Re: Avi Arad vs. Tom Rothman - Who's Worse
Originally Posted by TMC1982
I bring them up because both in recent years, have grown a bit of a reputation of being meddling executives in relation to Marvel's TV shows and movies. I don't feel that I need to go into much detail right now about Tom Rothman and company over at Fox.
As far as Avi Arad goes, well he did force Sam Raimi to shoehorn Venom into Spider-Man 3. This was despite the fact that Raimi made it known that he didn't like the character. Also, Raimi was already planning on using Vulture as the "third" villain to go with Harry Osborn/New Goblin and Sandman. Vulture (Ben Kinglsey was a top canidate for the part) would've been a cellmate of Sandman's. Vulture would apparently, want revenge against Spider-Man for putting him away in the first place. He also would've acted as a guilty conscience for Sandman. This would've on paper been a lot more plausible and coherent than the heavy-handed, crammed mess that ultimately became Spider-Man 3.
Not only that, but Avi Arad was also the main reason why there was no six season of the 1990s Spider-Man animated series. This was despite the fact that the show was still very popular and had a lot of loose ends (such as Mary Jane Watson's disappearance). However, the head of Fox Kids, Margaret Loesh had an ax to grind with Arad. Therefore, after the 65 episode contrat was complete, Loesh outright had the series canceled and the animation house, Marvel Films, shut down.
Where do people get this info, I mean it's not like Entertainment Tonight and E! News Daily keep tabs on every comic book movie do they?
And I don't know what Rothman looks like, I know Avi Arad's face because he's always been mentioned in Wizard.
But I do hate how Avi Arad would lay on the B.S. for every turd Marvel movie like Fantastic Four and Ghost Rider saying that the film is a masterpiece.
A few of the Marvel Superheroes are somewhat niche characters that aren't extremely versatile, thus they don't have a lot of longevity potential. For example, Namor is a water guy, Silver Surfer is a space guy, Dr. Strange is a magic guy, and so on.