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Old 05-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Marvel Film Titles: Use Characters' "nicknames"?

Exhibit: A: "The Dark Knight" (2008)
Exhibit B: "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)
Exhibit C: "Man of Steel" (2013)

So, in the future, should Marvel look into their characters' nicknames/alternate names, as titles for future films, or should they stick to 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.?

Spider-Man: Web-Slinger, Wall-Crawler, Scarlet Spider, Spidey
Wolverine: Logan, Weapon X
Fantastic Four: FF, First Family
X-Men: Children of the Atom, the Mutants,
Iron Man: The Golden Avenger, the Futurist
Hulk: Green Scar, Worldbreaker, Man-Monster, Ol' Greenskin
Thor: God of Thunder, Odinson, Lord of Thunder, Master of the Storm
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Cap, Star-Spangled Avenger, Shield Slinger, Super-Soldier

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Weapon X would work. Children of the Atom could work. God of Thunder works better as a subtitle than an actual title. I don't see much of the others working though.

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Also stuff like "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Incredible Hulk" can be added. The Mighty Thor, The Invincible Iron Man etc

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Iron Man 4: Shellhead
Thor 3: Goldilocks

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Default Re: Marvel Film Titles: Use Characters' "nicknames"?

To use nicknames just for the sake of using them isn't a good idea because, for example, "Spidey" is a lame title for a Spider-Man movie. The Dark Knight gets away with it because "Dark Knight" is a status that Bruce Wayne earns in that movie. Man of Steel's purpose for that title has yet to be seen. It sounds alright, but I would have preferred something with "Superman".

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Yeah, I'd prefer it tie into the themes of the film, like TDK and TDKR do. I remember thinking that TDKR was a pretty lame title at first but it went very, very well with the movie. Unlike most "Rise" titles that just denote an origin.

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Weapon X would work. Children of the Atom could work. God of Thunder works better as a subtitle than an actual title. I don't see much of the others working though.
Agreed with this, concerning the examples listed at least. Sentinel of Liberty would make a good subtitle too.

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To use nicknames just for the sake of using them isn't a good idea because, for example, "Spidey" is a lame title for a Spider-Man movie. The Dark Knight gets away with it because "Dark Knight" is a status that Bruce Wayne earns in that movie. Man of Steel's purpose for that title has yet to be seen. It sounds alright, but I would have preferred something with "Superman".
I think the purpose is to distance this movie from all the crap movies that have come since the '78 SUPERMAN.

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Old 05-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #8
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Captain America: Wing Head
Hulk: Jade Jaws

I hope they call the Inhumans the UNCANNY Inhumans - since they were Uncanny before the X-Men were...

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To use nicknames just for the sake of using them isn't a good idea because, for example, "Spidey" is a lame title for a Spider-Man movie. The Dark Knight gets away with it because "Dark Knight" is a status that Bruce Wayne earns in that movie. Man of Steel's purpose for that title has yet to be seen. It sounds alright, but I would have preferred something with "Superman".
I don't think Man Of Steel necessarily needs a purpose, but it might anyway. Nor do I think The Dark Knight does (even though it did).

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It doesn't but I rolled my eyes when I heard the title because it sounds like they're continuing their copying of the Batman franchise; Batman Begins, then Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, now Man of Steel. They even copied the font both times.

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It doesn't but I rolled my eyes when I heard the title because it sounds like they're continuing their copying of the Batman franchise; Batman Begins, then Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, now Man of Steel. They even copied the font both times.
I don't find that necessarily being a bad thing. They are both representative of the same brand.

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I prefer numbers and subtitles than "nicknames" for the title of the movie.

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