mcu adaptation

I’ve really enjoyed drawing anime characters so I thought I’d try using the same style on some marvel characters. First up Steve Rogers.

After a certain amount of time on Earth, it becomes apparent that Thor is kinda spoiled, what with being a prince and all. Eventually, Jane gets sick of him leaving his crap everywhere and reads him the riot act, particularly since Thor is rather useless when he’s not fighting evil. So, Thor, realizing how much he has taken for granted the daily labors of those around him, resolves to acquire basic Midgardian life skills and be of greater assistance. SHIELD ends up covering the cost of various night classes and continuing ed courses, where he learns to cook and fix things, and all the other tasks he once had servants for but now recognizes as worthy talents. Thor ends up being surprisingly handy, and discovers he loves to cook. Whenever he isn’t off on Avengers business, he does his best to take care of Jane, and ends up cooking way more than enough food for both of them, to the point they end up sharing all the leftovers with the neighbors. Jane then suggests that Thor could maybe cook for others, and guides him toward the local soup kitchen. Which Thor ends up loving – he volunteers several times a week, and spends hours sitting with the homeless veterans that come in from time to time, sharing battle stories and treating them with all the respect due warriors of their caliber.

anonymous asked:

As a long time Doctor Strange comic fan, what would you have changed in the MCU adaptation? not just the character, the movie itself as an adaptation I mean (also awwww can't stop looking at your sidebar)

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I wouldn’t change a thing, that movie was pretty much perfect as is, and that’s such a rare thing.

I’d have loved for it to be much longer, but that’s just because I’d like to see more of DS, but even that, the length was fine because everything needed for the plot was there, everything happening in the story, bit by bit for the progression of the plot and the character’s evolutions, it was all perfect. There was no need to change or add anything to happen, it all just worked so well for their stories to happen.

I’m terrified that the director won’t be able to pull off this amazing feat a second time. *crosses fingers*

I love both the movie and the comics, and while they are somewhat different characters and worlds (as is inevitable since it’s not the same Earth or the same Stephen), they are both so wonderful that I wouldn’t change a thing in either classic comics Strange or new MCU Strange. :D<3

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What are they doing with Wanda?

well first of all, whedon wanted his wanda to be based on a skinny, waifish, blonde and blue-eyed white actress, whereas in the comics wanda is of romani and jewish descent and has always been depicted as curvy, even for comics, with dark curly hair. so she and pietro have both been white-washed, which is even more insulting taking into consideration the mcu has had ABSOLUTELY NO WOMEN OF COLOR except for maybe like, the gulmira hostages in the first iron man film. the mcu is failing spectacularly at that, and WHITEWASHING IS NOT GOING TO HELP.

but anyways besides that, wanda’s characterization is…worrying. from everything they have mentioned in the press releases and interviews, they are focusing on wanda’s mental instability. elizabeth olsen has talked about how “crazy” wanda is and used pretty ableist language, and in the cap 2 after-credits scene she is clearly supposed to be childlike and unstable. that’s…not wanda maximoff at ALL. it’s not even close to how her mental illness was portrayed in the comics.

in the comics, the build up to wanda’s mental breakdown relied on years of history of her as a hero, mother, wife, friend and teammate. I mean, bendis making wanda “crazy” based on the loss of her children is problematic to begin with, but also the way comics have treated wanda in the decade since avengers disassembled has been really disrespectful. other characters have removed her agency entirely because she’s “unstable and untrustworthy” and overall it’s been a combination of misogyny and ableism and Not The Best.

but the point is that wanda’s mental breakdown was unexpected and a twist, and took a character who had been very secure in her emotions and pretty strong and reduced her to a hysterical grieving mother who needed to be controlled for her own safety. whedon is introducing wanda as already “crazy/broken” in the mcu. and it’s…pretty obvious he’s only doing it because whedon loooooves his mentally unstable magic girls.

basically whedon is turning wanda and pietro into the tams 2.0. he fought so hard to include the maximoff twins in this movie, clearly not because he loves the comics THAT MUCH, but because he really wanted to write another skinny crazy white girl and her overprotective brother.

