Mighty Marvel Monday: Questionable Directorial Choices

Let’s bask in the glory of today’s alliteration: Memorial Day Mighty Marvel Monday! Hope everyone (in the US) is enjoying a day off. Unless, of course, you’ve been waiting with baited breath for me to round up this week’s Marvel-exclusive news for you:

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Marvel fans let out a collective chorus of “Noooooo!” this week as it was announced that not only was Edgar Wright (Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) leaving the Ant-Man feature film, Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, frequent Joss Whedon collaborator) was no longer going to helm the Daredevil Netflix-only television show. These are two extremely popular directors with excellent reputations and dedicated followings, so the decisions have made the fanbase understandably wary. No word yet on who is replacing Wright, but Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Smallville) will be taking over on Daredevil.

John Byrne Throws Major Shade on Days of Future Past

John Byrne, who illustrated Claremont’s original Days of Future Past, does not want any part of your X-franchise, okay?

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Starting off with a delayed release, Inhuman lost Matt Fraction, suffered another delay before Charles Soule took over (by the way, I adored Fraction’s first issue. Thoughts, anyone?), and now Inhuman #3 has been pushed five weeks from its original release date, now slated to come out in July. This book is a hot dang mess.

Storm Solo Title Picking Up Steam

People are getting pretty excited for Greg Pak’s upcoming Storm solo book. Storm, a fan favorite, has probably suffered a bit over the past decade, as the only experience many new fans have with her is the subpar Halle Berry version from the X-movies. Pre-order this book! Let the big publishing houses know that a woman of color is a viable solo character.

See you next Monday, True Believers!

Ivy Noelle Weir

Ivy Noelle Weir

Ivy Noelle Weir is a Librarian, Writer, Photographer, and feminist geek out to ruin everything you love. She tweets excessively at @ivynoelle.

4 thoughts on “Mighty Marvel Monday: Questionable Directorial Choices

  1. Yeah, I was kind of sad to hear Goddard was off Daredevil.

    There’s a Storm solo series? Awesome! You know Storm’s always been a family favorite.

  2. I would point out that the last comic adaptation Wright brought to the big screen was Scott Pilgrim vs the World. And while the movie had a great look and feel and had a very Lee O’Malley style, he did make some strange directorial decisions in the adaptation, from “Scott Pilgrim gains the power of self-respect” to originally intending Scott and Knives to be the endgame couple.

    I don’t know enough about Ant-Man to say whether he’d do anything similar with that property, but if that’s the standard for his adaptations, I’d prefer he stick to original work.

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