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Next to Spider-Man, the Daredevil was my other comic book fave. If you don't know...Daredevil (Matt Murdock) was blinded by a radio-active isotope that flew off a truck (how convenient). and through personal crisis became a crime fighter. The powers were super physical strength and hyper sensory perception.

Well, I just found <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/movies/2002/2002-05-16-daredevil.htm" target="_blank">an article</a> with a pic of the costume. That's Ben Affleck who'll be be starring as the hero. One of the villains he will be fighting is Elektra (Alias' Jennifer Garner!).

After seeing Spider-man (for the third time) I'm excited to see that Daredevil will be treated the same way. Hopefully the script will be good too. With Ben Affleck in the lead role I hope that his friend Kevin Smith (he has written scripts for Daredevil comics) will give him some tips.

It is great that finally there are producers and directors in Hollywood that are treating comic book characters faithfully.

What next comic book hero do you wish to see on the silver screen? I would like to see if Thor or Iron Man are in the works...
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The next ones they'll be doing are The Hulk, The Fantastic Four (with Thing played by the big dude from the Green Mile... sorry don't know his name), and Thor. And I heard Nicholas Cage would be playing Ghost Rider in the Daredevil movie.
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[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
<strong>And I heard Nicholas Cage would be playing Ghost Rider in the Daredevil movie.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nope, check the <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0287978" target="_blank">Internet Movie Database Site</a>:

Cast overview:
Ben Affleck\t.... \tD.A. Matthew "Matt" Murdock
Jennifer Garner\t.... \tElektra Natchios
Michael Clarke Duncan\t.... \tThe Kingpin/Wilson Fisk
Colin Farrell (I)\t.... \tBullseye
Jon Favreau\t.... \tA.D.A. Franklin "Foggy" Nelson
Joe Pantoliano\t.... \tBenjamin "Ben" Urich
David Keith\t.... \tJack 'The Devil' Murdock
Scott Terra\t.... \tMatt Murdock (age 12)
Coolio\t.... \tDaunte Jackson
Ellen Pompeo\t.... \tKaren Page
Kevin Smith\t.... \tJack Kirby, Lab Assistant (Wow, He IS in the movie and his character is named after the greatest comic book artist ever!)
Frankie J. Allison\t.... \tAbusive Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Paul Ben-Victor\t.... \tJoe Quesada (HA! He pencilled Daredevil!)
Jude Ciccolella\t.... \tMc Kensie
Kane Hodder\t.... \tThug
Stan Lee\t.... \tOld man (Well, that's a given...)
Leland Orser\t.... \tWesley

No. Nicholas Cage wouldn't stoop to play a minor role in a film...but maybe a starring role if Ghost Rider does make it onto film. Remember, he was slated to play Superman (script written by Kevin Smith) but he dropped it.

Another dream movie...the comic book character "Kabuki"...directed by Ang Lee or John Wu...keep dreaming...
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Yeah I saw he wasn't mentioned in the linked article. All of my information I got from my sister who heard it on TV yesterday. Maybe Cage is playing Ghost Rider in another movie... did Ghost Rider ever fight Thor or the Fantastic Four?
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Just found this: <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120667" target="_blank">http://us.imdb.com/Title?0120667</a>

Fantastic Four: coming in 2003
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[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
<strong>Yeah I saw he wasn't mentioned in the linked article. All of my information I got from my sister who heard it on TV yesterday. Maybe Cage is playing Ghost Rider in another movie... did Ghost Rider ever fight Thor or the Fantastic Four?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Knowing Marvel in the '70's...yeah. Remember Marvel's comic "Marvel Team-Up"? They had their hero line-up join forces all the time. Great way to increase circulation on a lagging comic character.

After the embarrassments of Fantastic Four, Captain America and the Punisher I'm happy that Marvel has gotten a clue as to how their characters should be treated on screen.

Bringing up Captain America...that could be redeemed again...without the rubber ears of course... :o
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This has bugged me for some time.....Who was the guy in The Avengers that could control the density of his body? I remember that he was green and forever switched between being like a vapour and a diamond.

Oh..and he was a bit of a moody sod as well.
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[quote]Originally posted by Zarathustra:
<strong>This has bugged me for some time.....Who was the guy in The Avengers that could control the density of his body? I remember that he was green and forever switched between being like a vapour and a diamond.

Oh..and he was a bit of a moody sod as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That moody sod's name was the Vision...



<a href="http://www.toonopedia.com/vision2.htm" target="_blank">More on him here...</a>

Another comic/movie dream...Vampirella. I heard there is/was a movie in the works...but I guess that went straight to video...I'll have to search Google for that...
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post #9 of 42
Kevin Smith posted on the DD movie <a href="http://www.viewaskew.com/newboard/messages386/2292.html" target="_blank">here</a>.

I hope it does well, but I'm afraid non-comic fans see him as a poor man's Wallcrawler.
I'll be first in line opening night, though!