I understand the mcu adaptations have both added and detracted to 616 characterization, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. but they have generally kept the core of the characters loyal to the comics. this is just so far off it’s insulting, both to comics fans and the character. and I…don’t think this is a coincidence that most of the characters of the avengers had already been introduced in previous movies, whereas this is the first time whedon has to fully adapt comics characters into movie form (excluding maria hill, who was written great but had like 2 lines in the avengers). I’m wary of the direction he is heading with the mcu in general, and wanda in particular.

  • Flash writers: For our first crossover we're going to come up with a metahuman who controls people's moods specifically so Barry will get pissed and fight with Oliver.
  • DCEU writers: Batman is going to go ham and try to fucking murder Superman.
  • MCU writers: We're adapting a comic arc that literally splits the entire superhero community in half and makes them fight each other.
  • Supergirl writers: Okay so what if... Kara meets Barry and then they get ice cream? And donuts? And then hug and have a friendly race :)

Sometimes I suspect there are people in the MCU fandom who still can’t tell the difference between Steve catching up with modern technology (which he’s clearly done just fine by the time TWS rolls around, even if he’s not a technical genius any more than the average person) and Steve catching up with seventy years of pop culture (which might take him a little longer).

anonymous asked:

I saw your post, but I have a question. How exactly was Clint different from the one we've seen before? I mean he just had some witty oneliners and sarcasm, but that's not character development? He deserves more and better than tbvh. He deserves a plot, a background and character traits othter than being the family guy who is always late for the party. Honestly, the Russo bro's didn't save or do him any justice either. They copy + pasted him at best and he is still the same undeveloped Clint.

okay you saw my post but clearly you didn’t read my tags and you didn’t see the ten other posts i’ve written about how mcu has royally screwed over hawkeye and how wrong they’ve been so i’ll cut you some slack there anon. 

first of all in every other mcu adaption of hawkeye we’ve seen a lot of his delivery has been pretty stoic and cool and calm, which is… really not hawkeye at all. he has a bit of easygoing, awkward flare and he tends to bring bring up ridiculously unrelated topics in the middle of fights and stressful situations—which to me really showed when he was fighting black panther and he just suddenly goes “i don’t think we’ve met! i’m clint.” 

we also get to see more of his mentor side in this film—something i really liked in the comics particularly when he’s with kate bishop. i like that he’s sort of become that for wanda in this movie and he openly brags about how she could easily best vision in a fight and he knows she’ll back him up during that confrontation.

speaking of that particular confrontation, let’s look at the first thing that happens when clint walks in the tower. he starts setting up a trap. he uses his environment to fight. he knows damn well he can’t win head on in a fight because he doesn’t have superpowers but he is resourceful and competent to know how to trap vision and talk wanda into helping him because he knows his environment and he knows wanda. 

and there’s also the fact he really pulled his punches around natasha and when wanda flat out calls him out on it what does he do? shrug and smile. easygoing clint barton right there, still not taking a fight seriously when he ought to be. 

i also liked that the russo brothers bothered to show how much of a team player clint actually is in this film when he helps cap bring the team together. in his own way clint is very much the glue that helps hold the team AND he has the potential to be a wonderful leader—especially when he brings both scott and wanda to help in the fight. 

speaking of cap, it only makes sense to me for two reasons why clint would come out of “retirement” if we’re looking back at comic book universe clint—-one, he was on cap’s side in the original civil war comics, and two, in fraction’s hawkeye comics he flat out tells people how cap brings out the best in people and you can’t help but want to do good around him. it only makes sense that this would be the person to get clint to come out of retirement because he really does look up to him. 

and then the fucking raft scene. the one time we really see hawkeye get outright angry and tell tony off and tell him he’s wrong. he didn’t sugarcoat it, and while he was angry, he just fucking laughed at tony’s self righteousness. hawkeye is a lot of things—crass and brutally honest were two things that i really liked seeing him as in this movie.

