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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #315 on: July 11, 2013, 11:26 AM »
There's too many British accents, makes it easy to fail. In the US,  if a foreign (or domestic) actor can master the midwestern "no accent", they'll be okay.

Most people not from the American South suck at southern accents, sounding like parodies.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #316 on: July 11, 2013, 01:22 PM »
I had always heard it called the Middle Atlantic "no accent".  The midwestern accent is something that's very discernible.  Especially with the whole "Pop" thing.

Either way, the British accent has been a big go-to for lots of movies and television shows for plenty of period pieces.  How many WWII movies have the Germans speaking English with a British accent after all?
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #317 on: July 11, 2013, 02:34 PM »
Mid-Atlantic? Wikipedia says that applies to upper class types,  film actors from decades ago and theater actors. It's very noticable to Americans when someone talks like, say Cary Grant.

Actual US middle atlantic region includes places like Baltimore, which has it's own accents.

Wikipedia calls the "no accent" I was referring to as "General American". It's commonly used by U.S. newscasters, and not as posh-sounding as Mid-Atlantic.

Enemy at the Gates had the Soviets with British accents, even Ron Perlman's character. It was strange, certain didn't help the movie.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #318 on: July 11, 2013, 04:18 PM »
Mid-Atlantic? Wikipedia says that applies to upper class types,  film actors from decades ago and theater actors. It's very noticable to Americans when someone talks like, say Cary Grant.

Uh...

You do know that Cary Grant was English, right?
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #319 on: July 20, 2013, 06:51 PM »
Mid-Atlantic? Wikipedia says that applies to upper class types,  film actors from decades ago and theater actors. It's very noticable to Americans when someone talks like, say Cary Grant.

Uh...

You do know that Cary Grant was English, right?

One of Wikipedia's examples. George Plimpton would be an American born one.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #320 on: July 21, 2013, 08:50 AM »
It doesn't get much more clear about the plot direction of the Avengers sequel when they reveal a title like Avengers - The Age of Ultron.

That title, plus the rumored inclusion of the Scarlet Witch, makes me think that the Vision might potentially be in the mix, too.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #321 on: July 21, 2013, 11:28 AM »
That sounds too complicated for a mass appeal comic book film. Avengers had the benefit of established characters, lead villain and the McGuffin cube. How do you intro Scarlett Witch, Vision and Ultron in 2 and 1/2 hours and have room for the main cast as well?

I guess they might make it work.



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« Reply #322 on: July 21, 2013, 01:42 PM »
Joss Whedon is doing a live webcast from SDCC right now, and of course he's talking Avengers - The Age of Ultron.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #323 on: July 23, 2013, 12:23 PM »
That sounds too complicated for a mass appeal comic book film. Avengers had the benefit of established characters, lead villain and the McGuffin cube. How do you intro Scarlett Witch, Vision and Ultron in 2 and 1/2 hours and have room for the main cast as well?

I guess they might make it work.
They will introduce these characters and concepts over the films leading to Avengers: TAoU.  They didn't introduce any character, or even the MacGuffin aside from Maria Hill in The Avengers; that work was done in IM, IM2, TIH, Thor, and CA:TFA.

I thought the first film was the ultimate love song to the 12YO me.  This has the potential to top it, as Ultron was my favorite Marvel villain.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #324 on: August 22, 2013, 08:28 PM »
I've also read in the news the past couple days that Elizabeth Olson is close to being signed on to play Wanda/Scarlet Witch for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #326 on: August 29, 2013, 12:41 PM »
The Spectacular Spader-Man

Watch as he gives Hawkeye hell for dating that lower class red-head Black Widow.

Thrill as makes his secretary do kinky stuff.

See the awesome android blackmail the Avengers using sex, lies and video streaming...

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #327 on: August 29, 2013, 01:32 PM »
I can see the voice working.  Creepy without being shrill.
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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #328 on: August 29, 2013, 01:38 PM »
Witty remark off with RDJ?

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Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« Reply #329 on: August 29, 2013, 04:51 PM »
Spader has arrogance for days, and that sums up Ultron's character in a big way.
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