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ThatFanficGuy  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Captain America: Civil War - Official Trailer 2

The guy is in the cover art of the video. Is there any need to hide out his name?

    It looks like a good balance between serious and dramatic and fun and campy.

It struck me how terrible Tony Stark's character looks like in the trailer. After what seemed to be quite a bit of character development in Iron Man 3, he's back to his man-child state with quips that only five-year-olds would cheer for. Earlier - in the previous movies - his immaturity was somewhat cute; now it's frustrating.

user-inactivated  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He wasn't originally. I was trying to avoid spoilers, though it seems all the world knows now. Which is a shame. Honestly, it would have been cool if they left him out of the trailer. It would have made for a great surprise for anyone seeing the film for the first time, especially since most people don't keep themselves up to date on the rumors.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I often wonder why won't they just leave certain characters or actors off the book until the film comes out. Matt Damon from Interstellar is a good example of an actor who would reasonably "survive", hype-wise, without promotion; not that he needed any promotion anyway: he's already a very popular actor. Though - I say that only knowing that he appeared in trailers from other sources: I haven't seen trailers myself and have been surprised to find him in the film.

tacocat  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Spider-Man in that trailer boosted their box office inexorably so it's pretty understandable. I'm hyped and can't believe they kept it secret this long.

user-inactivated  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, when you put it that way, it makes perfect sense. I don't know if they still do, but Marvel used to use Spider-Man and Wolverine constantly as cameo appearances to help other titles when their sales were lagging a bit.

Also, War, before I forget. I think it was you who recommended Netflix's Jessica Jones to me. I watch it and with the exception of the awkwardness of all of the sex scenes and all, it was a great show. Thank you for that.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    and with the exception of the awkwardness of all of the sex scenes and all

They were designed to be awkward, partly because Jessica Jones is such a self-effacing character who can't bear the load of actually doing something good (which includes having any fun in bed) because of her deep-seated shame. They weren't designed to be very attractive, as well, both because real-life sex is often unattractive to look at from the side and because it's not the point of the series.

Have you seen Netflix's Daredevil? If so, did you feel the similar ending creep?