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Marvel's Multiverse of Maddening Returns


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On 11/28/2023 at 9:11 AM, williamjm said:

Overall, I enjoyed it more than Quantummania but it's not going to be remembered as one of the classic MCU movies.

I will watch almost any trash put in front of me, but I still can't get through Quantumania. It's just so cringe and aggressively mid. 

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2 minutes ago, IlyaP said:

And we got that goddamn slapper of a track, Purpose Is Glorious. Can we please have Natalie Holt just score everything from now on? That woman is a goddamn cosmic treasure. 

Hopefully with Waldron directing the two Avengers movies, she becomes their top choice.

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1 minute ago, SpaceChampion said:

Hopefully with Waldron directing the two Avengers movies, she becomes their top choice.

I need her scoring more music. Please. She's just so good. Her and Laura Karpman, please, give them all the scores.

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15 minutes ago, Jace, Extat said:

So wait, when is the next Avengers movie coming out? And who is left on the team? 

I feel so out of touch. Is Loki an Avenger now? 

Thor? Is Thor still an Avenger? I'm so confused

Howard the Duck, Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley, and Kevin Feige himself.

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6 minutes ago, SpaceChampion said:

Howard the Duck, Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley, and Kevin Feige himself.

Let's be fair - that sounds fucking awesome. 

The movie would end with someone *finally* decapping Feige to discover why he's always wearing baseball caps. And underneath it would be the true jewel of the Nile. 

Just as Jack Colton enters the room. FADE TO BLACK.

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24 minutes ago, IlyaP said:

Paul Tassi at Forbes asked this question the other day. 

In that article, he touches on an issue that I think is central to the current situation the MCU finds itself in.

As he is listing potential leaders, he brings up Shang Chi and mentions that he was well received in a movie that did pretty good overall.  (I've already discussed my issues with the ending... but 3/4 of the movie was good and Simu Liu's performance was not one of the weaknesses.)  The author makes the point that we haven't seen him again and quips that it may be a decade before he gets a sequel.

In the run up to the first Avengers movie, we got two movies for Ironman and one each for the other super powered Avengers.  And that all happened in a 4 year span.

I think the MCU has sacrificed depth for width.  There's a lot of really shallow heroes that we have no connection to instead of building all over again with a narrow focus.  Post Endgame needed to be a bit of a reset, but starting from the new status quo.  But that obviously didn't happen. 

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31 minutes ago, Rhom said:

In the run up to the first Avengers movie, we got two movies for Ironman and one each for the other super powered Avengers.  And that all happened in a 4 year span.

The reason Iron Man was the first one to get a sequel is because that was the breakout film. We could have just an easily had a more Thor or Captain America or Hulk centric infinity saga had things gone another way. 

Post Infinity Saga, which one is the breakout film? Spider-Man? I don’t see him as anchoring things in that way.

And hey, didn’t Thor kind of retire at the end of the last movie? It seemed like it to me. 

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It'd be utterly fantastic (given the lacklustre characters currently populating the MCU) if the next Avengers movie opened in media res with Kangs wrecking the multiverse, and ended with most of the current characters killed, allowing the subsequent Avengers movie to introduce new characters who arrive in time to save the day and quickly wrap up this tedious Multiverse Saga. 

Wipe the slate clean and kickstart a new phase with more interesting characters (eg Fantastic Four, X-Men, Channing Tatum, etc.).

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3 hours ago, IlyaP said:

It's just so cringe and aggressively mid. 

 

3 hours ago, Jace, Extat said:

Youngspeak! 

Dawg you make me feel a million.

What the MCU needs is more gyatt from Captain Marvel.

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OK, I thought perhaps Marvel would turn things around with the movies. This comment is highly worrying though. A bunch of executives cock-blocking creatives is the opposite of what needs to happen. Covid is a good reason though.

Bob Iger Says ‘The Marvels’ Failed Because of a Lack of “Supervision”
He also cited COVID as a reason for its commercial failure.

https://collider.com/bob-iger-the-marvels-box-office/

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Bob Iger talked about why the sequel to Captain Marvel failed to become a success at the box office, considering the first installment earned over $1 billion when it was released in 2019: "The Marvels was shot during Covid, and there wasn't enough supervision on set [from executives."

 

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14 hours ago, Martell Spy said:

OK, I thought perhaps Marvel would turn things around with the movies. This comment is highly worrying though. A bunch of executives cock-blocking creatives is the opposite of what needs to happen. Covid is a good reason though.

Bob Iger Says ‘The Marvels’ Failed Because of a Lack of “Supervision”
He also cited COVID as a reason for its commercial failure.

https://collider.com/bob-iger-the-marvels-box-office/

 

There was zero hype surrounding this movie; hence the record-low opening weekend. That's got very little to do with on-set production management. And quite a bit of that pandemic content was very well received IIRC. Though yeah, there was probably too much of it.

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25 minutes ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

There was zero hype surrounding this movie; hence the record-low opening weekend. That's got very little to do with on-set production management. And quite a bit of that pandemic content was very well received IIRC. Though yeah, there was probably too much of it.

I can't recall even a single bit of above the line marketing for The Marvels outside of a few trailers. 

That's...not great.

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34 minutes ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

There was zero hype surrounding this movie; hence the record-low opening weekend. That's got very little to do with on-set production management. And quite a bit of that pandemic content was very well received IIRC. Though yeah, there was probably too much of it.

I’m sure the movie really did need a firmer hand controlling it to stop it going off the rails. It really is a movie that feels like nobody was overseeing it. All the reshoots and delays suggests that Marvel was caught by surprise by the movie that was being made and they scrambled around to cobble something together that was somewhat coherent.
 

I agree that this isn’t the reason it underperformed however. There was no hype for it and audiences didn’t want to buy what Marvel were selling. There is so little interest in any of the 3 main characters and the movie seemed like some generic comic book guff that we’ve all seen a million times before. Plus why not wait a couple of months to watch it on D+. 

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I wonder if the script for the Marvels was even finished, when filming started. James Gunn has mentioned this has been a big problem for MCU movies, where they start filming stuff, without a complete script and just finish their endings, while shooting their beginnings. I think I heard somewhere that Kevin Feige likes to fix things in editing. Gunn stated he plans to run DC the opposite way and refuses to start any shooting, until all of the scripts are completed and approved. 

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