Friday, June 21, 2013

Let's talk comic books and their movie adaptations..

 Sometimes, it can become difficult to add all the elements/characters of a comic book/novel into a movie because of timing, or simply because they couldn't make it fit into the story. [take The Lord Of The Rings films for example; those are some fucking long movies.. and they still missed parts from the books.] Other times, Hollywood decides to change something entirely, and hardcore fans find themselves mislead, and ultimately- upset. Now, although we can't promise that everything will go the way we want it [we can always dream, right?]; sometimes a few characters have to be left behind, or even changed- all for the sake of the movie. Here, I've compiled a list of a few comic book movie adaptations that I feel may or may not offend some people..
  • Number One- Josh Whedon says that Loki will not be in Avengers 2;
  Although not said exactly like that, he pretty well hinted at it when he spoke on The Empire Podcast. About half an hour into the interview, he spoke about [very small] details about what he's coming up with for Avengers2 and then he went and dropped the bomb: 
'Everyone is going to be looking for the Loki-Hulk smash moment [in Avengers 2] First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki’s not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back. Not as an insult, it’s just a nice word..' -Josh Whedon
What does this mean? Time will tell, I suppose..

  • Number Two- John C. Riley has been confirmed as Rhomann Dey in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy;
Don't get me wrong, I laugh every time I watch Stepbrothers, because John C. Riley is hilarious.. Hell, I even liked watching him in Tim & Eric. However, I'm not so sure I know how I feel about him playing a superhero.. especially someone like Rhomann Dey, For those that don't know, Rhomann Dey is the Nova Corps leader in Guardians of the Galaxy, and will no doubt be the same in the movie adaptation.  
However, according to HitFix, Marvel made an offer to John C. Reilly to take this part calling him “The Agent Coulson of the Guardians movies.” In the comics though, Rhomann Dey is the head of the Nova Corps and not a human being from planet Earth. So obviously, it seems that a few changes have been made to help make the character fit into the movie. let's just hope it works out for the better.

 Number Three-  Doctor Strange has been confirmed for the Marvel Movie-verse Phase #3; 

I could just say the following, because I've been waiting a long time to say it; fucking finally! After Spider-Man, I feel that Doc Strange is one of my favorite Marvel heroes. He's both smart, and extremely powerful. There hasn't been a definite say on who would be playing [Doctor] Stephen Strange, but Kevin Feige [a film producer and President of Production at Marvel Studios] has promised that a Doctor Strange movie will “definitely” be joining Ant Man in the Marvel Movie-verse. It won’t be for a while though, considering both of these movies are set for release AFTER the second Avengers film. Other than the points above, there's really not much else on Phase#3, except for the fact that Kevin Feige told MTV that if they wanted more characters to add to the Marvel movie-verse, "they wouldn't have to look too far.."
So how do you feel about all these new comic to movie adaptations coming out? Are you sad that Loki won't be in Avengers2? [I know I am!] What about the Doctor Strange movie; yay or nay? Let me know! Just be sure to 'like' the fan page for Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts on Facebook; which you can find here, or even follow me on Twitter. [visit my profile here] If you have a Tumblr, be sure to follow me here or my more horror explicit Tumblr here [please be aware, that my second Tumblr page has inappropriate content for readers/viewers under 18] Have a suggestion for a new post/movie review? Send me your ideas and/or links anywhere mentioned above. Until my next post though, CHEERS.

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