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New COMIC Thread 6-24-09

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    If you can't find the time to get an actor who is good for the part and actually looks like the character, it doesn't exactly bode well for the film.

    Also it's because I'm a huge racist.

    I think they said that at the time the only white guys they could come up with who looked remotely like the Kingpin were random pro-wrestlers. All things considered, I'm OK with him being black and Michael Clarke Duncan.

    It's not like the Kingpin was just a dude with a certain color hair; he was a sophisticated, bald, illegitimate businessman who happened to be toting around like 500 pounds. There isn't a huge pool of actors who can just jump into that. (Although after Tropic Thunder, maybe they can have Tom Cruise be Kingpin when they reboot Daredevil).

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
    I'd actually watch Daredevil or Electra over the Fantastic Four movies.
    The other two good ones are Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin and CJ in San Andreas for watching nerds splutter about trying not to sound racist when their view essentially boils down to "fuck black people!"

    I don't see how one is comparable to the other. CJ wasn't an established character of a popular intellectual property. The Kingpin was. Yeah, I hate it when they needlessly change the ethnicity for characters of established IPs. I don't see how it is any different from hating that they completely changed a character's costume or hairstyle.

    you can't have a white guy as huge and imposing as michael clarke duncan is

    he is absolutely perfect for the role of kingpin and if they reboot daredevil I want him to be cast in the role again

  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere MY FINEST CREATION oh nevermind it's deadRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Raneados wrote: »
    killer tofu

    rane I want you to know that I appreciated this post

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  • Burden of ProofBurden of Proof You three boys picked a beautiful hill to die on. Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    Marvel 1602 style - woo!

    I'm sure there are large white guys in Hollywood. I think there are significantly less of them with acting chops like Michael Clarke Duncan.

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The guy that plays Detective Sergeant Jay Landsmann on the Wire as Kingpin.

    Fuck off and die.
  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Kingpin.

  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel Deus Vult! OsloRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Robocop as Kingpin.

    Fuck off and die.
  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited June 2009
    Warwick Davis as Kingpin.

  • TiBTiB Registered User
    edited June 2009
    huh... so guys, Farrah Fawcett died this morning

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  • TubeTube Working As Intended Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2009
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    But Sulu's race has an actual function in the setting. The Kingpin's doesn't. There has literally never been a prominent plotline in the marvel universe in which the Kingpin's race played a prominent part. It's an irrelevance. It's interesting that no one gave a shit that the Spartans in 300 were manifestly not of mediteranean origin but there is a collective monocle pop over a black guy being so uppity as to think he can play the Kingpin. Which he did very well.

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I haven't seen Daredevil, but Duncan seems like a perfect choice for the Kingpin.

  • nosnibornosnibor Registered User
    edited June 2009
    Did we ever find out how the second poll (Lookouts vs. Automata) turned out?

    When you're a spy, it's a good idea to give away your trade secrets in a voiceover on a TV show.
  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Jim Darkmagic won

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Just like in preschool.

    Everybody wins!

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I'm guessing they just said, "Fuck it" and decided to do Lookouts first
    They seemed pretty excited about it
    And then they're gonna do Automata

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  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    :database error:

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Michael Clarke Duncan was a much better kingpin than John Rhys-Davies

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    I'm guessing they just said, "Fuck it"
    And decided to do Lookouts first
    They seemed pretty excited about it
    And then they'll do Automata

    no they're going to do Berk's Automata Lookouts obviously

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    But Sulu's race has an actual function in the setting. The Kingpin's doesn't. There has literally never been a prominent plotline in the marvel universe in which the Kingpin's race played a prominent part. It's an irrelevance. It's interesting that no one gave a shit that the Spartans in 300 were manifestly not of mediteranean origin but there is a collective monocle pop over a black guy being so uppity as to think he can play the Kingpin. Which he did very well.

    collective monocle pop?

    tube, you are a wordsmith

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
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    I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that Lookouts isn't available for purchase as a print.

    If not, I hope it becomes available soon.

