The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > General Movies > Marvel Films

View Poll Results: Which meddling executive has been worse for Marvel?
Avi Arad 43 28.29%
Tom Rothman 103 67.76%
Other 6 3.95%
Voters: 152. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 03-24-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,392
Default Avi Arad vs. Tom Rothman - Who's Worse

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 candidate 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 sixth 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 contract was complete, Loesh outright had the series canceled and the animation house, Marvel Films, shut down.

Last edited by TMC1982; 11-13-2014 at 11:57 PM.
TMC1982 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2018 All Rights Reserved.