Marvel Makes Plans for an "Avengers" Movie (Live-Action!)

Summary

I'm not even that big of a comic book geek, but when I saw that Marvel's new movie line-up included names like Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Nick Fury, I thought to myself: "Hey, all those guys are members of The Avengers!" And guess what? Marvel knew it too, which is why they've announced a live-action "Avengers" movie! Back to Article

Comments

t-joint

Tom Malmin

1) Nick Fury was NEVER an Avenger.

2) Keep the bastardized "Ultimate" storylines OUT!

3) See number 2.

With the Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man movies coming out, they just about have the entire original team in tact. All I gotta say to Mr Penn is... SEE NUMBER 2!

Aug 11 - 08:25 AM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

4. Keep Zak Penn away from this. Seriously, is he a contract writer for Marvel Productions? Doesn't Shane Black have a superhero story in him?

I like the Ultimates cartoons, but if this movie deals with YET ANOTHER alien invasion... just no. Bring on Ultron!!

Aug 11 - 11:02 AM

James M.

James Mortensen

Ummm... I hate to break this to you, T-Joint, but:
YES, Nick Fury IS a member of he Avengers. He's the director of S.H.I.E.L.D as well as the leader of the Avengers Program, he's the one who formed it alongside of Stark Enterprises. It's been so in the MArvel-verse for some time now.

The movie will be bad ***!

Apr 1 - 09:28 AM

Banana Kid

Johnny Estes

Ultimates is incredibly well-written, incredibly well-drawn,has great action sequences, great plots...it has great everything. It's just about the best comic out there now. Shut your mouth.

I would see this movie if it did take a page out of the Ultimates, since it just works better with the modern world. It could really lead to some interesting stuff if they worked for the government.

Plus...you know...The Ultimates is better.

Aug 11 - 09:59 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Based on...?

Saying a Johnny-come-lately Elseworlds rip-off is somehow superior to a product with over 40 years of established history is remarkably solipsistic and downright asinine. Read any of the "Kree/Skrull War", "Korvak Saga", "The Fall Of Hank Pym", or "Breaking Of The Avengers" storylines and then get back to me.

Aug 11 - 11:16 AM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

So, by your rationale, Kingdom Come and Dark Knight Returns are Johnny-come-lately Elseworlds rip-offs? Despite the fact that they are actually some of the best graphic novels ever written?

Im psyched about the movie.

Aug 11 - 11:51 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]Wait... WHAT???[/b]
Are you being serious? No, really.

If somehow you are, the answer to your query is no. First off, both of those limited series take place in the future, and do not parallel and/or attempt to invalidate or supersede pre-existing storylines. Secondly, they ARE Elseworld stories.

Aug 11 - 12:31 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

You said Elseworld rip-off.

In The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel "DKSB?", Dick Grayson was revealed to be a Joker ripoff that Batman later killed by dropping him into a volcano.

If that does not "supersede or invalidate pre-existing storylines" i dont know what does.

Sauce.

Aug 12 - 01:09 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

EpicKickboxer

Bryan Bryan

[b]the ultimates are crap.[/b]
The Ultimates are a feeble attempt to streamline decades of comic book history to make them more accessible for movie adaptation. That's why Nick Fury looks like Samuel L. Jackson and Thor looks conspicuously like Triple H. Frankly, the Ultimates are just oversimplified trite that appeals mostly to 13 year old boys. I take solace in the fact that they aren't part of the normal continuity. Zak Penn would probably be better off piecing together his own Avenger plot and just ignoring the Ultimates completely. In closing, the Ultimates suck.

Aug 17 - 07:22 PM

I Am Remote

Robert Pilkington

"Ultimates" is not better. Anyone familiar with the original books knows that Ultimates, while being sharp-looking and modernized, is just cashing in on bandwagon Marvel fans flocking to comics since the success of "spiderman" and the first x-men film. They have some good moments in them, but for an adaptation, why would you look to another adaptation (the ultimates)? Go with the core stories that made these stories and characters successful in the first place.

