If the WGA Strike is over...

Discussion in 'Marvel Films' started by chiefchirpa, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    I am not hinting that it's gonna end soon, but what should Marvel do if the strike is over?

    I was thinking like:
    1. Tell Mark Protosevich and David Self to hurry up on Thor and Cap scripts. It has been nearly 3 years, stop procrastinating.
    2. Find writers to make scripts on other properties although the films are not gonna be made soon.
    3. Use more comic writers for the films like Ed Brubaker, Frank Miller, Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis, etc.
    4. Find actors for Thor, find Directors for Cap. If Strike is over hopefully around the mid year, they can still aim for 2010. May 5th 2010 (Wednesday) for Thor, July 2nd 2010 (Friday) for Cap.
     
  2. Spider-Vader Mercin' & Workin'

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    Let Miller do his Robocop film!
     
  3. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    They're not procrastinating. The Thor script was pretty much complete that needed some tweaking so that the script could be done within the budget. They can't do that during the stike.

    David Self didn't provide us updates on Captain America, but it can be assumed that it was being worked on until the strike.

    No need for a rush. There's still Ant-Man and Nick Fury plus possible sequels to Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor. While Ant-Man and Nick Fury are getting made, then worry about assigning scriptwriters to characters like Black Panther, Dr. Strange, and Hawkeye.

    Sure, why not?

    I'd imagine that casting will begin shortly after the strike for Thor.
     
  4. 3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    option 1 is my choice
     
  5. chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    It's not rushing. It's just to keep the ball rolling. One of the first ingredients for a film is a good script. If a good script has been made, then it's time for the director that can build upon the vision written in the script. If the script isn't finely tuned yet, how can the director go on with his/her plans?

    For Thor we know that the original Protosevich script needs an egregious amount of budget, and Matt Vaughn is suddenly asked to help prune the script. I'm perplexed with this. Marvel and Protosevich are to blame for making an unready script. Marvel is the biggest blame since they don't tell Protosevich that there's budget limitation on the production. Protosevich is the next to blame for thinking that producing Thor is an equivalent of Lord of the Rings or Superman Returns. Vaughn is blameless. He just came in as the director.
     
  6. CaptainCanada Shield of the True North

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    How could he not know that? The whole deal only amounted to around 600 million dollars, and a bunch of different films have to be made out of that. 300 million for one film is preposterous.
     
  7. cookiva Registered

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    ...no, Protosevich wrote it the way he wanted to. He had no idea the budget, so he just went all out...
     
  8. chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    Protosevich didn't know about how big Thor gets the proportion. And it's certainly not the Director's job to cut heavily on the script. So it's Marvel's job to update the writer on how big the budget will be.
     
  9. Docker2.0 Watchin' you!

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    The budget was crazy and anyone justfying it doesn't have a clue about business at all!
    The thing about Vaughn that I don't understand is this: if you seen any of his movies, they "look" like they cost more than their budget. Stardust looked like it cost $200 million but it was nowhere near that. So I know he can do Thor ALOT less than what he's asking. There are 2 things that you have to look at it. While his movies are great to look at, they are not known to break any box office records and number 2 as to why anyone should have free reign with a budget while making a movie: Bryan Singer's SR. :o
     
  10. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    One firm belief I have about comic book movies is that the Hollywood screenwriters they hire to do these movies should collaborate with comic writers. Throughout Joss Whedon's struggle to write the Wonder Woman script, I kept thinking that it would've been penned &ready, had he hired Phil Jimenez or Greg Rucka to co-write with him.
     
  11. YJ1 Armed and Dangerous

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    Quit being modest. You knew Marvel was close to a deal!

    Let the casting begin!

    Marvel HAS to release Thor in the summer of 2009. So, casting will be short and sweet. This movie will be filming before summer is through, mark my words.
     
  12. chiefchirpa Haaa-rooooooo

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    ^ Honestly, I didn't know good times could be back again so soon. :D
     
  13. Ben Breeck Registered

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    Personally on the Thor script, if I were in charge of Marvel Studios, I would have kept the original script and waited until I had the money to do it right.

    This is not the sort of thing you go in and do on the cheap.
     

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