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Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:59 PM

He is a comedic actor, but that doesn't mean he can't pull it off. Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo aren't "action" type people either but they all did well.

Talent is talent, and Rudd has it.

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Posted October 17, 2013 - 12:03 AM

He is a comedic actor, but that doesn't mean he can't pull it off. Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo aren't "action" type people either but they all did well.

Talent is talent, and Rudd has it.


Rudd is kind of what's missing. Ruffalo is a dark guy, Downey is a snarky smart ass, and Rudd is a reactionary in the moment type guy

I think he'd add something special to the avengers as a whole because his ability to react truthfully and do so incredibly natural is unbelievable
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:28 AM

Ant Man???....come the [expletive] on now. Ant Man Sucks.

Marvel's basically raiding the vaults of any hero they ever created and doing a movie. 

A movie about a guy who retains regular human strength after he shrinks himself to the size of an ant and wears a helmet that lets him talk to and mind control insects....?

The only thing moderately interesting about Ant Man is hes affiliated with Fantastic 4 and the Avengers. Thats it.

So maybe some of the characters from those movies will appear. But other than that I dont understand why they would do a movie.

 

I'm still waiting for STORM or CYCLOPS: ORIGINS or a movie on Cable or Deadpool or the rumored movie about the Dark X-MEN.

:facepalm: Marvel must me high.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:38 AM

There's not many popular characters left for Marvel.

 

Wolverine, X-Men, Spiderman, Blade, Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor

 

Maybe they can do Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Magneto

 

Not interested in Cyclops but a stand alone Storm could be cool...provided they nix Halle Berry.

 

Daredevil needs a complete overhaul since Ben Affleck completed ruined the character.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:40 AM

How about Venom, Carnage, or Gambit?


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:52 AM

There's not many popular characters left for Marvel.

 

Wolverine, X-Men, Spiderman, Blade, Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor

 

Maybe they can do Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Magneto

 

Not interested in Cyclops but a stand alone Storm could be cool...provided they nix Halle Berry.

 

Daredevil needs a complete overhaul since Ben Affleck completed ruined the character.

What makes Cyclops origins so interesting is his brother Havoc and all the crazy crap they went through together.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:52 AM

How about Venom, Carnage, or Gambit?

 

yes to all three


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:00 AM

What makes Cyclops origins so interesting is his brother Havoc and all the crazy crap they went through together.

 

idk...for me personally, I've always thought both were boring.

 

He does have a long history though and connections with some powerful mutants: Jean Grey, Cable, etc

 

I wonder if they'll ever introduce Onslaught to the big screen. 


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:11 AM

And Cyclops story is intertwined with his father Nathan and the person I'd love Marvel to do a movie about, Apocalypse

His entire story would be awesome. Set in ancient Eqypt....it would be a epic story if did correctly.

In the harsh, unforgiving desert of ancient Egypt, ruled by Rama-Tut, a band of nomadic raiders found an infant, gray-skinned and freakish in appearance, abandoned by the settlers of Akkaba. The nomads took the child for their own, giving him the name En Sabah Nur, “The First One,” and teaching him to be "strong" in order to survive the desert as a child. This idea, that "the strong will survive," would shape Apocalypse's actions throughout time. When En Sabah Nur was an adult, he was captured with his nomadic clan and forced into slave labor under the Grand Vizier Ozymandias. He quickly became a rebel and was even killed by agents of Ozymandias, only to be revived soon after due to his mutant powers. Believing himself "strong" and blessed, En Sabah Nur discovered Rama Tut’s technology underneath Egypt, and soon destroyed the Egyptian rulers around him and twisted Ozymandias into the being he is today.

Apparently, Apocalypse would use Rama Tut’s technology to "regenerate" for long periods of time, becoming more and more powerful when awakening. He was also known to have traveled around the world during these ancient years, appearing to various primitive cultures as their death god. At some point, when traveling through Mongolia, Apocalypse encountered a spaceship abandoned by the planet-judging aliens, the Celestials. His travels then became fueled by a single-minded purpose-- to find the key that would unlock the secrets to this alien technology. He found it in the person of Nathan Summers, then wandering various eras as the Traveler. The two fought, and although Apocalypse was nearly killed, he was saved by Ozymandias and taken to the Celestial ship. Apocalypse’s blood had become infected with Summers’ techno-organic virus during the battle, and the infection allowed Apocalypse to not only transform into an even more powerful being, but to also interface with the Celestial ship, claiming it as his own.

