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Check Out This Golden Ship(ish?) Thing From The AVENGERS Shoot!!

Merrick here...

SuperHeroHype reveals some interesting pics of an object spotted on the AVENGERS set, apparently last week.  

Asgardian?  Maybe/probably.  Or a pimped out Trade Federation Droid Fighter

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  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Did that come from Asgard?

    by tomandshell

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Yippeee!!!

    by Kiera Knightley's Sexy Beanpole

    Now THAT'S podracing!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    SKRULL!!!!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    UH...

    by grassh0pperunit

    That's just a crane from United Rental. johnny-flores.blogspot.com

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    MOVIE SPOILERS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH these days!

    by Mennen

    WTF? Are we spoiling it for ourselves with all this info?

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Hardly a spoiler

    by The Funketeer

    It's a picture of a ship. So far we know very little about the story.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I have a feeling it's a Skrull mini craft of some kind...

    by Astronut

    Two-seater? It's hard to gauge the size from this photo...

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    This is from the STar Wars TV show, amateurs

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Obviously this is the scene where Jar Jar and Sam Jackson get lost in NY after crashing a stolen fighter. WTF AICN? You see Sam Jackson and you fucking assume it's Avengers? He was in SW's too asshole! ANyways, I look forward to the new SW TV show. The Chin knows how to make a good yarn.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    It's a floating platform

    by twogunjames

    You know, that Loki stands on and flies around on.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    WHO ARE the villains in this FLICK?!?! Does ANYone know??

    by Dogmatic

    I mean I know Loki is in it, but I hope to GOODness that all these superheroes aren't being epically assembled just for Round TWO with Loki and an Asgardian army of some kind....YEESH! I want Masters of Evil! Or Skrulls! Or Ultron! Ultron for the sequel maybe....kicking Iron Man's ass!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Looks like a prop from Masters of the Universe (1987)

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Can Dolph Lundgren be far behind?

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    NPH to guest star

    by PeanutButterSlut

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Looks like a platform

    by McFlyWalker

    Possibly a sled for Terrax, working for Thanos & setting up for a future Infinity Gauntlet story?

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN ATTACKS POLAND!

    by Uncle Stan

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/25/spider-man-impostor-terro_n_936182.html This guy is hilarious.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Good call Samuel Fulmer

    by Cruizer Dave

    I also thought it looked like it came from the 1987 Masters of the Universe movie. Even though it was soooo cheesy, and somewhat awful, I have a little bit of geek love for that thing. I hope Avengers inspires huge amounts of geek love in me!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Asgard

    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    I might be more inclined to believe that. However looking at the design of the ALIEN weapon spotted earlier it's hard to tell. Definitely a glider or something you would stand on though. Interesting.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I know one thing.

    by joelgee

    I don't know what that thing is, but apparently you can get them at United Rentals.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Looks Kree to me

    by jordan

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I have three of those in my garage and one in my basement somewhere.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Yup I'm a proud hoarder!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I'd bet

    by Max

    Skrull as well

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    dogmatic

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's aliens. Loki is behind some sort of alien invasion plot involving the Cosmic Cube. Everyone's assuming the aliens are Skrulls, but Harry said he read a script (or a treatment) and that the aliens race isn't named. I guess we'll know what they're supposed to be when we see one.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Updated looking glider thing like out of the he man movie ?

    by kingoflight

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    That's not gold enough! This movie is gunna suck!