I would love a GOOD Cap movie, but I suspect his abilities wouldn't be visually interesting enough for current audiences.

I can't wait for FF, each character has the potential to be kick butt with today's tech, especially Human Torch.

What a great time to be a comics fan!

:cool:

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That moody sod's name was the Vision...


That's him...thank you I can die fulfilled. I still dont remember him being called that though..when can you start to get Alzheimers?
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FYI: I have heard for the longest time that there is a script being thrown back and forth for Iron Man, but everyone's been edgy as to whether they could get enough butts in the seats to pay for the special effects. i think they were waiting on spider-man (as were lots of other comic-book based scripts) to see if a comic movie could get the serious cash.

anyway, also heard tom cruise for the role of tony stark in iron man. whether that was legit, or just some fanboy's dream, i can't recall.

can't wait for the hulk with ang lee directing.. but if hulk starts dancing on the rooftops, i'm outta there!
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[quote]Originally posted by rok:
<strong>FYI: I have heard for the longest time that there is a script being thrown back and forth for Iron Man, but everyone's been edgy as to whether they could get enough butts in the seats to pay for the special effects. i think they were waiting on spider-man (as were lots of other comic-book based scripts) to see if a comic movie could get the serious cash.

anyway, also heard tom cruise for the role of tony stark in iron man. whether that was legit, or just some fanboy's dream, i can't recall.

can't wait for the hulk with ang lee directing.. but if hulk starts dancing on the rooftops, i'm outta there! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Iron Man is in developement hell. Just like Spider-Man was for years. Supposedly the producer of the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was involved but left to pursue another TV series. Thing is, with the advances of all the CGI out there it can be done easily. Just need a good script and a cast that will work.
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post #13 of 42
Here we go: <a href="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0259324" target="_blank">Ghost Rider, 2003</a>, gets its own movie. Sweet!
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post #14 of 42
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Thought I'd resurrect this because I saw the trailer on Access Hollywood (no, not an avid fan of it). The trailer will be shown before the Minority Report premier...

Some more pics and news...
<a href="http://www.joblo.com/movienews/670.htm" target="_blank">http://www.joblo.com/movienews/670.htm</a>

Don't like Elektra's costume (why always BLACK leather?). Same with Bullseye...a bullseye scar?!!!
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Speaking of black, has a different Kingpin been added to the book since I stopped reading?

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[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>Speaking of black, has a different Kingpin been added to the book since I stopped reading?

Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>

No, he's always been white in the comic book. This is just another Hollywood ploy. Burton did it with Harvey Dent (played in the first movie by Billy Dee Williams and then in Batman Forever by Tommy Lee Jones???). Stupid...especially if a sequel is in the works...

Also I'm not too happy about Jennifer Garner playing Elektra. I believe originally Elektra was Southeast Asian or Polynesian...and the black costume? Guess two red costumes wouldn't work (Daredevil's is Maroon)? Whatever, I would have cast maybe Kelly Hu instead...

Dunno, this will have to be a wait and see flick for me... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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Elektra was Greek...

I, for one, would love to see the Hand in DD2...
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[quote]Originally posted by MacJunkie:
<strong>Elektra was Greek...

I, for one, would love to see the Hand in DD2...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah, thank you. I stand corrected... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #19 of 42
Black Kingpin, white Kingpin.... who gives a shit? Well, apparently you do, but why?

Did his white skin add anything to his character. I could understand the outrage at making Kingpin a homosexual thin guy with a soft disposition, but come on, let's not be nerds.
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Black Kingpin, white Kingpin.... who gives a shit? Well, apparently you do, but why? Did his white skin add anything to his character. I could understand the outrage at making Kingpin a homosexual thin guy with a soft disposition, but come on, let's not be nerds.</strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> :confused:

I don't give two shits! It's Hollywood that's whacked. Why cast an african american actor, then re-cast the character with a white man in the sequal?

There isn't a concrete origin of him, so almost anyone can play him.
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post #21 of 42
I sure hope that Iron Man is a serious thought in some producer's mind right now.

Don't forget, too, that we're gonna see X-Men II in the near future.

I think that the reason the movies are getting better is that more comic people (Stan Lee, the Dark Night guy) are involved in the process.
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post #22 of 42
Bah! They need to make a live action Transformers movie with modern CGI. That's all I ask for.
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He's going to be white in the sequel?
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I'm not outraged, I just like the characters in these comic movies to look like ones in the book.

I'm not nuts about Affleck as Matt Murdock, either, but I'll forgive that when he swings out in the DD costume the first time.

I also wish the X-Men outfits were closer to the comics, the funny "yellow spandex" line not withstanding.

I wasn't making a point about race or even political correctness gone wrong. I guess I'm just a nerdy comic-book purist.

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[ 06-22-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>He's going to be white in the sequel?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Sigh...



No, most movies such as these now have actors sign contracts that if their are sequels and their character remains in the storyline they have to be in the sequel(s). The actors in Star Wars, Matrix, X-Men and Spider-Man have this.

