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@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

I'm genuinely amused/impressed, even if it wasn't intentional.

@  Benbot : (01 March 2017 - 02:38 PM)

That's a lot of shouting

@  MEDdMI : (01 March 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Wow, Bass, your post took up the entire Shoutbox exactly without being over/under a line.

@  ShadowMan024 : (01 March 2017 - 02:36 PM)

The best Marvel issue is, was, and always will be Decepticon Graffiti. The Battlechargers are awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (01 March 2017 - 02:27 PM)

ReGeneration was criticised for being too slow paced and drawn out way too long, yet the Decepticon leaders are introduced and dispatched just to tick the box that they made an appearance. I also preferred the single stand alone stories from the original Marvel comics instead of each issue having like four different plots running through it, which didn't make for satisfying reading IMO. If a writer is writing for a trade, don't release individual issues. I also thought the artwork was poor - before, the Marvel comics tried to have the best artwork they could at the time, whereas now they were intentionally limiting themselves to appear "retro", and it shows. The pacing was the worst though, some characters just stand around doing nothing to progress their part of the story, like Shockwave's segments. In contrast, compare any six consecutive issues from the Marvel comics and a whole lot more happens than in RG1. Furman also fell into his pattern of wasting space world building and pointless scenes when the story had to end at #100.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM)

Even then, Furman's material never really had a huge toy-push aspect to it, other than "here's new character!"

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 02:09 PM)

Considering it was a wrap-up for a story whose toyline had ended anyway, I feel like it worked out well enough. I mean, the last major iteration did play an important part in things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:04 PM)

New comics didn't need to shill any toys at all...so there wasn't any push to do weird and different things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (01 March 2017 - 02:03 PM)

The big problem is that stuff like the old comics were produced under the idea of shilling toys...which ultimately resulted in a lot of the weirdness people remember

@  Rycochet : (01 March 2017 - 02:01 PM)

He was hired to write an exercise in nostalgia and that's what he produced.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (01 March 2017 - 01:38 PM)

Speaking of Marvel, finally read the rest of ReGeneration One, thanks to a Comixology sale. I... don't understand the hate.

@  lastmaximal : (28 February 2017 - 09:09 PM)

Works for some, not all. http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Trademark

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 08:57 PM)

Yeah, making it "Autobot X" seems to be their way of getting around many of those issues with overly generic terms

@  Rycochet : (28 February 2017 - 08:41 PM)

Hasbro would just call the toys Marvel's Thunderstrike or Autobot/Decepticon Thunderstrike.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 08:19 PM)

D.C. owns Bumblebee and they've made toys of her, so if a Mattel licensee can share names with a TF...

@  Telly : (28 February 2017 - 07:42 PM)

doesnt marvel own that? i know theyve got the comic character, not sure about the name for toys though. there ever been a thunderstrike figure? would it even be in the same area as a tf name?

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:38 PM)

You know, "Thunderstrike" would actually be a pretty kickass TF name! Surprised it's never been used!

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:27 PM)

Thunderstruck.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:25 PM)

How about Thunderblust? http://gatherer.wiza...iverseid=157411

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:23 PM)

Or Shockburninator, who turns into a satellite and a dragon.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Burninationblastatron

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

It's Thunderblast, but she turns into a wingaling dragon instead of "transforming" into a boat.

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 07:22 PM)

Thunderburninator.

@  Waspinator : (28 February 2017 - 07:20 PM)

You need to get "blast" in there somewhere

@  ShadowMan024 : (28 February 2017 - 11:26 AM)

THATCH-ROOF COTTAGEEEEEEEEES

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2017 - 03:06 AM)

Only if the packaging looks like a thatch-roofed cottage.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 09:27 PM)

They need to make a dragonbot named "Burninatron."

@  BlackMax : (27 February 2017 - 09:15 PM)

I find upcoming Last Knght's Steelbane sexy. A very Skyrim name for a giant robot who is also a dragon? Be still my heart.

@  MEDdMI : (27 February 2017 - 06:24 PM)

I never found most Hollywood heartthrobs sexy, even if they were around my age. I think I knew even back then that the char they play doesn't reflect how the actor really looks/behaves.

@  Rycochet : (27 February 2017 - 06:11 PM)

The only thing I've seen with Megan Fox in is the Jonah Hex movie... She was bad, but everyone and everything was bad.

@  RichardT1977 : (27 February 2017 - 05:53 PM)

Modern western culture, ladies and gentlemen...

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:50 PM)

Ha! You can't fool a true Z-block afficionado like me! That's actually an S-block viewed from behind!

@  The Doctor Who : (27 February 2017 - 04:36 PM)

*unveils a Tetris Z-Block in moody lighting* Not at aaaaall?

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM)

That would be silly.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Because I definitely wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 February 2017 - 04:26 PM)

Am I the only straight male Nintendo fan who was never strangely aroused by the Tetris Z-block?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:28 PM)

Her acting makes her come across as a living Pat Lee illustration.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:27 PM)

No. No, you're not.

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 01:26 PM)

And am I the only straight male Transformers fan who never found Megan Fox attractive?

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:21 PM)

Especially since she's the same age as my parents.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:19 PM)

It's like I instinctually knew that by the time I watched the movies, it'd be weird since IRL she was way older than me.

