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PhantomBat27 7/21/2012 1:34:33 AM

This is really off the subject, but I just had a random thought. Am I the only who thinks that IF they try to revamp/reboot the Punisher again, that they need to stop trying to mimick Garth Ennis' style. I mean, I loved his work on Punisher as much as the next guy, but unless Ennis is actually writing the script, I don't think they should try to copy his style for the character.

reek 7/21/2012 9:58:31 AM

You're right @PhantomBat27, that is really off topic but I'll bite.  My gut tells me they should try making a Punisher movie that has ties to the larger Marvel universe; make the bad guy the kingpin or another Marvel heavy from the non-super powered class.  Something that separates itself from the normal ultra-violent shoot-em-up formula (I'm not saying tone down the violence though).  Using Jigsaw for War Zone was a good move but neither the actor nor the script were quite right.  There are lots of old Punisher storylines they could go to to appeal to fanboys; Assassins guild, Return to Big Nothing and even the original 5 issue mini-series had screenplay potential but Hollywood writers see the Punisher as another grim gunfighting character, no different than dozens of others; Death Wish, The Exterminator, Man on Fire, etc.   In fairness, the Punisher started out as a thinly disguised rip-off of Dirty Harry, but during the 80's and 90's, he developed into something deeper, and a cornerstone of the larger Marvel Universe.  The success of Avengers should tell them (among other things) to embrace the comicness of these characters.  That is the best way to make it stand apart from normal gun movies.  Of course, at the beginning I said this was my gut feeling and I have been having a lot of stomach trouble lately so maybe i'm totally wrong here.

trollman 7/21/2012 10:16:24 PM

Try Pepto and see if that helps

PhantomBat27 7/21/2012 11:28:59 PM

@reek, Indeed, a film version of the original 5 issue mini Circle of Blood would make a fantastic film. I also agree that they should embrace the comic book roots of not just the Punisher, but all these heroes. I really believe that's what made Avengers such a hit. Yes, it was believable, but it was still very outlandish. Very much a COMIC BOOK movie.

Now to the subject at hand. I don't really have an opinion about Biel being Viper. I just hope that this Wolverine movie is better than the last. They need to stop portraying Wolverine as this mutant savior all the time and make a much more personal story.

swisshammer 7/23/2012 2:23:46 PM

They probably just realized that Biel can't act worth a crap. She's gorgeous, and I'd love to have her strapped to my radiator, but she is pretty boring to listen to.

That said, if Viper gets naked in this film, I'll be very upset Biel was replaced.

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