Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Is Marvel Losing Fan Goodwill? (Cinematical)

Marvel's strange and suicidal desire to mix and match their cast -- especially if they continue to be drawn to such difficult actors -- may prove their undoing with fans, box office, and industry pros alike. In 2012, we may point to this very public "There's the door, Norton, show yourself out!" spat as the moment when that seemingly well-knitted universe came apart ... or we'll laugh that we could ever be so easily lost to a game of public statements.
I didn't see either version of The Hulk films and don't follow comics enough to know what the deal is with The Avengers. So really, the only thing I can say is that perhaps part of the fanboy outcry is about exactly what's mentioned above - this rotating door attitude when it comes to casting these types of films. I'll take it one step further and say that it's also indicative of how tired we all are with Hollywood's continued lack of originality. And why should any fan bother to get invested when a "re-boot" is just around the corner? That's my two cents. What do you think?
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