Post by Skyscream on May 18, 2014 7:00:54 GMT -8
MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT
MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT
THIS IS NOT A JOKE
I WILL BE LAYING OUT THE ORIGINS OF MARVEL CHARACTERS AND DISCUSSING WHERE MARVEL MIGHT BE GOING!!!
Do not keep reading if you haven't seen everything Marvel
I will wait a week or two before discussing new movies but the SPOILER ALERT remains in place at all times.
MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!!!!
This thread is where I'm going to be discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
First a quick word about what Marvel Comics mean to me.
When I was a kid I lived in a pretty isolated area of Alberta. Not a lot of civilization around. Just a small strip, in the vast wilderness, that lead up towards Yellowknife in the far north. Peace River area and north to be exact. Didn't have a lot of friends because we moved around a lot due to having to follow the work. So I spent a lot of time by myself. I am NOT complaining. I learned skills that few others have. Like actual wilderness survival skills that were put to the test in one of the harshest climates on this planet. For example.
The one constant I had as a kid was that no matter where we were there was always a comic book rack at the local general store. That was were I learned about heroes and morality. About doing what is RIGHT no matter what the cost. That sense of morality has served me well. So yeah. Marvel Comics mean a lot to me. Not so much DC. I just couldn't connect with most of the larger than life heroes. (Superman, Batman, etc, etc.) But Peter Parker? Yeah. I got him. The X-Men? Totally connected with those guys. Luke Cage and the Iron Fist? I wanted to be them. Join Heroes for Hire. haha. I could go on but I won't.
So, disappointing movie after disappointing movie (where origins and powers are changed in ways that make me cringe), including the first trilogy of Spiderman movies, I was more than happy to find out that Marvel would be making their own movies. Their way. Hell yeah!!
Iron Man blew me away. The way they took the original origin of Iron Man and updated it without changing the core of the story was awesome. Robert Downey Jr was the perfect fit in my opinion. He has many of the same problems Tony Stark had. It made PERFECT sense. The second movie left me feeling flat. Incredible Hulk. Meh. The weakest of the lot imo. But still better than the Ang Lee fiasco. (Still don't know why Ang didn't use Eric Bana's face for the hulk. You could tell it was Ang's face as the hulk. Lame.)
Then things got better. Much better. I love Captain America and that's the one I thought I would hate. haha. I never really connected with Thor in the comics but the movie made me really like that character. Loki too. But I always liked Loki. Avengers just .. rocked. But I knew it would the moment it was announced Joss Whedon would be directing. Nobody can do ensemble movie like Joss Whedon. It's not an easy feat.
Thor 2 I felt was a little weaker than the first plot wise but still a good movie. Same with Captain America 2. But I still enjoyed both a great deal.
Now we have Guardians of the Galaxy in a couple months. Holy crap. I'm still in shock. I NEVER expected to see Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot on screen. Mostly I was wondering how they would do the Thanos saga without them. And Adam Warlock. But more on that in a moment. I have no doubt the movie will be awesome. None at all. But I wonder if the general movie going audience will embrace them? I know all about them. They actually play a role in the Thanos saga. Some of them anyway. haha. Hell, Gamora is his (adopted) daughter for crying out loud. haha. See... Spoiler Alert!! Spoiler Alert!!
Which leads me to ponder where they are going after that. We know the next avengers is Age of Ultron. That's going to be awesome even though they are changing the origin of Ultron slightly. Ultron was originally created by the Ant Man (Henry Pym I think. There have been a few Ant Men.) but in the movie version it's being changed to Tony Stark which makes sense since they haven't introduced Ant Man yet.
One thing they must do at some point is introduce Adam Warlock. That is going to be tough. He started out Villan. Sort of. It's complicated. He was designed to be a genetically perfect human (know as HIM) by some very bad people who planned to use him for their own nefarious purposes. Then he rebelled. Then we didn't hear about him for a long time. Then HIM became Adam Warlock. It's complicated. Adam Warlock also ends up possessing one of the more scary Infinity Gems (Things like that change slightly in the movies. For example the Comic Cube became the Tesseract.) Adam has it embedded in his forehead. It eats the souls of people. There is a LOT more to it than that but I'm not giving away EVERYTHING. haha. Adam Warlock is integral to the defeat of Thanos. He has one of the Gems Thanos needs. He also travels the universe with Gamora (his girlfriend. haha) and his best friend .. a "troll" named Pip. (who is actually a prince on his homeworld). With the announcement of a sequel to Guardians before the movie is even released my guess is that they will be bringing Adam into the mix there. They already hinted at him in an easter egg in Thor 2.
Avengers 3 will no doubt be a confrontation with Thanos. It's what they have been building towards this entire time. What I'm wondering about is how they are going to pull it off. You see.. there is a slight problem. Spiderman and The Thing play a huge part in defeating Thanos. But other studios own the movie rights to those characters. Makes me wonder. A lot. Spiderman and The Thing actually save the Avengers. Anyway. Enough about that.
The Ant Man movie could be awesome. It could also suck. But I think it will be awesome. The people involved are all skilled and I've seen the proof of concept short Edgar Wright shot to prove he could do it. It's great!
In my next post I'll discuss at length Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Thoughts? Opinions? Feel free to post about it.