    by Playkins

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren

    by Bloo

    in full He-Man mode would be FUCKING awesome...The AVengers fear Oleg

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    SPOILER

    by tohn007

    I think Superherohype or Latino Review had a potential spoiler scoop a couple of months back that Thanos was going to make an appearance in this movie, but the primary villians were going to be Loki and the Skrulls.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I'm getting the awful feeling this thing is asgardian

    by cockdiesel

    and the mo-cap guys are just asgardian creatures/robots/trolls and not skrulls at all.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I'm with donkeyballs

    by Bass Ackwards

    If I genuinely give a shit about the movie I avoid pretty much every article/trailer etc about it. But for a fluffy summertime diversion like this, I have no qualms letting my curiosity get the better of me.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    It's probably Thor's chariot -

    by rjl1138

    - at the end of Thor, he was stuck in Asgard because the Rainbow Bridge was shattered. I'd imagine that when he sees Loki up to shenanigans on ol'Midgard, he hops into a golden ship - chariot type thing to get down here. I don't get how they're going to not include a few scenes with Odin or Heimdall in this and make it work though - or at least have Thor getting in touch with Jane Foster.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Serpentor's hovercraft...

    by nerdvernacular

    since Loki looks enough like him as it is.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Guys, it's Thanos's big yellow helicopter.

    by spacehog

    The rotors will be added in post.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    tohn007

    by Rob

    I saw Loki and the Skrulls play at Bonnaroo last year... those guys rock!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Needs red underpants or it's just no damned good.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    The Link to the Latino Review scoop from May

    by tohn007

    http://www.latinoreview.com/news/exclusive-there-is-another-big-time-villain-in-marvel-s-the-avengers-13718

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    OLD NEWS :s

    by marineboy

    Just where have you guys been? :(

  • get their mitts on Silver Surfer and Galactus. Because if an infinity gauntlet wielding Thanos is on Marvels radar were gonna need a whole lot 'o superheroes on the roster. And we ought to be introduced to a bevy of cosmic beings pretty soon aka Galactus, The Watcher, Infinity ect!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST

    'Tis the codpiece of Odin the Allfather!

    by MrD

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    @eastcoast

    by tohn007

    I agree, if they go with Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet for later in the series, they are going to have to introduce Adam Warlock as well. I think the budget would be ridiculously high for something like that. Thanos took on the whole Marvel Universe and damn near won.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Definitely Assgardian

    by CT1

    Has that mythical kind of elegant cool cheap-plastic look

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Lokis alien army led by the Red Skull.

    by SPIDERX

    Not too much to ask for. I'm sure the Red Skull has got to be involved somehow. His exit from the end of Captain America was way to similar to the Bifrost Bridge effect from Thor.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The should fake everyone out and have it be the Kree.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    That's my car...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I crashed it going to an Indians game. Stupid idiot taking the picture thought it was part of the set. Just a pic of my bad driving.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    It is obviously...

    by J

    ... Thor's chariot. The golden thing his two rams pull him around in.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    It's a chariot

    by Joe

    Morons

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    It's a chariot

    by Joe

    Morons

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    It's a chariot

    by Joe

    Morons

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    It's a chariot

    by Joe

    Morons

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Go Skrull yourself

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Skrull it, I'm pumped for this.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    So this is like the Expendables....but not garbage?

    by Mel

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Not sure what it is, but I'm positive

    by Rob

    it's not a chariot.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    its a hollywood prop.

    by vulturess

    i win.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    its a Sky bike from Flash Gordon

    by gk1

    AHHHH-AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Hey, I didn't know Iceberg Slim was in The Avengers. Cool.

    by AzulTool

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Can someone define the phrase 'interesting picture' for me.

    by Arkhaminmate001

    So cool new these days is a shit photo

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    That's Black Widow's diaphragm

    by Jaster Mareel

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Mandroids

    by Ivan_Mtl

    Maybe that fight sequence we saw being filmed was the Avengers fighting a bunch of Mandroids (straight out of the Roy Thomas/Neil Adams Kree/Skrull War issues) that were sent to capture Bruce Banner/Hulk.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    You guys are great

    by darth_hideous

    at being about a week late with everything. First there was the really old TDKR chase footage, now this.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    It's Odin's personal landspeeder.

    by cookylamoo

  • Fuck's sakes, you guys are native english speakers, just stop fucking around. Leave the bad english to foreigners like me, for Crom's sake!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    It's a piece of the lion part of Voltron

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    for the Marvel's Voltron tie-in.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    "Ship(ish?)" What the fuck is that even suppose to mean, anyway?

