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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

So, about that Thor idea

We may have to get a move on:
A new report suggests Marvel Studios will cast a transgender female character in one of their upcoming Phase 4 projects.

The report comes from Geeks World Wide, who indicate the character is currently using the codename “Jessica.” They go on to indicate that they are looking for a “transwoman actress of any ethnicity in her 20s to 30s.”

Geeks World Wide speculates that the character will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder as they state “the casting breakdown calls for ‘transgender actresses only.'” They go on to indicate the character will be Sera.

Sera first appeared in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 back in 2015. Sera was created by Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, and Phil Jimenez. Sera was a member of a group of wingless male Angels from Heven called Anchorites that were being held by the Hierophants.
The Devil Mouse really does seem hell-bent on tearing down Stan Lee's legacy as rapidly as possible.

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Blogger Warunicorn July 31, 2019 6:03 PM  

As I mentioned before, at least one of my favorite SF/F characters, Godzilla, can't be f*cked with thanks to Toho...I hope. lol

I really do feel for you comics enthusiasts and what they have done to established characters. SJWs are cancer.

Blogger Lushtree July 31, 2019 6:05 PM  

Stan Lee might have been an agnostic Jewish Democrat, but not even he deserves the comic writers who came after him.

Blogger Silent Draco July 31, 2019 6:12 PM  

Now there's a thought, Godzilla vs. Marvel Heroes. That would make a 90 minute movie, better than Bambi vs. Godzilla (5 min including credits).
When the back glows blue, it's over for you. Aquaman goes first.

By all means, rescue Thor from the SJW Norns.

Blogger Crew July 31, 2019 6:20 PM  

rescue Thor from the SJW Norns

Now there's an idea. Rebel could rescue Thor and help him de-SJWize and become a real superhero again!

Blogger David Ray Milton July 31, 2019 6:29 PM  

I have some spare change I’d like to multiply. Let’s do it.

Tranny Angels? They’re making this too easy.

Blogger Azimus July 31, 2019 6:32 PM  

Marvel is getting into comedy?

Blogger kurt9 July 31, 2019 6:35 PM  

A new report suggests Marvel Studios will cast a transgender female character in one of their upcoming Phase 4 projects.

These guys just don't know when to quit. How much further can they carry this shit on for?

Blogger Mark Stoval July 31, 2019 6:35 PM  

In a way, all of this may be good.

The devil mouse and other Hollywood-Satanwood companies are demonstrating how totally perverse and soulless they have become.

At some point, normies might finally see how the move away from Jesus Christ has destroyed the very fabric of the West. Maybe.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams July 31, 2019 6:43 PM  

This wasn't a Babylon Bee or Onion article.
...
I got nothing.

Blogger Wario's Mart July 31, 2019 7:00 PM  

Unreal. All the memes are coming true. "We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known".

We really 'are' going to get a disabled black muslim omni-sexual intersectional Cyborg transvestite as our new heroic archetype from our good friends.

Blogger Alexamenos July 31, 2019 7:01 PM  

At some point in the movie Jessica will disrobe for Forrest Whitaker and then Boy George music will start to play and I'll really regret paying $6 to find out what the big secret was.

Blogger Eli July 31, 2019 7:07 PM  

The upcoming MCU films are going to be a dumpster fire. Looking forward to the AHCU or whatever you end up abbreviating it as.

Blogger Hieroglyph July 31, 2019 7:08 PM  

On topic, mostly. I recently sat in cafe, and had the misfortune of catching approx 1 minute of Ellen, who is observably a dude. Anyhow, he was holding a baby, for reasons I'm not entirely clear on. And then he said something along the lines that the little baby's gender didn't matter 'in this age'.

What 'age' could he be referring to? Every other age, the gender of a child has been pretty uncontroversial. In Clown Age, it no longer matters, we are told. All in all, this was probably less than 30 seconds, yet still managed to cram in a lot of clown tenets in a very short time. I pity the people who are indoctrinated by this loon.

And 2+ hours of some trannie saving the world, just more indoctrination. None of this can possibly end well.

Blogger Unknown July 31, 2019 7:13 PM  

"The Devil Mouse really does seem hell-bent on tearing down Stan Lee's legacy as rapidly as possible."

It can't come fast enough!

Blogger Franz Lyonheart July 31, 2019 7:17 PM  

So the school of fish has taken another turn. Until recently, calling a woman in a movie an "actress" was considered problematic. Now they're specifically looking for a "transgender actress". Inversion at its best : you cannot call women "actresses"; in fact ONLY men can (and then, MUST) be called "actresses".

Clown world. Honk, honk.

Blogger Lovekraft July 31, 2019 7:23 PM  

"Inclusivation". Nice. Will use.

The blog "Disney Star Wars is Dumb" put together a 'Six Phases of a Geekergate". Good read

https://disneystarwarsisdumb.wordpress.com/the-phases-of-a-geeker-gate/

Blogger Karen took the Kids July 31, 2019 7:27 PM  

Am I the only one who does a double take every time to figure out whether transwoman is male to female or vice versa? Depravity is tough.

