Join 3,375 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


This Animation Is NOT Made In Collaboration With Marvel
May 12, 2012 7:35 PM   Subscribe

Disassembled (Warning: Contains spoiler-ish references to scenes from recent Marvel superhero movies, movies not yet made and movies we WISH would happen)
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight (27 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Saw this earlier this evening and thought it was very cute. A++, would spend 2 minutes again.
posted by immlass at 7:40 PM on May 12, 2012


That was stupendous! Although I felt so bad when Banner forlornly looked down at the wedding ring, still in the box... city behind him in chaos and destruction.
posted by hincandenza at 8:20 PM on May 12, 2012


I liked the last bit. It's not a Marvel movie without a Stan Lee cameo.
posted by scalefree at 8:32 PM on May 12, 2012


Most cool. And will be sad when Marvel movies have no Stan Lee because there is no longer a Stan Lee.
posted by Samizdata at 8:35 PM on May 12, 2012


As cool as SLJ is I have a hard time seeing him as Nick Fury. I understand the need to cast non whites in movie rolls but revisionist history is just wrong.
posted by pdxpogo at 9:06 PM on May 12, 2012


Don't worry; Stan Lee has filmed literally thousands of cameo scenes to be posthumously added to forthcoming movies for each of Marvel's superheroes, including Tito Bohusk (1:12:45, buying a paper), Bushwhacker (0:15:27, housepainter with ladder), Ugly John (2:00:23, third banker from right), Jennifer Kale (1:03:11, eating a sandwich), Foxbat (0:05:30, security guard #2), U-Go Girl (1:25:20, crossing the street), Screaming Mimi (3:15:10, hit by a bus that was thrown by a robot), The Mad Thinker, (1:53:15, President McGillicuddy's economic advisor) Phishy McPhish (1:06:18, man with hat and paper), Bucky (2:30:15, himself), and, of course, Tolomaq the Fire Beast (0:46:53, man on fire, bottom right).
posted by The White Hat at 9:11 PM on May 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


STARS DON'T HURT THE SILVER SURFER!

Duh.
posted by straight at 9:13 PM on May 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


@pdxpogo you do know Nick Fury is black in the Ultimates universe, right?
posted by clockworkjoe at 9:21 PM on May 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


pdxpogo: "5As cool as SLJ is I have a hard time seeing him as Nick Fury. I understand the need to cast non whites in movie rolls but revisionist history is just wrong"

Not sure if serious or trolling . . .

Anyway, Jackson was the inspiration for the Ultimate Universe Nick Fury which is the basis for the movies.
posted by anansi at 9:21 PM on May 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Nick_Fury

man I logged in during the middle of my workout just to come here and say this because that just bugs
posted by zennish at 9:25 PM on May 12, 2012


DAMMIT.
posted by zennish at 9:25 PM on May 12, 2012


they also made thor speak english instead of old norse.

that is revisionist too
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:46 PM on May 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


As cool as SLJ is I have a hard time seeing him as Nick Fury. I understand the need to cast non whites in movie rolls but revisionist history is just wrong.

Doesn't Iron Man actually have neurokinetic user-controlled morphologic nanoparticle bundles that form the suit reside in Stark's body, and form a fibrous wetweb of iron and platinum,[11] that can be commanded to form any type of structure upon Stark's skin, such as large boxing gloves,[12] or weapons, including large guns extending from his arms[11] or a light saber-like energy sword with which Iron Man was actually able to harm one of the Worthy during the 2011 "Fear Itself" storyline.[13] The nano-machines can even mimic the appearance of clothes, and then dissociate to transform into the Iron Man armor whenever Stark wishes.[14] The suit adds less than twenty-five pounds to Stark's body mass, and can stop a howitzer shell.[11]
posted by KokuRyu at 11:19 PM on May 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reverse revisionist racism? Nah, it's just a comic book.
posted by Brocktoon at 12:41 AM on May 13, 2012


