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12.28.2009

What Marvel characters have big screen potential?

That's the big question when it comes to the Disney/Marvel deal. They are being left to decide if characters like Iron Fist, Ant-Man, and Dr. Strange will appeal to the mainstream just as well as SPIDER-MAN.

With the $4.2 billion dollar bet they must feel pretty confident. Disney has to get people seriously excited about the rest of the Marvel universe to justify the price which is about $1.2 billion, or 40 percent, more than what Marvel's stock was worth when the deal was announced Aug. 31. At that price Disney will have to sell some more licensed merchandise and hope for some blockbusters.

Another question that arises is, which character will be the next big thing?

To those of us that do read comics, Iron Fist and Dr. Strange are just as awesome as IRON MAN. There are over 5,000 superheroes ready for their close up. Well, as long as they're done the right way. Disney should have no problem with this. The shares of the Mouse House have actually gone up 20% since the deal was revealed. The concern is that characters like Ant-Man are too obscure.

Obscure or not, some of the characters have really amazing stories. In the coming years more superheroes will be created as well. There are so many endless possibilities that Disney can't lose.

Extra Tidbit: As long as I get a Dr. Strange movie written by Brian K. Vaughn, everything will be okay.
Source: THR

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12:03PM on 12/30/2009
Dr. Strange would be cool if Del toro directed staring Johnny Depp, those two alone would sell out the seats to an otherwise unknown character.
I would like to see an Ms. Marvel movie set her up as a sheild agent in some movies then have her tranform in avengers 2 ha ha. Solo movies ensue.
i think Luke Cage is an obvious choice, I dont understand why they were having so much difficulties in making a film with him.
Dr. Strange would be cool if Del toro directed staring Johnny Depp, those two alone would sell out the seats to an otherwise unknown character.
I would like to see an Ms. Marvel movie set her up as a sheild agent in some movies then have her tranform in avengers 2 ha ha. Solo movies ensue.
i think Luke Cage is an obvious choice, I dont understand why they were having so much difficulties in making a film with him.
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5:31PM on 12/29/2009

Make Mine Rated-R!

I think it should be painfully obvious nowadays that fanboys'll shell out BIG money for movies with action, comedy, and drama that won't insult their intelligence. Studios need to learn loyalty like Marvel and DC have... make a Heroes For Hire with a real bromance between Luke Cage and Iron Fist (the ultimate "buddy cop" style) with tons of banter, fist-fodder baddies and shit blowin' up, starring Michael Jai White and Jason Statham... or, hell, find NEW faces! just make it funny, ballsy and
I think it should be painfully obvious nowadays that fanboys'll shell out BIG money for movies with action, comedy, and drama that won't insult their intelligence. Studios need to learn loyalty like Marvel and DC have... make a Heroes For Hire with a real bromance between Luke Cage and Iron Fist (the ultimate "buddy cop" style) with tons of banter, fist-fodder baddies and shit blowin' up, starring Michael Jai White and Jason Statham... or, hell, find NEW faces! just make it funny, ballsy and rated-R!
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2:14PM on 12/29/2009
Captain America
Dead Pool
Silver Surfer
Dr. Strange
Captain America
Dead Pool
Silver Surfer
Dr. Strange
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12:55PM on 12/29/2009
man i would kill for a good iron fist movie.
man i would kill for a good iron fist movie.
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11:51AM on 12/29/2009

The Obvious Choice is...

CAPTAIN AMERICA. He's the next big thing, or at least has the potential to be the next big thing. I hope they get it right.

I don't think Iron Fist has a chance. Because of the name.

And then there's the punisher. Hollywood has screwed up The Punisher multiple times. The casting has been fine. It's the director that they keep getting wrong. I think they should give the Punisher one more chance with a damn good director. JOHN WOO!

I wish they could get the X-Men away from Fox.
CAPTAIN AMERICA. He's the next big thing, or at least has the potential to be the next big thing. I hope they get it right.

I don't think Iron Fist has a chance. Because of the name.

And then there's the punisher. Hollywood has screwed up The Punisher multiple times. The casting has been fine. It's the director that they keep getting wrong. I think they should give the Punisher one more chance with a damn good director. JOHN WOO!

I wish they could get the X-Men away from Fox.
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11:59AM on 12/30/2009
I think they are having a hard time with cap america because not everyone in the world can relate to him. Studios make most there money from worldwide releases and they have mentioned before how its difficult to sell a character like cap america over seas. thats why they will be giving him a team of characters from around the world in the movie.
I think they are having a hard time with cap america because not everyone in the world can relate to him. Studios make most there money from worldwide releases and they have mentioned before how its difficult to sell a character like cap america over seas. thats why they will be giving him a team of characters from around the world in the movie.
8:26AM on 12/29/2009

Nova please

I am holding out for a Nova movie. That is one of the best books that I've read in a while. I think that Disney could pull of some pretty cool Marvel Cosmic movies.
I am holding out for a Nova movie. That is one of the best books that I've read in a while. I think that Disney could pull of some pretty cool Marvel Cosmic movies.
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8:24AM on 12/29/2009

CABLE

Cable would be a great movie if they ever decided to, i don't no fix the last X-men movie and not kill Scott Summers. However, with a little bit of writing one could pen a script about the wandering time traveler. Or another potential of making a Hercules movie I mean they are doing Thor which im pumped about but why not the semi-god kicking some ass. Just a thought
Cable would be a great movie if they ever decided to, i don't no fix the last X-men movie and not kill Scott Summers. However, with a little bit of writing one could pen a script about the wandering time traveler. Or another potential of making a Hercules movie I mean they are doing Thor which im pumped about but why not the semi-god kicking some ass. Just a thought
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6:40AM on 12/29/2009

Daredevil Please

I want a Daredevil movie that I can be proud of before I die.