    by AsimovLives

    Shipish, what the fuck is that supposed to mean? An atempt at describing an half-ship hybrid vehicle? If you ar enot sure if that's a ship you are bweholsding, then just say "something that might be a ship", "it's looks like a ship", "ship-like". you know, something like that, for fuck's sakes. How fucking hard can that be? How can you dare criticise foreigners in their use of english and then murder your own native language like that? What's your excuse? Balls and piss!!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Good News Everyone....

    by Dyslexic_Palindrome

    Its Thor's Suppository !!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    IT'S SUPERMAN'S CODPIECE

    by poop

    Are you panty-loving queers HAPPY NOW!?

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by thecheesegrommit

    Ship-ish.....much easier.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    you idiots - its the sidecar to Harry's wheelchair

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    holds his colostomy bag.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Batman Fans

    by Geektard_Smasher

    It must make you feel like shit that the Avengers leaks are so much cooler than the turds cell phone cameras are picking up of Batcrap.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Oh, and if you know the difference between

    by Geektard_Smasher

    a Kree and Skrull aircraft, you are a geektard. I'd call you a fag, but most fags get laid.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    and I think it is part of the shell from the

    by Geektard_Smasher

    great and powerful Turtles Volkswagon airship. What, you guys love the fuck out of Game and Thrones, but know not of Martin's greatest work in Wildcards? Goddamn kids today. Get the fuck off my lawn, fatso.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren - Masters of the Universe

    by Jake Pantlin

    The Blu-Ray for Masters of the Universe is suppose to come out next year. I was just thinking today how cool it would be if they made a short film (10 to 15 minutes) today starring Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, as a bonus feature on the DVD. Similar to what Marvel is doing now. I know I'm probably the only one who thinks this would be cool... lol.... but I'm a big fan of Dolph as He-Man, and a short film set on Eternia with today's FX would be killer!

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Gap-tooth and Toothgrinders chariot.

    by Phategod2

    That what I think it is. EPIC.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Maybe

    by Green Arrow

    Maybe it's Hawkeye's jet cycle.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Atheron

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Dolph Lundgren looks like a former bodybuilder or wrestler who spent too many of his down years shooting up junk and fucking crack whores. You didn't see the Expendables? He looks like baked dog shit. That's your He-Man? You're welcome to him, dipshit.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    asimovlives explaining the rules of English to native English speakers?

    by jackofhearts29

    Now I've seen everything. I always take my morphological tips from insane Portuguese talkbackers.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 7:35 p.m. CST

    phategod2

    by Continentalop

    Tanngrisni and Tanngnost on the big screen? Fuck yeah.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Kinda looks like a Romulan ship. haha... (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Dolph

    by Supermans

    Better be in this

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I secretly wish all comic book movies would bomb for the next couple of years

    by Gary Busey's Upper Half

    and everyone under the age of 25 would stop going to the movies so the studios would start making real movies again. Not "properties" - good original stories that weren't remakes, reboots, re-imaginings or based on comic books or youth fiction.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    geektard_smasher

    by Jake Pantlin

    Dolph Lundgren looked awesome in The Expendables. The only one on this forum who is a dipshit is you.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    geektard_smasher : Part Deux

    by Jake Pantlin

    Just reading your past few posts. I see you are just a troll looking for attention, so I won't take your last insult personally.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Skrulls and Loki and Hydra, possible Thanos appearance at the end.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Yup, it's that badass.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    It's not too much of a surprise...

    by Brian M. Lumley

    ...it's been sitting in the middle of East 9th for two days now. So if the Skrull angle is supposed to be a secret everyone walking on Prospect Avenue has taken a look at it.

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Looks like it fell from a Flash Gordon movie...

