The Loose Ends of The Avengers

The Loose Ends of The Avengers

MovieBob reveals almost everything you wanted to know about the Marvel movie-verse, and a few things you didn't know you wanted to know.

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I would love a Sub-Mariner movie and a Black panther movie

I like your explanation of how the Cosmic Cube might work in the movies. The idea of a portable inter-dimensional transporter is still fascinatingly powerful, without being the stupid piece of deus ex machina it was in the comics; and I can accept that it works as a battery when its ambient energy is contained.

Also: I love the idea of a well-made, in-depth Black Panther movie. If Marvel keeps up its recent trend of good adaptations it wouldn't be just a fun romp with an interesting character, it could also help provide some much needed diversity to the summer blockbuster fair.

Thanks Bob, very interesting as usual ;)

Very nice compilation. Well done as always. Heck, this could have been an entire "Big Picture" episode if you think about it.

I thought that the element that Tony made was supposed to be Vibranium, at least that's what Jarvis said, and that they were either cutting out Wakanda or Tony made synthetic Vibranium.

This of course slightly confused me when Howard Stark says that the Cap's shield was made from the metal, since I was under the assumption it hadn't been invented yet.

One thing I am a bit unsure of, you state the location where the Cap was recovered from as being Antarctica, a.k.a. the large continent on the far south of the globe. The movie shows him flying north over Sweden, Norway, then to the north pole.

Did I miss something or was this just a mix up on Bob's part?

millertime059:
One thing I am a bit unsure of, you state the location where the Cap was recovered from as being Antarctica, a.k.a. the large continent on the far south of the globe. The movie shows him flying north over Sweden, Norway, then to the north pole.

Did I miss something or was this just a mix up on Bob's part?

It makes no sense for Cap to have crashed in Antarctica. All of the bomber's targets were in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the comics canon, he crashed into the North Sea. Either it's a mixup or maybe Bob enthusiastically jumped to an erroneous connection based on the Antarctica map in Harold Stark's possessions (these things happen during fanboy speculation). If it was a map of Antarctica and not the Arctic (I don't remember), the most likely Marvel Universe reference is to the Savage Land.

All great question and nice to keep in mind for the upcoming Avengers movie. Speculation is fun!

Personally, though... I'm still holding out for a Doctor Strange movie!

Falseprophet:

millertime059:
One thing I am a bit unsure of, you state the location where the Cap was recovered from as being Antarctica, a.k.a. the large continent on the far south of the globe. The movie shows him flying north over Sweden, Norway, then to the north pole.

Did I miss something or was this just a mix up on Bob's part?

It makes no sense for Cap to have crashed in Antarctica. All of the bomber's targets were in the Northern Hemisphere, and in the comics canon, he crashed into the North Sea. Either it's a mixup or maybe Bob enthusiastically jumped to an erroneous connection based on the Antarctica map in Harold Stark's possessions (these things happen during fanboy speculation). If it was a map of Antarctica and not the Arctic (I don't remember), the most likely Marvel Universe reference is to the Savage Land.

That's what I figured, but since the extent of my comic knowledge comes from the movies I wasn't going to discount that I missed something.

This is excellent. I think they're planning a Doctor Strange film; I hope so at least. Anyway. WHY IS IT NEXT SUMMER!? I can't wait that long!

I'm thinking moviebob basically encompasses the whole "mastergeek" ideal this site stands for. They'd better make sure moviebob doesn't go "Extra Credits" on them (something which was a real shame). I'd love for the coming say, ten marvel movies to rule the screens as the last few have, and would be really dissapointed if they pulled a green lantern.

It would be awesome to see The Vision in the (or rather, an since the only thing stopping The Avengers from being a series would be some sort of or, a series of production/ contract disasters). He was passed over in Ultimate Alliance and as far as I know hasn't been in any game since The Captain America and the Avengers arcade machine. He's long overdue for a comeback.

Interesting, though I didn't understand most of it due to a lack of comic knowledge. I think that the element created in IM2 wasn't kept secret from anyone in particular though. It was mentioned that they couldn't make it back when Stark Sr. was alive. It's very likely that, to protect what would likely be a very important power source which would do horrible damage in the wrong hands (which he learned from Captain America), he hid the 'blueprints' of it. Of course hiding it in anything quite so simple as a blueprint design would make it fairly easy to steal. And making any real mention of it besides very cryptic clues would also give away it's location to any not-so-good people looking to make use of it. So being the rich person he was, he put the design in the buildings of his expo, which nobody would expect, and then left it for his son to discover when he grew old enough (and technology advanced enough) to understand and produce it.

That's my take on it anyways. It doesn't explain what it is though.

Namor coming 2013. The tagline is, 'Of course I'm not Aquaman!'

I'm hoping that this hint of Submariner and the hint of Dr. Strange in Thor are suggesting that after the big Avengers movie, they're gonna start working on a Defenders set of movies. And maybe a movie version of the multi-issue cross-book epic, Avengers vs. Defenders.

