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Red Sock

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Subj: You're right, plus some screenwriter suggestions
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 11:46:37 am CST (Viewed 425 times)
Reply Subj: Uhhh, no...sometimes being a "producer" is a mere perfunctory title...
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 07:33:21 pm CST (Viewed 4 times)

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Kind of like how it is rumored that Kenneth Branagh will be creditted as an "executive producer" in Thor 2 with very little input (except maybe one or two meetings asking him how he feels about certain directions of the project). Marvel Studios have been asked the progress of Wolverine and Spider-Man, and they often have no idea because those characters are being done by other movie studios (namely Sony and Fox).

With regard to Electra, DD and FF, Marvel owns the characters, so they were consulted, but the overall feel of the movie still rest with their respective Studios. The only movies released by Marvel Studios, so far, are the following: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and now Avengers (and soon Iron man 3 and Thor 2).

Casting for Thor 2, so far, the one ones confirmed are Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and tom Hiddleston. The cast for the Warriors Three and Sif have expressed their intention to join the film, but I don't know if any of them have officially signed in (Jamie Alexander, for example, have said that she doesn't have the 6 picture deal that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have). Screen-writers...they are still searching.

You are indeed correct, the number of "gift" producer credits is certainly high (see: Jon Peters). I suppose it makes people feel good about themselves.

Based upon the movies you listed, Marvel Studios' hit/miss rate is such that we can perform a public service by helping them select a screenwriter. With the apparent money MS will save in the choice of director, I'm going to go 'off the board' with two suggestions for screenwriter:

Quentin Tarantino: I know, I know. Simply trying to imagine what he would create swamps my meager brain. But an off-beat (to say the least) take on a comic book story could be boffo! There certainly wouldn't be a dearth of scenes with gratuitous violence. An R rating, however, might not be what Marvel/Disney is desiring.

Brad Bird: A very talented guy. A movie like Thor 2 wouldn't (and perhaps shouldn't) be that far afield from the animated projects he has mostly worked on. And has he worked on any project that wasn't decent?