like some other commenters here, i dig the searching for Master Skywalker bit, too. What i'd REALLY like to see is him play it all "crazy wisdom" style. Maybe he's been meditating off by himself for 30 years, with no idea what's going on in the galaxy at large. It'd set these movies apart from the EU, it's something… » 7/24/14 2:03pm 7/24/14 2:03pm

"have "the character" return later with a different actor in the role." This, this, a million times THIS. Old soap opera trick, and comics / superhero universes are nothing if not soap operas. Add to this that the new Tony Stark / Steve Rogers, etc. will likely be interacting w/ all new CHARACTERS as well, developing… » 7/23/14 8:59am 7/23/14 8:59am

This is just fresh in my head. I wouldn't go so far as to say, "it doesn't MATTER who created Ultron", but for the purposes of the MOVIES, where Tony is already the resident scientific genius, it just makes sense.

it's not as if there isn't already a ton of things they've changed on the way from the page to the screen. » 7/16/14 1:35pm 7/16/14 1:35pm

I work for a local TV station as a "Traffic Coordinator". My primary function is "copy". The first bit means that everyone thinks i fly around in a helicopter reporting on rush hour accidents; the second means everyone thinks i WRITE copy for TV commercials.

EITHER would be infinitely more rewarding and interesting. » 7/15/14 7:41am 7/15/14 7:41am

totally. Add to that the fact that there's 31 flavors of Libertarian (Randroids, Paranoids, Right Wing Hippies, people who are TOTALLY more "independent" than "Republican" even though they're never cast a vote for anyone with anything OTHER than an "R" after their name, etc). » 7/14/14 3:41pm 7/14/14 3:41pm

eehhh... enjoyed the book, but it looks a little Left Behind... and sound a little like it, too ("the values of the individual against the supremacy of the state!") Can't help but think maybe the filmmakers are more pushing an agenda than looking to do a direct adaptation.

at the same time, it looks like it'll make a… » 6/23/14 1:32pm 6/23/14 1:32pm

it's 1994: i'm homeless, sitting in a used bookstore reading a dog-eared copy of Neuromancer, COMPLETELY lost (and just how did people know what the fuck was going on in that book in 19-EIGHTY-4??). Then, the main character, sitting in a doctor's waiting room, puts on a VR headset and watches a history of the… » 6/12/14 5:59pm 6/12/14 5:59pm