Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Equis, Feb 29, 2012.
Totes, he ended up being my favorite character in the movie.
That video brought up a good point... how the fuck are they talking to each other without earpieces?
Maybe they're using flesh-coloured throat microphones?
The same way every spy show does it.. they have earpieces, but they are tiny, fit inside the ear, are completely hidden from view, and never fall out unless the plot requires it.
A wizard Tony Stark did it.
And aren't used by anybody at S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hey, damnit!, I knew who the villain was in the middle of the credits.
Yeah, my wife was like, "Who's that?" and I was like "Darkseid."
A lot of Marvel and DC characters and even big story arcs are just different takes on the same thing. These are just the tip of the iceberg:
Of course, it'd also be nice if shit could happen in anything even remotely genre related that wasn't announced at least nine months prior at a con.
It is a selective like, for the part outside the spoiler tag only.
Screw your sighs! I was not at all excited for a S.H.I.E.L.D tv show, but I am now!
I wish I was rich and famous so I could get cast. I'll be willing to play an agent that gets killed in the first three minutes. Hell, I will play a dead body. Are you listening, Joss Whedon? I'LL DO IT!
Quackers , my coworker just figured out how Coulson will totally fit into the series and Avengers 2+:
Phil Coulson's brain was mapped into a SHIELD computer, and he's now a holographic AI that will provide mission briefings and intelligence for the characters in the TV show. He'll also serve as the base-side analyst for the crisis of the week. For Avengers 2+, they build AI-Coulson an android body, and thus the Vision is born.
Or they set the show before the Avengers movie.
That's the most obvious way to avoid expensive movie star cameos.
They should set it back in the 70s/80s. That way they could just use current modern technology as the futuristic technology for that era.
I was going to write something about how setting it in the past would be dangerous for the movie continuity, but then I remembered that they started Captain America back when Captain America originally happened, so....go for it, I guess. Though if they spin out too many Jessica Drews (just one of a startlingly large number of characters who have been S.H.I.E.L.D. agents) you'd have to wonder how come somebody like Tony Stark didn't know what in the hell a S.H.I.E.L.D. was back in that first stinger. Or did he? I'm feeling very old and stupid now.
And yes - that would be the Jean span that I was talking about. I was recalling somewhere - probably an iFanboy podcast - where one of the dudes mentioned that at this point, Cyclops has been with Emma Frost longer than he was ever technically "with" Jean, which seems wrong to me, but at least she's a corpse that the authors have left alone for awhile.
I was very disappointed back when they decided to bring Bucky back to life. That's probably the longest that any superhero, sidekick or villain remained dead in comic books.
From what Gregg is saying on twitter, I think this is set post-Avengers.
Winter Soldier was far better than Red Hood to say nothing of the godawful shit Peter David did when he brought Uncle Ben back for a few issues.
(Speaking of which, Uncle Ben died in '62. Bucky was alive and well until they revived Cap's back story to get him on the Avengers in '64. In our chronology, Ben's been dead longer.)
FUCKING PAUL LYNDE AS LOKI FUCKING YES!
Also, I'm totally cool with Coulson on the SHIELD show if he's a hologram/Vision personality storage prototype or LMD (the real one being dead).
I think Jessica Drew is a bit different than other heroes with SHIELD connections because she brings the SHIELD/HYDRA double- and triple-agent mess to the mix (and Skrull, as if that will ever happen).
Ben died in 1962 and was brought back for five minutes in issue 500 in December 2003 just to make Peter feel good about letting him die. Bucky died in 1964 (well, the comic was published - he "died" during the war) and came back as Winter Soldier in January 2005. So, Ben was dead for 11 months longer than Bucky in raw publishing time, but Bucky was dead longer in comic book time... of course, in comic book time, Ben dies when Peter is in high school, so he's only been dead for as long as Peter has been out of high school, plus one or two years. Even though the comic has been running for 50 years, if Peter is 30, Ben's only been dead for 12 to 15 years.
But Rorschach's still dead, right? At least until DC unveils "After Watchmen"...
The moment we agree to start measuring things in comic book time shit starts getting crazy confusing.
I read somewhere that if we start doing that, then Jean Grey dies and returns from the grave approximately once a month. You'd think it would lose its impact at some point.
(Also apparently Wolverine also gains and loses his adamantium bone sheaths about as frequently? Or something.)
Edit: Yeah, here and here.
That's got to be against the Comics Code.
When you say XCOM Scientist and XCOM Engineer, does that mean anything, like they are the voice actors from XCOM, or is it just a Seilerism?
Seilerism. It means that they are filling the role of an XCOM scientist (science genius that apparently has NOTHING TO DO WITH TECHNOLOGY) and an XCOM engineer (technology person that DOES NO SCIENCE). That's also just the descriptors on the roles, so who knows how much that will change between now and the finished product.
That's kind of what scientist and engineer mean.
Also, we belittle each other at every opportunity.
"You're a hack that doesn't understand the theory!"
"You're a ivory tower denizen that's never shipped a product in your life!"
Your avatar is more like "Oh, a gun. Thanks."
I hope the movie is better than that. What an abuse of alliteration.
Stan Lee sucks as a writer.
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