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#127 Jan 06 2015 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
Looks like the Gambit movie will come out a few months after X-Men: Apocalypse, so at most we may see a Gambit Cameo before his own film (although that would make him roughly 50 if the Gambit flick is contemporary). Also, there was leaked stuff from the Sony hack implying Sony had some more serious discussion with Marvel getting Spidey back, but today there was a casting call for an Andrew Garfield/Dan DeHaan Spidey 3. While I'd love to see Marvel get Spidey back, if Sony keeps him I'd much rather they go for ASM 3 than Sinister Six.

Ant Man preview will be during Peggy Carter, which I'll be watching tonight.
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#128 Jan 06 2015 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Omegavegeta wrote:
Also, there was leaked stuff from the Sony hack implying Sony had some more serious discussion with Marvel getting Spidey back, but today there was a casting call for an Andrew Garfield/Dan DeHaan Spidey 3. While I'd love to see Marvel get Spidey back, if Sony keeps him I'd much rather they go for ASM 3 than Sinister Six.


A whole bunch of contract stuff in Hollywood usually run in 3s so having an ASM 3 doesn't really tell us anything about future plans for the franchise rights. Regardless of which way they decide (or if they're even contemplating a change) they'd make a third film in the series as long as it was profitable to do so *before* any other changes. They've already paid for the rights to do so, so it would be tossing money on a fire to do otherwise. It makes much more monetary sense to consider selling the franchise back to Marvel at a time when they'd have to re-contract for any future films in the franchise anyway. That's the point at which "Do we spend more money on another round of Spidey films which may make us more money down the line or do we sell it to Marvel for money right now" could even possibly tip in favor of the latter.
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#129 Jan 06 2015 at 10:36 PM Rating: Good
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It makes much more monetary sense to consider selling the franchise back to Marvel at a time when they'd have to re-contract for any future films in the franchise anyway.


I think the contract runs out when they stop making Spidey movies, so essentially Disney/Marvel would have to buy them back outright (at WAY more than the $7 million they sold them for when they emerged from bankrupcy in the 90s) to get the full rights back or use Spidey (they do have a split on the merch., so its not impossible). Otherwise, as long as Sony releases a Spider-Man flick every few years, they keep the rights.
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#130 Jan 06 2015 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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Ant-Man teaser. Not much to go by though. It pretty much just announces that there is an Ant-Man movie and that the name Ant-Man is silly.

#131 Jan 06 2015 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
I like Paul Rudd, so I'm fine with him being Lang & not Pym. I couldn't imagine Paul Rudd would knock around Janet.
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#132 Jan 06 2015 at 11:19 PM Rating: Good
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It makes much more monetary sense to consider selling the franchise back to Marvel at a time when they'd have to re-contract for any future films in the franchise anyway.


I think the contract runs out when they stop making Spidey movies, so essentially Disney/Marvel would have to buy them back outright (at WAY more than the $7 million they sold them for when they emerged from bankrupcy in the 90s) to get the full rights back or use Spidey (they do have a split on the merch., so its not impossible). Otherwise, as long as Sony releases a Spider-Man flick every few years, they keep the rights.


Bankruptcy or not, that is a really poorly written contract.
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#133 Jan 07 2015 at 5:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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The trailer looks promising. Was kind of expecting the quip towards the name.
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#134 Jan 07 2015 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
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Nice callback to Iron Man 2, with a Whiplash's dad mention. Could have done without scenes from Cap 1, though. Liked the **** out of Jarvis, human type. I think it's because of how accustomed I've become to over the top type characters the MCU has that a regular person is appealing. I've always been a fan of the fashions and music of the 1940s, so that is definitely a draw for me. And then there's Carter herself, and they really went out of their way in the first half hour to prove just how much of a strong black woman who don't need no man she was. It's not that I don't get it, and I did enjoy it, and it's quite period appropriate and sets her character pretty well. Too much too soon, I guess. After that it settled down though, so I'm appreciative of that. Would have liked someone to mention something when she suddenly brought up the issue with the clothes.

The Captain America radio-play was amusing, what with Carter getting annoyed at the parody of herself as the damsel-in-distress.

I liked the teaser, but I'm biased towards it. Flying ant steed and Cassie Lang, definitely the right directions to go in. I'm kind of hoping that there will be a link in Agent Carter to Pym, as there are still a half dozen episodes to go. From what I've read, Hank is supposed to be a spy during that era, operating as Ant Man, and that he's going to hand the mantle over to Scott Lang. Also an opportune chance to link Pym with Arnim Zola's computerization of Cap 2, which in turn gets upgraded by Tony into Ultron.

Wish they'd have cast Hayley to play Agent 13 as well. That would have been more source accurate, and she's a good actor and seems quite capable of taking on the *** Kicker Stronk Girl role on a more permenant basis. Missed chance, Marvel.
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#135 Jan 07 2015 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
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It makes much more monetary sense to consider selling the franchise back to Marvel at a time when they'd have to re-contract for any future films in the franchise anyway.


