so far. Went in expecting nothing special from Banner #3, and he ended up being one of my favourite parts of the Avengers.

Tanglebones wrote:

I think she does.

What would a good excuse be? Hmm.

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muttonchop wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I was really surprised by Ruffalo. I haven't been a huge fan of his work over the years, but I thought he did a good job with Banner.

Yeah for me he was the biggest surprise from the franchise so far. Went in expecting nothing special from Banner #3, and he ended up being one of my favourite parts of the Avengers.

Same here. I'm really excited for more Hulk whereas before I was pretty indifferent to the character. The combination of Ruffalo making Banner relatable and the fight choreography in the Battle of New York really getting it right changed my opinion on the character. He's probably my favorite Avenger at this point.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

I think she does.

What would a good excuse be? Hmm.

I'm sure we could think of a good one if we cleaned up our minds and bodies.
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ClockworkHouse wrote:

Same here. I'm really excited for more Hulk whereas before I was pretty indifferent to the character. The combination of Ruffalo making Banner relatable and the fight choreography in the Battle of New York really getting it right changed my opinion on the character. He's probably my favorite Avenger at this point.

This is probably just personal preference, but angsty, tormented characters do nothing for me, but hopelessly neurotic characters have me right there cheering for them. Especially if they're snarky.

We were actually just watching Avengers last weekend and I loved Ruffalo's delivery on (paraphrasing) "They want me on a submarine?" *helicarrier lifts off* "Oh no, this is much worse!"

I would say that outside of casting a lukewarm bowl of oatmeal named "Jeremy Renner" as Hawkeye Marvel has been near perfect. I'd like someone a bit harsher than Colbie Smulders as Maria Hill, but she's not egregiously bad in any way.

Krysten Ritter officially to star as the lead role in the Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones.

Rat Boy wrote:

Krysten Ritter officially to star as the lead role in the Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones.

Are those her legs or is she on stilts?

muttonchop wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I was really surprised by Ruffalo. I haven't been a huge fan of his work over the years, but I thought he did a good job with Banner.

Yeah for me he was the biggest surprise from the franchise so far. Went in expecting nothing special from Banner #3, and he ended up being one of my favourite parts of the Avengers.

I'm a bit surprised at all the surprise. Ruffalo tends to be in quirky little movies and is always believable whatever the role. Actually selecting someone with his work history for the role is a surprising choice, but he was always going to do a good job.

Rat Boy wrote:

Krysten Ritter officially to star as the lead role in the Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones.

Never been a fan of hers...

muttonchop wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

I was really surprised by Ruffalo. I haven't been a huge fan of his work over the years, but I thought he did a good job with Banner.

Yeah for me he was the biggest surprise from the franchise so far. Went in expecting nothing special from Banner #3, and he ended up being one of my favourite parts of the Avengers.

Likewise. I was really put off by the characters Hulk and Bruce Banner because of "Hulk" and "the Incredible Hulk." The character was so much more interesting in 'The Avengers.' Outside of Black Widow, he was the character I found most interesting.

LockAndLoad wrote:
Badferret wrote:

Ryan Reynolds will play Deadpool.

The role he was born to play... Hopefully the demographic obsessed studio execs won't step in to muck it up.

Wrong thread, but YES!

ranalin wrote:

Never been a fan of hers...

I have only seen her on Veronica Mars, where she didn't really inspire anything in me. But her role was very small, so hopefully she'll be able to command a great role with this new show.

RolandofGilead wrote:
LockAndLoad wrote:
Badferret wrote:

Ryan Reynolds will play Deadpool.

The role he was born to play... Hopefully the demographic obsessed studio execs won't step in to muck it up.

Wrong thread, but YES!

Is Deadpool tied up in the X-Men license with Fox?

ClockworkHouse wrote:
RolandofGilead wrote:
LockAndLoad wrote:
Badferret wrote:

Ryan Reynolds will play Deadpool.

The role he was born to play... Hopefully the demographic obsessed studio execs won't step in to muck it up.

Wrong thread, but YES!

Is Deadpool tied up in the X-Men license with Fox?

Yep.

An aside: I wonder if it's possible for Marvel to use the Mile Morales version of Spider-Man in the MCU. They've borrowed from the Ultimate line a bit in the movies.

I'm entirely certain they couldn't use anything Spider-Man. These contracts are pretty tight.

I believe it goes like this:

FOX has:
X-Men
X-Force
Fantastic Four
Deadpool

Sony has:
Spiderman

Disney has:
Everything else

Very helpful diagram:

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Though I believe Man-Thing is now firmly back in the Disney/Marvel wheelhouse since Lionsgate never made a movie using him.

I agree with Tim Burton:

Tim Burton wrote:

"Marvel, they have their thing and there’s a certain formula to it all which seems to still be working," Burton told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film ‘Big Eyes’.

"But how many times can you say ‘you’re wearing a funny costume’ with the tights and stuff? That’s been going on for 20 years now."

"Yes, we all know that superheroes are damaged individuals. Maybe we need to see a happy superhero?"

They need to make a Squirrel Girl movie, stat.

Spoiler:

It's not just me, right? He comes across as a bit jealous that his Batman didn't do better, right?

Mantid wrote:

They need to make a Squirrel Girl movie, stat.

Spoiler:

It's not just me, right? He comes across as a bit jealous that his Batman didn't do better, right?

Can Squirrel-Girl and She-Hulk team up for it?

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That, and he apparently hasn't seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet.

When Tim Burton makes a movie that breaks away from his obsession with outcasts, that's when I'll start listening to his opinion again.

His complaint that they're not happy enough to stand the test of time is a bit of an odd note to strike considering how much his dark take on Batman in '89 helped set the template of his character as the Dark Knight for a long time now. But I suppose you can lump these comments in with Christopher Nolan complaining that the Marvel movies aren't "real" films, further cementing my impression that he was a little embarrassed to be making comic book movies.

The Marvel movies on the whole seem fairly upbeat and optimistic to me, on the whole. Burton's quote is a laugh from the guy who decided to give Willy Wonka a bizarre abusive dentist father backstory and make the Mad Hatter into some kind of freedom fighter.

Demyx wrote:

The Marvel movies on the whole seem fairly upbeat and optimistic to me, on the whole. Burton's quote is a laugh from the guy who decided to give Willy Wonka a bizarre abusive dentist father backstory and make the Mad Hatter into some kind of freedom fighter.

I will confess, hearing Christopher Lee say "lollipops" with such loathsome prejudice is one of my favorite movie-moments ever.

I think they ought to let Tim Burton direct Howard the Duck.