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CAPTAIN EFFING AMERICA.

The idea of Chris Evans* AND Joss Whedon** having a hand in Captain America makes me very very sad.

*YOU DON'T GET TO PLAY TWO SUPERHEROES IN THE SAME UNIVERSE. THAT'S JUST UNFAIR TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO BE A GODDAMN SUPERHERO.

**WHY WOULD YOU LET JOSS WHEDON DIRECT THE AVENGERS?

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Date: 2010-04-16 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cidercupcakes.livejournal.com
WHAT DDDDDDDD:

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Date: 2010-04-16 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
Yeah, the rumor is that Joss Whedon's been tapped to direct the Avengers, which means he's (supposedly) also going to have a hand in shaping Captain America. blargh.

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Date: 2010-04-16 05:26 pm (UTC)
ext_134: by ladyjax (Default)
From: [identity profile] ladyjax.livejournal.com
Trust me, I'm right there with you. Everyone else is all "oooh, Joss!" and I'm in my corner saying, "Dude, this not a good thing!"

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Date: 2010-04-16 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
I'm not a fan of what he did on Runaways but that's a MUCH better fit for him than the Avengers. Hell, give him the X-Men. His run on that didn't make me want to cry. Or give him Spider-man! There are a whole host of characters/teams that Joss could do very well. The Avengers isn't one of them, though.

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Date: 2010-04-16 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missmollyetc.livejournal.com
...Okay, Chris Evans I can deal with. It's not ideal, but it's not a dealbreaker. But Joss Whedon? This will not end well.

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Date: 2010-04-16 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
I was pulling so hard for Ryan McPartlin, I can't even tell you. And I like Chris Evans, but all the things that make him a good Human Torch are the exact same things that will make him a terrible Captain America. Add Joss to that and the whole thing just makes me v. v. v. sad.

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Date: 2010-04-16 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missmollyetc.livejournal.com
And I like Chris Evans, but all the things that make him a good Human Torch are the exact same things that will make him a terrible Captain America.

::nods:: I hear you. There's a...a callowness to Chris Evans that doesn't work for Captain America, I guess you'd say, and his casting says to me that they're going to try and think of this as a slick Summer Action movie, you know? Joss Whedon will probably bring more depth than that, but Joss likes to have too much ironic distance in his work for me. He likes having his heroes be jerks, heroes in spite of themselves as it were, and Captain America is just so inherently a good and decent human being that I can see Joss trying deconstuct him into a Joss Hero instead.

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Date: 2010-04-20 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
Exactly. There are heroes for whom ironic distance works really well! Like, say, Green Arrow, and there are heroes where you have to be sincere because that's just the kind of hero that they are -- Wonder Woman, Captain America, Superman, even Batman.

Oh Joss. I would have been okay with him rebooting the X-Men! But not the Avengers. sigh.

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