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Subj: Re: Villain solo films - any you want to see?
Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 at 01:23:02 pm EST (Viewed 102 times)
Reply Subj: Villain solo films - any you want to see?
Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 at 01:06:02 pm EST (Viewed 115 times)

    Apparently we might get a Doctor Doom film. If it follows the comic book origin, it might actually be good. I say this despite doubting the average movie-goer cares about Doctor Doom at all and yet has had him crammed down his or her throat three times already.

    What about Thanos? Would the early life of Thanos make for a film you'd like to see?

    How about Kang the Conqueror?


    My premise is - the villain's childhood has to matter. Some guy who was hit by gamma rays and suddenly became a villain (like the Leader or the Abomination) couldn't really sustain a full-length film solo. The villain's antagonist (for example, the Hulk) would have to be the star.

    The Mandarin would be great but Marvel currently won't do it. Nevertheless, his childhood matters, so I'll put him on the list.

    The Kingpin? Nah, if Marvel really wanted to do it, they would simply dedicate a couple episodes of the Daredevil Netflix program to it.

They did. We saw his childhood.

    Any other ideas? Do any of the above sound good to you?

No. I don't think most villain movies would work. I get what you're saying about their childhoods being important but a bad childhood almost seems like too easy an excuse for their murderous behavior.

The one I would want to see Baron Helmut Zemo would never get a solo movie. And they ruined the movie character already by removing Germany and WWII from his family's background and placed him in madeupistan.

I think the only real Marvel villain that would work as a solo film is Doctor Doom (and I'm not saying that as a fan...because I'm not a big fan of his). Non comic fans have a general idea of who Doom is. Most Marvel villains...not so much. With Doom yes he had a horrible childhood but when Stan wrote him you had Boris thinking Doom's father was warning the world about his son before he died. Doom was always a nasty little shit who was going to turn out rotten even before the bad things happened to him. I would not make him out to be some Batman villain you feel bad for because they had a pretty bad day and turned into a freak. No Doom was always a monster waiting for the excuse to be his true self. You can go the whole "but he's really noble thing" but I don't want to see that either frankly. I don't like noble Doom. I like salty over the top kills his flunkies because they give him bad news temper tantrum Doom.

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