How would you feel if the raccoon were a Scientologist?
How would you feel if the raccoon were a Scientologist?
RodofWar, I have no idea whom...Starlord is. He might have been introduced after I stopped reading new comics for compilations like Essential Marvel...and Savage Sword Of Conan! Vance Astro is human and leader of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, that I read. They fought Michael Korvac, who they refer to as...The Enemy, during The Korvac Saga, in the pages of...The Avengers!
The Rain Dog, You are...Right! The Ice Pirates is...Exactly how TGOTG should be like. I do not know if Starlord is a swashbuckler, like Robert Urich though.
I don't buy that nonsense that "no one' knew a thing about Thor or Iron Man: these were established characters that, while no where near as popular as Spiderman or the X-men, are at least familiar to most people--could you really say the same about Guardians of the Galaxy?
Well we could argue that one all day if we wanted to. All I know is, I've got a t-shirt I've had for ages that has nothing on it but a close-up from an old Kirby panel of Thor's hand holding Mjolnir. No writing, nothing. Just the hand and the hammer. I've worn that shirt a million times and before May 2011, not a single person outside a comic shop ever said a word about it. After the movie cam eout, I got girls in pubs starting conversations from it, kids excitedly pointing it out to their parents, the lot. I think alot of people seriously, SERIOUSLY over-estimate how well known any comic character that isn't Spidey, Hulk, Bats or Supes is.
As for my original post? All I meant by that was that by now, surely you can just have a little tiny bit of faith? But after seeing how aggressive you've been in this thread, I guess not.
I always kept getting the Guardians and the Starjammers mixed in my head..
And didn't one incarnation of the Guardians have an arc where they were searching for all the talismans of the Marvel heroes in the future? Like Cap's shield and Thor's hammer? I doubt they'd go this route with the film, but it would be an interesting angle.
This may give them an easy in by letting them cast a movie star in the part. If it was a (for example; I don't know the character well enough to cast him) Brad Pitt movie, or someone of similar stature (or maybe even a tier down); that might go a long way in getting over the obscurity of the characters. The mix of a lead who's a draw and can hype up the movie and tying it closely to Avengers 2 could put it on a level with the other properties.
RodofWar, Thank you for the update. The first time I even heard of Starlord, was during the Guardians Of The Galaxy's appearence on...The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Richard Dickson, Well The Starjammers are lead by Major Christopher Summers aka Corsair, aka the father of Scott Summers/ Cyclops and Havok! The Starjammers are present day, whilist TGOTG are from the 31st Century, and their major villain are the Badoon. The Badoon are Marvel's version of...Apes, just like the Planet Of The Apes.
Exactly. Most people had no clue who Iron Man was before 2008. The same can be said of Thor, Daredevil, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, and, to a lesser degree, Captain America. Definitely of Blade. The X-Men had a somewhat built in audience by the time the first film came out do to the 90s animated series that ran for five years, but even they weren't a sure thing.
People have to remember that coming across a shit ton of superhero merchandise in most stores like you can nowadays just did not happen before the big superhero movie boom about a decade ago. Spidey, Supes, and Batman? Of course. But not the rest, outside of action figures. Did it exist? Of course, but not widely available. You had to be in a comic book or novelty store to find stuff like that.
Granted there ARE cartoons running now that pimp the likes of Ant-Man, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and even Guardians of the Galaxy, but they tend not to last more than a year or two anymore. How many Spider-Man cartoon have come and gone since the Raimi films started? 3? 4? Possibly 5? Hell, Marvel is already set on ending the Avengers one that they are running right now after the current season and rebooting with a completely different one by the fall. The action figure industry also isn't quite what it used to be, so while kids might recognize characters to a certain extent, it's not like they have a toy for every one of them anymore.
Some of these second and third tier character's names might be recognizable to the populace, but on the whole they have no clue who they are. Marvel has done a pretty good job of pushing past that over the past four years and I don't see any reason why they can't continue to do so. Will it be harder with some of the upcoming properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Inhumans? Yes. But it IS possible.
My introduction to the Marvel Universe was via 711 Slurpees. That's right, way back "in the day" 711 had cups with major Sports figures, but then landed a contract with Marvel to issue plastic cups with all the Marvel characters including...the Inhumans! I was entranced by the brilliant colors and costume designs of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spiderman and Daredevil among many, many others.
I'm sure if any of those cups survive they are worth bank!
One thing people forget is that when one of these films is about to be released, EW, Yahoo! and every other entertainment outlet educates the public on the whys and wherefores of the character in question. And this started way back in 89 (at least) with 24/7 coverage of Batman including profiles of the Caped Crusader, the Joker etc etc.
So the ignorance factor isn't as big a deal as people here think, as long as the film itself is good and the marketing people are awake.
Which begs the question as to whether or not Gladiator would be tied up with Fox's X-Men rights? I mean, it's pretty clear that they're not going to be able to take X-Men to cosmic levels any time soon, at least not without fully rebooting and recasting their universe, including Jackman. A shame if tangential characters can effectively be tied up and shelved forever like that.
S.D. Bob Plissken, LOBO? Is this another re-imagining of a Glen A. Larson Property? The Misadventures of Sherrif Lobo...In Space? Will B.J. McKay...The Space Trucker show up, with his sidekick...Bear, now an Alien Ape? Will Ed Lauter return as Intergalactic Police Officer...Commander Cain? A Dwayne Johnson film like this could really...ROCK!
Last week (or maybe the week before?), a rumor circulated that Johnson has been offered Lobo. He confirmed this the other day on Twitter. No signing yet, but given that his Journey 2 director is on board...........it might just happen.
That post was a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Well, he ALMOST ended up as Black Adam before DC pulled the plug on the Shazam movie a few years back.
Still more than anything the dude IS Luke Cage...
...don't make me turn this car around, internet.
MikeI, Daniel Thomas Rand was...9 when he ended up at K' un-L'un. It was his mother and father, his dad's business partner that sought out a city that appears on earth every 10 years. Rand Sr. was named heir of the city. He left after the death of his wife. On his return, his business partner killed him, and took control of his company. His "brother" in K'un-Lun, took control of the city, and didn't help his "brother" even though his men could have saved Rand sr and his wife in addition to their son Daniel who trained to be the living weapon Iron Fist is. I suspect Iron Fist was inspired by another popular early 70's Martial Artist...Chuck Norris. So no, I do not want to see Daniel Thomas Rand-Kai, be another race. There is another martial artist...Master Of Kung Fu whom is asian. I definitely would love to see a Power Man & Iron Fist movie. I would definitely go with Michael Jai White as Power Man.
Michael Jai White for Luke Cage and Scott Adkins for Iron Fist in a Heroes For Hire movie. Use Crews, Johnson, and/or Ejiofor as villains throughout what would hopefully be a franchise.
Also, for maximum effect, set it in the '70s.