Open Discussion – March 26, 2014

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As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice. simple smile Open Discussion   March 26, 2014


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  1. Young Oswald Cobblepot looks perfect. I am loving the development of “Gotham”.

    • I have no interest in that show. It’s kind of why I have no interest in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. SHIELD is a show about secondary characters and Gotham is about younger versions of some characters I don’t care about. I want to see Batman, not young Bruce, Oswald, etc. It’s also why I had no interest in Smallville.

      • at least smallville was focus on superman not secondary character, i have faith in gotham it shaping really imo

      • I’m the opposite of you.

        The fringe plots interest me. They’re like easter eggs that give you insight to how these villains/heroe came about, a collection of Origin stories.

        Plus… WB has enough spandex on TV, Arrow, Flash and whoever cameos in those shows.

        • @ BigNerd

          Yeah, it’s really the villains that I’m most interested in.
          I love Batman and the story of Bruce Wayne but between the comics and movies I’ve seen his origin story enough. I like the idea that it won’t be the sole focus of the show.

        • @ BigNerd,

          I’m with you and enjoy stories revolving around the supporting characters or villains. You remind me of Gotham Central, a comic book about the people in the GCPD. I miss that comic. Good stuff.

  2. It’s a good time to be a comic book movie fan.

    Apr 4 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    May 2 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2
    May 23 – X-Men: Days of Future Past
    Aug 1 – Guardians of the Galaxy

    May 1 – The Avengers 2
    Jun 19 – Fantastic Four (Reboot)
    Jul 17 – Ant-Man

    May 6 – Captain America 3
    May 6 – Batman vs. Superman
    May 27 – X-Men: Apocalypse
    Jun 10- Amazing Spiderman 3
    Jul 8- Untitled Marvel Movie

    Mar 3 – The Wolverine 2
    May 5- Untitled Marvel Movie
    Jul 14 – Fantastic Four 2

    • Damn, 2016 is going to be a pretty big year, and not only because of Batman Vs. Superman. The last of the Amazing Spider-Man trilogy as well as Apocalypse. Hopefully no one movies their release dates aha.

    • Don’t forget a second Marvel film in 2017! And DC has 3 shows coming this fall, with 4 heading to Netflix for Marvel along with the Defenders mini-series, a possible Agent Carter series, a second (and hopefully more consistent) Agents of SHIELD.

      Oh and we will totally be seeing Justice League and Wonder-Woman before 2020.

  3. i watched american hustle the other day and i thought it was just kinda dull. but it definitely had some outrageous hair courtesy of hawkeye and batman!

    • I actually enjoyed it…but the jewfro on Bradley Cooper was EPIC

    • I loved it. It was funny, which I wasn’t expecting. The plot is’nt the most interesting, but it is purely the performances that is what makes the film great for me. I love the way Jennifer Lawrence steals just about every scene she is in.

      • When I saw American Hustle in the theater I left thinking it was OK and didn’t understand the hype but I watched it again last week and it really clicked and I was laughing harder than the 1st time and I knew what was coming.

        Amy Adams was absolutely terrific and Bale and Cooper were hilarious.
        I’ve never been a big fan of David O. Russell but he won me over with American Hustle.

  4. Looking forward to seeing the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune when it gets a wider release.

    • I am as well. It’s really unfortunate, that is hands down the best movie never made.

      • It had incredible concept art and storyboards. I’m looking forward to seeing that, and how a lot of the crew went on to work on and influence movies for years after.

        But would it have been the best movie? I could see it turning out pretty bad actually. Frank Herbert thought the script would have made a 14 hour movie, and the budget would have been only 10 million. Yes, Star Wars was made for that, but apparently they’d already burned through half of that to make the amazing pre-production.

        Bottom line: the documentary doesn’t have to convince me it would have really been a great movie. Obviously, just the pre-production had a major and lasting effect on sci-fi adventure movies since, so it deserves the notoriety.

        And I hope they make some nice books showing the art and storyboards.

  5. Random thought based on some of the Avengers topics from yesterday. Anyone think they may be moving towards a West Coast Avengers roster? It’s been some time since I’ve followed comics closely but if I remember right, weren’t Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Quicksilver primaries for that roster? With RDJ commenting about his age and time in the role and Evans talking about leaving acting after his contract is up started me thinking about where they go from there since Ironman and Captain are the big mains for the Avengers. If that’s the case, were there any major story lines for West Coast Avengers that would make for a good film/possible trilogy?