I think the contract runs out when they stop making Spidey movies, so essentially Disney/Marvel would have to buy them back outright (at WAY more than the $7 million they sold them for when they emerged from bankrupcy in the 90s) to get the full rights back or use Spidey (they do have a split on the merch., so its not impossible). Otherwise, as long as Sony releases a Spider-Man flick every few years, they keep the rights.


I honestly don't know the precise terms under which Marvel sold the rights to Sony, or under what conditions they could buy them back. I was speaking about all the contracts involved in actually making the films. With the actors, and producers, and writers, and directors. Usually, you contract them for 3 films in a franchise when you make the first film. That way, if you decide to do sequels, you don't have to renegotiate with all of those people in order to get them back. The plus is that you don't renegotiate, but the negative is that you've basically pre-negotiated ahead of time. An actor is going to demand more money per film if he knows he's contractually obligated to do 3 since he can't renegotiate later (well, without penalties, you can technically *always* renegotiate). Ditto for pretty much everyone involved.

Point being that having the set of people you need to make the film already contracted to do one more, you're wasting that potential revenue if you *don't* do one. Even if it's total garbage, you do it (and this is why we get so many really really terrible 3rd films in a franchise). So regardless of whatever other conditions apply, or whether they want to sell back to Marvel, Sony would always make a third film *first*. So the fact that they're making a third film doesn't tell us anything about whether they are going to sell the rights back to Marvel. After they make the film, and that set of three film contracts have expired is the time to make that decision. Because if they make more Spidey films, they have to go out and hire all new people to do them, with new contracts. And that's time/money/effort.
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#136 Jan 09 2015 at 11:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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In Scarlett Johansson news certain to piss off all of Tumblr, she's been cast to play Motoko in the live action Ghost in the Shell movie.

Edited, Jan 9th 2015 12:51pm by lolgaxe
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In Scarlett Johansson news certain to piss off all of Tumblr, she's been cast to play Motoko in the live action Ghost in the Shell movie.


Seems the obvious choice looking at her previous movie characters and physique.

Edited, Jan 9th 2015 12:58pm by TirithRR
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#139 Jan 09 2015 at 12:17 PM Rating: Good
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Seems the obvious choice looking at her previous movie characters and physique.
I'm not a particular fan of GitS, but it's casting against the source material so I'm instinctively against that. They could have gone with, I don't know, Michelle Yeoh? Only name I can think of as of this post, anyway. Not that I don't think ScarJo can do it, and in fact after Cap 2 I think she's perfect for the type of role. Ultimately Scarlett is going to draw in more viewers than Michelle would.
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#140 Jan 09 2015 at 12:26 PM Rating: Good
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I had to look up who Michelle was. Other than relative obscurity, age definitely is a negative for her. Good or bad of that point aside she's 22 years older than Scarlett. That's a factor in these things too.
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#141 Jan 12 2015 at 8:41 PM Rating: Good
A Scarjo playing Motoko in GiTs: Can't be worse than the white-washing that would have happened in the Akira live action movie! Plus, she doesn't exactly "look" Asian in the Anime.

Would be great to see some of the comedy from the original GiTs manga make its way to the big screen, or the hard sci-fi of the sequel, but I doubt it'll happen
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#142 Jan 13 2015 at 2:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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New Ultron trailer

I liked the old one better overall, but this has some nice new action scenes.
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#143 Jan 13 2015 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Plus, she doesn't exactly "look" Asian in the Anime.
She's also a dude.

The new Ultron trailer is decent, and I'm hyped for the movie and all, but I don't think I am nearly as much as I was for Guardians of the Galaxy. That's a pretty high hurdle to beat at the moment.
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#144 Jan 13 2015 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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Plus, she doesn't exactly "look" Asian in the Anime.
She's also a dude.


Source? From what I remember from the flashback episode of "Individual Eleven" arc the Major was a girl that was severely injured in a plane crash.
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#145 Jan 13 2015 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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Well, from what I understand she's really neither male or female since she's all synthetic and such. I was just remembering an episode where she was sparring with the big dude and he asks her why not have a male body instead.

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#146 Jan 13 2015 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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She was put in a little girl's body too, wasn't she?
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She was put in a little girl's body too, wasn't she?


Yeah. At the end of the first movie her original body was destroyed, and the little girl one was the only model Batou could find on the black market (as they were being hunted by the government and couldn't procure an official replacement).
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#148 Jan 13 2015 at 9:03 PM Rating: Good
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I'm almost certain that she goes with the female bodies not because of an affinity towards them but tactical.

Anyway, Agent Carter was kind of weak tonight, though she dodged a bullet by other people taking them all in the face.
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#149 Jan 14 2015 at 8:09 PM Rating: Good
I liked Agent Carter last night, especially the "I'll call his wife" and then the "I'll call his girlfriend" lines.
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#150 Jan 15 2015 at 2:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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Just rewatched the Agent Carter One-Shot. I wonder if they'll explain her working with different people in a bureau with a different layout than in the series.

Episode 3 was okay. Not great but not bad either.
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This may be the most horrifying thing I've ever read.
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