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Old 08-18-2013, 03:57 AM   #22
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Default Re: The whole "freak" thing is getting old and makes no sense

Originally Posted by jonathancrane View Post
And the Avengers.

When one considers the death toll from the NYC invasion, the hatred of them is quite justified.
There hasn't been any hatred shown towards the Avengers thus far, apart from one senator and a few people expressing mistrust in news footage. Most of the people shown reacting to the invasion were grateful to the team for ending the battle (and possibly for saving them from the WSC's nuke). In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark was still popular to the extent that small children approached him for autographs and adults were awed by his presence. The press hounded him a bit when Happy was injured, but that was more tabloid/paparazzi behavior than something motivated by unpopularity. Also, in the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot there were Avengers toys being sold as well as ads for them, which would hardly be the case if the team were hated by the general public.

People in the MCU seem to have placed the blame for the invasion on the aliens themselves, rather than on the heroes who fought them off, which is as it should be since the Avengers were not responsible for the carnage.

Originally posted by Kevin Feige

It’s something that’s easy to take for granted, growing up in the United States as a white male, that my cinematic heroes look like me...It’s something that over the course of these ten years, having a certain amount of power over what type of movies are made and what type of actors we hire, I want everybody to have that feeling. We don’t take it for granted that people want to see themselves reflected in our heroes and our characters.
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