Re: The Madame Masque Thread
I think what fascinates me about Madame Masque isn't her role as a love-drunk former-flame to Tony but rather her role as a traitor (w/ a heart :P). One of the most essential aspects has got to be her insanity--borderline bipolarity etc. Her hiding behind a mask also contrasts well with what Stark does at the end of IM1 -- revealing his mask for all to see. THat should, at the very least, make for some interesting stories on the big screen. They should really be careful with highlighting Pepper as well though -- the last thing we need is a villainess conforming to your textbook misogyny.
So... as traitor, full-on crazy, exotically European, leader of the Maggia, and the Stark-contrast to hiding her identity, I'd say the best candidate would be Eva Green.
Would she be too obvious a choice for the role?
THE JUSTICE BULLETIN published some of my thematic analysis on the symbolism in Nolan's superhero saga.
I call it Heroic Archetypes
. You can read the parts on Batman Begins
in the following links:
; pt 2
; pt 3
; pt 4
; pt 5
; pt 6
; pt 7