Oh, why hello there, Bloggers.
So, suppose you have a job at Disney, and the name of the job is “development”. And just you never mind knowing about things you don’t need to know, but we’re going to make a movie THIS YEAR, understand? And it’s got to be good, it’s got to be a hit. An unexpected indie hit. And it can’t be a movie involving our “highlight“ characters, it’s got to be something we don’t have to officially care about, but listen lemme tellya kid…but it’s gotta be a goddamn HIT, right?
Because let’s get this IP Bank moving, if you know what I mean.
By which I mean: give me a summer hit, out of the Marvel properties we’ve just acquired, that isn’t something we’re going to want for one of these goddamned AVENGERS movies that are going to cost us an arm and a leg. And I don’t wanna hear from any FF or Spider-Man either, get me?
Just give me something quick, fast, dirty, excellent, that we can put the banner “A Marvel Movie” on top of, something to build the brand while we’re waiting for Peter Jackson to say yes to Dr. Strange.
So okay. You say it’s a rich field for characters. Let’s see a couple.
Hand over the movie.