Maybe Hollywood learned their lesson from Batman...whatever.

Seen the trailer. I'm not convinced yet. Daredevil's not coming out until 2003 anyway.
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[quote]No, most movies such as these now have actors sign contracts that if their are sequels and their character remains in the storyline they have to be in the sequel(s). The actors in Star Wars, Matrix, X-Men and Spider-Man have this.<hr></blockquote>

It's interesting that you would sigh at my idiocy for this when you yourself asked: "Why cast an african american actor, then re-cast the character with a white man in the sequal?" in response to my post that was entirely about Kingpin.

*sigh*



Then you exasperatedly explain to me how actors have sequels written into their contracts after complaining about how Harvey Dent was handled in the Batman series?

Slow the outrage train down, nerd boy.
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Xidius, that sounds like the coolest job ever! What else has he done?

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post #29 of 42
transformers would be awesome, but I am looking for Thundercats to come to the live screen. Now that would be sweet.
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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It's interesting that you would sigh at my idiocy for this when you yourself asked: "Why cast an african american actor, then re-cast the character with a white man in the sequal?" in response to my post that was entirely about Kingpin.

*sigh*



Then you exasperatedly explain to me how actors have sequels written into their contracts after complaining about how Harvey Dent was handled in the Batman series?

Slow the outrage train down, nerd boy.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Derailed...derailed....I just don't have the energy sometimes to do the groverat idiot dance with you, man.

This is a thread about a ****ing comic book movie...don't make it your stance on how ****ing intelligent you think you are.

Apparently, you can cast movies (including so many other qualities...) so pack up and head to La La land... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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[quote]This is a thread about a ****ing comic book movie...don't make it your stance on how ****ing intelligent you think you are.<hr></blockquote>

What the hell are you talking about?

I'm not the one who started calling others idiots, I asked a simple question, it's not my fault you reacted like an outraged nerd.

[quote]Apparently, you can cast movies (including so many other qualities...) so pack up and head to La La land...<hr></blockquote>

Do you even know what you're talking about?

You're disappointed that Kingpin is black, I say it doesn't really matter. You have your opinion, I have mine, relax.
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90% of comic book readers are male within the ages of 20-30 years old. And I would say from experience (I was in the comic book biz briefly) that almost half are African American. So it is in Hollywood's best interest to cast certain characters to get that audience.

It's odd that the most popular African American comic book character (Spawn) was created by a white comic book creator, Todd MacFarlain...

Again, all I was trying to point out is that Hollywood tended to be inconsitant with casting certain roles again in sequels in this genre. They seem to have learned their lesson. Hope you did too, sensitive prick.

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[quote]And I would say from experience (I was in the comic book biz briefly) that almost half are African American. So it is in Hollywood's best interest to cast certain characters to get that audience.<hr></blockquote>

So you're saying the casting of Duncan as Kingpin was a move to get blacks to watch the film? That makes no sense, seeing as you've already said that half of the comic book fans are black even though the characters in the book are white.

Spider-Man did pretty well without black players.

What white guy would play Kingpin? John Goodman? Duncan is perfect for this part, he's huge and he looks like he could kick your ass, what big white guy puts off that vibe?

And again, does it even matter? I'm not saying this in a "we've got to have just as many black actors as white actors", but it makes no sense at all to be pissy about his skin color. This isn't a fucking affirmative-action hire.
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Did anyone else notice Coolio was in the teaser? Hmmm...
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<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> It's really funny... I really didn't start this...

[quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:
<strong>Speaking of black, has a different Kingpin been added to the book since I stopped reading?
Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>


I replied with what I believe would be the reasons for this. I feel the same way with finboy...why not be more faithful to the book? In some ways yes, maybe Kingpin should be white. He was white in the comic book for 40 years. But either through sheer stupidity (marketing) or just for creative purposes a black actor was chosen. I have no problem with this. I hope it works out. But I've witnessed many earlier comic book movies that were idiotic in their choices and conceptualization.

Face it groverat...you can be an a-hole sometimes. But I can deal with it... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

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[quote]I feel the same way with finboy...why not be more faithful to the book?<hr></blockquote>

I ask again: What white person could play Kingpin?

[quote]I have no problem with this.<hr></blockquote>

Interesting, because you said you did earlier and still act like you do. Hmmmm...

[quote]Face it groverat...you can be an a-hole sometimes. But I can deal with it...<hr></blockquote>

Am I the one who started calling people idiots and ("Oh, I've got the vapors!") sighing at questions?

It's not my fault you quote someone and then go off on a tangent and end up confusing the original poster because your reading comprehension skills take a nap.

You can call me an idiot if you want, that's fine, but don't expect me to not clarify the situation and throw a few back at you in response.

I can handle my being an ******* sometimes, but this isn't really an example of that and I can more than hold my own. Can you handle the consequences when you're an ******* yourself? I'm starting to doubt.
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Damn... too clever for me.
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Artman @_@ and Groverat making up... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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So... which one is you?
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