Been suggested I say no more about the personal stuff, sounds like a good idea. So sitting in a tropical airport with insanely heavy rain pounding on the tin roof, I turn my mind to Thor, the least popular of the Marvel movie series.
What are they thinking?
Firstly, the casting of blacks as Asgardians is culturally offensive and pure SJW PC bullshit. It was bad enough when Heimdall (epithet: The White God) was turned negroid. And given to such an arrogant talentless token into the bargain. Now the sexiest blonde in the Marvel universe has been given the mulatto treatment, much as Sue Storm has been in the past.
And to make sure the kiss of death is delivered – medium talent maximum activist Mark Ruffalo is involved, guaranteeing at least some backlash and boycott.
But then undercutting the most male and over the top characters is the agenda here. No accident.
As described by Tony Stark when talking to Peter Parker, and based on catching the car using webbing as a modifier to his roll, Spider-Man in the MCU has Amazing Strength. Smile.
The traditional MSHRPG Spidey would have Amazing AGILITY. MCU version seems to have both.
“If we’re talking about mainstream comics, I think there have been a lot of real tactical errors made in this century. I can’t really read superhero comics anymore because they’re not about superheroes. They’ve become so dark and violent and sexualized. I think it’s a real wrong turn. I don’t know how a company like Warner Bros. or Disney is able to rationalize characters raping and murdering and taking drugs and swearing and carrying on the way they do, and those same characters are on sheet sets for 5-year-olds, and pajamas and cartoons. I think there’s a really odd and schizophrenic thing that’s happened within the industry. Everybody’s writing books for themselves. The median age of a creator is probably between 35 and 50 right now. Once they abandoned the notion that these characters were all-ages characters, they really limited the market.
I think the bravest and smartest thing one of these companies could do would be to scrap everything they’re doing and bring in creative people who would have the talent and were willing to put in the effort it takes to write an all-ages universe that an adult or a child could enjoy. If either one of these companies were smart enough to do that, I think they could take huge strides for the industry.”
– Darwyn Cooke