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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #945 on: March 10, 2009, 02:02 PM »
While the costume was amazing, I don't think the Thing ever looked big enough.  He was like Dwarf Thing.  Next time I hope he's CG.  Chiklis would be great as the voice, and Chris Evans was just about perfect as Johnny, but I don't think Mr. Fantastic of the Invisible Woman were all that well cast.  Neither had the gravitas to pull it off.  Not that I'll ever complain about watching Alba...

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #946 on: March 10, 2009, 05:33 PM »
While the costume was amazing, I don't think the Thing ever looked big enough.  He was like Dwarf Thing.  Next time I hope he's CG.  Chiklis would be great as the voice, and Chris Evans was just about perfect as Johnny, but I don't think Mr. Fantastic of the Invisible Woman were all that well cast.  Neither had the gravitas to pull it off.  Not that I'll ever complain about watching Alba...

What are the chances they'll get Doom right?

Wow, I thought FF Casting was about as good as it can get.  Everyone seems to agree that Evans worked as Johnny.  I thought Chikles as The Thing was excellent as well. I’ve always thought of him as big and stocky, not tall.  He’s not very tall in the comics as I recall (i.e. he doesn’t seem to tower over the other characters), so I thought his size was appropriate.  Gruffodd isn’t my favorite actor, but Mr. Fantastic isn’t supposed to have a lot of personality and I think he looks spot on for the character.  Alba is probably the worst match of the four.  Sue never came across as a very strong character, though I’m not sure if that’s Alba’s fault or the script/directing.  She’s definitely easy on the eyes, but someone like Naomi watts seems like a better representation to me.

I’m really just happy to hear renewed interest in the franchise, but am a little worried that recasting would turn up worse results than what we’ve had so far. 
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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #947 on: March 10, 2009, 07:06 PM »
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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #948 on: March 12, 2009, 09:17 AM »
Looks like Marvel has updated its film release schedule, which now probably makes more sense.  It allows more prep time for Thor and Cap, moves Avengers away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Cap away from Spidey 4.  Here's the new schedule:

Iron Man 2 - May 7, 2010
Spider-Man 4 - May 6, 2011
Thor - June 17, 2011
Captain America - July 22, 2011
The Avengers - May 4, 2012

Also, it appears that Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson are officially on board with Iron Man 2.

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #949 on: March 12, 2009, 12:46 PM »
Thor and Cap a month apart?  That's interesting.  I'm sure Summer blockbusters are probably the best way to go, but seems like they could build more hype by releasing one of these near the Winter holidays to keep the hype going all year around.  Didn't they do something similar with LOTR?
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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #950 on: March 12, 2009, 01:02 PM »
Yeah, I know that the summer movie season is where the studios want to hit big - but I'm often surprised that some seem to shy away from the holiday season.  Maybe that will change with Green Lantern currently set for a holiday release, but I can see your point - they could have left Cap in the summer and had Thor with a Nov/Dec release, then lead into the big Avengers extravaganza the next year.  Its kind of nice looking forward to a "big" movie in the winter months....I miss the days of the LOTR trilogy because of that.  Plus, lately they've been moving many of the Potter movies to summer - and I always sort of thought of them as winter movies as well.  Oh well, I'll see any of these no matter when they're released :).
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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #951 on: March 12, 2009, 09:19 PM »
Didn't they do something similar with LOTR?

Yes ... all three of the LOTR movies were released in December.

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #952 on: March 24, 2009, 10:16 AM »
IGN has a "March Madness" style tournament looking to find the best comic book movie (so far).  They seem to include a little of everything from Spidey/Batman/X-Men to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to American Splendor and Ghost World.

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #954 on: April 14, 2009, 06:35 PM »
I'd have no problem with that casting.
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« Reply #956 on: May 1, 2009, 12:01 AM »
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« Reply #957 on: May 1, 2009, 05:51 AM »
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Nice, I like the different models of the suits in the background.  8)

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #958 on: May 1, 2009, 09:25 AM »
Pretty cool, especially as the first "tease" for this movie.  Definitely looking forward to this next year.

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Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« Reply #959 on: May 7, 2009, 10:18 AM »
Just once it would be nice to read that the release of some Movie adaptation was going to be a "faithful recreation of the character's origin story"...instead of it being a Director's "take" on the story and character.

I realize there are a dozen or more different "origins' per charcter, so I realize logistically it is impossible, but adding on more "re-boot" is just getting too hard to keep up.   Basically if it didn't happen on Superfriends (and all the spin off's) I never knew it happened.

I think this is residue from my deep dislike for the GI Joe movie..which is now more SuperHero movie than Military Movie.