I was highly impressed with the first run of ultimate x-men "the tomorrow people" but after that, it got really ridiculous.

Oh, and the best comic out there right now, in terms of new series, is Astonishing X-Men.

Aug 11 - 10:07 AM

I Am Remote

Robert Pilkington

"Ultimates" is not better. Anyone familiar with the original books knows that Ultimates, while being sharp-looking and modernized, is just cashing in on bandwagon Marvel fans flocking to comics since the success of "spiderman" and the first x-men film. They have some good moments in them, but for an adaptation, why would you look to another adaptation (the ultimates)? Go with the core stories that made these stories and characters successful in the first place.

I was highly impressed with the first run of ultimate x-men "the tomorrow people" but after that, it got really ridiculous.

Oh, and the best comic out there right now, in terms of new series, is Astonishing X-Men.

Aug 11 - 10:07 AM

arpeggio191

Carl Myers

[b]yeah...[/b]
i'm now dumber having read this.

Aug 11 - 10:32 AM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

4. Keep Zak Penn away from this. Seriously, is he a contract writer for Marvel Productions? Doesn't Shane Black have a superhero story in him?

I like the Ultimates cartoons, but if this movie deals with YET ANOTHER alien invasion... just no. Bring on Ultron!!

Aug 11 - 11:02 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Based on...?

Saying a Johnny-come-lately Elseworlds rip-off is somehow superior to a product with over 40 years of established history is remarkably solipsistic and downright asinine. Read any of the "Kree/Skrull War", "Korvak Saga", "The Fall Of Hank Pym", or "Breaking Of The Avengers" storylines and then get back to me.

Aug 11 - 11:16 AM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

So, by your rationale, Kingdom Come and Dark Knight Returns are Johnny-come-lately Elseworlds rip-offs? Despite the fact that they are actually some of the best graphic novels ever written?

Im psyched about the movie.

Aug 11 - 11:51 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]Wait... WHAT???[/b]
Are you being serious? No, really.

If somehow you are, the answer to your query is no. First off, both of those limited series take place in the future, and do not parallel and/or attempt to invalidate or supersede pre-existing storylines. Secondly, they ARE Elseworld stories.

Aug 11 - 12:31 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

You said Elseworld rip-off.

In The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel "DKSB?", Dick Grayson was revealed to be a Joker ripoff that Batman later killed by dropping him into a volcano.

If that does not "supersede or invalidate pre-existing storylines" i dont know what does.

Sauce.

Aug 12 - 01:09 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

So, by your rationale, Kingdom Come and Dark Knight Returns are Johnny-come-lately Elseworlds rip-offs? Despite the fact that they are actually some of the best graphic novels ever written?

Im psyched about the movie.

Aug 11 - 11:51 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]Wait... WHAT???[/b]
Are you being serious? No, really.

If somehow you are, the answer to your query is no. First off, both of those limited series take place in the future, and do not parallel and/or attempt to invalidate or supersede pre-existing storylines. Secondly, they ARE Elseworld stories.

Aug 11 - 12:31 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

You said Elseworld rip-off.

In The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel "DKSB?", Dick Grayson was revealed to be a Joker ripoff that Batman later killed by dropping him into a volcano.

If that does not "supersede or invalidate pre-existing storylines" i dont know what does.

Sauce.

Aug 12 - 01:09 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]Wait... WHAT???[/b]
Are you being serious? No, really.

If somehow you are, the answer to your query is no. First off, both of those limited series take place in the future, and do not parallel and/or attempt to invalidate or supersede pre-existing storylines. Secondly, they ARE Elseworld stories.

Aug 11 - 12:31 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

You said Elseworld rip-off.

In The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel "DKSB?", Dick Grayson was revealed to be a Joker ripoff that Batman later killed by dropping him into a volcano.

If that does not "supersede or invalidate pre-existing storylines" i dont know what does.

