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@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.

@  Xaaron : (28 June 2020 - 06:41 PM)

Also, they were hopped up on goofballs at the time.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 June 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Cause it was whirl. He opened his (non-existant.) gob at the just the right time to piss somebody off. Or, so I assume.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 June 2020 - 06:00 PM)

If Whirl was off limits why did the DJD kill him?

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:57 PM)

That sounds about right. I actually didn't get into it until the IQ expansion came out (which saved me a bit of expense)

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

Weird question (and sorry for so many shouts): did Overpower really release in August of '95?  I could have sworn I attempted to play it with a classmate who shouldn't have been a classmate by that point.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

So... I don't have all my cards still somewhere. XP I still play Pokémon via the PTCGO, and I've been doing Card of the Days over on Pojo (on and off) since 2013.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:51 PM)

For both financial, personal, and practical reasons, all my collectibles had to go about 10 years ago: action figures, comic books, card games, RPG books, video games.

@  TM2-Megatron : (27 June 2020 - 05:48 PM)

I've still got all my cards, somewhere; I had a pretty decent collection. Still have the Japanese Digimon CCG, too. Glad I never got into Magic; way too pricey

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Technically, Overpower was my first TCG... except I never, ever learned how to play it, or understood that booster packs contained different cards than the Starter Decks.

@  Otaku : (27 June 2020 - 05:35 PM)

Can't forget what you didn't know in the first place.

@  Patch : (27 June 2020 - 05:28 PM)

Ah yes, Overpower. Who could forget the expansion where they added a new stat and you had to re-collect your heroes all over again.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 June 2020 - 04:20 PM)

Counterpoint, when was the last time you spent money on Overpower?


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#1 Bainreese

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

It's probably just a nod to the comics and means nothing beyond a few shots of the thing.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:52 PM


Yeah... they've already supposedly cast 2 nobodies as 2 Z-list Marvel Comics Presents quality techno-villians, both with ties to the Army/Government IIRC. Now this. It can't be Osborne of course. Or John Jameson. Or any of the obvious guesses...

I know they're doing "Extremis" but this casting feels like they're doing a "nobody villian" take on Armor Wars instead...

Iron Man has a decent rogues gallery. Wish they were mining it rather than the 5cent bin at a flee market.


-ZacWilliam, also not against Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin, but being Chinese is kinda who the Mandarin is. I mean his name IS "the Mandarin". Maybe Kingsley's character really likes oranges?
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

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Iron Man has a decent rogues gallery.


He really doesn't. It's probably the worst rogue's gallery of any high-profile comic book character. I can't blame them for struggling to pick good ones for the films. Iron Monger was a smart first-movie choice, but as modified as Whiplash was for the second movie, literally any of his armour-using baddies could have slotted into that role. I swear to CHRIST Ben Kingsley had better be the Mandarin - I could give less than two jives about ethnicity at this point, because not using his arch-bastarding-enemy after actively planting the seeds for him in the first film is like doing a Superman trilogy without Lex Luthor.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:04 PM


Is it wrong that I REALLY want him to have 10 Alien Power Rings?

I know there's almost no change. I know it'd be REALLY hard to make them work in Iron Man's more grounded techno corner of the MFU (Marvel Film Universe) but STILL... I'd just really like a Mandarin who WAS the Mandarin power-wise. AND I'd love someone for Tony to fight that wasn't another dude in an armor suit.


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#6 Chris McFeely

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

I think after Avengers the universe is suitably opened up enough for the rings to be alien, and if it were just the Mandarin alone I don't think it'd cause much issue. But with all the other techno-powered characters this film seems to be heaping on (which can't surely be anything other than a "they stole my designs!" Armour Wars riff) it'd certainly come off as out of place that their boss is using alien tech.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 30 2012, 06:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 30 2012, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Iron Man has a decent rogues gallery.


He really doesn't.


I disagree.

He's not Batman, Spider-man, or the Flash, with their great Enemy galleries, no. But niether is he Superman.

