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    Avengers: Infinity War (film)

    Fully expect this to stomp on Justice League from a great height...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Fully expect this to stomp on Justice League from a great height...
    That kinda goes without saying, no?


    With the Russo brothers behind these two films, they have a chance of having some real weight, stakes, and consequences, which are things Marvel has seriously been lacking. Being that Avengers 3 & 4 are also technically the "contractual obligations are ending" films, they have an opportunity to take some characters out and giving the franchise a bit of an edge.

    BTW......Why on Earth did they take away Johanson's red hair, effectively reducing her sex appeal??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassman View Post
    With the Russo brothers behind these two films, they have a chance of having some real weight, stakes, and consequences, which are things Marvel has seriously been lacking. Being that Avengers 3 & 4 are also technically the "contractual obligations are ending" films, they have an opportunity to take some characters out and giving the franchise a bit of an edge.

    BTW......Why on Earth did they take away Johanson's red hair, effectively reducing her sex appeal??
    The Russo brothers have done some good work in the MCU, and you're quite right about Marvel's troubles with gravitas on-screen. There's rarely any risk of anyone dying, and anytime someone does die ... ehhh ... they were either only just introduced (Quicksilver), or their death was predetermined by the existing narrative (e.g. Stark's father), or some magic happens and they're alive again (Coulson). So it does sap a lot of genuine risk out of the Marvel movies. You just know everyone's going to be alright in the end, even if they have to temporarily go through some shit or fight against each other (Civil War - the airport sequence was awesome fun, especially Ant Man and Spider-Man's involvement - but at no point did I truly think "oooh!", there was no actual peril, hell, they were even cracking jokes with each other as they punched each other). They can have some good complexity built into the plot (Civil War, again, as two different ideals are pitted against each other - but it's more interesting intellectually, and provides a solid platform to build setpieces upon, than thrilling per se). Does that make sense?

    Anyway - the hair - not only that, but now Captain America has long hair and a beard ... edgy! He does look cool, but I was thinking "what's with all the new hair styles?" while watching that trailer.

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    I read a leak of a plot of Infinity war. I can't be sure it's true, but it does jive extremely well with what we see in the trailers and what characters get matched up (and where).

    If that leak was true, which it looks to be, then there will be several fatalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinionZombie View Post
    Anyway - the hair - not only that, but now Captain America has long hair and a beard ... edgy! He does look cool, but I was thinking "what's with all the new hair styles?" while watching that trailer.
    I figured Cap's new look was in fitting with where the character is right now. He's been on the run from the government ever since the events of Civil War. That's also why he doesn't have his traditional suit and shield. At one point in the trailer it looks like he may have a new shield sourced from Black Panther's Wakanda, which is where the vibranium came from for his original shield...

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