Another reawakening occurred during the 12th century Crusades. Apocalypse's regeneration chamber was thought to be a temple of great power, and was sought out by the Black Knight and his friend Bennet du Paris, whom Apocalypse recognized as a mutant, and created him into the being known as Exodus.

Later, Apocalypse surfaced in late 19th-century England, about the same time Darwin was proposing his "survival of the fittest" theories. Apocalypse, searching for underlings, met the scientist Nathaniel Essex, whose own desire for scientific knowledge led him to foresee the abundance of mutants that would occur in modern times. Apocalypse earned the allegiance of Essex, turning him into the being now known as Mister Sinister, but was soon defeated by the time-lost mutants, Cyclops and Phoenix.
In recent years, Apocalypse was somehow awakened by the arrival of Cyclops’ son from the future, Cable.

 


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:23 AM

Apocalypse was ridiculously powerful

 

That could actually be a good idea: To start making movies about the villains.

 

Oh and an Iceman movie could be nice too


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Do people really think marvel is just scraping the barrel for characters

Ant-man is a big character first of all. This isn't some obscure character, in the marvel universe he's prevalent

Kevin feige has had a plan from the beginning and is instituting it. This has nothing to do with scraping or searching for characters. This is all part of a plan they've had laid out since marvel was acquired by disney and decided to embark on a cinematic universe back in 2008
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Iron Man was also considered a second tier character before too.

Ant-Man is significant, and with Edgar Wright at the helm this is not scraping any bottom of any barrel.

Also, a Venom movie has been in the works for a long time but has yet to be nailed down.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Also, a Venom movie has been in the works for a long time but has yet to be nailed down.

It's pretty fair to say Venom overall is a way more popular character than Ant-Man, the Green Lantern or even Thor maybe yes? Either way, I'm incredibly frustrated they still haven't done a movie for him and or Carnage. Wonder what exactly is the reasoning behind avoiding such for so long.


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:30 PM

It's pretty fair to say Venom overall is a way more popular character than Ant-Man, the Green Lantern or even Thor maybe yes? Either way, I'm incredibly frustrated they still haven't done a movie for him and or Carnage. Wonder what exactly is the reasoning behind avoiding such for so long.


Venom is owned by Sony though so marvel has no input. Same with carnage

Venom isn't really more popular than the green lantern

And Thor is owned by marvel and is a large part of the universe hence marvel making the movie
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:32 PM

Who generally has the bigger following between Cyclops & Gambit?


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Posted October 22, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Who generally has the bigger following between Cyclops & Gambit?


No idea, but both are owned by fox
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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:23 PM

It's all about the rights ownership, and a lot of the comic book character rights are a shambles.

 

As contracts expire. I expect Disney will begin to gobble every Marvel property up.



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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:26 PM

^ I sure hope so. Can't come soon enough.


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 05:20 AM

Do people really think marvel is just scraping the barrel for characters

Ant-man is a big character first of all. This isn't some obscure character, in the marvel universe he's prevalent
 

 

Whatever dude.... I have never in my life seen anyone walking around in a Ant Man Tshirt. And I've been to 2 comic cons and 1 dragon con. If your trying to say AntMan is as prominent a character in the Marvel Universe as Xmen, Avengers, Spiderman, Dare Devil, Fantasic 4, Ghost Rider or even Electra your trippen. He was a side show in the stories. The only thing Ant Man has going for him is Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and those guys wanna get paid...lol.

 

Anyways thats just my opinion. Im sure theres a following of Ant Man out there. Buts its small in comparison to Spidey, Thor, Wolverine, etc. Anyways heres a cool video of Stan Lee and many topics including Ant Mans movie.

 

Who generally has the bigger following between Cyclops & Gambit?

Scott Summers easy


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Do people really think marvel is just scraping the barrel for characters

Ant-man is a big character first of all. This isn't some obscure character, in the marvel universe he's prevalent

 

Hank Pym was ranked as the 93rd greatest comic book character of all time by Wizard magazine. IGN also listed Hank Pym as the 67th greatest comic book hero of all time.

 

http://www.ign.com/t...-book-heroes/67

 

For some background...

 

http://marvel.com/un...asp_(Henry_Pym)


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