Posts tagged spider man
Posts tagged spider man
Pretty much. Although there IS Game of Thrones and Mad Men. So I need to plow my way through the first two seasons (shamefully haven’t watched them yet) to become invested. As for Mad Men? I enjoy the show but don’t see the need to watch new episodes immediately. My passion for that show is nowhere near the same level as TWD.
Batman orphan jokes will never not be funny.
I’m awkward. And sometimes don’t know social norms or when to stop.
A couple conversations during dinner last night with a couple friends and acquaintances.
Guy: *Referencing the latest Spider-Man movie and why he thought it was “stupid” they’ve made a remake of the franchise already.*
Me: Actually, there were plans to continue the original Spider-man series. But it got cancelled after a reportedly horrible script and people dropping out left and right on the production. So they opted to complete revamp the series since Columbia had a limited amount of time left to create another movie before losing its rights to Spider-Man.
Everyone at table: Huh?
Me: *Delves into how Marvel, Columbia, and 20th Century Fox own specific characters*
*one long spiel later* So, while certain characters are Avengers in the comic books, such as Spider-Man and Wolverine, they will not appear in any of the Avengers movies.
Girl #1: Wolverine is hot. That last X-men movie was the best
Me: You mean Wolverine? Like the Wolverine movie?
Girl #1: Yeah!
Me: *head slams on table*
Guy: we’re (him and Girl #1) are going to see Batman this weekend. Have you seen it?
Me: Yes, while good I’d say it was my least favorite of the three
Girl #2: Only two have been made
Me: No, Nolan has made three. I’d bet my life on it.
Girl #2: Oh, maybe I forgot the first one because it was made so long ago. Weren’t we like 13?
Me: No, it came out in 2005. We were 18 and 20 respectively.
Girl #2: Then what did I see while in middle school?
Me: You’re probably thinking of Batman and Robin. That came out in 1997.
Girl #2: Nooooo, I don’t think so. What other Batman movies have been made?
Me: You want me to list them all? Okay, in reverse order, including the actor that played Batman and the villains featured…
*Proceeds to list them off, ending with Tim Burton’s Batman*
Girl #3: You’re a nerd.
Me: I’m dedicated. And a geek. Big difference.
Girl #1: You made up those years
Guy: *Checks his phone for a couple* Nooo, she got ‘em
People get why it’s ridiculous to assume Spiderman or Wolverine or anybody else is going to be in subsequent Avengers movies or comic book crossovers right?
I feel like I’ve been explaining this a LOT lately. In 1997 Marvel Studios (a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment in charge of coordinating with film studios to create Marvel character-based movies) started to sell film rights to titles that would eventually become movies like X-Men (2000), Spiderman (2002), and The Fantastic Four (2005). These rights were only for the depiction of the title in film, but encompassed all the stories, main characters, villains, special items and environments. Studios like Fox, Columbia, and New Line Cinema produced and released these films, in coordination with Marvel Studios.
These movies did so well (and Marvel got so frustrated dealing with film studios) that Marvel Studios decided to start making their own films. Marvel Studios would produce films for the characters that Marvel still owned the rights to: Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Thor (2011), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Marvel Studios was able to include these characters in The Avengers (2012) because Marvel owned the rights to the characters. Spiderman, for example, couldn’t appear in The Avengers because Columbia Pictures (a subsidiary of Sony) still owned the rights to the film depiction of the character. Marvel has been able to buy back some of the film rights (Blade, Hulk), but a few major names still are under outside control. So, unless Sony or Fox allow it (which would cost Marvel an enormous premium), neither Spiderman nor Wolverine are going to appear in any films created by Marvel Studios any time soon.
Ownership Map is above, if you don’t want to waste your time reading.
Yes. Perfect. I wish I could just show people this diagram when having to explain why Spider-Man (or insert comic Avenger here) won’t be in Avengers 2. Or Iron Man 3, or Thor 2, Captain America 2, etc…
I typically have no problems with crossovers. In comics. X-men and Avengers wanna duel? Go for it. But leave that outta the movies. It would alter/ruin SO SO SO many things