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 01:18 PM)

Am I, like, the only straight male Star Wars fan who never had a thing for Leia?

@  Bass X0 : (27 February 2017 - 12:44 PM)

Call the police!

@  Paladin : (27 February 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Kubo got robbed. TWICE.

@  Lazy Garou : (27 February 2017 - 08:10 AM)

god! Thrawn is awesome.he's got super detective skills!

@  Telly : (27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM)

i didnt. not until '83 anyway :thumbsup

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 01:00 AM)

Yeah, that was a hard one to take. So many nerds from '77 on must've grown up having a crush on her

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:34 AM)

I mean, I knew it was coming, but just hearing Carrie say "May the Force be with you" hurt :(

@  ShadowMan024 : (27 February 2017 - 12:32 AM)

They always save the saddest deaths for last in the "in memoriam" sequence.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 February 2017 - 12:30 AM)

I am glad they made the right choice with Best Animated, even if it was a tough call this year.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

Entertainment trade website Variety is reporting that Oscar Isaac will play the titular villain in X-Men: Apocalypse.

If you don’t know Oscar Isaac from his fantastic turn in the film Inside Llewyn Davis last eyar, you’ll soon see him in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. X-Men: Apocalypse (the follow-up to this year’s hit X-Men: Days of Future Past) is due in theatres May 27th, 2016, and will be directed by Bryan Singer.

Hugh Jackman might also be in the film in some minor role.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:40 AM

So they cast young Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm for Apocalypse.

 

http://uproxx.com/ga...rm-and-cyclops/

 

Sansa Stark as Jean Grey is pretty inspired casting.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 09:16 AM

Man, that is *not* the kind of guy that makes me think "Scott Summers".

Storm looks great though.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:12 PM

Did we finally get an actual actor for Storm this time? Good.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

Olivia Munn confirmed as Psylocke.

http://www.comicbook...-men-apocalypse


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:57 AM

Gross.

That woman just has no charisma, at all.

The other castings all sound fine, so far! Sophie is a wonderful choice. I have no idea who the kid playing Cyclops is, though.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

Olivia Munn confirmed as Psylocke.

http://www.comicbook...-men-apocalypse

Is this they're way of getting around she's Japanese she's British by casting a half Asian half Caucasian actress?  :D

 

I like her, I wonder how she'll do in a part like this though.

 

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:58 PM

I was like they couldn't even make psylocke Asian then I remembered...oh.

May as well turn her back in the comics. British girl turned into assassin who doesn't wear pants is among the stupidest things ever

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:29 PM

Olivia Munn was fantastic on The Newsroom, and is underrated as an actress in general. She'll be great.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

Damnit, I was thinking of Olivia Wilde, who is at least a good actress. I can't stand Munn.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 05:47 PM

Damnit, I was thinking of Olivia Wilde, who is at least a good actress. I can't stand Munn.

she was good in the newsroom.



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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:52 AM

So they cast young Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm for Apocalypse.

 

http://uproxx.com/ga...rm-and-cyclops/

 

Sansa Stark as Jean Grey is pretty inspired casting.

 

Frankly, she even looks the part!

And I read the thing will be set in the eighties. :D Get the groove on! Heck, in this universe, maybe it was the Sentinels who inspired the Transformers franchise. :D

 

I was like they couldn't even make psylocke Asian then I remembered...oh.

May as well turn her back in the comics. British girl turned into assassin who doesn't wear pants is among the stupidest things ever

 

Yeah, there is a reason assassins wear fully-body covering outfits - exposed skin tends to practically GLOW in the dark. :)

 

 

Did we finally get an actual actor for Storm this time? Good.

 

It's not like Halle Berry got an Oscar or anything... oh yeah, she did.  :rolleyes  In fact, even as of today she is the ONLY woman of color to have won an Oscar for a leading role. Dunno why all the hate towards her. It's not like Storm ever was a major character in the first 3 movies, which all focused on Wolverine, Xavier, Jean and Rogue oh and MORE Wolverine.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 08:49 AM

It's Nightcrawler.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 01:51 AM

Bamf!


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 04:02 PM

holy crap; Jubilee looks damn near perfect. 

 

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...she's gonna die ten minutes into the damn thing, isn't she?


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:24 PM

Here's hoping.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:31 PM

The 80's is strong with this movie.

 

I like it.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 12:29 PM

How is Jubilee in this when she shouldn't even be born yet? She was a teenager in the other X-Men movies. Also how is Nightcrawler in this too? He never met the X-Men until X-Men 2. I guess for the Nightcrawler bit, you could say because of the history change or Stryker, maybe they meet earlier. But, still doesn't make much sense. But there is no way at all to explain how Jubilee is here.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 01:14 PM

How is Jubilee in this when she shouldn't even be born yet? She was a teenager in the other X-Men movies. Also how is Nightcrawler in this too? He never met the X-Men until X-Men 2. I guess for the Nightcrawler bit, you could say because of the history change or Stryker, maybe they meet earlier. But, still doesn't make much sense. But there is no way at all to explain how Jubilee is here.

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 01:39 PM

Didn't Days of Future Past result in a divergent timeline?


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