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Old 10-05-2012, 10:14 AM   #409
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Default Re: Who should be the villain in an Avengers sequel? (Poll)

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Which polls is he "dominating" in? Aside from anything on Tumblr and anything inside your own head, can you link any polls that list Loki as a fan favorite villain?
I already said why I won't do that, remember? It sounds like you're already familiar with Loki having a following. Can you link anything that says Loki isn't a fan favorite villain? If not, lets agree to disagree on that point.

Sure. It's been all over the internetz, including right here at good ol' SHH, but since you're out of the loop:

Starlin was miffed when he saw Thanos in TA1, and pretty much threatened legal action against Marvel for using his character without consulting him first. So they had a tete-a-tete with him this summer, and at Montreal, Starlin's feathers were unruffled and he told fans there that Marvel had told him Thanos would be in TA2 and GOTG.
But nothing about Thanos being in 'nothing else' as you claim. I'm not sure why you brought it up if it doesn't support your statement or point.

And I ask you again: when did Thanos turn into a great villain? At this point, Thanos is known only to a handful of us geeks who frequent comic shops and very, very, very little else. (There was a line on one blog recently that was pretty good, that went something like: "There was that post-credit scene in Avengers, when all the fans in the audience started cheering and pretending that they knew who the big purple guy was.") You have NO inkling that general audiences are going to embrace Thanos yet, let alone turn him into a "great villain." For all we know, audiences might get sick of him after five *minutes,* let alone five freakin' movies, like some of you are proposing.
Nah, son, you've never asked this before. And this telepathy you have, reading the minds of all the fans in the audience is so incredible. Is it also what gives you the inklings about what villains the audience will like that no one else has?

Still no sign of anyone ever getting fed up with a recurring villain. I really wonder where you got this idea.

Originally Posted by Whiskey Tango View Post
Stop trying to spin crap. You know damn well that only big Batman fans are going to start cheering when ****ing Scarecrow shows up onscreen. The GA might recognize him but they sure as hell aren't going to cheer.
Why not? They didn't like him in BB and TDK? To them he was just window dressing that elicits no emotional response?

Your other bit of nonsense is wrong too, even though I never said any such thing, so you ought to direct it at whoever did.

the one at CBM lol. Science!
Edit: You're right, it was directed at Sam, my bad, but it does "scientifically" address his statement that no one cares about the villains. Chewy below better addresses his later statement that the general audience doesn't care about the villains.

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