He's got, off the top of my head:

Mandarin
Whiplash
Blizzard
Cyclone
The Ghost
Fin-Fang-Foom
Crimson Dynamo
Titanium Man
Modok
Aim
Madam Mask
Radioactive Man

That's just the one's I could think of without looking anything up. It's definately decent fodder for a number of films.


-ZacWilliam, And while there's a bunch of "techno" there very few are Just another guy in a generic steel grey robo-suite.

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#8 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

Seeing Batman hyphenated is really, really weird.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:17 PM

AIM and MODOK would be really good film material. A terrorist group focused on super sciences is right up Iron Man's alley for these movies, plenty of material for special effect fights with any number of super weapons or other tech they've stole or devolped, before revealing their greatest creation: MODOK a human super computer that can easily out think anyone with access to tech that would give anyone trouble in straight fight.

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#10 Chris McFeely

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 30 2012, 11:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mandarin
Whiplash
Blizzard
Cyclone
The Ghost
Fin-Fang-Foom
Crimson Dynamo
Titanium Man
Radioactive Man
Modok
Aim
Madam Mask

That's just the one's I could think of without looking anything up. It's definately decent fodder for a number of films.


Radioactive Man's a Thor baddie and I think you're thinking of someone else when you say Cyclone. But look at how many of those villains are "grunt"-level. Almost none of them are movie-carriers. Mandarin, AIM, and *maybe* Madame Masque could hack it, but the rest are on a level that are going to require them to share the movie with at least one other guy in order to sell it (even Triple-F would have to share with the Mandarin to work in a story in any disbelief-suspending way), like Whiplash had to share with Justin Hammer to make the grade. "The guy with the freeze rays" can carry 22 pages, or 22mins of cartoon, but he's not a movie mastermind. Now, you get me Spymaster, and you kit him out with a couple of B-list Iron Man baddies as his goon squad destroying Stark's life from all sides, then we'll be getting somewhere.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:18 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 30 2012, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ May 30 2012, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think after Avengers the universe is suitably opened up enough for the rings to be alien, and if it were just the Mandarin alone I don't think it'd cause much issue. But with all the other techno-powered characters this film seems to be heaping on (which can't surely be anything other than a "they stole my designs!" Armour Wars riff) it'd certainly come off as out of place that their boss is using alien tech.


Personally, I'd dig an Armor Wars movie, truncated as it might be.

It's not like he fought many A-listers in that story, anyway. I mean, the Beetle? Really? Some nobody like "Coldblood" is about on that level. And Iron Man 2, having the War Machine suit handed over to the army, sort of set up an Armor Wars scenario with Tony's designs being liberated for abuse.


Nah, Beetle is C list, but he's a long time Spidey villian and Thunderbolts founder that's way above a Z-list, even hardcore fans never heard of him, guy like Coldblood.

But I agree, I would have been much more on board with this film being inspired by Armor Wars than Extremis.


-ZacWilliam, almost feels they picked it because it was the "cool modern Warren Ellis thing" rather than because it was a really good basis for an Ironman film...
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

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I was more diappointed that they decided to basically make him Crimson Dynamo but didn't make him Crimson Dynamo. And now they can't use Crimson Dynamo. Booooooo!


There was plenty of time between activation of the bomb and detonation for Vanko to slip away. Not to mention, nothing stated implied his suit was rigged to blow and it wasn't just the Hammeroids.

Simply put, in these actual Marvel backed movies, unless we actually see the body, I'm not counting anyone as officially dead. As an aside, as much as I adored the first Iron Man film, the failure to have Stane perform his iconic suicide was extremely disappointing. I mean, yeah, on-screen suicide would have been a bit much and they at least gave us the fact Stane needed computer assistance to run the suit, but it was a huge let down just to have him be knocked unconscious and fall into the Reactor.

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Betcha they'd just do what the Nickelodeon cartoon did with them; make Blizzard and Ghost guys in armor suits.


Um...Ghost and Blizzard always were tech-villains. They've always been in armor, it's just that in comics, armor often looks like spandex.


