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I'm Alycia. Christian. ENFJ. History and movie encyclopedia. Born in Michigan on 14 June, raised in Colorado.

Foreign language films. I will watch anything but my favorites tend to be German and Scandinavian films.

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i like these parts:

Anthony Mackie is one of those underrated and substantially gifted actors who livens up just about any movie he shows up in, and his unique fusion of genuine warmth and unflappable cool is particularly welcome in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But his most important contribution to the comic-book movie universe may well have occurred off-screen, at a recent promotional roundtable, when he said this about playing a black superhero: “When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, ‘Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.’ That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.” Or, to put a more cynical spin on his comment: why are all the comic book superhero movies about white guys?

They’re not just about white guys, of course. You’ve got Gwyneth Paltrow in the Iron Man movies, Amy Adams in Man of Steel, Katie Holmes/Maggie Gylenhaal in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, and Hayley Atwell in Cap 1 — but they’re basically romantic interests, albeit ones capable of handling themselves (for a change). You’ve got Mackie in Cap 2, Idris Elba in the Thor movies, Morgan Freeman in the Dark Knight films, Laurence Fishburne in Man of Steel, and Terrence Howard/Don Cheadle in the Iron Man movies — but they’re second-stringers, supporting players. And you’ve got Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow reverberating throughout the Marvel universe — appearing in six and three films, respectively, though in cameos or supporting roles behind the white men at the top of the marquee.

Yet both Nick Fury and Black Widow have successfully fronted their own Marvel comic books, and Jackson and Johansson have proven more than capable of carrying movies on their own. So why are they always playing second fiddle? Johansson has told anyone who will listen that she wants to do a standalone Black Widow movie. (She even went off and made Lucy for Luc Besson, playing an ass-kicker with super powers. Morgan Freeman appears in a supporting role.) Yet producer/Marvel Cinematic Universe mastermind Kevin Feige insists that there are no plans to give her a vehicle of her own.

“I think [Black Widow] has a central leading role in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier],” he said last month. “What people are really saying is ‘When are you doing a standalone female superhero movie?’ The answer is: I don’t know. We only do two a year, we know more or less what’s coming up through ‘16/’17. With Widow what’s great is the interaction with all the team members, and the question is whether we want to pluck her out of that.” Ah, you see, it’s because she’s such a good supporting player that they don’t want to give her a movie of her own anytime in the next three years.

there’s lots of good points and i’m not going to quote everything bc otherwise i’ll just be reprinting the whole article here.

(and if you come at me with “i want a bw movie i just don’t want scarjo doing it” fuck off my turf. i’m no scarjo fan but you’re not making a lick of sense.)


"the cape for thor and now the shield for cap" (x)

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people who don’t sit through the credits after a marvel movie are weak and won’t last the winter.

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"She’s just a supporting character!" Your spine’s just a supporting structure, wanna see how well you do when it’s ripped out? 

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First, let’s get a couple of misconceptions out of the way. My call for an Asian American Iron Fist is not meant to displace Danny Rand from the story. It is, in fact, the opposite. In my mind, casting a young Asian American in the lead role does nothing to change his classic origin: He can still be the son of a wealthy businessman. He can still accompany his family on an expedition to seek out K’un L’un. He can still train under Lei Kung, the Thunderer. He can still seek revenge against the man who killed his father. Danny being Asian American precludes none of these things.


Title: Hey Ho

Vidder: thuvia ptarth

Fandom: Marvel

Music: Tracy Grammer

Warnings: Old film flicker. Camera flashes and other bright lights. Action movie violence (PG-13). Needles.

AO3 | DW | LJ

Notes: For some_stars for Help the Project

My thanks for beta to Brad, Chaila, Gianduja Kiss, Laura Shapiro, some_stars, springgreen, and Randy.

Extra special thanks to some_stars, for her generosity, ideas, and patience, and, most of all, for her willingness to put up with delivery three years late.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man concept art and new images from the Marvel: Assembling a Universe special that aired on ABC. 


Boom boom boom boom!

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Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch concept art

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Rocket Raccoon Co-Creator Bill Mantlo Needs Help

If you enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy comics and plan to see the movie, consider making a donation to the continued healthcare costs of disabled Rocket Raccoon co-creator Bill Mantlo, who does not have an ownership stake in his Marvel Comics work. You can read more about Mr. Mantlo’s life and plight in this in-depth article by Bill Coffin.

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An accurate depiction of the Marvel fandom whenever a new trailer is released


An accurate depiction of the Marvel fandom whenever a new trailer is released




Visual Guide To Marvel Character Movie Rights

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Dude, I want a Power Pack movie really bad. Cute babby superheroes! Siblings being dorks! Superhero kids movie!!!!

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

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(3) If we counted them separately, these Thor castmates would dominate this list, so we’ve counted them all together. Idris Elba brought depth and gravitas to the role of Heimdall; Jaimie Alexander set the standard for tough and vibrant movie superheroines as Sif; Tom Hiddleston turned a thin pantomime villain into one of the most memorable screen characters of the past ten years. And then there’s the main dude. Chris Hemsworth’s performance doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It’s not easy to make Thor seem approachable and real, and any actor cast in the role would be cast for his looks before his talent. Hemsworth, it turns out, has both. He found the humanity in the buffoonish alpha male thunder god, and turned people into Thor fans who hadn’t given the character a second look since Walt Simonson left the comics.

good points

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