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Ugh
    This is going to cause so much nerdrage
    All getting their neckbeards in a twist
    Typing furiously, "Where's my vote?"
    Wearing silver armbands

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    How much do you wanna bet they're going to do them like two months in a row

    Automata next month and Lookouts in August

  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    Ugh
    This is going to cause so much nerdrage
    All getting their neckbeards in a twist
    Typing furiously, "Where's my vote?"
    Wearing silver armbands

    Riots in the streets. Special Police dressed like Frank shooting the protesters in the streets. Robert Khoo on TV as the Information Minister claiming nothing is wrong and the infidels are being killed at the gates of Pennies Arcades Headquarters.

  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    BusterK wrote: »
    :database error:

    I couldn't access the forums from 2:30 to 5:00

    :(

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hunter wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    Ugh
    This is going to cause so much nerdrage
    All getting their neckbeards in a twist
    Typing furiously, "Where's my vote?"
    Wearing silver armbands

    Riots in the streets. Special Police dressed like Frank shooting the protesters in the streets. Robert Khoo on TV as the Information Minister claiming nothing is wrong and the infidels are being killed at the gates of Pennies Arcades Headquarters.

    Claiming the whole uprising is obviously being secretly backed by Scott Kurtz.

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    AMP'd wrote: »
    BusterK wrote: »
    :database error:

    I couldn't access the forums from 2:30 to 5:00

    :(

    Me too.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2009
    I would love to see an avatar movie starring Morgan Freeman.

    I know nothing about avatar.

    It's just that it's a movie starring Morgan Freeman with the possibility of flying and kung fu.

    Mint.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    But Sulu's race has an actual function in the setting. The Kingpin's doesn't. There has literally never been a prominent plotline in the marvel universe in which the Kingpin's race played a prominent part. It's an irrelevance. It's interesting that no one gave a shit that the Spartans in 300 were manifestly not of mediteranean origin but there is a collective monocle pop over a black guy being so uppity as to think he can play the Kingpin. Which he did very well.

    To be fair here, 300 had basically nothing to do with real-world Sparta. I mean, "those dudes ain't Greek" gets trumped by them fighting armies of ninjas and troll-men and dwarves riding on freakmonsters and whatever else. Like zero percent of that story was accurate except the highest-level plot summary.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Defender wrote: »
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    But Sulu's race has an actual function in the setting. The Kingpin's doesn't. There has literally never been a prominent plotline in the marvel universe in which the Kingpin's race played a prominent part. It's an irrelevance. It's interesting that no one gave a shit that the Spartans in 300 were manifestly not of mediteranean origin but there is a collective monocle pop over a black guy being so uppity as to think he can play the Kingpin. Which he did very well.

    To be fair here, 300 had basically nothing to do with real-world Sparta. I mean, "those dudes ain't Greek" gets trumped by them fighting armies of ninjas and troll-men and dwarves riding on freakmonsters and whatever else. Like zero percent of that story was accurate except the highest-level plot summary.

    also the rampant homophobia, even though the homosexual relationships were a major part of the entire culture

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Michael Clarke Duncan can be the kingpin anytime he wants

    he's the best giant black man

    Tony Lister Jr. is a close second

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The other two good ones are Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin and CJ in San Andreas for watching nerds splutter about trying not to sound racist when their view essentially boils down to "fuck black people!"

    good lord I love you

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2009
    Michael Clarke Duncan can be the kingpin anytime he wants

    he's the best giant black man

    Tony Lister Jr. is a close second

    what about James Earl Jones

    Fuckin' Sandlot man

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited June 2009
    he's not big enough

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Hey, I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan did a bad job or anything. I just don't buy the idea that there are no large white men in Hollywood. I'm wondering how you people would have reacted to a black Sulu or a native American Captain America.

    That last example would actually be kind of cool.

    But Sulu's race has an actual function in the setting. The Kingpin's doesn't. There has literally never been a prominent plotline in the marvel universe in which the Kingpin's race played a prominent part. It's an irrelevance. It's interesting that no one gave a shit that the Spartans in 300 were manifestly not of mediteranean origin but there is a collective monocle pop over a black guy being so uppity as to think he can play the Kingpin. Which he did very well.

    To be fair here, 300 had basically nothing to do with real-world Sparta. I mean, "those dudes ain't Greek" gets trumped by them fighting armies of ninjas and troll-men and dwarves riding on freakmonsters and whatever else. Like zero percent of that story was accurate except the highest-level plot summary.

    also the rampant homophobia, even though the homosexual relationships were a major part of the entire culture

    And yet the film was so incredibly homoerotic pretty much all the way through.

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