BP? If he is going to be in the avengers/get his own movie I can only say two words ok three
HELL FLIPPING YES!

So far they movies building up to the avengers have been at least good if not great, so I don't see how the avengers movie could be terrible.

Thank god for wikis. I wouldn't understand half of the things in this article if not for those databases.

Also: Absolutely agree with your assessment of Iron Man 2. I found it kind of boring back before I had seen Thor or Cap but now that its many allusions to these inter-continuity films have been made more obvious, it's suddenly become far more relevant.

I really really hope you are doing the "I know something you don't know" move there, Bob. Because if you aren't you don't know all too much about the Avengers or Marvel x_x. And yes. That was vibranium that Tony was fooling with in Iron Man 2.

And no. It has nothing to do with the infinity cube.

In regards to Vibrainium; the rare metal (and possible Celestial afterbirth) comes in two forms. Wakandan Vibranium absorbs any vibration, while Antarctic Vibranium causes metals to melt by generating vibrations. Did Stark know of all this. IS the new element Tony 'remade' Vibrainium

For the marker on Africa in Nick fury's 'to-do' pile, is it possible that this represents Genosha, Magneto's Mutant island. I know fox own the rights to x-men but it would be awesome if they included something like this.

I so can't wait for the Avengers. I can't believe I have to wait until next Summer. Also, if it's shit, the Escape to the Movies ep on it will just be 5 mins of Bob hanging himself.

I was thinking the same thing about Howard Stark as soon as I saw that last scene and yeah, I'm going to believe (until proved otherwise) the Howard just kept looking. It just seems to fit with the character I think.

I can't wait for the Avengers movie. Good or bad, I don't care - I'm going to watch the SHIt out of that movie.

MovieBob:
MovieBob: The Loose Ends of The Avengers

MovieBob reveals almost everything you wanted to know about the Marvel movie-verse, and a few things you didn't know you wanted to know.

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I'm sure what it was showing was Yggdrasil and not "the cosmos". By that logic Red Skull went to a pathway in which he could travel anywhere...or if i'm not mistaken go to the top. That is the tree of knowledge. Odin hung out there. I think that is also a literal statement.

Yeah, I'm 90% certain that the cube showed Yggdrasil, not just space.

So, after reading this, I have two theories. Either the movie is so bad and incomprehensible, that when it is released on DVD on December 21, 2012, the world implodes as it is unable to handle that much concentrated shit. Or it is so good, that when it is released on DVD on December 21, 2012, the universe implodes as it is unable to handle that much concentrated awesome. Either way, the world ends because of the Avengers movie. Way to go Marvel.

Honestly, I can only see this movie being really good or really bad. I'm leaning towards it being good. Marvel has definitely made some pretty great movies out of this so far. So I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. My only concern is what happens afterward.

MovieBob:
Did MovieBob Just Compile and Explain the Minutiae of Marvel Comics Continuity as Part of His Job?

Yes he did. How ya like them apples, Mister Guidance Counselor?!

Well that cracked me up. Btw nice job, Bob. Looks like I might actually have to watch Iron Man 2 again.

Damn it, I need to see Captain America now. Still haven't seen it, and most of this stuff revolves primarily around it. But NO, I had to live really freaking far from a theater at the time, and now live really freaking far from a DVD rental store so I can't rent it when it's released on DVD. I repeat: Damn it...

Come on, Black Panther movie. This has been on my Super hero movie list for a long time.

Dr. Strange would be nice, and I'd love to see how they pull off Dormammu.
Also, I'd like to see Iron Man vs. the Mandarin at some point. Fin Fang Foom would be pretty cool on the big screen... of course people might cry over another "Godzilla clone" but I liked the FFF/Mandarin/Iron Man stories.
Namor, the Sub-Mariner needs to be introduced at some point considering he's basically the original Marvel character... it would make for a good movie at some point with the Avengers. I wish they'd retcon the Fantastic Four as well, not the first movie which wasn't all that bad but the 2nd was horribad and Galactus was horribly misrepresented.
Also, despite what people say, I loved Ghost Rider and am hoping the second movie to be a decent one because I'd love to see a crossover there at some point. If there weren't a movie-rights gulf between the X-Men continuity, the Avengers and others, I'd have loved to see a New Fantastic Four movie as well (Hulk, Spidey, Ghost Rider and Wolverine). One of my favorite mini-series.

I confess that I am now much more confused about all this compared to what I was before reading this article.

Feeling kinda dizzy...

I read this in your boston voice and it made the whole thing hilarious and interesting at the same time
Get ready 2012, Avengers the movie! yay :D

Straight up, MovieBob!!! Stick it to all those imbeciles that told you this crap was never going to apply in the real world, and that you should be paying attention to things like geometry.

 

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