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Subj: Re: Absolutely the right move. Casting hasn't even really started yet
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 11:58:09 am EDT (Viewed 224 times)
Reply Subj: Absolutely the right move. Casting hasn't even really started yet
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 10:59:01 am EDT (Viewed 179 times)

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    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. =/

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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