On 11/17/2023 at 2:10 PM, Atlantis said:
Understood. At the same time, I've heard this view before- that they're dated and from the 60s. But all of the lynchpins of the Marvel universe were from the 60s. Its not like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Avengers, Daredevil etc. all came out decades after the Fantastic Four; they all came out in '61-'64. So it shouldn't matter. If the FF is "dated" then the others would be too.
As far as them all being white, again, that's true of nearly all the comics that were published during the early 60s (not excusing it but that's what happened). In this case, a brilliant scientist, his girlfriend, her kid brother, and the scientist's astronaut best friend. Not unusual that this very small circle, this family, would be one color.Now, its true that Marvel comics in particular made some stabs in race and culture diversifying, and absolutely should have gone way further than they did. Far as movies go, there's no reason why a supporting cast shouldn't reflect the society we live in; Dr. Richards relies heavily upon the scientific community, the government -military complex, etc. I could easily see him having allies and rivals of all races, that would flesh out the story, not to mention the political implications of civilian space flight and superhuman citizens. I cannot wait to see how they all react when Mr. Fantastic opens the Negative Zone and Annihilus rips out....
One thing they have going for them now that they're in the MCU, and appearing at this time instead of at the very beginning, is that many of those oversights and omissions can now be fixed. That, along with going the Kirby route as you said, should be the ticket.
Mr.Fantastic- Anson Mount
Invisible Woman- Kaley Cuco
The Human Torch- Montana Jordan
The Thing- Jared Keeso
Jay Tavare- Wyatt Wingfoot
Charles Parnell, new character, chief doctor, scientist, General or CIA/SHIELD handler
NO DOCTOR DOOM IN THE FIRST MOVIE. Set him up for the sequel.
As long as whoever they cast does a good job. I just think there were better actors for the role than PP no matter how hot his stock is right now.
And I so agree with you about Kaley Cuoco as Sue. She has the look. She has the personality and she's just downright adorable. And I also think she would be one heck of a live action Harley Quinn. She already does a pretty bang up job on the animated series and her strong athletic build is just made for a BA like Harley. And freaking Georgey as the smart mouth cocky Johnny Storm is genius. I don't like Anson as Reed. Somehow I'll always just never get past his coma inducing portrayal of Blackagard Boltagon. LOL! Might I suggest a Joseph Gordon Levitt might make a much better Reed? And sill be young enough to portray him for many years. Also I think Jared Keeso is a little to dreamy to be Thing. Maybe this would be a time to bring on a wrestler with acting experience like John Cena into the MCU. Jay Tavare is spot on as well.