Speaking of Ghost, I'm disappointed. If they're still squeamish to be using the Mandarin, then go with Ghost and the Spymaster instead. Strikes me you could easily use the Extremis plot with those two, without having to tie in Mandarin.

Speaking of the Mandarin, and speaking as a long time Iron Man fan, I hope he doesn't show up in the films. Mandarin is Iron Man's iconic villain...but his motivations are hopelessly undefined. If he isn't trying to conquer China with Missiles and Dragon God-Aliens, he's trying to destroy technology and pave way for a world of magic...except when he's using technology to create a giant sky dragon red herring for some convoluted rationale to pass the Rings to his son for awhile...only to re-emerge as a businessman? (I don't know. I stopped reading Iron Man when he killed a boat load of people and was saved by a literal angel)

Seriously. Joker has a MO. Lex Luthor has a MO. Mandarin started as a semi-racist caricature in the vein of the Yellow Claw that has managed to endure longer then memory of Christopher Lee's portrayal of Fu Manchu all the while his entire character is constantly overhauled and altered with every appearance he makes.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 30 2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As an aside, as much as I adored the first Iron Man film, the failure to have Stane perform his iconic suicide was extremely disappointing. I mean, yeah, on-screen suicide would have been a bit much and they at least gave us the fact Stane needed computer assistance to run the suit, but it was a huge let down just to have him be knocked unconscious and fall into the Reactor.


You may know this, but an alternate version of that scene included on the DVD has him preparing to commit suicide so he can take Tony with him.

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Speaking of the Mandarin, and speaking as a long time Iron Man fan, I hope he doesn't show up in the films. Mandarin is Iron Man's iconic villain...but his motivations are hopelessly undefined.


Well, wouldn't his appearing in a film allow his motives to be untangled and defined better? It would probably give the comics character a real shot in the arm in the process and help redefine him going forward.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 30 2012, 04:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ May 30 2012, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was more diappointed that they decided to basically make him Crimson Dynamo but didn't make him Crimson Dynamo. And now they can't use Crimson Dynamo. Booooooo!


There was plenty of time between activation of the bomb and detonation for Vanko to slip away. Not to mention, nothing stated implied his suit was rigged to blow and it wasn't just the Hammeroids.

Simply put, in these actual Marvel backed movies, unless we actually see the body, I'm not counting anyone as officially dead. As an aside, as much as I adored the first Iron Man film, the failure to have Stane perform his iconic suicide was extremely disappointing. I mean, yeah, on-screen suicide would have been a bit much and they at least gave us the fact Stane needed computer assistance to run the suit, but it was a huge let down just to have him be knocked unconscious and fall into the Reactor.

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Betcha they'd just do what the Nickelodeon cartoon did with them; make Blizzard and Ghost guys in armor suits.


Um...Ghost and Blizzard always were tech-villains. They've always been in armor, it's just that in comics, armor often looks like spandex.


Speaking of Ghost, I'm disappointed. If they're still squeamish to be using the Mandarin, then go with Ghost and the Spymaster instead. Strikes me you could easily use the Extremis plot with those two, without having to tie in Mandarin.

Speaking of the Mandarin, and speaking as a long time Iron Man fan, I hope he doesn't show up in the films. Mandarin is Iron Man's iconic villain...but his motivations are hopelessly undefined. If he isn't trying to conquer China with Missiles and Dragon God-Aliens, he's trying to destroy technology and pave way for a world of magic...except when he's using technology to create a giant sky dragon red herring for some convoluted rationale to pass the Rings to his son for awhile...only to re-emerge as a businessman? (I don't know. I stopped reading Iron Man when he killed a boat load of people and was saved by a literal angel)

Seriously. Joker has a MO. Lex Luthor has a MO. Mandarin started as a semi-racist caricature in the vein of the Yellow Claw that has managed to endure longer then memory of Christopher Lee's portrayal of Fu Manchu all the while his entire character is constantly overhauled and altered with every appearance he makes.