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    by CT1

    You'll believe an ape can be poorly created digitally in a computer

  • Aug. 25, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Its a Chariot

    by mackmm

    The rest will be CGI

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Hey, Slamdancin' ewok, if you want an original property.

    by Baked

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Hey, Slamdancin' ewok, if you want an original property.

    by Baked

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Hey, Slamdancin' ewok, if you want an original property...

    by Baked

    Get a subscription to netflix.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST

    So "The Avengers" is "Thor 2"?

    by Johnny Wishbone

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Dolph Lundgren

    by DVaderRIP

    He's in his mid 50s bitch. You find me someone in his mid 50s who's in that kind of shape, and then we can talk. Sure, he's got a few lines on his face - but I'm sorry to tell you this kids, but that's what happens when you get older.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 6:32 a.m. CST

    That's GOTTA be...

    by RobinP

    Skrull. Please let it be Skrull.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 7:18 a.m. CST

    thecheesegrommit

    by AsimovLives

    Easy? It sounds fucking retard, like something out of an ignorant teenager fuck. Buffy Speak is supposed to be funny in it's patheticness, not something one would use officially as a ttile of an article, for instance, like above. It's just stupid and retard.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 7:19 a.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by DVaderRIP

    Every time you're about to speak, ask yourself this : have you got something interesting to say about Dolph Lundgren? If the answer is no, don't fucking bother.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I Agree With Johnny Wishbone

    by rodvegas78

    I would also like to add that I'm getting a feeling that we'll have "mini-sequels" for Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Cap and kinda squashed together... It seems to me that the big hubub is all about that energy cube.. *Yawn*.. a friggin cube and everyone's race to get it? Still better than anything DC movies are doing. Including Dark Knight Rises.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Dont Diss The Dolph!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    If when I'm over 50 I look like this: http://youtu.be/UpM-kzYxrHE I'll buy each and everyone here a round! (Spoiler: never gonna happen.)

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    It's Optimus Prime's cup...

    by kidicarus

    Big metal testicles.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Thor's Jock...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    (forced perspective - thanks Jim Cameron!)

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    @dva...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    If you subtract the words "about Dolph Lundgren" from your post, it's spot on....

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I'm guessing Skidbladnir

    by Paste Pot Pete

    Thor obviously gets back to Midgard somehow, but how? Bifrost was severed. This may be his "pocket" ship, Skidbladnir.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    It's called a SCARAB

    by palpeedude

    It's from the animated TV show.

  • Cowboys and aliens and now Avengers. I'm guessing they mill out chunks and stick em together and then take a mold of it.

  • Even ironman looks like home depot gold paint when he should look like car paint like robocop.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Seriously. Nickel plate that cheap shit

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Flash! Ahhhh! Savior of the Universe!

    by Geektard_Smasher

    Looks like the thing Flash attacks the palace in.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    bitchbloom--you're wrong

    by Hipshot

    http://www.411mania.com/movies/news/196107/%5BMovies%5D-Budget-For-The-Avengers-Revealed.htm Current estimates for Avengers budget: 240 million+ "Iron Man" budget: 150-170 million (depending on source.)

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    shazam hipshot

    by dale dragon

    seriously bitchboom... why do you keep posting. we know you hate these movies already. nothing to see here for you. move along

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    btw, this poster

    by dale dragon

    http://www.dailyblam.com/sites/all/files/avengers_promo_aug1.jpg

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I felt that the rumored $170 mil budget HAD to be bullshit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    that's great news.

  • 240 mil sounds about right. But it does kinda ratchet up the pressure on Mr. Whedon to produce a bona fide blockbuster. Personally, Id be a nervous wreck. He asked for it though.

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    yeah, that belongs to serpentor.

    by jesus 2099

    FACE

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    bitchbloom

    by Hipshot

    Googling "Avengers budget" produced a number of these references. Considering that they've been building to this for several years, and that every Marvel film has made money (by the time the international money hits the floor, especially.) Add in the fact that movies make most of their cheddar on DVD these days, and it makes sense that they'd roll the dice. But in all honesty, I haven't seen the paperwork, and am trusting "the usual sources."

