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Old 02-17-2012, 10:40 AM   #21
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Default Re: Capt. Marvel/Ms. Marvel Film? (Good idea or GREAT idea?)

Originally Posted by Dark Raven View Post
Well if it weren't for that Alex Ross story about photographer Phil Sheldon, they could've called it "Marvels".

But they could still call it Ms Marvel. It would be a different kind of superhero movie where there's an already established hero (Mar-Vell) but it's really building towards the creation of the eventual heroine of the movie, Carol Danvers.

Or just call it Captain Marvel. Yes, it's a silly name, but it's catchy. It's no worse than Captain America or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Mar-Vell doesn't have to use that name for himself. It's just what the public call him... which they would do in real life if there really were a Captain Mar-Vell. It's like calling someone Superman or Captain America in real life (which happens... well, at least the latter). There could even be a tiny reference to the Shazam character, as if they were mocking Mar-Vell by comparing him to Batson.
It's a little worse than Cap America (which they played as silly in the film's storyline, which is not what I would want) or Sky Captain, especially since it's also the brand name. If Disney comes out with a big budget movie called "Mr. Disney" there are expectations and perceptions that come with that. It could easily be viewed as pretentious, or at the very least, representative of the entire brand.

"Marvels" less so. In fact, make Sheldon a supporting character and call it that.

How about Thanos? He could lead into an Avengers sequel.

Or the Skrulls could be the villains.
Originally Posted by marcvader View Post
Nitro of course. Just kidding. I think possibly the actual Kree Empire themselves but to put a face on one person maybe Ronan the Accuser show the Supreme Intelegence behind everything but they may be a FOX property under the F4 umbrella.
I'm feeling the Kree as the villains. Establishes them for the Kree-Skrull War or use as Thanos' footsoldiers, or whatever. What do you guys think about using Yon-Rogg, a superior officer, and perhaps weaponizing some humans with bio-demolitions, eh? Of course with the Supreme Intelligence in the background/on the wire or whatever.

For casting Captain Marvel, I'd go so far as to say John Hamm. I don't think he wants in the superhero game, but he might enjoy playing a fresher take on that: military, prominent romance, death.

If you can't get him, somebody else intensely likeable who may be willing to do a superhero movie but doesn't want to do a superhero franchise might be a good bet. Your Bradley Coopers and Ryan Goslings and Chris Pines and such. Barring that, an older actor like Aaron Eckhart or a Gerard Butler might enjoy stepping into a more mature hero with more mature themes.

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