Cinema or Child’s Play? That is the question Marvel Studios has had to face recently. This month Marvel fans were dealt a one-two punch at the hands of Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. At that start of the month, Scorsese compared the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to theme park rides. Coppola backed this sentiment while being interviewed by journalists in France by claiming that “we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.” Coppola went on to say that Marvel films never fulfill those promises of real cinema and are, therefore, “despicable.” Ouch.
I’m late to the game but, I knew Disney and Sony couldn’t stay mad at each other for too long. Spider-Man rejoins the MCU for at least one more movie. After that, I’m sure there will be some more negotiating between the two companies. I really hope that Sony can continue to knock it out of the park with their Spiderverse films to prove to Disney that they are capable of standing on their own two feet.
Depending on the report you read, Sony and Disney have parted ways over money or scheduling. Which means our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man has left the MCU and is working with the little guy once more. Spidey has had success as a solo act before and I think Sony can pull it off again.
I mean, okay. Sony also made some err… interesting choices in the past, but they seem to be on a better path now. There are two more Spider-Man films in the works and Tom Holland is still attached to those, so I’d say we are off to a good start. If you’re still worried about Spider-Man’s future now that Disney removed Kevin Feige, just remember, Sony was able to pull off “Into the Spider-Verse” without Feige.
I’m curious to see what Sony will do, but I’m also disappointed we won’t see Spider-Man team up with any of Disney’s collection of super-heroes…for now. I’ve read hundreds of comic-books. I have a pretty good feeling I know what’s going to happen a few issues down the line in this will they/won’t they storyline.
Disney old pal, let’s have a chat. According to an article from Inside the Magic, you are getting ready to make a live-action feature of “Pocahontas.” I know that you have been stepping up your game in terms of diversifying your casting choices and believe me, I appreciate it. I love what you did with your “Aladdin” remake. “Mulan” and “The Little Mermaid” look like solid films as well. I can’t wait to see a Latina actress join the Disney princess line up in the future. However, if you want to enter a new renaissance of storytelling and pay respect to Native American culture, DO NOT remake “Pocahontas.” Just don’t.
We aren’t kids anymore. We know what happened to the real Pocahontas, and rehashing her story is going to upset a lot of people. While past movies required relatively minor changes like having Jasmine become sultan, I don’t see how you could update “Pocahontas” into a palatable story to put on screen for audiences of all ages to enjoy. She was kidnapped, converted to Christianity, and died at the ripe age of 20 due to sickness. I could be wrong. Perhaps you have an unknown piece of history that would get everyone on board with the remake. But honestly, I would feel better if you let this story go.
Here’s a better idea, partner with a tribe and do a live action film about one of their myths or legends. I’m sure they would be more than happy to tell their stories.
That’s all for now champ. I’ll let you get back to figuring out which childhood classic you are going to remake next.
“The Black Caldron” is ripe for the picking.
A Latina princess would be nice too.
Last thing, I promise. What if there was a Latina princess in “The Black Caldron”?
Think about it!
Adam West may have portrayed the goofiest version of Batman ever, but he is a crucial part of Batman’s history that shouldn’t be forgotten. When he hit the silver screen in July of 1966, Adam West made history as the first caped crusader to entertain moviegoers.
Levels of campiness were off the charts as actors leaned into their characters with all their might. And although fans of Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy might be embarrassed by this chapter of Batman’s story, I for one am glad that this version of Batman exists in the world.