  • Aug. 26, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Bitchboom is almost always wrong

    by D.Vader

    And she rarely does any research to back up any of her "points". Proven fact. She's really good at making shit up.

  • it will be used for the movie's spectacle. Avatar costed 230m but that was a movie with unknown stars and almost all of its budget was used for the development of new,groundbreaking cgi/3d technologies and ofc for the creation,from absolutely nothing, of an entiral new virtual world with its own virtual inhabitans. Avenger's 240m budget doesnt justify gasoline explosives in a street and cheep replicas from a Flash Gordon movie. And if we take into account that it has 2 movie-stars and 1 movie super-star as the main characters,3-4 actors as secondary characters, who might not be A list but they are also not cheap,a talented but cheap director (because that's why Whedon was hired as a primary reason),then we can conclude two things: 1.half of that budget went for the actors' payments AT LEAST. 2.the other half went for the special effects.But 120m for a full cgi secondary character,a team with 7 super-powered heroes and an entire alien cgi army DOESNT seem to be a lot. Which can only mean this: Either we are going to get an ultra cool final battle in the end of the movie,while the rest of it will be scenes with a lot of boring dialog for 'character development' OR we will get 2-3 cool,but cheap,fights and a few dialog scenes in-bewteen. Personal speculation? Next year TDKR will be the better cool-looking,better created,more popular,more successful and more discussed from the fans event movie,not the Avengers.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    bitchbloom is right.

    by UltraTron

    I love saying bitchbloom. It's my favorite thing to say today. Bitchbloom! Bitchbloom! Bitchbloom! We can have sex if you're not too fat.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    240 mil budget with 120 mil for the actors Pay?? Bullsh!t!!!!

    by The Founder

    I'd give RDJ 15 mil tops for this role and he's the one that's gonna get the most with Jackson 2nd. RDJ's not a 20 plus mil maker. I don't know where these figures are coming from but they are way off.

  • I'm right and I may be to kind with Evans pay. He probably 5 mil tops too.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    bitchboom your ''more enjoyable breakdown'' sucks.

    by DoctorWho?

    Truly. Sounds like 90% action and 10% dialogue, character development and interaction. Brilliant. / There's a reason most stories generally follow certain forms, patterns and familiar beats since, you know...time immemorial. <p> Consider the material...this is about SUPER HEROES. Their images will be plastered on fast-food soda cups across the fruited plain. Go watch a Fellini film.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I'm always amazed....

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    ...when someone takes an incredible amount of time to post such obvious bullshit. Wow.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    And focusing on the ...''humanity of Tony Stark and Thor, etc.''...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...or any character in any action film is what gives any kind of 'epic battle' it's tension, weight or sense of urgency. Put simply... a reason for the audience to ''give a shit''.<p> I guess you would simply prefer 90 minutes of mindless, CGI, shitfest, video game, action set-pieces. Oh well, whatever floats your boat.<p> But for someone who will ultimately ridicule a bunch of costume wearing, chest bumping, strutting-alpha males in battle scenes... you sure do spend a lot of time bemoaning the assumed lack of screen time they will get. Curious.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    50 percent characterization and 50 percent action

    by DoctorWho?

    I wish. I would even tip it to 60/40.<p> But to your point... they say, familiarity breeds contempt.

  • Why, that's the kind of minutiae fangeeks usually get all worked up about, analyzing the action frame by frame, writing down the dialogue, trying to decipher WHAT IT ALL MEANS! Hello pot.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    I'm going to make an assumption here...

    by Hipshot

    and take a guess that the people who are speculating about the plot breakdowns have never sold so much as a short story. Never had a television episode produced, never sold a feature film. Nonetheless, they think they know more about writing than people who have done these things successfully. Moreover, and most amusingly, they speculate about a plot, what people will or won't do in a movie, and then attack their own speculations, saying "see? It's gonna suck!" That is the very very definition of a "straw man" argument, and once you get the joke, you'll understand why it's so much fun to hang around here. Of course, if those speculating have ever sold so much as a single short story, I apologize.