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  1. 14 hours ago, Menor said:

    I mean, having that criticism is one thing, but the way you express it is another. And the fact is Ahsoka is perfectly qualified to beat Darth Maul, she has probably had some of the most intense Padawan training ever with the amount of battles she's fought under Anakin. Maul is not some sort of unstoppable force like Campea seems to think.


    Yeah I agree.  If you're going to plant your flag on a point of creative contention which makes the most sense; Ahsoka Tano, after a period of tutelage under Anakin Skywalker, goes on to become a formidable warrior or Darth Maul, after being cut in half in the  in the cinema classic The Phantom Menace gets some new legs via force voodoo and proceeds to wreck all comers?  I know where I'd land and it's not on Campea Island.

  2. 15 hours ago, Menor said:

    What the fuck is wrong with John Campea. Just saw his comments about Ahsoka defeating Maul and they were so weird and gross. Never paid attention to the dude and I see that was a good decision.


    He's given Filoni flack for overpromoting Ahsoka in the two series she's appeared in for a while now.  Anyone who has read the Ahsoka Tano novel (which Filoni didn't write but I'm sure was consulted on) already has an idea as to Maul's fate during the Siege of Mandalore.



    Campea's gonna like The Clone Wars even less when this final season is over.


  3. On 1/14/2020 at 3:35 PM, andersonhoran said:

    Yep, but it seems this movie is going to have a lot of characters, and it all indicates that Nightmare is going to be the villain, so i thought they would save Mordo for the third movie. 


    I know Derrickson made it known that Nightmare was a villain he wanted to play around with but is there anything indicating he's going to be the big bad beyond that? (I haven't followed the rumors on this one very closely, just caught a few set pics from WandaVision).  Maybe one of the creative differences he backed out over was Marvel trying to tie Wanda back to the entity from her comic book origin; ie. Chthon.

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  4. 12 hours ago, stealthyfrog said:

    What is it even supposed to mean


    There's the obvious mashup of the two characters' names.  Also the premise of the show is apparently based on Wanda creating a pocket reality where she and Vision live an idyllic American middle class life that mirrors classic television shows from the late 50's/early 60's.  Maybe she watches old re-runs as a means of escape, I dunno.

  5. 2 hours ago, Nova said:

    She dislikes KK so I’m pretty sure this underperformance is going to egg her to make over a dozen videos about this. 


    I don't think she hates KK.  She's sung her praises often enough in the past.  And she liked TLJ.


    But GR knows that, in the sandbox she makes her living in, there's more juice in pandering to the Star Wars malcontents, so that's what she does.

  6. 48 minutes ago, Feanor said:

    I wonder what it will take to make Star Wars popular in China.


    I think a fresh start with new characters could help, but idk, it will still be associated with the ST simply due to the name and as we’ve seen, the Chinese don’t care for Star Wars, or at least for the ST.


    The problem is what adjustments can they make to increase it's appeal in emerging markets that won't alienate a sizeable chunk of the fanbsase in it's traditional footprint that is resistant to sweeping changes in the franchise.


    I think The Old Republic is probably the best approach to that.  A lot of fans are begging for it and it would provide a good opportunity for some broader changes to the visual palette and a narrative dynamic other than "the beleaguered underdog vs the oppressive super power".

  7. 7 hours ago, TMP said:

    That's a weird thing to say since Watchmen is based on a comic book and is doing more bold, interesting things than the MCU ever has


    I'd agree that it is, yes.  But it's also operating in a relatively empty space left in the wake of one of the more iconic comic books runs.  It's a musing on what could have happened afterwards (and a damn good one at that).  The MCU is still running on a mishmash formula built on existing source material because there's just so much of it left untapped.

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  8. On 11/26/2019 at 11:00 AM, Napoleon said:

    Grace Randolph already denied the click-bait Variety report:




    She's courting the Snyder Cut hopefuls.  Once you realize she's one of those people who is so deep into Twitter that it skews all of her viewpoints many of her takes and "information" start to ... well, make more sense at least.   It trended so she'll see how many subs she can mine from that particular pocket of disaffected fans.

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  9. 9 hours ago, DAJK said:

    How is Disney losing 130M on DP? Didn't Fox finance it and Disney simply distributed it? Not sure how financials work like that with a major acquisition like this, but I would have thought the purchase of Fox would have included all finished/semi-finished products, and everything those products make are just printed $ for Disney.

     Movie's production budget gets financed through debt, Studio A acquires Studio B, picking up those existing debt obligations in the process.

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  10. 2 hours ago, Spidey Freak said:

    Neil Gaiman run.



    That's the only run I'm familiar with as well.  And it's supposedly the one they're leaning on the most for the movie.  And it makes sense, if you're trying to set up an entire group of enhanced beings who've been around in the MCU all this time but never got involved in any of it's goings on.  The Gaiman run would work quite well for that.

  11. 17 minutes ago, lorddemaxus said:

    She also did something kind of similar with Black Panther. I think she first loved the movie and rated it as her favourite film of the year because of the love it was getting from literally everywhere but then she started using the "Black Panther is overrated" phrase once a vocal minority of people on the internet started to.


    Yeah.  I detest what she does but I will say she understands how prevalent confirmation bias is within franchise fandoms as she tries to thread the needle in appealing to as broad a swathe of those fans as possible.  But I also find her efforts glaringly obvious.

  12. 15 minutes ago, Julian1410 said:

    I thought she became a fan of brie Larsson. She has Said that multiple times this passed month


    One thing Randolph does with figures like Larson who have both large followings and a group of constant detractors is to try and appeal to both groups.  It's very similar to Kathleen Kennedy, just in reverse.  She has frequently sung Kennedy's praises, especially prior to TLJ.  But when the negative reaction to that movie reached a certain point she decided to start making her appeal to those stomping their feet over it, even though she herself has always said she likes TLJ.   That was when she ran that video about the super secret meeting of the various studio heads and started working the Kennedy would be fired if they could find anyone willing to take the job as her replacement angle.  And she's not voiced the same full throated support of Kennedy she once did ever since.  She wants both segments of the SW fandom to consume her paid subscription content.

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