Actually, that kinda why I think he SHOULD appear. The movies bring in a new audence, and when things really work they get incorporated into the comics. So maybe if we get a movie Mandarin, we will get something that finally and definatively sticks with him, if they do a good job with him.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:56 PM

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You may know this, but an alternate version of that scene included on the DVD has him preparing to commit suicide so he can take Tony with him.


I honestly didn't. As much as I loved the movie, I actually only ever did see it in theaters. I retract that previous statement then - if a shot was filmed invoking that scene, I've got no bone to pick.

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Well, wouldn't his appearing in a film allow his motives to be untangled and defined better? It would probably give the comics character a real shot in the arm in the process and help redefine him going forward.


Why bother though? Yes a total re-invention would probably help the character, but like I said his motives already bounce around like a ping pong ball. There's no guarantee a totally fresh take on the Mandarin would stick - I mean, the dude was part dragon in the 90s. They've tried this before. Mandarin is one of those characters that is often used but is only what the story calls for, never a driver of the story.

His Heroes Return debut was a prime example of this. A year's worth of build up and hints all culminating in a fight over Russia in a giant mechanical sky dragon. With Tony half dead in order to make it even a fight. And then Mandarin doesn't even do anything except be shot out of the sky.

That was the story that convinced me the Mandarin just isn't villain material. He's the go-to Plot Device when a story falls to pieces or they just need filler. If I want Tony to match wits with a evil genius, I'll stick to his tussles with Doctor Doom.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

The Mandarin is ALWAYS gonna be Ironman's top villian though. Like Doom (who they don't have the rights to for the MFU and probably wont in the foreseeable future) will always be the top match of the FF and the Red Skull of Cap. That's not going away at this point, and so HE's not.

So if he's always gonna be there, as the Arch-Foe OR as the unspoken Elephant in the room (with everyone constantly asking "When they gonna do the Mandarin?") then why NOT try to turn him into a good actual match for Tony. If he's been a poor arch-foe in the past then remold him into a foe who WOULD BE a great arch foe. That makes perfect sense to me, if you have a writter who is up to it. And if it worked in the film really well it certainly would be sucked back into the books I think.

-ZacWilliam, if we can get Colson and Samuel L Fury in the 616 a sucessful movie Mandarin could certainly cross over.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

TOTALLY sweet spoiler that's visible on the General Discussion page. Thanks!
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 30 2012, 05:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Mandarin is ALWAYS gonna be Ironman's top villian though. Like Doom (who they don't have the rights to for the MFU and probably wont in the foreseeable future) will always be the top match of the FF and the Res Skull of Cap. That's not going away at this point, and so HE's not.

So if he's always gonna be there, as the Arch-Foe OR as the unspoken Elephant in the room (with everyone constantly asking "When they gonna do the Mandarin?") then why NOT try to turn him into a good actual match for Tony. If he's been a poor arch-foe in the past then remold him into a foe who WOULD BE a great arch foe. That makes perfect sense to me, if you have a writter who is up to it. And if it worked in the film really well it certainly would be sucked back into the books I think.

-ZacWilliam, if we can get Colson and Samuel L Fury in the 616 a sucessful movie Mandarin could certainly cross over.


You know, maybe they could make Mandarin into their Doom, since as Zac says we may NEVER see Doom in the MFV. As even epoxy of Doom is better then what they usually do with him. They're going to need more large scale villains; And they can't use Osborn or Doom which already removes about half the potential big players they can use. So best to use the guy they is always reinvented, to kill two birds with one stone. A successful movie intervention will reinvigorate the character becuase Movies are so high profile that they trump about everything when done right, and it gives them someone other then Loki to be a big player on the villain scale.

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QUOTE(Big Show @ May 30 2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TOTALLY sweet spoiler that's visible on the General Discussion page. Thanks!


My apologies. I changed it.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Bainreese @ May 30 2012, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Big Show @ May 30 2012, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TOTALLY sweet spoiler that's visible on the General Discussion page. Thanks!


My apologies. I changed it.


I'll forgive it. This time. icon-arcee.gif
QUOTE(David Willis)
There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.