He's like Brody in Homeland, if they don't kill him the show will end up suffering. It was the same thing with Sylar on Heroes or Sloane on Alias, there are only so many times a "baddie" can concoct some inconceivably complex plan that magically endears everyone to them that results in betrayal and the same thing again and again. It'll start to make the cast look stupid for not just shooting him square in the face. I'd say kill him before sweeps...but they probably won't do that.
Why is she getting the crap beaten out of her for the promo? Jeez.
I'll still see it. But they shouldn't pander to a-holes sitting at home saying "A girl could never do that"....nobody could in the history of humanity, boy or girl. It's a superhero show. She doesn't need to be more accessible by being smacked around.
I love Madame Masque, she's a very underrated character who was actually more morally-complex then she's presently allowed to be. But I think she's more fit for Agents of Shield because she has a connection to Tony and it's feasible that she could've been in between movies as an adversary off-screen who has been incarcerated or something. Still, I love Hedy Lamarr and Agent Carter so I'm willing to give this version a shot.
I don't think casting Channing Tatum is a foolproof recipe for success nor do I think Gambit is a necessary gamble. Especially not when you already have fricken Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. It turns out Jennifer Lawrence isn't entirely done with the franchise, stating "There is hope. I don't want to not be asked"- and Fassy said he'd do more films too.
So why not give them solos? Or, better yet, why not do a Brotherhood movie for chrissakes? Sign Fassy, J-Law, and Evan Peters then cast Avalanche, Destiny, Toad, Mastermind, maybe Polaris with Scarlet Witch cameo (Fox legally can do that still)- basically a Brotherhood's greatest hits remix. Hell, continuity is already muffed up so throw Gambit in the mix and it'll be a party. It could be like Fox's answer to Suicide Squad!
Of course, they'll just probably throw in some other dolt to replace him and continue onward.
I remember a few years ago Paul Dini said that Cartoon Network instructed him to make it so that the girls in his cartoon were always "a step behind" the guys. It's sort of true for the movies, the women are never really, truly allowed to be super-powerful the way the men are. I don't blame creatives, I think it's all to do with the studio and that angers me because they hold the real power.
I mean, Joss Whedon wrote Wasp into Avengers and Marvel Studios put the kibosh on it. Joss Whedon was going to have Ms. Marvel show up in the end of Age of Ultron but, again, Marvel put the kibosh on that. They've never shown any real interest in having a female-led film until Wonder Woman was announced (so transparent). I'm also willing to bet that final fight scene in Age of Ultron would've had a hell of a lot more of Wanda and Natasha in it too if Joss were given more freedom. Surely Joss knows that Wanda killed Ultron twice in the comics, I highly doubt he'd not capitalize on that. It's the stupidass studio that didn't even want any of the parts at the barn in the movie.
When you think about the crap the men can pull off versus what we've seen women do, the portrayal is still problematic.
I don't want the Citizen Kane of superhero films every time I go to the theater. I just want to be entertained and get my mind off the real world for a couple hours.
There are so many things you can do to take your mind off of reality that don't cost like 13 bucks. If I'm going out to see a superhero movie, it doesn't have to be Citizen Kane but it better be good. I'm not one of those contrarian fanboys who hates whatever movie is the most popular at the moment but I also don't just go the movies to occupy myself. I wanna feel really engaged, not visually distracted.
I don't hate reboots per se, I'll probably see Fantastic Four but I'm not sure about Spider-man. It's different with Spider-man, he's become very archetypal....how many g-ddm ways can you tell the same story again and again? Cute nerd becomes muscular nerd, laments over girl, gets girl, maybe girl dies, cute nerd has problems but always gets over them *snore*. And what makes it worse is that it'll just turn into this capitalist tidal wave of commercialism wherein we'll have a newly manufactured Spider-man again and again and again and again and again. People will grow to resent the repetitiveness of it.