Marvel Studios has time and time again brought spectacular projects to their fans. movies like Avengers: Endgame and Thor: Ragnarok are still etched in the minds of viewers. From excellent CGI, background music, and storylines, Marvel movies have it all. However, with the recent crisis in the MCU, fans often wonder “what happened to Marvel?!”
Another complaint some fans might have about Marvel is that while the cinematic universe is adapted from the much-loved comics, it’s not entirely accurate. It’s true, the MCU doesn’t transfer comic book pages directly to screens, and Marvel producer Nate Moore might know why. Apparently, Marvel Studios is a little hesitant when it comes to hiring avid comic book fans.
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Comic Book Fans Are A Big No To The Marvel Team
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While appearing on The Ringer’s The City with Matthew Belloni podcast, Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore revealed the studio’s secret. If you’re a dedicated comic book fan, you might not be a perfect addition to the Marvel team. Speaking to Matthew Belloni, Moore revealed that while the team often gets writers who are comic book fans, they are a “red flag” for Moore. This is because he believes that if someone has a preconceived idea of what something looks like, most of the time recreating it with originality becomes a task.
“A lot of times we’re writers who love Marvel. And for me, that’s always a red flag. that you grew up with number 15 and that’s what you want to recreate…’ I want someone who’s tough on the material, who goes, ‘What is this? there’s a movie here, but maybe we should look at it that way.
Basically, all Moore and the team want is someone who can spin the comics around and make something new and fresh out of them. He thinks that will happen when the writers and directors go beyond the idea of what the movie should be from a comic book perspective.
When talking about what exactly Marvel is looking for when adding people to the team, the Eternals producer stated that there are two checkboxes that the person must check. One of those boxes is having demonstrated excellence in their previous work and the other is a passion for film.
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A twist on the comics
Moore’s perspective might seem confusing to fans. Why won’t having prior knowledge of the source be an added advantage for the film? After all, if they have all the necessary information, the characters will be represented much more accurately, right? Well, Moore doesn’t think that’s necessarily the best way to go.
Citing Taika Waititi as an example, he said the director did such a good job with Thor in Ragnarok. According to Moore, this happened because Waititi was not “married to Thor on the page. He put his own spin on the character and maybe that’s why the movie was so well received. Should he have followed theShakespearian » and “traditionally rigid” personality of the god of thunder, maybe the movie wouldn’t have done so well.
So while the Marvel comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe aren’t exact replicas of each other and do their own thing, the heart of the stories is in the same place.
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