      • +1!!!!!

    • I think they are more or less setting them up in Age of Ultron as working in more then one unit.

      Hawkeye and the twins are in Italy, Hulk is in South Africa with the Hulk Buster. He likely has widow with him. Iron Man is likely in Korea (they are filming there soon and the Korean actress they recently announced is set to play Tony’s doctor). Cap, Thor and Vision could all be in Korea, South Africa or another location entirely.

      I think characters like Hawkeye, the Twins, Winter Soldier, Dr. Strange, Hulk, Ant-Man & Wasp would make a good roster for The Avengers after Stark, Cap and Thor are done following Avengers 3.

      Stark could take over SHIELD following Avengers 2, suit up one last time in Avengers 3 after resigning following the death of Cap in Avengers 3. Thor dies during Ragnarok following Avengers 3. That leaves room for a new Avengers Trilogy.

      If they are REALLY smart, they will do Infinity Gauntlet as a two part conclusion (like with Hunger Games: Mockingjay). 2018 could be The Avengers: The Infinity War Part I and Part II.

  6. Who would win? Hawkeye (movie version only) or Arrow (from TV universe?)

    The battle takes place on neutral and unknown territory, a parking garage. They can’t call for any help and both have their best weapons available.

    Personally I vote arrow, but I am a DC sympathizer so I don’t count.

    • @ Writer

      I’m a huge fan of both, but I think the smart money is on Arrow. Movie Hawkeye is cool, but on his own against Oliver, I don’t think so. IMO Arrow takes him down but gets a serious, but non-fatal wound in the process. Maybe an arrow to the leg or arm, but he survives the fight. Arrow IMO, just seems tougher and smarter. If there’s one thing you want in a fight, it’s brains. Mind over muscle, IMO, wins every time. A smart opponent is far more dangerous than a strong one.

    • I’m a Marvelite through and through so it’s an automatic Hawkeye for me no hands down. The live action versions of course.
      Comic Green Arrow would probably take out comic Hawkeye though.

  7. Good Morning all…

    Happy Hump day…Finally!! :)

    Hey what happens to the mobile site? It’s gone! :(

    Since re-casting existing characters seems to be a theme this week, I have a question. Who would you re-cast in the following roles:

    Tony Stark/Iron Man

    Indiana Jones

    Captain America

    The Captain America choice of course is contingent on the whole Bucky becoming Cap plot line, but if it were a brand new Captain America, who would you choose? These are my current choices:

    Tony Stark/Iron Man – Colin Farrell or Dominic Copper
    Indiana Jones – Karl Urban/Bradley Cooper
    Captian America – Garrett Hedlund


    Don’t forget, Birds of Prey tonight on Arrow!!! :)

    • @Stark

      For Iron Man I prefer Cooper over Farrell. For Indy I prefer Karl Urban over Cooper, though either would be great. Garrett Hedlund is only three years younger than Chris Evans; so I don’t see him as a good choice. Better to have Bucky take over for Cap. Having Cap die in some way could work and so could losing his longevity or a part of his powers. I think there is a storyline similar to that from back in the day. Cap and Skull in a fight to the death around issue #300 or so.

      • If they solve Steve Rogers aging issue and convince Chris Evans to continue playing him in Avengers 4 & 5 that would be my preference. Chris Evans’s Cap is great. Doesn’t Steve Rogers become director of SHIELD in the comics?

  8. For people who view the website on their mobile phones.. Anyone else found that in the last couple of days the website appears as the full desktop version as opposed to the mobile friendly one? Quite frustrating when this happens.

  9. With all the fans of arrow on this site we should have a twitter watch party. Someone come up with a good hashtag. #SRAWP (screen rant arrow watch party) or something.

  10. Maybe this has been discussed in the past, but I’m not aware of it…

    Is there a reason there’s no Edit button on Screen Rant? There have been times when I typo’d or mis-spelled, or thought of a better way to phrase something, and I had to just post again instead of fixing the existing one.

    Thanks for responses.

  11. I re-watched X-Men First Class today. I saw it in the theaters at release, and once after that at home, and I enjoyed it. This time, I don’t know what’s changed with time but it was just bad to me. The acting is hilarious (I do love McAvoy and Fassbender in general though), the dialogue was offputting and the effects were dorky.

    I’m actually surprised that I was cringing as often as I was, being very aware that I previously liked it and I love X-Men in general.