What it takes to make a successful film adaptation of a comic book superhero:
- A good story.
- Smart writing.
- Inspired direction.
- Respect for the essence of the source material.
- Willingness to leverage the film medium to allow the audience to experience the character in ways impossible in print.
- Spot on casting.
- Brilliant acting.
- Crisp editing.
- An immersive score.
- Creative action sequences.
- Seamless integration of computer generated and practical effects with stunt work.
What fanboys think it takes to make a successful film adaptation of a comic book superhero:
- "They should cast that actor. He totally looks looks like this drawing of the superhero in this comic book.”
HuffPo not committing to this being THE perfect cheap summer sandal until they have confirmation from second source who’s willing to go on the record!
Who says journalism is dead!?
Sometimes Buzz Aldrin visits the Marvel booth and we make him an honorary Guardian! Pret-ty psyched.
You are upset that Marvel didn’t announce stuff that you and other fanboys made up in your head and decided that they were going to announce; stuff they didn’t even hint at in the months and weeks leading up to Comic-con. And no, articles on Latino Review from unnamed sources don’t count at “hints from Marvel.”
Disney realizes that it makes NO SENSE for them to announce big news (for Marvel or Star Wars) in the midst of three days of attempted “one ups” from other studios. None. At all. Why share the news cycle? And why (as some idiots seemed to think they would do) would they spill all of their news worthy info in one moment to a generation with the attention spans of gnats? Especially when it’s a generation that will also find a reason to crap all over ANY announcement anyway (“WHAT? They announced 8 films and NONE of them feature Hawkeye’s dog? Losers!”) and will just complain a week later that there’s nothing ELSE new being shared.
When Marvel announces a “Dr Strange” or “Captain Marvel” film it will be big news and they won’t have to fight for the attention of a public who is currently being manipulated into guaranteeing that “Dawn Of Justice” is going to be totally awesome because they were shown a picture of a model in a Wonder Woman costume posing real good.
On a related note, comic fan are great. Fanboys are an embarrassment.
"MY PARENTS ARE DEAAAAADDDD…AND MATT DAMON WON’T RETURN MY CALLS!!!"