Sauce.

Aug 12 - 01:09 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

dracus

Cap Nord

I agree with t-joint and I Am Remote; if they're going to do The Avengers, stick to what made it such a great comic and base it on the original books. Do that and The Avengers will more than make up for what they did to The Fantastic 4. I remember as a kid I was more of a DC fan than Marvel, but like X Men, Spiderman and Fantastic 4, there was something special about The Avengers. As for Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos, feed those pussies to Sgt. Rock and Easy Company LOL.

Aug 11 - 02:08 PM

Wildcats35

Todd Milford

"Ultimate Avengers The Movie"!!!! Bring it on

Aug 11 - 03:27 PM

Horstradamus

Marius Horst

[b]whoa[/b]
Calm down there mega-nerds. You don't want to rip the tape holding your glasses together. This sounds like an okay movie. Perhaps they could write (gasp) an original script rather than rehashing some played out storyline.

Aug 11 - 03:27 PM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]HMPH![/b]
I'll have you know my glasses are held together with dental floss (no, really!), thank you very much.

Aug 11 - 03:47 PM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

[b]HMPH![/b]
I'll have you know my glasses are held together with dental floss (no, really!), thank you very much.

Aug 11 - 03:47 PM

Paul_Is_Drunk

Paul Andersen

Have you read the original Avenger stories? They don't even age well. Sure the stories that grew out of that were pretty good, and it had quite a long and interesting history... but none of that will translate to screen as it's an independent venture and it makes no frickin' sense to do an Avengers movie that has them all coming together because Loki wanted to kill Thor. (Actually, that being the general plot would work, but never-the-less the original stories won't work).

Ultimates, by the way, is one of the most groundbreaking works I have seen come out of Marvel in a long time. It's not just people jumping onto comics from movies, which if you did any analysis you'll notice that they really aren't. Way to post your crap like it's fact though.

Aug 11 - 03:48 PM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

"Way to post your crap like it's fact though."

I could say the same.

Yes, I HAVE read all the original series. Have you? And what's this about an "Independent Venture"? And who says it has to be word-for-word from the books? Just throw Ultron in (making the Henry Pym character more interesting) and you've got your plot right there.

Aug 11 - 04:20 PM

Thundaar

Paul Fairbrother

How about Bruce Campbell to play Captain America? :)

Aug 11 - 04:00 PM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

"Way to post your crap like it's fact though."

I could say the same.

Yes, I HAVE read all the original series. Have you? And what's this about an "Independent Venture"? And who says it has to be word-for-word from the books? Just throw Ultron in (making the Henry Pym character more interesting) and you've got your plot right there.

Aug 11 - 04:20 PM

Master King Sexington

Tyler Jones

I wonder if they're going to change the war Captain America fought in. They did it with the punisher

Aug 11 - 05:56 PM

SozeStrangelove

Will Potenberg

You said Elseworld rip-off.

In The Dark Knight Returns and its sequel "DKSB?", Dick Grayson was revealed to be a Joker ripoff that Batman later killed by dropping him into a volcano.

If that does not "supersede or invalidate pre-existing storylines" i dont know what does.

Sauce.

Aug 12 - 01:09 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

synergyred

Nancy Elizabeth

Wow my boyfriend will be thrilled when he hears of this.

Wait, that means I'm probably going to get dragged into this one.

Grrrreat.

Aug 12 - 06:18 AM

t-joint

Tom Malmin

Oh, wow, man, you're completely right! How could I miss that logic? It all makes sense now! Dick Grayson turning out to be the Joker in some possible alternate future timeline makes an Ultimate Avengers live-action movie seem COMPLETELY rational!



Good lord....

Aug 12 - 09:33 AM

tonyo524

tony tone

Hey T-joint, don't argue with these puppies, if they are not old enough to have read or remember the korvac saga, or the classic wonderman vision battle, then they are not knowledgeable enough to hold a valid debate with!

May 8 - 08:28 AM

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