Monday, August 10, 2015

Captain Marvel and The Invaders



With the dismal box-office performance of Fantastic Four, fans are once again hoping the rights will return to Marvel Studios.  I am hopeful as well, but for another reason - Namor and the original Torch would be available to join Captain  America in an Invaders film.  Marvel has proven adept at presenting period piece comic movies and that would have the potential to be a great one!

8 comments:

harry bean said...

linda carter just may be ms america in a upcoming marvel film possible flashback but cool to see her in action again

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid your right, Ross.

I saw FF at a drive-in movie theater this weekend...on a double-bill with Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd's flick. The latter was slightly better than the former. Like, say, six out of ten stars as opposed to just five. But, that's ONLY because of Michael Douglas' presence as Hank Pym! I irreversibly believe that A-M would have completely tanked at the box office, otherwise (like an Uwe "Der Toilet" Bowl videogame flick).

As for FF: THE NEEDLESS REBOOT? Kate Mara was the only recognizable face/name in the whole movie! And if I thought it was bad with Johnny Storm getting Victor Stoned, her version of Sue Storm got it worse. By being given a back-story that's almost an outright plagiarism of Valentina Vostok's (aka Negative Woman) origin from DC's revival of the Doom Patrol back in the 1980's!

In short: Chris Evans, Ioann Gryfudd, Jessica Alba, and Michael Chiklis undeniably still rule as the cinematic FF.

Patrick said...

Actually, Namor is a separate film property, currently owned by Universal Pictures as far as I know. They seem to have no active plans for a film.

Weird WWII said...

It's the All Winners Squad! Now those are some wartime era books! Never liked the title "Invaders" should have swapped it with the "Defenders". Now that sounds better to me. Defending against the Ratzis and slappin'the Japs.

Great mash-up!
Brian

AirDave said...

I want a The Invaders film! That would be so cool!!!

In a perfect world, Alan Scott, Carter Hall and Jay Garrick and their team would work with The Invaders on many occasions...

Simreeve said...

H'mm...
With none of the Invaders being magic-powered, they shouldn't have any problems from the Axis spell (cast using the Spear of Destiny and what might have been the Holy Grail) which meant that some of the JSA/All-Stars' heaviest hitters couldn't enter enemy-held territory without falling under Axis control.

Anonymous said...

To WWWII:

Defenders was already being used for Dr. Strange's non-team, back in the Seventies. Whereas, "Invaders" was meant to signify the ultimate goal of U.S. Armed Forces during the Big One. Specifically; counter-attacking Axis-occupied Europe and Asia through eventual invasion of same!

Anonymous said...

Oh! One more thing: the back story of the Wasp's death, in the Michael Douglas film? Liberally borrowed from the comic book death of the Silver Age Bucky Barnes!

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