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To Infinity and Beyond: The Marvel Cinematic Universe

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Oh hey they (mostly) brought back the original show logo it was first announced with. I'll accept this compromise.

And I am also completely here for big green lawyer.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
What's the point of Disney's tyrannical takeover of all media if they won't even throw all the money at their things? Disney, you own everything! Nothing you put out should ever have people wondering whether or not it's finished!
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
The point of taking over all media is that you don't have to put effort into things looking finished because people don't have other options
 

Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
I like what I hear of the writing from that trailer, and I’m encouraged by the fact that the production leads are women. Still, ya gotta love comic books, the medium in which a male hulk becomes a giant ogre, but a female hulk just becomes a taller, more muscular woman with green skin.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I was hoping they’d use her redesign from Jason Aaron’s Avengers run;

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Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
I like what I hear of the writing from that trailer, and I’m encouraged by the fact that the production leads are women. Still, ya gotta love comic books, the medium in which a male hulk becomes a giant ogre, but a female hulk just becomes a taller, more muscular woman with green skin.
This is true, but one of the interesting things about Jennifer is that when she hulks out she's still mostly in control (with plenty of exceptions). The hulk as a monstrous ogre is a reflection of Bruce's childhood trauma and mental issues. This is undercut by the fact that every female Hulk has Jennifer's body type and every male Hulk has Bruce's.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
To be fair, sometimes male Hulks look like giant xenomorph lizards and sometimes female hulks are birds.

You know, the four body types
 

YangusKhan

does the Underpants Dance
(He/Him/His)
Why does it matter that she's Bruce Banner's cousin? Is their family genetically predisposed to getting Hulkified when blasted with gamma radiation?
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
It’s kind of vaguely implied that that’s the case, but it otherwise doesn’t matter any more than Scrooge being Donald Ducks uncle matters to their relationship.
 

Mr Bean

Chief Detective
Depending on if they crib anything from the Slott run from years ago, there’s still the chance Jen will bulk up after engaging in intergalactic jurisprudence via boxing match.

I do hope they steal my favorite story from that run where Spider-man sues JJJ for slander.

 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
If they're gonna do all CGI instead of just getting a tall lady, they should have made her look like... Not just a tall lady.
 

BEAT

LOUDSKULL
(DUDE/BRO)
The answer, of course, is that CGI artists are the only major part of Hollywood that doesn't have a decades-old union.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)

Oh the one hand I'm still bummed about the change to her power-set, hard light manipulation just isn't as interesting as the body morphing she originally has, and with the varying quality of MCU D+ shows thus far I feel I need to temper my expectations accordingly.

But on the other, at least they seemed to nail the casting. The tone feels very appropriate for Ms. Marvel, and I hope they treat the faith-based parts with respect.

Fingers will remain crossed I guess!
 

Exposition Owl

Owl of the not-so-wild
(he/him/his)
Oh the one hand I'm still bummed about the change to her power-set, hard light manipulation just isn't as interesting as the body morphing she originally has

That’s true, but it’s hard for me to imagine a CG embiggened fist that isn’t very obviously CG, especially on a TV budget. I haven’t seen a lot of studios create convincing realistic human skin textures, and I suspect it would stand out especially if the body parts in question were unnaturally large.
 
I like the change in powers a lot. Her being a more boring, teen Plastic Man, was a really weird choice to associate with Captain Marvel. Giving her Green Lantern-ish powers fits the whole Captain Marvel M.O. a lot better.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
I would absolutely stomp on the toes of mr fantastic
Frankly, I'd rather have two stretchy folks. It's not like there's a lack of "strong" or "agile" dudes. As long as you can visualize it in a way that is distinct (Kamala often does shrinking and being a giant, too) I don't feel I'd worry about that. The more silliness, the better, frankly.
 
Frankly, I'd rather have two stretchy folks. It's not like there's a lack of "strong" or "agile" dudes. As long as you can visualize it in a way that is distinct (Kamala often does shrinking and being a giant, too) I don't feel I'd worry about that. The more silliness, the better, frankly.
Shrinking and growing then treads on Ant Man's toes I guess. It's possible they wanted her to have more of her own identity in the wake of many imitation heroes (Ironheart's coming up, new Hawkeye and Black Widow already arrived, etc).
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Shrinking and growing then treads on Ant Man's toes I guess. It's possible they wanted her to have more of her own identity in the wake of many imitation heroes (Ironheart's coming up, new Hawkeye and Black Widow already arrived, etc).
I can appreciate that and that perhaps its simply that Marvel recognizes even these expensive shows have budgetary limits they can't overcome (She-Hulk looks like a good show with some weaker-than-usual effects, though as suggested, it's possible they aren't finished). But I feel the way Ms. Marvel uses her powers in her comic are visually distinct from the other shape and size changer characters.

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