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Mek





2011.

http://www.newsarama.com/film/030912-Marvel-Film.html

All things considered, this is a good thing, I think. As it stands now, they haven't even gotten a final script nailed, let alone even the main hero or ANY of the supporting cast picked.

It's one thing to delay or rush a comic book, but movies are a completely different game all together, as anyone even remotely familiar with how Hollywood works can tell you. (Especially when there's, ya'know, millions of dollars involved in the production process)

And to be bluntly honest, it'd be the ultimate "bad showing" for Thor to have a half-assed and poorly made movie done in an unrealistic amount of time just to get it rushed out the door next summer and tarnish any potential outside-comics media things afterwards. A poorly made and rushed movie would do far more damage to his reputation than a Hulk vs. or any fight in the comics would do, realistically speaking. Just look at the Fantastic Four or Daredevil.

Think of it that way, I suppose.

I just hope this means the cartoon isn't going to be pushed back, but I suppose it will. Makes sense, but the thought of it still sucks. =/



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Punchdrunk





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    2011.

    http://www.newsarama.com/film/030912-Marvel-Film.html

    All things considered, this is a good thing, I think. As it stands now, they haven't even gotten a final script nailed, let alone even the main hero or ANY of the supporting cast picked.

    It's one thing to delay or rush a comic book, but movies are a completely different game all together, as anyone even remotely familiar with how Hollywood works can tell you. (Especially when there's, ya'know, millions of dollars involved in the production process)

    And to be bluntly honest, it'd be the ultimate "bad showing" for Thor to have a half-assed and poorly made movie done in an unrealistic amount of time just to get it rushed out the door next summer and tarnish any potential outside-comics media things afterwards. A poorly made and rushed movie would do far more damage to his reputation than a Hulk vs. or any fight in the comics would do, realistically speaking. Just look at the Fantastic Four or Daredevil.

    Think of it that way, I suppose.

    I just hope this means the cartoon isn't going to be pushed back, but I suppose it will. Makes sense, but the thought of it still sucks. =/



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Mek





It looks like casting stuff is finally starting, with that Skarsgard guy having lunch with Branagh and Josh Hartnett *possibly* playing Loki. That's a lot further than where we were this time last year.

Plus it's just a smart business move. It'll give them more time to mobilize advertising, merchandising and get the cartoon squared away.

Rushing a movie is something nobody ever wants to do. That isn't to say the additional time will make the movie any better or worse when it's finally out, but a little additional time never really hurt anyone in the motion picture business.

And like I said in my OP, a rushed movie that's poorly planned out with a poor cast will only lead to a bad showing that will damage the character in the public eye far more than Hulk vs. Thor ever will. (I still hear people who say 'What, that horrible Ben Affleck movie?' when I hear someone mention Daredevil, FWIW)



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ALL MIGHTY THOR!!!





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    2011.

    http://www.newsarama.com/film/030912-Marvel-Film.html

    All things considered, this is a good thing, I think. As it stands now, they haven't even gotten a final script nailed, let alone even the main hero or ANY of the supporting cast picked.

    It's one thing to delay or rush a comic book, but movies are a completely different game all together, as anyone even remotely familiar with how Hollywood works can tell you. (Especially when there's, ya'know, millions of dollars involved in the production process)

    And to be bluntly honest, it'd be the ultimate "bad showing" for Thor to have a half-assed and poorly made movie done in an unrealistic amount of time just to get it rushed out the door next summer and tarnish any potential outside-comics media things afterwards. A poorly made and rushed movie would do far more damage to his reputation than a Hulk vs. or any fight in the comics would do, realistically speaking. Just look at the Fantastic Four or Daredevil.

    Think of it that way, I suppose.

    I just hope this means the cartoon isn't going to be pushed back, but I suppose it will. Makes sense, but the thought of it still sucks. =/



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Mek





If the movie does end up being terrible either way, at least it will suck less since they had more time to edit it. ;]



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bd2999




I am wondering why they are releasing Captain America and Thor one month apart. That just seems to scream that one will do fine and the other so-so or that both will just do okay. I am super psyched about Iron Man 2, so I hope Thor and Cap getting me pumped for the Avengers.

Thor really needs a good movie, so I will cautiously hope for the best.


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ALL MIGHTY THOR!!!





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    If the movie does end up being terrible either way, at least it will suck less since they had more time to edit it. ;]



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woowootoot





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    I am wondering why they are releasing Captain America and Thor one month apart. That just seems to scream that one will do fine and the other so-so or that both will just do okay. I am super psyched about Iron Man 2, so I hope Thor and Cap getting me pumped for the Avengers.

    Thor really needs a good movie, so I will cautiously hope for the best.


With Spiderman coming out in May 2011 this is awful news for the Thor movie.
Marvel will have Spidey (huge box office numbers), followed immediately by Thor (brand new franchise, following a box office hit), followed by Captain America in July 2011.
This is major overkill. And a big bummer for Thor to have to follow Spidey after only a couple of weeks......bad news for us Thor fans and a stupid move by Marvel if you ask me. Setting the Thor film up for failure!


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Mek






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    With Spiderman coming out in May 2011 this is awful news for the Thor movie.
    Marvel will have Spidey (huge box office numbers), followed immediately by Thor (brand new franchise, following a box office hit), followed by Captain America in July 2011.
    This is major overkill. And a big bummer for Thor to have to follow Spidey after only a couple of weeks......bad news for us Thor fans and a stupid move by Marvel if you ask me. Setting the Thor film up for failure!


I agree, it does seem odd that they'd have all those movies sandwiched together, but you also have to remember that Marvel Studios isn't in charge of Spider-Man, Sony Pictures is.

And I might be cautiously optimistic here, but given the bad buzz and reception over Spider-Man 3, I doubt many people who saw that one will be rushing to see Spider-Man 4. I know I and several other people won't. But the average movie goer might, regardless.

Really, the delay might actually help, because then Marvel can drum up interest in 2010 leading up to the Thor movie. Get the comic back on track, maybe have the cartoon air next fall (fall of 2010) or even have a 'Thor vs.' cartoon movie feature and so on and so forth.

If they waste the opportunity to promote the character between now and July 17th 2011, then it will be an opportunity wasted.

I think with these movies they're making, Thor is going to be the biggest gamble out of them all. With Cap and the Avengers, people know who they are even if they don't read comics. Thor's a harder sell, but they've got the prime chance to get his name out there now and have it pay off in box office revenue.



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Paul702




Seriously though. There's NOTHING being delayed. This movie thus far is not even past the scripting phase. The whole thing has been a fan-base rumor mill up until now.

I hope the upcoming cartoons and such will not be taken down.



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      Quote:

      2011.

      http://www.newsarama.com/film/030912-Marvel-Film.html

      All things considered, this is a good thing, I think. As it stands now, they haven't even gotten a final script nailed, let alone even the main hero or ANY of the supporting cast picked.

      It's one thing to delay or rush a comic book, but movies are a completely different game all together, as anyone even remotely familiar with how Hollywood works can tell you. (Especially when there's, ya'know, millions of dollars involved in the production process)

      And to be bluntly honest, it'd be the ultimate "bad showing" for Thor to have a half-assed and poorly made movie done in an unrealistic amount of time just to get it rushed out the door next summer and tarnish any potential outside-comics media things afterwards. A poorly made and rushed movie would do far more damage to his reputation than a Hulk vs. or any fight in the comics would do, realistically speaking. Just look at the Fantastic Four or Daredevil.

      Think of it that way, I suppose.

      I just hope this means the cartoon isn't going to be pushed back, but I suppose it will. Makes sense, but the thought of it still sucks. =/



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