This is a no-brainer. It is like 20th Century Fox owning the release rights to the original Star Wars Trilogy. All parties will eventually come together and hammer out a deal because of the almighty dollar.
Me: So, Mr. Suit, do you like money?
Suit: Why yes. I love money more than my own reproductive organs.
Me: So how about you allow Marvel to make Spider-Man the way they only can and make you a BUTT LOAD of cash?
Suit: Caaaaaasssssshhhhh…. (read with Homer Simpson drooling inflection).
You get the idea. Cash is king and it is good to own as much of the king as possible in the business world of (insert any business here). You, like I, may despise the Mr. (Ms. & Mrs. for that matter) Suit but they are the ones who pull the trigger on good and bad deals. They can either be a drunken monkey with a hair trigger or a highly trained Sniper. The choice is theirs. May they choose wisely.
This is just my open post to the big three owners of Marvel Character properties in the film industry. Even more targeted than that, I would address the powers that be at those studios.
Dear Mrs., Ms., or Mr. executive,
Do you like to make obscene amounts of money? More money than you could possibly imagine? If the answer is yes, and I know that it is… then join forces and make epic cross-over films. The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spiderman and the X-Men are huge properties by themselves but mix them together and you will have a potent recipe for making the kind of box office returns that you could only dream about. Who cares about top billing or which company takes lead on the project… ego and business should never mix. Even Hugh Jackman would love to have a cross-over film. Allow Marvel to take the reigns and the rest of you can sit back and reap the profit.
Don’t get me started on even larger cross-overs with Warner Bros. A JLA vs. Avengers film would just be too mind blowing, if done correctly.
After the box office reports, I am not at all surprised. Perhaps we can see the return of the Red Skull to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ms. Marvel to Be in #AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
I, for one, can’t wait to see how this role is implemented! Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers – now Captain Marvel, is an interesting character with enough back-history to make things interesting. Could we see the inclusion of the Kree Empire in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If not, then where did Carol gain her abilities? No Kree means no Mar-Vell. No Mar-Vell means no “original” (yes I still think of Billy Batson as being Captain Marvel) Captain Marvel. Time shall tell, true believers.
Will we be seeing two Ant-Men in Ant-Man? The teaser image on Edgar Wright’s blog (http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2014/01/06/january-5th-2014/) suggest so.
‘Avengers’ Animatics Reveal Glimpse of Wasp, Possibly Hint of ‘Age of Ultron’ – Spinoff Online – TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily
I would love to see the Wasp in some form or another for the feature films. Can Hank Pym be far behind??? Perhaps they can try these characters out on S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fox is starting its own Marvel cinematic universe with X-Men and FF.
Is anybody else underwhelmed by this revelation? I know I am. The sheer fact that there will be no actual cross-over between the two teams makes this “news” so pointless that it can smoothly roll uphill. Hey Fox, you like money? I am sure that you do. Allow Marvel to make your Marvel movies for you and you will see money raining from the sky.
See how easy that was? Now imagine if you actually did that. Then it would be a real person giving you real money. Cool, huh?
This really does look like a smashing good time. Valhalla awaits!
I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
So here is the thing… Star Wars was cast with a load of, what were essentially, unknown actors. Sure They did other things before Star Wars but Harrison, Mark and Carrie were still fresh faces. Along with those three newcomers there were two strong anchors, Sir Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing. These last two actors gave the film some “gravitas”. This is a winning formula. It even served the franchise well in the prequel films, albeit to a much larger scale.
This brings me to my sadness. All of these reports/rumors about large name actors being placed in main character roles is really depressing. I realise that since George sold off the Galaxy, Far… Far Away, that the corporate monster that is Disney (no longer the heart filled warm and fuzzy machine that Walt built) now wants to capitalise on every part of the Star Wars universe and make as much as they possibly can out of the future films. I don’t have any issues with making money. I do have issues with assembly line garbage being trotted out to the mass market consumer. Just because there is a pretty face selling the shiny content in a stunning package doesn’t always mean that is it worth the price.
I am a geek, I understand other geeks. I also get that some of these big named actors are geeks too. If that is the case then my tone changes. If they want to be in a Star Wars film then I can more than understand that since I would too. If it is just another job and they are being attached to the film to boost the money potential with their “star power” then we have a problem.
I could be totally wrong. This could be the way to go forward and bring Star Wars to even more people. Honestly, though, if you have not “gotten” Star Wars yet then you never will. There is a concept here that works on several levels and it has never faltered. Disney Studios needs to recognize this and allow it to be as organic as it was meant to be. You don’t need big names in anything but supporting roles. Star Wars is about the little unknown, unremarkable, individual who becomes more than he/she, or anybody else, believed he/she could be (bad or good).