Posts Tagged ‘avengers’

Let me begin with this word, NO!!!!! I love the Big G and all his glory but I don’t see the need to have the Pacific Rim universe mixed with my Godzilla universe. Sure, putting peanut butter on my chocolate or vice versa make sound good but I want it separate. Besides, how are you going to combine the two universes when both took place in San Francisco? Alternate timelines? Stop! Make a Jet Jaguar Jaeger? Look, stop messing with my mind.


Look, this may be wishful thinking and I would love nothing more to relive my love of Kaijus on the big screen but I don’t want it all coming together. There is no kaiju version of the JLA or the Avengers that needs to happen though Destroy All Monsters was fantastic but that was Godzilla’s universe. Let Pacific Rim exists on it’s own terms.

Is this real life? This underground hearsay has been bubbling up for a while now, and we would love nothing more than to see this crossover. Godzilla vs. a Jaeger in Pacific Rim 3 for an epic final showdown? Yes, please!

Guillermo del Toro has expressed the potential of doing this, and, honestly, it really does make sense (or is that just me making it make sense?). Either way, this crossover, unlike many out there, is one I’m sure we’d all welcome with open arms.

Source: Guillermo Del Toro Could Put Godzilla In ‘Pacific Rim 3’


Avengers-Age-of-Ultron-Official-Movie-Poster-2015Mr. Gene and I have finally watched Avengers Age of Ultron. Did the movie deliver and meet our expectations? Check out this new podcast to find out. Warning: If you have not seen this new Avengers movie, please don’t listen to it now. But when you do, expect the unexpected.

There are some purists that refuse to accept any alterations to the gospel according to their comic book creators.  I get it but what works in one medium may not translate to a different medium. A good example would be the first Fantastic Four movie where the origin story from the comic was changed to include Victor von Doom with the rest of the gang to be bombarded with cosmic rays which endowed them with superpowers though, Doom’s powers are not clear or as distinct as the Four.

Another alteration would the first Spiderman movie with Tobey Maguire. We still get the origin of Parker getting bitten by a radioactive spider but the alteration would be the webs Spiderman now can create organically. Does this change the dynamic of the character? I don’t think so. Sure in The Amazing Spiderman we are treated to another origin story but this time Parker creates the web shooter ala the comic book origin storyline. Again, did this change Parker or make him more like the comic book series? The movie sucked but Parker was the same as this did not enhance the character. His ability to create webs either organically or artificially was not as important as his ability to use the webs and swing through the city. Now, if you look at the video below of a Japanese version of Spiderman, I would have gone apeshit if this were to happen here.

So, Hank Pym didn’t create Ultron in the MCU; I can live with this alteration. I’m more concern about Ant Man sucking like Thor 2.

According to Joss Whedon, “Of all the heat I’ve ever taken, not having Hank Pym [in the Avengers] was one of the bigger things.” However, Whedon contests that it didn’t make sense to bring in Ant-Man into Earth’s mightiest movie heroes.

In an long interview with Empire Magazine, Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon explained why Marvel kept Scott Lang away from the rest of the Marvel gang, and why the comic creator of Ultron (Ant-Man) would no longer be the villain’s creator in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Tony Stark.

via Joss Whedon Explains Why Ant-Man Isn’t In The Avengers.


Right off the bat, I have not seen Thor 2: Electric Boogaloo. My podcast partner, Mr. Gene, tells me that Thor 2 makes up for the shit Agents of SHIELD has given us. I, for one, have stopped watching this show all together. This show is not worth my time and the upcoming Thor tie-in episode will not make me rush to see the new Thor movie just to watch another SHIELD episode. ‘Nuff said.

Before the Avengers movie, when the other Marvel heroes were making their mark – namely Thor and Captain America, there was discussion of no Hulk movie after the Avengers came out. Ok, I’ll wait as I don’t have any choice in the matter. Well, reading this article today and I wondering what gives? Does Disney/Marvel not believe in the strength of another Hulk movie? Did Ang Lee and Edward Norton scared them off? Personally, Lee’s version of the Hulk made Daredevil look like the Godfather. Even bad movies have something to watch and there’s nothing. The major scene where the Hulk is being calmed by Betty in San Francisco, (oh my, I was born there) and he begins to shrink down to normal hu-man size. At the same time, his pants begin to shrink down as well and that moment just gave me a major facepalm.

