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Tuesday, May 16

A "cure" for mutancy


X-men: The Last Stand movie was a point of discussion at the reference desk today, with a noncomic reference librarian and a comic reading patron. People are excited for this release in 10 days (much more than the Superman Returns). The addition of Angel, Beast should be interesting. Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix and Mystique will add some redhead-power to the movie...










From the guys at Variant Edition, Joss Whedon will not be using any villians in current Wonder Woman stories (guess that's the whole DC Universe too) in the movie, but creating his own villian. JW has brought me many great stories, but I think that he should cull from the garden of DC.

“It’s sort of shifting under me," says Whedon. "I’m doing more rewriting on this than I am used to. Finding her was fun, and finding the structure of the film was incredibly difficult and fun. I am not bringing in any villains that anyone knows. I will not be bringing in any of the rogues gallery from the comic book. The villain is original to the film.”

9 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Mark said...

"Mutancy" is such an ugly non-word. It's "mutation", you screen-writing muppets!

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger jamawalk said...

More than Superman? People are jerks.

Oh, and from what I hear Haley Berry wouldn't cure a midget.

Its a fact.

 
At 5:39 PM, Anonymous The Other Randy said...

Wonder Woman has an OK Rogue's Gallery, I guess, but nobody that I think that could be a big deal for a movie. I think the original villain is a better idea. The only ones that I could think of that could hold interest for a movie would be Ares or Circe. But seriously, could you really see Angle Man or Egg Fu holdin up in a two-hour or plus movie???

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Yeah, reading Whedon's statement as the most casual of casual WW fans, my first reaction was, "Wonder Woman has recurring villains not named Cheetah?"

So I'm fine with it.

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Canton said...

"Mutancy" is such an ugly non-word. It's "mutation", you screen-writing muppets!

Made-up language is okay within the confines of a fictional universe. And anyway, "mutancy" is a clinical word -- it's not supposed to be pretty -- and serves to differentiate between conventional real-world style genetic mutations (the sort that cause genetic disorders and such), and Marvel mutations that give people superpowers.

That's my take, anyway.

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Nah, it's an abomination. Same as "normalcy" - no effin' word, people - it's normality!

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Canton said...

No, this is an abomination. "Mutancy" is a fictional technical term that serves both to clarify fictional things and to irritate irascible Irish linguists. ;)

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger redlib said...

Ares or Circe aren't well known from the Rogues Gallery but
Ares tried to launch a nuclear arsenal once- that's so Hollywood. Maybe too Mission: Impossible for Whedon's more subtle character taste.

 
At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Normalcy" is listed as a word in Webster's. "Normality" follows: normalcy n. or normality.

 

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