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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Interview With Brett Burner And Marvel Movie Madness

In cast you haven't heard, there's an interview with Brett Burner over at The Cast. Thank goodness he took my call!

Brett is currently producing graphic novels for Zondervan's g.n. imprint, through his own company Lamp Post Publications. His creator credits include The Manga Bible, Kingdoms and Hand of The Morningstar.

In the interview, Brett talks about his background as a comics fan, his career in the biz, what happened to Alias Comics, and his less-than-traditional approach to producing Christian comics.

So, what are you waiting for? Go listen, already!

Marvel Movies

Having seen Iron Man Monday night with my lovely wife, she once again was witness to one of my unseemly "geek-out" sessions. Regrettable, but she knew what she was getting into when she married me. Worse yet, for her, she thoroughly enjoyed the movie, as well. Yes, my dear, you are well on your way to geekhood.

If you haven't seen the movie yet, make plans SOON. It's a great flick.

Info on Marvel's future movie plans has also made it onto the net. Basically, we can expect Thor and Iron Man 2 in 2010, and Captain America and The Avengers in 2011. Just for the heck of it, here's my opinion on how they should handle Thor.

The most important thing: Keep Thor in Asgard, for at least the majority of the movie, bringing him to Earth only toward the end, perhaps in a climactic battle scene. Two or more Asgardian beings falling to Earth in a fiery conflagration? Industrial Light and Magic would have a blast with that! (Not to mention fanboys and fangirls.)

In keeping the character at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge, producers would be able to give the flick a "Lord of The Rings" feel, establishing to the people of movie-Earth and movie-goers themselves, that Thor "isn't from around here."

Upon dispatching whichever enemy he tangled with, he can introduce himself to the people of Earth, letting them know he has just saved their world from certain doom. Taking a liking to the world of man, he decides to stay awhile, prompting a visit from Nick Fury, ala Iron Man.

Heck, the threat in the Avengers movie could be an extension of what happens in Thor's flick, providing continuity, and remaining true to what Stan and Jack did.

So, there's my idea. And I'll expect to see my name in the credits should Marvel go that way. ;)