Pepperbone

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Ron

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Secret Wars would need to have Iron Man and Cap back as well as some notable villains that haven't appeared yet in the MCU. It's a lot of characters to pack into one movie if they don't make it a two-parter, maybe even three.

The other question is will it serve as an introduction event that introduces the likes of the Fantastic 4 and X-Men or a culmination event like Infinity War. IMHO a culmination event makes way more sense since you need time to build up the new heroes and villains if you want the stakes to be high.

I don't know, as much as I wanted a live-action Secret Wars since I was a kid, I'm burned out on the Marvel formula. Do audiences feel the same way or are they up for a couple of more rounds of movies? We shall see.
 

Laspector

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Agreed. I'm not really down for another huge team-up movie for a good long while. Let's get back to some personal stories. If they want to spend several years building towards that, fine. But don't just do it for the sake of doing it.
 

Riceball

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Secret Wars would need to have Iron Man and Cap back as well as some notable villains that haven't appeared yet in the MCU. It's a lot of characters to pack into one movie if they don't make it a two-parter, maybe even three.

The other question is will it serve as an introduction event that introduces the likes of the Fantastic 4 and X-Men or a culmination event like Infinity War. IMHO a culmination event makes way more sense since you need time to build up the new heroes and villains if you want the stakes to be high.

I don't know, as much as I wanted a live-action Secret Wars since I was a kid, I'm burned out on the Marvel formula. Do audiences feel the same way or are they up for a couple of more rounds of movies? We shall see.
You're assuming that they'd adapt the story more or less as it was depicted in the comics. Chances are more likely that the comics will serve as a staring point with the base plot being more or less the seam but will differ in the details and characters.
 

George

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Secret Wars would need to have Iron Man and Cap back as well as some notable villains that haven't appeared yet in the MCU. It's a lot of characters to pack into one movie if they don't make it a two-parter, maybe even three.

The other question is will it serve as an introduction event that introduces the likes of the Fantastic 4 and X-Men or a culmination event like Infinity War. IMHO a culmination event makes way more sense since you need time to build up the new heroes and villains if you want the stakes to be high.

I don't know, as much as I wanted a live-action Secret Wars since I was a kid, I'm burned out on the Marvel formula. Do audiences feel the same way or are they up for a couple of more rounds of movies? We shall see.
We already have the multiverse ;)
I'm sure Cap & Downey are alive elsewhere (and then in an act of Marvel madness team up with Spidey once more :cool: ). To quote Brad Garrett in Everybody loves Raymond:"Catch the fever!!" :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
 

JoeG

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Just like Riceball said, they're not going to attempt to adapt the 80s comic version of Secret Wars (or Secret Wars II) or even the version from the 2000s. Just like they didn't adapt the Infinity Gauntlet series exactly as it was in the comics. They'll do their own version. Especially since the original Secret Wars was basically just a marketing tool to sell action figures.
 

Ron

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Sure, I would expect that it would be more of an adaptation. I agree. I think it would have to be. My thing is more the characters. There's only so many you can fit. Then, do they go with the newer ones (Captain Sam, Miles, Jane, etc.) or do they stick with the classic lineup? Only speaking for myself obviously but I have no interest in any characters from the past generation of comics and even though they're gone in the main MCU timeline, Cap and Iron Man would have to return for me to get invested.
 

Treadwell

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I'd have no problem with a new interpretation. Although I bought them all, I don't recall being particularly fond of the story. I was mostly a Spidey guy, so the introduction of the black costume is the main thing I remember. Since I didn't follow the other books, it was my introduction to many of the characters. Cap was really cold and bossy, and that was my impression of him for a long time.

And one of the bad guys was made of "solidified sound"? Gimme a break.
 

Cephus

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I mean yeah, let's be honest here. It was basically a spectacle event to begin with as most comic crossover events are.
Which is why Marvel went from having spectacle events once or twice a decade to having them multiple times a year. It's all about trying to milk the rapidly dwindling audience.
 

JPH

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You're assuming that they'd adapt the story more or less as it was depicted in the comics. Chances are more likely that the comics will serve as a staring point with the base plot being more or less the seam but will differ in the details and characters.

Agreed!

but...

They need to have that scene where cap's shield is in pieces.
 

JPH

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Which is why Marvel went from having spectacle events once or twice a decade to having them multiple times a year. It's all about trying to milk the rapidly dwindling audience.
I think they are more striking while the post Covid/lockdown memories are still fresh.

I don"t know if it will be another Top Gun, but folks are jonesing for excuses to see movies.

And EPIC stuff too! Imax or 4D, wearing your Secret Wars exclusive t-shirt while you enjoy a beverage and popcorn in a limited edition bucket and cup that you can later sell on ebay to break even
 

Cephus

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I think they are more striking while the post Covid/lockdown memories are still fresh.

I don"t know if it will be another Top Gun, but folks are jonesing for excuses to see movies.

And EPIC stuff too! Imax or 4D, wearing your Secret Wars exclusive t-shirt while you enjoy a beverage and popcorn in a limited edition bucket and cup that you can later sell on ebay to break even
Not me. I have zero interest. Hollywood is making mostly big, dumb action flicks with lots of explosions and zero intellect. I haven't stepped foot in a theater in decades and, so far as I'm concerned, never will again. I'm not in it for the hype, I'm in it for the quality and that seems to have gone almost completely extinct these days.
 

JPH

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Not me. I have zero interest. Hollywood is making mostly big, dumb action flicks with lots of explosions and zero intellect. I haven't stepped foot in a theater in decades and, so far as I'm concerned, never will again. I'm not in it for the hype, I'm in it for the quality and that seems to have gone almost completely extinct these days.

Well, it *is* supposed to be entertainment. I have no desire to see The NoteBook in 3d or ImAX, but BIGGER, BRIGHTER and LOUDER for dumb entertainment is how entertainment goes. No one wants to ride a rollercoaster that is being passed up by folks using walkers. Fonzie jumping a tadpole won't attract an audience, Mr. C.

As long as it isn't woke preaching or gutting a franchise I will be happy that I watched it -- I don't have to eat poop to know that it taste bad.
In decades of not going, that means you are missing out on the new gimmicks. Improved BOOMING SOUND and high-detailed, upped framerate image might be worth a try, just to see what if it piques your interest. And sometimes it isn't as much about the movie as it is gathering a crowd of friends and creating an excuse to get together, Conan reboot and Fright Night double feature anyone? How were they? So so

I have a friend who is homebound, and once a week I buy/bring whatever they wanna eat and we watch ...whatever. Sometimes I leave inspired, and sometimes I don't. Atleast I give it a whirl (try).
 

Cephus

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Well, it *is* supposed to be entertainment. I have no desire to see The NoteBook in 3d or ImAX, but BIGGER, BRIGHTER and LOUDER for dumb entertainment is how entertainment goes. No one wants to ride a rollercoaster that is being passed up by folks using walkers. Fonzie jumping a tadpole won't attract an audience, Mr. C.
It doesn't do any of that for me. I have nothing against action, but if that's all that's on offer, I lose interest quickly. Same as CGI porn. If it's all just flashy effects, I stop caring. Maybe that's because I'm older, but I actually expect a good movie, not just 2 hours of flashy effects and vapid characters.
 

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