I got my Punisher Movie when I saw Shoot Em Up. Slap a Skull tshirt on Clive Owen and it was Frank Castle in everything but name...

Now I want the Man Without Fear in a film that we don't have to make excuses for...
I want a Daredevil movie that I can be proud of before I die.

I got my Punisher Movie when I saw Shoot Em Up. Slap a Skull tshirt on Clive Owen and it was Frank Castle in everything but name...

Now I want the Man Without Fear in a film that we don't have to make excuses for...
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7:56AM on 12/29/2009
For all it's problems, Punisher: War Zone at least looked like a Punisher movie should look. I prefer Thomas Jane as The Punisher but Jonathon Hensleigh's flick didn't have that urban feel to it.

As for Shoot em Up, while a good flick, it was a little too goofy for me to take seriously.

What about the rumors as Jason Stathom as Daredevil? I honestly didn't mind the 'fleck as DD it's the director that killed it.
For all it's problems, Punisher: War Zone at least looked like a Punisher movie should look. I prefer Thomas Jane as The Punisher but Jonathon Hensleigh's flick didn't have that urban feel to it.

As for Shoot em Up, while a good flick, it was a little too goofy for me to take seriously.

What about the rumors as Jason Stathom as Daredevil? I honestly didn't mind the 'fleck as DD it's the director that killed it.
8:10AM on 12/29/2009
There really is so much more to be mined from DD. It needs to be more straight gritty street styled and less whatever the other one was.

Nothing in tone in Shoot Em' Up was anywhere near Punisher territory except that both movies had guns in them.

I really feel that merely slapping a skull on Owen in that movie is nowhere near who the Punisher is.

Like I said, the only parallel is they both use guns. That's it. It'd take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than a skull shirt to justify Owen being
There really is so much more to be mined from DD. It needs to be more straight gritty street styled and less whatever the other one was.

Nothing in tone in Shoot Em' Up was anywhere near Punisher territory except that both movies had guns in them.

I really feel that merely slapping a skull on Owen in that movie is nowhere near who the Punisher is.

Like I said, the only parallel is they both use guns. That's it. It'd take waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than a skull shirt to justify Owen being Frank Castle in everything but name in that film.

DD needs to be re-visited though. And Jason Statham needs to stay away from it, too- as much as Affleck needed to stay away from the first one.
6:14AM on 12/29/2009
Howard T. Duck and Laura Kinney are who I want to see.
Howard T. Duck and Laura Kinney are who I want to see.
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2:57AM on 12/29/2009
Howard the Duck,no joke great character that doesn't deserve to be a joke because some idiot made a bad film.
Howard the Duck,no joke great character that doesn't deserve to be a joke because some idiot made a bad film.
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1:03AM on 12/29/2009

Doc Strange

I want Doctor Strange, too. AND I want Benicio Del Toro to play him.
I want Doctor Strange, too. AND I want Benicio Del Toro to play him.
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11:37PM on 12/28/2009

3 words

Fin.
Fang.
Foom.
Fin.
Fang.
Foom.
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11:01PM on 12/28/2009
Doctor Strange - Brother Voodoo - Namor, the Sub Mariner - Shang Chi Master Of Kung Fu and The Black Panther(Prince T'Challa)-set them all in the mid to late 1970's as period pieces for starters.
REASON: that's the decade these Marvel Comics titles were kickin' ass!
Doctor Strange - Brother Voodoo - Namor, the Sub Mariner - Shang Chi Master Of Kung Fu and The Black Panther(Prince T'Challa)-set them all in the mid to late 1970's as period pieces for starters.
REASON: that's the decade these Marvel Comics titles were kickin' ass!
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10:49PM on 12/28/2009
Moon Knight ftw. lol.
Moon Knight ftw. lol.
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10:11PM on 12/28/2009
The Inhumans
The Inhumans
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10:00PM on 12/28/2009
The Sentry, bitches.
The Sentry, bitches.
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9:37PM on 12/28/2009

The Atom.

...wait I mean Captain Atom.
...wait I mean Antman. YES, that's it!
...wait I mean Captain Atom.
...wait I mean Antman. YES, that's it!
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9:34PM on 12/28/2009
Sub-Mariner, Black Panther, Ms Marvel, and the Thunderbolts all have great potential.
Sub-Mariner, Black Panther, Ms Marvel, and the Thunderbolts all have great potential.
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9:06PM on 12/28/2009
An Immortal Iron Fist adaptation
An Immortal Iron Fist adaptation
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8:40PM on 12/28/2009
dr strange is the one i want too.
dr strange is the one i want too.
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8:38PM on 12/28/2009
im still weary about this deal
im still weary about this deal
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8:36PM on 12/28/2009
I'm still unsure about this deal.

As long as they don't make Marvel do kid stuff exclusively, then it should be fine.
I'm still unsure about this deal.

As long as they don't make Marvel do kid stuff exclusively, then it should be fine.
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8:26PM on 12/28/2009

Disney/Marvel flicks

I'd seriously like to see Tim Burton direct and Johnny Depp star in a Dr. Strange film, I could see that happening.
I'd seriously like to see Tim Burton direct and Johnny Depp star in a Dr. Strange film, I could see that happening.
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8:18PM on 12/28/2009

Vaughn

Seriously Brian K Vaughn could write anything and i'd be down. Y the last man, and the best episode of Lost ever "the constant". I'm down with whatever he does.
Seriously Brian K Vaughn could write anything and i'd be down. Y the last man, and the best episode of Lost ever "the constant". I'm down with whatever he does.
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