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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)
Quote: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.
Quote:What about Thanos? Would the early life of Thanos make for a film you'd like to see?
Quote:How about Kang the Conqueror?
Quote: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.
Quote:The Mandarin would be great but Marvel currently won't do it. Nevertheless, his childhood matters, so I'll put him on the list.
Quote: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.
Quote: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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