I think that's the only timed I've laughed at a Snakes on a Plane reference.
posted by permafrost at 12:57 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


The film was an interesting mix of the trad and ultimate marvel universes, most of the heroes are not the ultimate version: Cap is not a jingoistic thug, Thor's backstory is clearly not ultimate, Hawkeye is perhaps closest and there are elements of the ultimate approach to the Hulk. Iron Man seems fairly traditional, with maybe some ultimate universe personality traits, but I'll go out on a limb and say I don't think we'll see Stark smash out the Black Widow's brain with a champagne bottle.
posted by biffa at 1:21 AM on May 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


they also made thor speak english instead of old norse.

that is revisionist too


Technically, it's revisionist that they don't talk in really stilted fake-Shakespeare in Asgard. I find this sort of thing less "revisionist" and more "refreshing."
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:26 AM on May 13, 2012


I understand the need to cast non whites in movie rolls but revisionist history is just wrong.

You are aware that comic books are fiction and. Of history, right?
posted by empath at 6:33 AM on May 13, 2012


That was fun.
posted by KGMoney at 6:47 AM on May 13, 2012


Poor Venom. All he really needs to be happy is some ice cream.
posted by Aznable at 6:51 AM on May 13, 2012


Yes, that's right, empath. Of history.
posted by adamdschneider at 7:30 AM on May 13, 2012


Stupid auto correct. NOT history.
posted by empath at 7:59 AM on May 13, 2012


Who wishes for movies?
posted by Edogy at 9:12 AM on May 13, 2012


The film was an interesting mix of the trad and ultimate marvel universes, most of the heroes are not the ultimate version: Cap is not a jingoistic thug, Thor's backstory is clearly not ultimate, Hawkeye is perhaps closest and there are elements of the ultimate approach to the Hulk. Iron Man seems fairly traditional, with maybe some ultimate universe personality traits, but I'll go out on a limb and say I don't think we'll see Stark smash out the Black Widow's brain with a champagne bottle.

I recently reread the first Ultimates run by Mark Millar (which I had remembered somewhat fondly) in the runup to the Avengers movie, and it pretty much underscored for me why I go out of my way to avoid Millar's writing these days. His characters are sometimes flawed/interesting, but mostly they just end up becoming sociopaths. It's like all Millar got out of working on The Authority with Warren Ellis was that it's fun to make superheroes behave like murderous assholes, absent any larger sociopolitical points to be made.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:01 AM on May 13, 2012


The Thor/loki moment made me laugh till I cried. Such a simple yet genius setup.
posted by Faintdreams at 10:47 AM on May 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


As cool as SLJ is I have a hard time seeing him as Nick Fury. I understand the need to cast non whites in movie rolls but revisionist history is just wrong.
posted by pdxpogo


Marvel recently brought that continuity in BATTLE SCARS with Nick Fury's son. From Wiki:

Battle Scars

In 2012, the six part series Battle Scars introduces Nick Fury's secret son, Sgt. Marcus Johnson who is an African American, and ends up losing one eye in the series.[39] The character has been described as looking like Samuel L. Jackson, just as the Nick Fury of the Ultimate Universe does.[40][41] Nick Fury retires at the end of the series, and his son takes over his job as head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Johnson changes his name to his original birth name of Nick Fury, as he and Agent Coulson appear on the Helicarrier in the final page.[42]


Easy peasy.
posted by Ron Thanagar at 12:32 PM on May 13, 2012


Yup A black Nick Fury, based on movie Nick Fury, based on The Ultimates Nick Fury, is now part of the Marvel universe. Nick Fury Junior, in fact.

You dawg, Nick Fury Sr.

Also not the stupidest bit of continuity rank in comics. Probably not even top ten.
posted by Artw at 10:59 PM on May 13, 2012


« Older As The Polyphonic Spree embarks on Phase 3 of thei...  |  Reuters photographer Jim Urquh... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments