He (Dr Strange) does cast spells, which in the comics have very sort of tongue-twisty fun names. We don’t want to shy away from that, because that’s what makes Doctor Strange Doctor Strange. He has a Cloak of Levitation that allows him to fly, but he doesn’t fly like Superman or like Thor. It’s almost got a consciousness of its own, this cloak, which, again, gives us a superhero with a red cape -- which we’ve seen a few times -- but allows us to do it in a wholly unique and wholly original way. He can create these mandalas of light that he can use as shields and he can use as sort of weapons. He can create portals that will open before your eyes that he can step through and go to other places around the world. And frankly, even in this film, we’ll only touch upon what a lot of his powers are.
In this film, the Eye is a very important relic that can be quite dangerous if used in the wrong hands, because it has the ability to do any number of things, the most dangerous of which is, it can sort of manipulate probabilities. Which is also another way of saying, ‘screw around with time’ -- which is part of our story.
So far so good for the "magic" scene. Tired of all the Marvel Super Science. Though I'm a bit wary at the rumorhint that the Eye of Agamotto is the Time Stone. Also, apparently we've finally found a role that Tiddleywomp Chickenbroth
actually looks acceptable in. I mean he's no Vincent Price, but it's not like Price auditioned for the role anyway. I'm probably setting myself up for disappointment, but I hope this is the "generally serious but often goofy" Steven Strange. The one that spends the day fighting unseen demons of the Nth dimension, and then spends the afternoon at a Mets game yelling at umpires.
Feige about Tilda Swinton wrote:
"I think if you look at some of the early incarnations of the Ancient One in the comics, they are what we would consider today to be quite, sort of, stereotypical. They don't hold up to what would work today. Also, within the storyline of the comics, and our movie, 'the Ancient One' is a title that many people have had. We hit very early on on, What if the Ancient One was a woman? What if the title had been passed and the current Ancient One is a woman? Oh, that's an interesting idea. (Clicks fingers). Tilda Swinton! Whoa! And it just hit.
Nothing against Swinton but I still contend James Hong was the
best choice, but we'll see.
Feige about Black Panther Movie wrote:
Not only do you get an unbelievable lead character, but you also get all of Wakanda which is a whole new setting and culture to explore. [...] A big geo-political action adventure that focuses on the family and royal struggle of T'Challa in Wakanda, and what is means to be a king. T'Challa's story is very important to us as it links to the next Avengers films, which is why we brought it forward.
All I'm saying here is that Wakanda better be highly advanced technologically and highly
xenophobic or I'm calling foul. That's pretty much my line.
Netflix seems to have brought back the biggest gripe
of Daredevil S1 into the next batch. Cowls just don't look good live actioned. Also not being red, or yellow. I wish he'd grow his hair out, but otherwise I can no longer think of anyone that looks more like (Dillon
) Punisher than Jon
. Also have some Elodie Yung Elektra
. Little difficult to tell, without the red costume and sai
sticking out of her chest
. The showrunners describe her as "She's (Matt Murdock's
) id; The wild side. Matt is always taming his wild side, Elektra just lets it out." Show should hit Netflix sometime in March.
Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie to star together in a new AMC short series "The Night Manager
," based on a spy novel by John le Carre. They had me with Hiddleston and Laurie.
Something about Star Wars making lots of dosh.
Edited, Jan 4th 2016 10:09am by lolgaxe
Feige, on some random stuff wrote:
I don't think people will read into that title alone (Thor: Ragnarok) what the movie's going to be. It's going to be, perhaps, as totally different from the two prior 'Thor' movies as 'Winter Soldier' was from the first Captain America. We want to take it to new places, we've got new characters that will show how big we're swinging on this. And we have a Hulk.
The film takes place within the cosmos primarily which is to say, frankly, very little Earth.
I wouldn't look too hard in that movie (Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2) for Thanos. The next time we see Thanos, he will not be messing around. It was be, 'Oh, that's why they've been teasing this villain for five years!'
It's (Spider-Man) smaller scale is all relative ... It's going to be as big and spectacular a Spider-Man film as has ever been made. But it's a Peter Parker story and has more opportunity to be focused on the story of a 15-year-old kid going to high school.