@SpitfireINK:Well, i guess we were watching different movies, b/c im pretty damn sure that Bourne series (especially Ultimatum) were sporting some political undertones. Hell Ultimatum could be blueprint for CA: Winter Soldier movie.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Will Be "Political Thriller," Says Feige
Sounds promising. If it's anything like Ed Brubaker's run + Bourne Trilogy, there could be some potential to inject modernity into the character. While the first movie was a fun period piece, I'd definitely wanna see Cap enter the 21st century with a more serious tone (seeing as how this seems to be Phase 2's plan? IM3 seems to support this...)
On the other hand, I don't want this to be Syriana. At the end of the day, it's still a superhero movie, not a political one. I don't want to watch 120 minutes of Cap and Fury debating domestic policy and U.S.-Middle-East relations.
But I think that the largest problem with making Cap a 'political thriller' is the costume. Gonna be hard to fit the red, white, and blue in a more grounded plot...
Whilst I have little interest in the majority of Marvel films, I do think 2 per year is a little excessive.
This may be entirely due to being a DC fan, but the reason why I prefer their films (regardless of how good or bad they are) is because they are fewer and far between. This may sound stupid, but I feel like I DESERVE to watch them, after waiting a year or two to do so... it really annoys me that Marvel is destroying the enjoyment factor of patience for the entire industry.
I accept that Green Lantern was pretty awful, but the reason why it remains one of my favourite comic-book films is because I knew that it was a one-off opportunity, and one that fans had the chance to wait for in anticipation... even if that anticipation is better than the result.
Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and an unknown one (possibly Daredevil, Black Panther, or Doctor Strange...could be even The Wolverine, but doubt it) are the movies that are setting up Avengers 2. Ant-man is going to start phase 3 at the end of 2015.
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