okay but not only was iron man not an a-list hero, he was being played by an actor who was considered by most to be washed up
and the movie was a success
if marvel can take those risks why can’t it take a risk on a female hero
it was dirECTED BY THE GUY WHOSE BEST MOVIE WAS ELF. rdj was so inconsistent that he had basically been blacklisted for years and he had to fight for the role and it was about the alcoholic in the robot suit and no one expected this film to be successful
basically iron man was kind of a fluke but it kicked off the BILLION-DOLLAR FRANCHISE that marvel is jerking off to today don’t tell me they can’t take a chance on a female-lead film THEIR SUCCESS IS BASED ON THE RISK THEY TOOK WITH THE FIRST IRON MAN MOVIE DON’T COME AT ME WITH THAT WEAK NOISE
For years there’s been rainstorms obstructing the clarity of Deadpool’s sexuality but last night the skies cleared when current author Gerry Duggan confirmed Deadpool’s pansexuality on twitter.
Many fans are a bit put off by all this talk about money, but it has to be contextualized; this isn’t just about “Wow, look at all the money this movie made,” it’s about the fact that when Lionsgate is making decisions going forward about what kind of film they want to put out, or more specifically what kind of existing properties they’d like to mine, it cannot be ignored that by the year’s end it’s almost guaranteed that their three top-grossing films in studio history will be adaptations of young adult novels starring female protagonists. This comes at a time when many studios–including the box office juggernaut that is Marvel–hem and haw about putting a woman at the front of a major franchise…
The Hunger Games franchise may not only guide Lionsgate into what kind of films they want to make in the future, but also be informative for both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. as they inch toward making a female-centric superhero film. Jennifer Lawrence is surely a singular talent and not everybody can build a franchise around her, but the success of the films–which seem likely to beat out at least Thor and Superman this year, and possibly Iron Man as well–should spark serious discussions about strong female leads that Twilight (in spite of its box office success) never could because of the problematic way Bella was depicted.
Whenever studio heads are grilled about this issue, the same handful of films come up as examples that women are more difficult to write than men in an action setting; the conversation starts and you can clock the seconds until Elektra, Catwoman, Salt and movies like that are name-dropped…
The problem here is the instinct to blame the lead for the failure of a film where the problem is clearly the script, direction, and generally everything involved with the production. Saying that Wonder Woman is a tough nut to crack may be true–Marvel has acknowledged that integrating the mythological aspects of Thor was one of their biggest challenges. Saying that Wonder Woman is a tough nut to crack because Catwoman was a disaster, though, is just silly."
marvel, this might not be the best idea
Civil War in four gifs
"now normally you’re just my type of crazy, but there are plans underway that I’m invested in."
my explanation for thor’s fabulous new look in tdw.
sometimes he makes sif call him khaleesi
it’s all tony’s fault
ladies, this is how it’s done. like a boss.
Phil Noto ~ Superhero Candids
My favorite is Sue staring at Johnny in the UN Lobby.
This series of pictures is among my all-time favorites.
THERE IS ALREADY ART FOR THE DEFENDERS BLESS
My favourite street superhero family will be getting their own shows on Netflix: Yay!
Netflix isn’t available in Malaysia: NAY
My feelings are conflicted. But if there’s one thing I know I totally support Gideon Emery as Matt Murdock.
A quote from Marvel editor In Chief Axel Alonso from CBR’s ‘Axel In Charge' feature.
As an artist who freelances for Marvel, it is worth pointing out how great this is to hear from the EIC.
A new generation of great artists like Emma Rios, Chris Samnee, Filipe Andrade, Matteo Scalera, Ryan Stegman, Jamie McKelvie, Kris Anka, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Roland Boschi, etc have been able to make a name for themselves in mainstream comics doing great work as a result of that approach to hiring artist. I’ve certainly benefited from it too, and I’m grateful that a mainstream publisher has been so progressive.