Random Marvel Thoughts of the Week

Okay, here’s some thoughts on various Marvel news this week.

1. First Picture of Thor. So, Marvel Studios released the first image of Thor this past week. I think Chris Hemsworth will be great as the God of Thunder. The image doesn’t show a lot, but it gives us Marvel nerds a teaser to pique our interest. The Thor movie is slated for release in 2011, and is being directed by Shakespearean actor and director Kenneth Branagh. This is a great choice for director as Thor has always been a different realm of the Marvel Universe. I look forward to his take on the Norse legends and Gods, and I’m sure it won’t disappoint the hardcore fans. Although, my one concern is that this movie might not find a broad audience, like the X-Men or Spiderman franchises, because it might not have the same appeal to casual moviegoers . I hope that’s not the case, and it does well because it may be a measuring stick for future productions. Check out the link below for the first picture of Thor, and some general information about the movie.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Poniverse/news/?a=17657

2. The reboot of the X-Men franchise. Fox Studios can’t leave our favorite mutants alone. So far, this production seems marred by turmoil. They can’t find a director or a good script to develop. I say leave it alone, and let Marvel Studios buy back the rights so they can develop it properly. There are some things I absolutely hated about the X-Men movies, and I’ll spare you the lengthy list. However, the current talk is to reboot the franchise starting with a high school storyline and origins of the original X-Men team. Seriously, can’t they just focus on destroying the next Wolverine movie right now. Check out the link below for more mind numbing information on the already doomed project.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/notyetamovie/news/?a=17717

3. The reviews of Iron Man 2. So far I’ve read and heard some negative reviews of the new flick. Of course, I have yet to see it. I can’t wait to see War Machine this time around, and the expanding of the Marvel Universe in film. I don’t really care what the reviews are saying, because generally sequels are never as good as the first. So until I see it myself I will hold any negative thoughts about the flick and go into it with reasonable expectations.

Well, I guess that’s all for the weekly rant. So, until they make a Dazzler movie, make mine Marvel!

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7 Responses to “Random Marvel Thoughts of the Week”

  1. bushidowisdom Says:

    1. Thor looks way to puny.

    2. X-men was shot at our school. I sometimes stand at Xavier’s grave and weep. This must count for something.

    3. Wana go see IM2 together? haha

  2. paulvex Says:

    1. yeah i’m sure he’ll look good, they wont make him look a wimp.
    2. I wish they still had the grave at Royal Roads.
    3. yes and yes hahah

  3. thecupcakerogues Says:

    Oh, I almost hate to do this to you, but I suffered through it and so must you…. Marvel may be starting to do some smaller budget, lesser known character movies… such as DAZZLER:
    http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/04/22/marvel-planning-smaller-budget-movies-for-third-tier-superhero-characters/

    Ouch.
    -R1

    • g33ky monk3y Says:

      Dazzler is covered under the mutant umbrella that Fox owns. Any character directly related to the X-Men (mutant types) is owned by Fox.

  4. paulvex Says:

    yeah I’ve seen this, they better not make a Dazzler movie. That would suck big time, I’m okay with the rest but seriously Dazzler? That would be the worst movie ever! Who would watch that? Bad idea, even worse movie.

  5. David Scholes Says:

    Hemsworth looks pretty good. Better than I thought he might but as you point out we are not seeing all of him.

    The costume may look a bit plastic?

    I’ve been a Marvel Thor fan since 1962 and also a long time Marvel fan fiction writer:

    If you haven’t already done so check out my Marvel fan fiction. Just scroll down below my author profile and you will see nearly 40 fan fiction stories here:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1276881/David_Scholes

    I’m also an Australian science fiction writer:

    http://www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/ScienceFictionandAlternateHistory.html

    http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Reading-Science-Fiction-Scholes/dp/1449581889/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261366245&sr=1-1

    http://www.sffworld.com/community/story/3932p0.html

    Cheers

  6. thecomicsblog Says:

    Don’t listen to the early reviews, I’ve seen it [thanks to the benefit of foreign release dates] and I absolutely enjoyed it. Seriously, it’s one helluva fun movie and to me that’s what counts.

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