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There is no swimsuit special, it was cancelled. Are you happy now?!
That interview with Hickman is encouraging. I don't want the metaphor to completely go away because I liked the last part of the interview about found family. But it definitely needs to evolve.
Feel bad for Rosenburg but his run so far is kinda meh. I went back and re-read some stuff and it's better than I gave it credit for and I like some of the Age of X-Man books but overall I'm ready for what comes next.
This is my jam.
Executing criminals is much lower on the atrocity scale, as it implies one is at least trying to make their actions seem reasonable, moral and pragmatic. As I said, Bastian was one of the things that made Marvel's refusal to move X-men past its first story arc to be almost worth it. By the way, have Bastian and Sublime ever had a conversation? That should be an entire comic to itself, like when Blade met The Punisher after seeing him on America's Most Wanted and turned damn near feminine(he neglected to stab Frank, even after Frank shot him, in a refreshing subversion of the trope Marvel codified).
Edited by IndirectActiveTransport on May 15th 2019 at 11:27:24 AM
Maybe that's why Cyclops seems so Bullheaded at times?
You were from a more innocent time...when a dude could be named Nimrod and still be taken seriously.
Edit: So I actually looked up what Nimrod meant:
Not only does the name work in context for a Sentinel robot, but even it's context as an insult from Bugs Bunny was in regards to Elmer Fudd.
I'm kinda shocked that we were getting Bible references in Looney Tunes, but that's besides the point. Apparently, Nimrod should not be laughed at over his name. When I'm wrong, I'm spectacularly wrong.
Edit 2: Yes. Yes he did.
Edited by HandsomeRob on May 14th 2019 at 10:28:56 AM
Bugs Bunny ruined Mesopotamian mythology.
Well, at least Ultimate Marvel is basically cancelled.
Nimrod in prime Marvel did occupy kind of a unique spot as far as villains go - he structured himself as a superhero fighting evil mutants. Also kinda funny that fans actually liked his incredibly pink design, to the extent they rioted when a red Nimrod came along.
My theory about Age of X-Man is that a plucky young superpowered psychic is going to confront Nate - resulting in him realizing not only was what he did wrong, history has repeated itself.
I liked Nimrod. It's interesting to note that living among humans was changing him. He grew more human, and notably, less anti-mutant. It was an interesting angle.
And then he merged with Mastermold and became Bastion and bleh.
Nimrod + "I am Still Plugged In!" = A greying old guy / crazy looking angel monster.
Whatever you say, X-Men.
Edited by NickTheSwing on May 15th 2019 at 2:18:18 AM
Isn't Bastion's current goal to save mutantkind...so that he can continue to hunt them?
Well at least he’s honest.
INITIATE BOOSTER RO- *Explodes*
Well, one of the current X-Men is a skeleton inside pink goo and with cartoony eyes, so yes, Nimrod gets a pass.
Please, MCU, don't check recent comics for ideas...
Blasphemy! Glob Herman is the BEST! He doesn't just deserve to be in an MCU film, he deserves an ENTIRE TRILOGY of MCU films!
GLOB HERMAN: THE GLOBBENING
GLOB HERMAN 2: ELECTRIC GLOBALOO
GLOB HERMAN 3: THE GLOB STRIKES BACK
And don't forget the documentary "The Glob: How the most successful franchise in cinematic history fell down in pieces"
Shit I'd pay to see Herman in live-action.
Fuck I'd pay to see a lot of X-Men.
Though no more Magneto, Wolverine, Mystique, & Prof. X.
Do you really think that they would have gone through all the trouble to get back the X-Men film rights... to make a film about a skeleton in a pink goo?
No: they will simply recast Wolverine and use him.
Just check the case of Spider-Man: when Marvel made that deal with Sony, many people thought that Marvel would do a film about Miles Morales, to avoid rebooting the Peter Parker character for the third time in such a short time. Guess what did they do?
Why the Hell would you assume I meant giving Herman his own film?
I just meant him appearing in like a supporting role or something as apart of the X-Men because they are a group affair.
Jesus I didn't say anything complex there.
Edited by slimcoder on May 15th 2019 at 5:46:00 AM
...Make a film about Miles Morales?
Edited by kkhohoho on May 15th 2019 at 7:50:39 AM
Remember that Into the Spider-Verse is not a MCU film, it's just a Sony film, like the Venom one. Like the MCU itself in the begining, Sony is making do with the limited things they still have the rights to.
But that isn't even the issue I take umbrage with in your post. You assume that because Wolverine is popular, he is immediately going to be in the first X-Men film. This is based on the fact that they are using Peter Parker in Spider-Man and not, say, Miles Morales. When pointed out that Into the Spider-Verse exists, you said it was "made by Sony" and not in MCU.
You do realize that Spider-Man: Homecoming is also a Sony movie, right? That Sony still retains the rights to Spider-Man and ancillary characters? The deal was that Marvel could use them in their own movies and help make Sony's movies, not that Sony would lose creative control. Sony chose to keep Peter Parker in the role and then use Miles in Into the Spider-Verse. Honestly, it's because it made sense — build up Peter's role and then, eventually, pass it down to Miles.
But Wolverine (and Mystique, Magneto, etc) is a different beast. Wolverine is simply one character in the giant ensemble that is the X-Men. Sure, he's popular, but Marvel hasn't exactly needed popular characters to get hit movies (see: Guardians of the Galaxy and many others). The fact of the matter is that Hugh Jackman made the role of Wolverine his own and Marvel probably won't reboot the character anytime soon — at least, not for the first X-Men film. They made entire franchises without their most popular characters before — what makes you think they won't do it again? Hell, they aren't even rushing to make an X-Men film; they are doing an Eternals film before the X-Men.
Edited by alliterator on May 15th 2019 at 7:19:49 AM
What makes me think that? History. The MCU made films with obscure characters such as the Guardians because they had limited options, the rights to the popular characters had been sold. But what happened when Marvel finally got the rights to Spider-Man, a popular character? Play it safe and go for the bucks, using Peter Parker yet again after 5 films in a few years, or take a creative risk and go for the art, using a new guy? They played it safe. And no, Wolverine is not "simply one character in the giant ensemble that is the X-Men", he is THE X-Man that everybody knows and who steals the show at every X-Men related production (not just the film franchise). The other X-Men are just fodder behind his shadow. Heck, they even named an animated series as "Wolverine and the X-Men".
And you just reminded me why Wolverine started sucking so hard.
Yeesh I can go a decade without ever seeing that guy again.
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