|—||A husband to his wife at the dinner table next to us on the cruise. A husband who both fails to grasp the subtle intricacies of comedy and who, it would appear, is used to hearing laughs when he whips out his pecker.|
Sure, he’s a little tall for The Penguin, but in the most recent incarnation in the New 52…
During the Forever Evil storyline, Penguin is among the villains recruited by the Crime Syndicate of America to join the Secret Society of Super Villains. With the heroes gone, Penguin becomes the Mayor of Gotham City and divides the different territories amongst the Arkham inmates.
I’d be pleased especially since it would confirm that the approach they are taking with Ant-Man is fundamentally different from the current Marvel blockbuster blueprint.
There were stories this week about how Marvel has a “plan” for films through 2021 and every half assed analysis has parroted the same, tired “Will audiences have lost interest in the genre by then?” critique.
"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Ant-Man" and potential projects like "Dr. Strange" and "Black Panther" can be very different films from the ones that led up to "The Avengers." And comic book fans understand how different types of characters and different types of stories can exist in the same "universe." Hopefully Marvel will help media watchers grasp it too.
That is an awesome superhero team! Superman. Batman. Captain America. The Spectre. And MARY POPPINS!!! PRACTICALLY KICKING YOUR ASS IN EVERY WAY!!! Ag
BEN COOPER: 1966 Captain America Costume and Mask
Rewind Sunday: Pa Kent Is A Terrible Father Edition
The film has not gotten any better in my memory as the summer has progressed.
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.”
I’m pretty sure if you played all the different “Man Of Steel” trailers back to back it would be twice as long as the actual film.
My fears are not assuaged by this. You’re trying too hard, Warner Brothers.
Wow. Apparently Zales sells Tesseracts now!