Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anonymous said: Do you think that Marvel could have introduced another superheroine in phase 2? I'm not talking about something huge but maybe a few scenes here and there. Do you think there was space in any of the movies?

LOL, they easily could have introduced more female characters AT ANY POINT during the Avengers franchise. There is no narrative reason why not. The story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was not carved onto stone tablets by the hand of God.

There’s “space” in literally every Marvel movie to add more female characters or introduce another superheroine. Here are some suggestions:

  • Give Frigga & Sif more screentime in Thor & Thor 2, possibly by removing one of the Warriors Three.
  • Make Coulson and/or Sitwell women.
  • Make 50% of background characters women, instead of 10% or whatever it is right now.
  • Include a Hawkeye-style superheroine cameo in any of the Phase 1 or Phase 2 movies.
  • Introduce a superheroine during a post-credits sequence like they did Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch. For example, a female supersoldier being created secretly at the end of the first Captain America movie.
  • Make any of the supervillains or their henchmen female. Maybe replace Brock Lumlow (CATWS) with an equivalent female character from the comics.
  • Cut 5 mins of action sequences from The Avengers and use that time to show the origin of a female character mutating thanks to a Chitauri weapon or something.

It’s not a matter of “space.” If they can make space for a bunch of Agent Coulson cameos and an appearance from Stan Lee in every single movie, they could’ve introduced a superheroine any old time. Or at least made half of the background characters female. They just decided not to.

sigurrossgeller:

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onemuseleft:

ajacquelineofalltrades:

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline

One woman wrecking crew

I want to marry this woman.

onemuseleft:

ajacquelineofalltrades:

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Hayley Atwell laying waste to the Agent Carter set: A Timeline

One woman wrecking crew

I want to marry this woman.

production designThe Fifth Element (1997)

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nemfrog:

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circuitbird:

Ever wonder why the seeming #1 universal law of all fantasy fiction is Necromancy Is Bad? This would probably make an interesting essay subject.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
johndarnielle:

vintagegal:

Gale Sondergaard in a makeup test for The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Sondergaard was originally cast as the witch in "Oz" and was photographed for two wardrobe tests, both of which survive. One was as a glamorous wicked witch, and another as a conventionally ugly wicked witch. After the decision was made to have an ugly wicked witch, Sondergaard, reluctant to wear the disfiguring makeup and fearing it could damage her career, withdrew from the role, and it went to veteran character actress Margaret Hamilton.

when I want to understand concepts like destiny and fate all I have to do is consider the production of The Wizard of Oz and all the other ways it might have turned out vs. the miracle of what did

johndarnielle:

vintagegal:

Gale Sondergaard in a makeup test for The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Sondergaard was originally cast as the witch in "Oz" and was photographed for two wardrobe tests, both of which survive. One was as a glamorous wicked witch, and another as a conventionally ugly wicked witch. After the decision was made to have an ugly wicked witch, Sondergaard, reluctant to wear the disfiguring makeup and fearing it could damage her career, withdrew from the role, and it went to veteran character actress Margaret Hamilton.

when I want to understand concepts like destiny and fate all I have to do is consider the production of The Wizard of Oz and all the other ways it might have turned out vs. the miracle of what did