What about Norton’s version of the Hulk? Norton’s Hulk is as close to a great Hulk movie can get. I love Edward Norton as Bruce and the Hulk action was spot on. The reports I’ve read was that Norton was a pain during production and this may have cost the role in the Avengers movie. While Mark Ruffalo did an admirable job as playing the meek and timid Banner. However, Mark’s moment to shine was near the climax where he revealed before turning into the Hulk that he was always angry – hence the quick change. Still, I would have loved to have seen Norton again in the role.

As Phase 3 is being prepared with Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man and possibly Dr. Strange???, where is the Hulk in all this? Nowhere. My thinking on this, the first two Hulk movies may have missed audiences that failed to get their heads around ol’ mean green like they did with Iron Man. The Avengers movie used Hulk in the proper fashion with nice touches of comedic elements. Basically, when Cap tells Hulk to go smash, that’s what we get. There’s nothing wrong with it but is there nothing more to Hulk?

Bill Bixby portraying Dr. Banner was the perfect every man actor. He made us feel that pain of losing his wife in the car accident. We saw his obsession in his research to find ways to call on super strength and when with the overdose of gamma radiation, he is left with a terrible burden of controlling the Hulk from within. Banner tries to live an isolated life and as many of episodes end, Banner walks alone with a subtle and sad piano piece playing in the background. Now, are we going to get that in a movie; especially now? Thor is noble. Iron Man is cool. Captain America is patriotic. Hulk is…green? I think the studio doesn’t want to touch this somber and reluctant hero. If they do a Hulk movie, you need to have the human element include and not just SMASH all the time. On the same token, please don’t do another origin movie ala The Amazing Spiderman with Andrew Garfield.

In the course of writing this, I started to remember, in the comics, Hulk was booted off world because he was deemed too uncontrollable by the Illuminati. What if the Hulk plays a bigger part in the next Avengers movie and this is not to say we’ll get World War Hulk in Avengers 2 but I could see by Avengers 3 this being blown up big time. We could have Hulk off world to tie-in with the Guardians of the Galaxy as a crossover or just look at a Planet Hulk movie. I would love to see this happen but then again, what do I know?

The Hulk may be one of Marvel’s signature characters, but Thor’s theatrical dominance makes him the more important contributor to Walt Disney’s (NYSE: DIS ) fortunes right now, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

History just isn’t on the Hulk’s side. Through two films — The Hulk and The Incredible Hulk — Marvel’s green giant earned $508 million at the worldwide box office. Thor, by itself, took in $449 million and its successor, Thor: The Dark World, appears on track for at least $600 million in gross receipts. Add it up, Tim says, and Disney investors have good reason to expect another Thor film before the Hulk gets another solo big screen adventure.

via Prediction: Marvel Will Release “Thor 3” Before Another Solo Hulk Film (DIS).

In light of the recent Ben Affleck casting news as the next Batman, this choice to have James Spader to play Ultron may not be a bad choice given his solid acting chops. However, the question will to ask is how will James play Ultron? Is Ultron going to be a CGI character/ mocap and James will give the voice or will we get James in an Ultron suit like the original Robocop played by Peter Weller, or Anthony Daniels as C3PO from Star Wars, or even the Maschinenmensch from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis? I think the choice should be old school fx and have he rubber suit and then on occasion use CGI for the more complex sequences; whatever may be.

Having said this, what if Joss decided on going voice only for the role? Knowing how Joss likes to bring back past actors he has worked with, I would have brought in Alan Tudyk who played Wash in the Firefly tv series and the film Serenity. If you watched I, Robot starring Will Smith, Alan voiced the robot character Sonny perfectly. Again, not taking anything away from James but Alan could have just been as good if not better in the role of Ultron.

James Spader is Ultron in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 by Russ Fischer

Joss Whedon has chosen someone few people likely expected to play the villain in Avengers: Age of Ultron. James Spader, who became a sensation thanks to Steven Soderbergh’s debut feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and who has played roles in a diverse slate of projects in film (Secretary, Lincoln) and television (Boston Legal, The Practice), will play the character. Official info is below.

This will surprise a lot of people, I think. Thanks to the teases that link the creation of the character to Tony Stark, many assumed that Ultron, a mad artificial intelligence housed in an adamantium robotic body, would be an evolution of the Jarvis AI voiced by Paul Bettany in the three Iron Man movies and The Avengers. That’s obviously not what’s going on, and at this point we’ll all have to start coming up with new theories about just what Spader’s role will entail.

via James Spader is Ultron in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ | /Film.