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Ancient One 

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America's Captain 

Location: Bayville New Jersey
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Subj: Re: It's in the approach.
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 at 04:33:29 pm EST (Viewed 333 times)
Reply Subj: Re: It's in the approach.
Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 at 08:05:37 am EST (Viewed 397 times)

    The changes you're willing to make are interesting to me. Seems like all you need is the rocket to go up, get bombarded, and crash land. Everything else is negotiable.

Lol! Right.

When you think about all the live action superhero origins that have worked well, they've been reasonably close to the comic book origins.

Superman the Movie redesigned EVERYTHING, but we still got Krypton, Jor-El and Lara, Jor's dispute with the science council, and a ship that takes Kal-El to Earth.

The current Flash tv show may have added dark matter and Reverse-Flash, but we still got a laboratory, a lightning bolt and chemicals.

You can change up whatever you like, as long as what you present is *recognisably* the comic book origin.

    So how about this: It's a joy ride. Reed owns the ship which he built himself. He's sure it's completely safe. He convinces his best friend and his girl friend and her little brother to join him on the adventure of their lifetimes. But it turns out Reed is wrong. It's not completely safe. They get bombarded by cosmic rays. The ship malfunctions and crash lands. They survive the crash but are forever changed.

Yeah, that would work fine. Joyride, test flight... Anything that gets them into a ship, launches them into space and gets them hit by those mysterious cosmic rays. And JUST those four. No one else along for the ride. I think that's necessary to retain their uniqueness, and for the team to bond - they should be the only ones to share the experience.

    This retains the only element that I think is important: Reed is entirely responsible for Ben's affliction. It also sets up a scenario where Reed was a bit full of himself and needed to be humbled. He comes out of the experience a changed man.

Yes. Not just important, but incredibly important: The characters' motivations should be recognisably close to the comics.

    And then the Mole Man attacks.

Sold! I'm booking my tickets to the premiere! \:\)

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