hawkeye was only in three scenes in this damn movie and it was the most in character he’s been in the marvel cinematic universe. up to this point they’ve played to renner’s proclivity for stoic action heroes and completely sidelined the fact that clint is actually way funnier than tony and that he’s awkward and brash as hell. can they do more??? oh god absolutely. hawkeye is an amazing character who deserves his own movie or netflix spinoff, and there are several amazing things they definitely need to touch up on like:

  • he’s deaf
  • he loves dogs!!! 
  • he literally tries to pay rent for all the tenants in his building when the landlord tries to kick them all out because what else is he gonna use all that avenger cash for???
  • he was orphaned alongside his brother by the age of ten (something that would’ve made a much better link between wanda and pietro than his weird ass family imo)
  • speaking of his family the comic universe makes it such a point that hawkeye does not have a stable romantic life. he’s not suited for settling down and starting a family or any of that and that’s kind of a big deal for his character!!! can we just get rid of joss whedon’s little hissy fit insert family please?
  • he was then raised by carnies at a traveling circus who taught him how to shoot and fight—that’s where he got the name hawkeye.
  • what an awkward shit he is. he literally just blurts out whatever he’s thinking, no matter how obnoxious or inappropriate it is.
  • he tries really hard to be a good person, esp with regards to how much he looks up to steve.
  • his antagonistic relationship with hulk lmfao
  • he’s THE comedy goldmine of the entire group. i’m so tired of tony stark getting all the witty one liners and being the one-up man in the mcu because we all know if they even gave clint half of the comic relief he has in the comics he’d outshine rdj’s iron man anyday. sorry not sorry that’s just facts.

so basically??? yeah they could do more and they should do more because it’s such a disservice to a wonderful character like hawkeye, but goddamn if the russo brothers aren’t taking a step in the right direction from joss whedon’s clusterfuck of clint’s characterization. i really hope they do so much more with him because clint barton is definitely hands down my favorite marvel character and he deserves so much more.

anonymous asked:

I love that we'll be seeing more of Natasha in Cap 2; but do you feel like anything is lost by removing a personal connection to Bucky? I'm not saying her only use is as a love interest; but if Bucky is HYDRA and there is no history between them, why use her in the first place? :/ I mean I'll never turn down the chance to see more of her, but why not just expand Sharon's role and let her be the female lead? Is it just be cause Natasha is a more high profile, well established super spy badass?

Look: I’d be okay with Natasha not appearing in this film and also Steve not appearing in this film and it just being a surprise Sharon Carter movie!! But it’s kind of dot dot dotting the way fandom assumes that the roles Sharon plays in the original Winter Soldier arc and the role Natasha plays in this movie are interchangeable, like puzzle pieces. If the script treats them that way, it will fail them both.

It seems to me one of Natasha’s roles in this film is as foil for Steve, not necessarily the foil Sharon would have been, not the partner Sam can be. Because Natasha is an established character, established as a SHIELD agent, and someone audiences have seen work with Steve before, they can build on that and handwave in a couple off-camera missions in the space between films. Sam and Sharon don’t have that sort of history. They need to be introduced. The original Winter Soldier arc takes advantage of Steve’s rich mythology, the connections he’s made with forty years of defrosting. The MCU adaptation doesn’t have that to rely on. It has to start building itself up.

As for Winter Soldier: no, I don’t think much is lost besides a potential way into future Bucky/Natasha plotlines, and even that is something they can add later if that’s the direction they wind up going. The essential questions posed— SHIELD and spying and what it means to serve a military bureaucracy, about who is responsible, the orders or the person carrying them out, who kills, the gun or the hand that pulls the trigger— this is all stuff that drips red for Natasha. She doesn’t need soft-focus makeout scenes with the bad guy to have an emotional stake in the story.

(And if makeout scenes are your deal, I think the Bucky/Natasha relationship is more about forgiveness and moving forward than it is about flashbacks. The thematic resonance exists whether or not the past relationship does.)

Anyway, Anon, the point of Natasha being in this film is to be Natasha. That is an imperative all by itself. She has her own space in the MCU to fill and her own plots to develop, and if this movie does that then I will be happy with it.