Caineach wrote:thejeff wrote:Why? The biggest problem in comics IMO is that they don't phase characters out and just reboot them, forcing the same themes on a new generation. Let the characters die or retire.Caineach wrote:You know, one thing I like about the movie verse is that if they want to keep them going they will need keep cycling new heroes in to prevent them from becoming static. Instead of having 50 years of the same hero who you lose connection to him through the authors, they will have to bring new characters in.
Or do what everyone else making superhero movies has done: Reboot the whole thing every few years.
Some shake up in the cast is good. Never seeing Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Banner, Thor, etc in the Avengers again while we move on to increasingly third string heroes isn't. Recast the headliners after letting them sit out a bit. Keep shuffling new characters in and out.
But don't give up on the original Avengers entirely. And don't reboot and start another Avengers series with all new origin movies of the same heroes.
Because it won't happen. Because you run out of popular characters. Maybe Marvel will be able to keep its audience for movies without any name characters. They've been doing a surprisingly good job so far. I doubt it, over the long run. And frankly, I don't want it. I don't want Cap to get 3 movies and a couple Avengers appearances and then never be seen again. Or replaced by Falc-Cap and then him replaced by someone else and on and on. I like the character. I like Steve Rogers. I like the WWII symbol of America out of time. I think he can support more stories than that.
OTOH, I strongly disagree that's the biggest problem in comics and it applies even less to movies, since you're only going to get a few movies out of any given actor. Not enough to make the characters stale.
I think Steve Rogers is one of the least interesting super heroes. He is almost as bad as Superman. And they took him and made one awesome movie with him as the center. I would much rather see what they do with characters that are interesting than with them trying to rehash him over and over.