That's kind of been my concern. The fact that they have all these stories intertwined means that it's almost inevitable that, after a certain amount of time, they'll start running into a mess they simply can't undo. Not without rebooting everything, anyway. It feels like they are just doing exactly what they do for their comics in film form. Though, they're also getting generally very competent filmmakers to help them do it. I have to wonder how long they can stave that off.
Oh, also... why the fuck isn't Guy Pearce a household name in this day and age? Every time I think that guy's going to break out huge, he slinks right back into relative obscurity. He is a fantastic actor and deserves a lot more kudos than he gets. I do look forward to seeing him in Iron Man 3.
Still boggles the mind that we get Ant-Man before all the other popular more mainstream superheroes.
Just boggles the fucking mind.
I figure you'd want to take the best superheroes or the worst ones to make a movie out of, not the ones in between. Best and worst would probably make for more fun movies. You can play the best ones more straight and the worst ones more tongue in cheek and humorous.
People complain about Jackman's Wolveirne all the time though. He's great but he never really feels like Wolverine. He's a perfect Hollywood version of Wolverine though. He's the best part of those movies so no one can complain too much.
Also he's too fucking tall for the role. Wolverine is 5'3'' and bulky and hairy.
I love talking about Wolverine. This is getting me giddy.
Jackman created a great character.
I've said the same about Ledger's Joker; it was a phenomenal performance and an amazing character, I am glad he did what he did and the world is better for it, but I couldn't really consider him "a Joker", in the traditional sense. As Hoogie has said, he was perfect for Hollywood.
Wolverine's a scrappy scrapper. He's small. The Fastball Special literally has a big guy toss Wolverine towards fools.
And he's not just a "lone wolf", he's an asshole. He's not always likable. I haven't seen that in Jackman's Wolverine. In one of the films, Wolverine was supposed to kill some bad guy unprovoked before fighting his buddies. They re-edited it to where the guy shot Wolverine first (or something). They thought it was too vicious for the character.
I remember thinking, "The hell? Wolverine is SUPPOSED to be vicious."
Jackman's Wolverine is (and forgive me for using the term) nerf'd. Wolverine's an animal, he's a beast. He's a mean cuss.
His unofficial catchphrase is, "I'm the best at what I do, and what I do ain't very nice."
What? I can't hear you! I have a BANANA in my ear!