Rolling Stone: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

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Rolling Stone: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

Post by tmc_6882 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:55 pm ... d-20140519
From smart casting choices to Spidey and X-Men reboots, we rank the decisions that have shaped Marvel's superhero universe, from best to worst.

  • Casting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
    Hiring Joss Whedon to Write and Direct 'The Avengers'
    Launching Marvel Studios
    Putting Kevin Feige in Charge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
    Taking Advantage of Post-Credits Scenes
    Plucking Hugh Jackman Out of Obscurity to Play Wolverine
    Casting Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
    Putting Jon Favreau in the 'Iron Man' Director’s Chair
    Everything about 'Spider-Man 2'
    Allowing Bryan Singer to Fully Explore 'X-Men's Metaphors
    Casting Tom Hiddleston as Loki
    Turning 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Into a Political Thriller
    Creating Strong Female Characters
    Embracing the Mythical Nuttiness of 'Thor'
    Making 'Blade'
    Making the Hulk a Team Player
    Casting Actors With Screen Chemistry
    Rebooting the X-Men Franchise With 'First Class'
    The Mandarin Twist in 'Iron Man 3'
    Having Lou Ferrigno Voice the Hulk in 'The Avengers'
    Taking a Big Risk With 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
    Hiring Top-Shelf Actors for Key Roles
    Giving the Fantastic Four Yet Another Chance
    Rebooting the Spider-Man Franchise
    Approving the Script for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
    Letting Ang Lee Make an Art-House 'Hulk'
    Ignoring 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
    Putting the 'Daredevil' Mask on Ben Affleck
    Replacing Bryan Singer With Brett Ratner on 'X-Men: The Last Stand'
    Turning 'Iron Man 2' Into a Coming-Soon Commercial
    'Killing off' Cyclops and Professor X
    Blowing the 'Dark Phoenix' Storyline
    Making That 'Elektra' Movie
    Mishandling the Big-Budget 'Fantastic Four' and its Silver Surfer-ed Sequel
    Jamming Venom Into 'Spider-Man 3'
    Wasting the Character of Deadpool
    Casting Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
    Greenlighting a Second 'Ghost Rider' Movie
    Giving Roger Corman the Rights to the Fantastic Four
    'Howard the Duck'

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Re: Rolling Stone: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

Post by smalk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:12 am

  • Wasting the Character of Deadpool
'Nuff said.

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Re: Rolling Stone: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

Post by King Snarf » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:59 am

I think we should add "Not being afraid to fully embrace the superhero genre". In Batman Begins, Bats lets Ra's die. In Man of Steel, Superman snaps Zod's neck. That's not something I'm particularly fond of in superhero movies. In the Marvel movies, though? They go out of their way to show the characters saving lives and generally being decent people in light of the "hard choices".

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