I'm so sick of everyone beating on Mystique. She's always being gutted or pummeled or WAY too easily outsmarted these days. It's insulting to her character and it all just reeks of unresolved mommy issues for some of the writers. Let's get back to who she really is.
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I understand why a character being replaced, regardless of whomever is replacing them, is controversial. But I feel like with this new Thor people are more mad that she's female than anything else. It's so funny to me how patriarchal the response to it has been. "Thor is the son of Odin, she can't be the son of Odin. She's a girl"....well, who's saying she is the son of Odin? We have no idea how she acquires her power or why she refers to herself as Thor. Loki was girl but since he's something of the sissy villain trope, that's all well and good to everyone. But masculine, legendary, epic Thor? A woman? BLASPHEMY! It must be a Disney conspiracy because god knows Disney is just always trying to push this empowered feminist agenda with all of their lovesick princesses who, if they have any power at all, are afraid of it. What if people hated the new Cap because Captain America is classically known to be an Aryan man? Would that be acceptable? Of course not. But the woman who dares to take Thor's namesake is suddenly subject to more scrutiny than anybody else. Why is that an acceptable prejudice?
We know absolutely nothing about her. And, by the way, no need to leave tears on your pillow over this. Thor still is a blockbuster star of the movies with multiple iterations in cartoons and gaming, plenty of merchandise...he also still has that mythological backdrop that goes back for lifetimes too. But the presence of a Thor with a vagina in comics is just so threatening. I sometimes have such hope that other comicbook fans are more enlightened than they're given credit for, that if we just moved a few female superheroes into the girl's section of Toys R' Us, we would see that girls also aspire to be heroic too. But things like this have me thinking a lot of people are stuck with these almost medieval values. It's really disappointing.
Unpopular opinion probably but Hulk. He's always been a danger to basically everyone and it's not as a result of possession or temporary corruption, he's ingrained with deadly, destructive x-factor that has him turning on people all the time. Every recent iteration of Hulk outside of the comics has him attacking his own teammates. I was watching Avengers again recently and right between him trying to kill Black Widow and Thor, I just had to wonder why he's even worth the risk. Hulk could very easily kill people in the crossfire.
It's definitely possible. Joss wanted Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch for this movie really bad because they were the Avengers he was raised on. He, at one point, even tried to arrange to have Ant-Man and Wasp in the first picture as well but Marvel wouldn't allow him to (which I think is a BIG mistake). So there's a 60's/70's inspiration behind his Avengers and the Scarlet Witch and Vision were a big deal in those days. But this movie is so jam-packed, I don't think they'll get to it. It looks like the most character-heavy elements are going to be Hawkeye, Hulk, Black Widow, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch because they're going to focus on characters who don't have individual franchises. Maybe down the line they'll get to Vision but he'll probably be more of an extension of Ultron than anything else.
I personally think Scarlet Witch and Cap would be better but with Sharon Carter in the picture, that won't happen now or maybe ever. Hawkeye also had a thing for Wanda and there have been paparazzi pictures of Hawkeye and Wanda but I'm not sure. Either Hawkeye and Black Widow will be a couple or Hulk and Black Widow (which was rumored). Just so long as Wanda and Pietro aren't a couple, I'm okay with whatever Joss comes up with.
I kinda love Scarlett witch's costume but I'm a sucker for that style. It's reminiscent of Wanda when she appeared on x-men evolution just less over the top.
Me too, that was my introduction to Wanda as a kid so I've always held a certain fondness for that goth look. I kind of wish they found some way of integrating the design of the headpiece though, Joss said they thought about referencing it with a headband of a similar shape or something. I think if they just had two pointed horn-like shapes on a headband, she would look like a total badass. It's just too iconic for them to ignore.
I'm surprised at the crap quality of these pictures though, some of the paparazzi shots of Aaron and Elizabeth were much more badass.
Cassandra Nova gave Emma and Xavier quite a run for their money and used her telepathy to construct herself a body, she's one of the few telepaths to externalize her power in an offensive way. But I think Jean could've kicked her ass.