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Entered on: November 11, 2008 4:46 PM by BigFatty

Captain America: The First Avenger

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From: The Bone Entered on: November 11, 2008 8:13 PM

I love Cap as much as anyone but we'll see what happens. I just hope they don't cast Big Willie Style in the lead. 

By the way, I just saw a preview for another Punisher movie. Good grief. No one gets tired of a Punisher crapfest. Only positive is Titus Pullo is playing Castle.

From: Radmobile Entered on: November 12, 2008 6:59 AM

I thought the Thomas Jane Punisher was pretty good.  As for the new previews, "I'm waiting to be impressed."  Titus Pullo is cool, but I don't think he fits the role.  I'd rather see him in a non-Punisher action movie.

Cappy on the other hand, all I have to hear is that they're planning one and it gets me all herny.  Hopefully the bulk of it is WW2 era Captain America adventures.  Imagine the Normandy scene from "Saving Private Ryan" with Cap thrown in there, leading the charge.  It has potential to say the least.

From: Ross Entered on: November 12, 2008 8:59 AM

I will boycott the damn thing if Fresh Prince is playing Cap.  Don't get me wrong, I don't hate the guy, but it's just absurd to put him in that role.  I would start mauling people if I suddenly saw Cap see the Red Skull and go "Oh, hell no!"

From: Jackzilla Entered on: November 12, 2008 9:05 AM

RE: The Punisher movie - Never saw it.  I don't care for the character, the movie looked boring, and wasn't Travolta in it as a lame villain?

RE: Captain America - Now we're talking!  It's really interesting what Marvel is doing with the Avengers universe as far as trying to tie all these movies together.  Cappy and the Avengers movie are planned for the same summer.  They're concerned in making Cappy a feel-good hit because it is key to making the follow-up Avengers movie a hit a month or so later.  We'll see!

I heard they're also working on an ANT-MAN movie (by the same director as Sean of the Dead), but I don't think they're bringing that in with the other movies.  I could see that as a bit of a comical farce.

From: Radmobile Entered on: November 12, 2008 9:14 AM

Will Smith in the role would only make sense if it were a movie about this:,_White_%26_Black which could be a cool movie as well, but it's not the story of Steve Rogers.


From: Bunky Entered on: November 12, 2008 10:08 AM

Nothing could be worse than Nick Fury: A.G.E.N.T. of Shield with The Hoff in the lead role.

From: Ross Entered on: November 12, 2008 10:15 AM

Wait, they're doing Captain America AND Avengers movies in the same summer?  Would it be the same actor as Cap in both?  It would have to be, right?

From: Jackzilla Entered on: November 12, 2008 11:35 AM
Ross said:

Wait, they're doing Captain America AND Avengers movies in the same summer?  Would it be the same actor as Cap in both?  It would have to be, right?

Marvel is hoping all of the actors appear in character in the Avengers movie, but as far as I know no contracts are signed.  Those involved like the idea, but we'll see what happens once they start talking money.  How sweet would that be though?

From: Jackzilla Entered on: April 14, 2010 5:47 PM

Joss Whedon In Negotiations to Direct Marvel's Avengers Film


According to Hollywood sources, Joss Whedon, the fan-favorite creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, is in final negotiations with Marvel to direct the upcoming Avengers film.

The Avengers will follow on Marvel Studios' highly successful string of films, beginning with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk and the upcoming Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger. The cast is expected to include Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America. Jeremy Renner, who starred in the Oscar Award-winner The Hurt Locker, has been rumored to have been cast as Clint Barton, better known as the archer Hawkeye.

The Avengers would be Whedon's second turn behind the camera, following Serenity, and is expected to begin filming in early 2011. Reports indicate that Whedon may also polish the script, welcome news to Whedon's fans who have come to appreciate his whip-smart dialogue tics.

Look for more on The Avengers in the weeks and months to come.

From: Ross Entered on: April 14, 2010 7:36 PM

Hmmm.... I'm a big fan of Joss Whedon, but I'm ambivalent about this.  I love his characters and dialogue, but he will have less leeway with that kind of thing with established, franchise characters.  His strength in my mind is writing, not directing.  As a director, he's decent, but he doesn't blow me away by any means. 

I guess I have to admit he's better at directing action scenes than Christopher Nolan, but then again, so is my ass. 


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