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P-90_177
April 12th, 2014, 05:51 AM
So we're pretty well into the planned phase two of the MCU now, and it is safe to say that the films are diverging quite a lot from their comic counterparts. This isn't a bad thing at all, after all some things work better on the page than they do on screen.

So having said this, instead of asking about the different comic story lines we'd like to see on film and such (Civil War!), I'd like to ask what you definitely don't want being transferred over from the comics? These can be story's or characters or even aspects of the characters personalities.

Personally I want them to steer well clear of magic. Thor has done a very good job of kidding my mind into believing allthe magic we see is just some form of advanced science so I think it'd be a shame to ruin that by making things come across as more mystical. I'm looking at you Doctor Strange!

StargateWatcher
April 12th, 2014, 08:28 AM
So we're pretty well into the planned phase two of the MCU now, and it is safe to say that the films are diverging quite a lot from their comic counterparts. This isn't a bad thing at all, after all some things work better on the page than they do on screen.

So having said this, instead of asking about the different comic story lines we'd like to see on film and such (Civil War!), I'd like to ask what you definitely don't want being transferred over from the comics? These can be story's or characters or even aspects of the characters personalities.

Personally I want them to steer well clear of magic. Thor has done a very good job of kidding my mind into believing allthe magic we see is just some form of advanced science so I think it'd be a shame to ruin that by making things come across as more mystical. I'm looking at you Doctor Strange!

some believe that the MCU Asgard use both magic and technology

Starsaber
April 12th, 2014, 09:39 AM
I don't see how they could do Civil War without at least Spiderman. Fantastic Four played a big role in it too, but Spiderman revealing his identity to the public was a key moment. And really, none of the heroes in the current MCU really have secret identities.

jelgate
April 12th, 2014, 09:46 AM
I actually wish MCU wasn't so anti-magic. Some of the movies I thought could of been better if they had been closer to the comics. I remember being underwhelmed by The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 because they stayed away from his magical abilities.

P-90_177
April 12th, 2014, 09:46 AM
I don't see how they could do Civil War without at least Spiderman. Fantastic Four played a big role in it too, but Spiderman revealing his identity to the public was a key moment. And really, none of the heroes in the current MCU really have secret identities.

Maybe so. But with the additional heroes they're adding I don't see why they couldn't do civil war sooner or later given the complexity of the politics in the series... to be honest it's not so much civil war I'm interested in as I am seeing Captain America beat Iron Man to a bloody pulp... :P

mr_kennedy
April 12th, 2014, 11:03 PM
I think for Civil War storylines to work, Marvel would have to own the entirety of it's film properties

which means that fox would have to sell X-men/Fantastic Four back to Marvel, and Sony would have sell spiderman back to marvel unfortunately i don't see that happening anytime soon

unless marvel can work out some sort of deal with fox/sony where they can crossover

Crazedwraith
April 13th, 2014, 09:26 AM
.. Why do people even want Civil War? I didn't know it was a respected storyline. What with turning one side into fascists and then insisting that that side was the right. (contradicting every x-men storyline on the subject ever)

For one thing, I want to see heroes fighting villians. Not each other.

Scary Kitty
April 13th, 2014, 09:56 AM
.. Why do people even want Civil War? I didn't know it was a respected storyline. What with turning one side into fascists and then insisting that that side was the right. (contradicting every x-men storyline on the subject ever)

Agreed. Every opinion I have ever heard on Civil War absolutely rips it for having some of the most horrifically childish characterization and universe-breaking plotlines ever. No one wants it turned into a movie, and with good reason.

Another comic storyline that I hope NEVER gets translated into the film universe is The Secret Origin of Tony Stark. What a clusterfrak! :eek:


For one thing, I want to see heroes fighting villians. Not each other.

Agreed on this too. We want to see the good guys kick the bad guys' butts. Keep it simple. Stick with what works.

Mrja84
April 15th, 2014, 07:37 AM
I'd like for Sharon Carter to just not exist in MCU. Sure there can be a Sharon that Capt is attracted to but 1) Don't have her look exactly like her "grandmother" and B) (:P) Don't have her be related to Peggy Carter.

Just have her another hero/ally that Captain can trust.

But overall, I just never felt that Captain ever had a classic love interest in the same way Peter has Mary and Clark has Lois.

So overall, I just don't see that as a critical part of his character

garhkal
April 15th, 2014, 02:08 PM
For me, one of the things i would like the tv MCU to differ from the comics on, is the lack of actual deaths. In the comics, many 'died' but never were truely dead.

P-90_177
April 15th, 2014, 04:37 PM
For me, one of the things i would like the tv MCU to differ from the comics on, is the lack of actual deaths. In the comics, many 'died' but never were truely dead.

The upside is that's more likely since real actors age. Although sadly that probably means that we're more likely to just get reboots every 20 years or so.

Mrja84
April 16th, 2014, 05:15 AM
The upside is that's more likely since real actors age. Although sadly that probably means that we're more likely to just get reboots every 20 years or so.

I actually like the idea of killing off characters instead of replacing the actor. Then moving the stories to center around other heroes.

Otherwise, I'd be fine with a set period of time that has actors playing their roles and then once that series of stories are told, the entire cast is replaced with new actors to play the roles and tell a different series of stories.

knowles2
April 23rd, 2014, 02:04 PM
I think for Civil War storylines to work, Marvel would have to own the entirety of it's film properties

which means that fox would have to sell X-men/Fantastic Four back to Marvel, and Sony would have sell spiderman back to marvel unfortunately i don't see that happening anytime soon

unless marvel can work out some sort of deal with fox/sony where they can crossover

The problem with the crossover idea is that Fox and Sony would have much more to gain than Marvel. Presuming it a deal of equals.

Personally I like grey in my comic films, good vs evil get dull after a while.

Replicator Todd
May 19th, 2014, 03:13 PM
I don't want to ever see the Civil War story-line or the Ultimate version of Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver on the big screen. I don't want to see Civil War as it really was imo an awful storyline that seemed pretty untrue of the characters, and the general audience doesn't want Tony Stark to be basically a villain I think. The Ultimate SW/QS is just disturbing and would ruin those otherwise awesome characters.

Mrja84
June 4th, 2014, 12:35 PM
I want to SEE DEADPOOL! But He's in Fox's domain :(

P-90_177
June 4th, 2014, 12:42 PM
I want to SEE DEADPOOL! But He's in Fox's domain :(

I wouldn't be surprised if we still do at some point. It's something they keep coming back to. I think the thing that keeps making Fox pause though is the notion of wanting to do a Deadpool movie that is still PG-13. Which I hope they don't do but they of course want superhero movies to be as family friendly as possible.

Replicator Todd
June 4th, 2014, 01:27 PM
With the success of DOFP, I can see Fox going full force into trying to create a X-Men universe similar to the MCU and Sony's proposed Spider-Man universe. I think if Fox's X-Men continues to be successful then Deadpool may be more closer to happening than it has ever been.

garhkal
June 4th, 2014, 10:47 PM
Well, the black widow is getting her own film!

Mrja84
June 5th, 2014, 01:06 PM
Is that confirmed, cause I haven't heard that.

garhkal
June 6th, 2014, 12:32 PM
All i see on it, is that they re in development talks for a BW film. Not that it has been greenlit or even started production yet.