like anyone who looks at a storyline and goes “this story is pretty good… but you know what would make it even better? less kitty pryde. more wolverine" has a critical flaw in their personality tbh
They already got enough backlash as it is from messing up Emma Frost, do you think they’d be stupid enough to do something like that’s gain with an even bigger character? I know they are changing he storyline by using Wolverine instead, but it makes more sense in the movie continuity. The people that made that decision spent way more time than you have thinking about it and have gone over way more of the possibilities as to how they could keep it close to the original, this is the decision they made based on hours and hours of thought and debate, they know what they are doing. Just wait until the movie actually comes out and judge it based off of how good it is, not by what they changed. If you haven’t noticed none of the comic book movies are 100% faithful adaptions, yet they still did a great job.
lol if you think kitty pryde as the protag was ever on the table you’re either obstinate or naive
Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you.
They were always going to give Wolverine the top billing (or maybe Professor X or Magneto in a pinch) and it didn’t matter what they had to do to make that happen. Everything about this situation is so contrived that had they decided to focus on Kitty instead (which again, was never an option lol she’s a woman why would u do that) it wouldn’t have been any more difficult to rearrange the plot around that.
There’s also a massive selection of X-Men who are not white dudes who haven’t shown up in the film universe at all that they could have chosen instead of him. But they didn’t. I wonder why.
Don’t talk to me about this having been a decision about the integrity of the original story. X-Men: First Class had as little to do with the source material as possible, not just in the character selection and the trajectory of the main arc. Don’t talk to me about their concern for the integrity of the original characters when they cared so little about this that they killed Darwin, one of only two characters of color, who in comic canon is so unkillable that the queen of Hel herself used her death touch on him and he adapted to it by becoming a death god.
You could argue comic books have little importance in the grander scheme of things. But comic books make a big statement in a small way. We won’t have blockbuster movies about a Muslim superhero until we can all be excited about a comic book portraying one. When Marvel created Khan, it took a shot at breaking the typical paradigm of superheroes. While it’s a small gesture when measured up to the entire comic book world, it’s another step in the movement for equality in entertainment.
For the larger part of the decade, there was a potent cloud of racism and hatred towards Muslim people. Today, the fact we can portray young Muslim girls as superheroes is a beacon of hope for what is to come. Sure, a lot of people will say “it’s just a comic book.” But I’d like to think somewhere out there, it’s making a difference in a young Muslim girl’s life. And even if the message gets lost and Khan’s character doesn’t sell well, at least a young girl could have her own superhero to look up to.
Global Thinking: Kamala Khan Marvel launches female Muslim Superhero by Kavahn Mansouri.
Aunt May and Gwen Stacy (Ultimate Spider-Man #151, 2010)
- Art by Sara Pichelli & Justin Ponsor
sorry not sorry
ok anon let’s do this.
ok first of all yes. she is the only female superhero in the marvel universe at this point in time. whedon wanted to introduce jan in the avengers but it was decided that having one female avenger was enough, which is haha awful.
but I disagree that she is a token character. she was given her own voice in the avengers film, and was shown to be a well-rounded character that worked well within the dynamics of the mcu. not to mention she was integral to the plot, not just a face in the background. she had equal footing with the other avengers, and was arguably more important than hawkeye. she wasn’t a token female, anymore than nick fury is a token black man.
and I get where you’re going with this, but saying that she should not get a movie because she’s the only female is NOT HELPFUL AT THIS POINT. are there other female characters that I want to see get their own films? fuck yes. but what is more realistic, that marvel will introduce new female characters in their own solo movies, or that they will simply shove female characters in team films or male-lead solo films and tout that as representation? marvel is more likely to keep making dude movies than risk introducing a new female character in her own film BECAUSE THE WORLD IS A TERRIBLE PLACE and they can so easily use the excuse of “elektra and catwoman were terrible films so we can’t make a lady superhero film!!! it’s too risky!!!!” (never mind that iron man was a huge risk and the 2 hulk movies were also ultimately failures).
in order to get female superhero movies, we need to have a well-made, successful one that doesn’t just focus on the sexiness of the character or reduce her to a love interest. and marvel is making REALLY GOOD MOVIES now, they’re not broke and using evanescence songs for the soundtracks and their brand is strong enough that even their weakest films still succeed. they can risk making a black widow film now and use that as a launching point to make other female solo films.
if a black widow film succeeds, it will quell most of the arguments that a female-lead superhero movie will automatically fail. we NEED a female-lead movie to use as an example, and since black widow is the only female avenger marvel has, this means that she is the most likely candidate to get her own film out of all the possible female characters that marvel has access to.
and why would it bother people for them to make a black widow film? is her character that offensive to you that you wouldn’t be able to sit through 130 minutes of a movie starring scarlett johansson? I’m not thrilled about the ant-man movie but I’m probably going to go see it anyways. there isn’t an expiration date on marvel movies, or some set date in the future where they suddenly run out of time and decide to stop making movies. we have time to get multiple films and tv shows made.
also saying that people only want a black widow film because of a desire to meet a representation quota is kind of insulting? there are a lot of people who love the character, even disregarding the fans who also love the comics. and I’ve noticed a worrying trend starting to pop up where people resent black widow because she’s the only female, and rather than blame the executives and creators for not introducing more women into this franchise, they instead blame…the fictional character for “taking up” space that could be dedicated to other female characters. which is, frankly, ridiculous. fictional characters do not decide who gets to be in these movies. real actual people do.
but anyways, that’s straying off topic. the point is that marvel will probably not risk making a female solo film with an entirely new character. if you want to see more ladies in the mcu, you are going to have to suck it up and support the crusade for a black widow movie because otherwise this argument gets too fractured and marvel will ignore it and we’ll have to sit through a teen tony movie before we ever see a carol danvers film.
HE BROUGHT IT ON HIMSELF
I actually found this pretty depressing because when Happy asks her if she’s boxed before, she looks so proud of herself when she says she has, and then he just kind of demeans her response by suggesting that she wasn’t a real boxer, and you see her face just drop.
Natasha Romanoff: professional to an extent.
[Avengers Assemble #23]
soooo uhhhhh silv, wanna dress up as spider people?
I’m not Arachne, but I’ll totally do this as your Ultimate counterpart XD
yeah I know :/ figured it was close and funny enough to work! WonderCon?
::gonna be at Wondercon::
Can we talk about how her ringtone is the EMH theme song?
oh god yes please let’s because this is the first time in the history of ever that getting that damn thing stuck in my head has NOT been my husband’s fault
The Fashionable X-Women Trinity of Telepathy/Telekinesis
From the Hank Pym Photo Archives - Ororo Munroe, 1978
(Cable & X-Force #11, September 2013; Art by Salvador Larroca)
Mystique Cosplay by just-another-me
Psylocke by Marcio Takara
(Digital Watercolor by marc-f-huizinga)
Cosplay of me as Black Cat :)
www.facebook.com/TiffanyDeanCosplay for more :D
Photography by Angelo Beltran for I Got Superpowers at Free Comic Book Day 2013
My response to the Wonder Woman casting announcement.