Champion of Life
- Oct 22, 2014
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I agree, but I do think it's very beneficial to at least have some source material though.They do. People tend to get hooked on source material. But often its not about the source material its about how you adapt the character or idea to screen.
And if you're making a Cinematic Universe about a certain franchise and have a bunch of characters with lots of source material to take from, it's a bit odd to then go making up new characters to get movies instead of using any of those franchise characters you have. Can you imagine if Hancock had been part of MCU phase 1? That'd be weird, right?
Given that Sony has so many characters to draw from that actually have decades of source material, have had their own comic series as a protagonist or at least have had a substantial role in a major Spider-Man storyline, I find it a bit worrying that they choose to go with a character that doesn't really have any story to use whatsoever beyond having a name, ethnicity and a nebulous connection to wrestling over any character that actually has some material. Especially since it seems they didn't pick him because they had a great idea for a story but rather because they decided they they wanted to use a specific non-actor as a lead due to name popularity and then had to go find something he could play.