Blogger TheMaleRei July 31, 2019 7:35 PM  

Well, there's no reason why Thor cannot appear in any comic series out there, Thor is a mythological deity after all - have him look and sound different to the iconic Marvel character and you're golden...

Have Rebel find him dejected and help him regain his pride... "I've lost Asgard, my beloved Sif is diving for clams with a woman from a foreign land who claims to be a valkyrie, and my hammer was given to some witless frail human female by my father..."

Of course that might hit just a little too close to home for the lawyers...
Better to just have Thor appear and act as a Norse deity would and cause all manner of women to swoon with desire, enraging the soyboys and wahmen...

And the part about Sif - not sure if it was posted here, but the actress who played Sif reportedly wants to be Valkyrie's Queen in Asgard...

Disney is a tool of the enemy, that much is so...

Blogger Crew July 31, 2019 7:39 PM  

We really 'are' going to get a disabled black muslim omni-sexual intersectional Cyborg transvestite as our new heroic archetype from our good friends.

So, actually, we need a superhero with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) who runs around, ahhh, make that rides around on their motorized wheel chair and rescues people of color and does Astrophysics.

Wait. Is Stephen Hawking available, or is his body double available?

Blogger sammibandit July 31, 2019 7:40 PM  

@C-Speaks

No. The tells are reliable and once you learn them it's pretty straightforward. A person can't change their skeletal system. Nor can a person change their gait.

Maybe you have yet to learn the tells?

Blogger TheMaleRei July 31, 2019 7:42 PM  

@17

Worked with a transman at my old job. Nice enough person, if a little off b/c of the hormones. This individual dated a woman even before the transition and continued to date the woman. The individual told me such and I thought to myself - "That won't last."

Sure enough, it fell apart. The individual told me that the girlfriend had banged "A guy".

Later, before I jumped off Facebook, said individual made a post that paraphrased said - "I hate that I live in a country where a gun has more rights than I do."

Loopy crazy...

Blogger TheMaleRei July 31, 2019 7:45 PM  

@17 @20

Perhaps it's a matter of the terminology and not knowing what the newspeak is supposed to mean given the inversion-perversion-transformation-blasphemization of the language...

Blogger dh July 31, 2019 7:55 PM  

I enjoy the theories about how Disney, who is dominating the box office like no company since the medium has been invented, is secretly failing and will soon suffer its consequences. Who are ready to make wagers on the topic?

Blogger VD July 31, 2019 7:58 PM  

I enjoy the theories about how Disney, who is dominating the box office like no company since the medium has been invented, is secretly failing and will soon suffer its consequences.

(facepalm)

Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.... I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months.
– Irving Fisher, Oct. 17, 1929

Blogger tublecane July 31, 2019 7:59 PM  

The only way they could do this is if they cast an attractive heterosexual woman to play the tranny, then never mention it's a tranny except maybe as a hint to generate publicity. Or after the movie comes out, like how J.K. Rowling homofied her character.

Blogger Crew July 31, 2019 8:04 PM  

@25: Wait, you mean they would not cast the transsexual who hacked Capital One?

http://www.truthinourtime.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103668

Blogger Zaklog the Great July 31, 2019 8:06 PM  

It might actually be funny to have for confront a female imposter and say, "What were you thinking? You're not even a man. This is insane!"

Blogger Zaklog the Great July 31, 2019 8:06 PM  

* To have Thor confront

Blogger The Course of Empire July 31, 2019 8:17 PM  

Why not? Let's encourage them to go all in! Time to accelerate them into oblivion.

Blogger tublecane July 31, 2019 8:22 PM  

My suspicion has long been that part of WWT has been to make it so that if you should find yourself in the boudoir with an attractive lady and discover something extra down there, you won't be able to dismiss them on account of "discrimination." But it's not as though you shouldn't be able to tell. Or maybe just not get intimate with someone you're not reasonably sure is female.

If Diznee announces the character is a secret dude that ruins the surprise, of course. But I'm thinking they expect people to truly believe he character is female, and that will spill over into thinking the actor is. And there'll be plenty of people unaware of the publicity stunt/virtue signal, and some of them may be tricked.

I've already seen tranny actors playing supposedly female characters without the movie addressing it. Once, I noted the actor's name in the credits to confirm it was a he-she. Lo and behold, it was.

Blogger mrpinks July 31, 2019 8:24 PM  

Maybe a Charlies Angels with 3 clearly trans "Angels" would be a crowd pleaser... and Charlie Sheen as Charlie on the charlie...

Blogger Edgar Abbey July 31, 2019 8:37 PM  

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has already had a transgender character. In the Netflix series Jessica Jones, Season 3, the secretary for Jessica was played by an actual transgender woman, and it was quite obvious, even though it was not mentioned in the series.

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 31, 2019 8:54 PM  

I still see people saying they don't think the studios will really sacrifice their franchises for ideology. I don't know what it will take to convince them.

Blogger dh July 31, 2019 9:00 PM  

VD--

Easy, let's take up a collection, and you can short Disney's stock. You can fund all the movies you want to make with the profits.

Right?

Right?



Disney is printing money faster than any studio in history, and not just a little.. the idea that they are just eating their seed corn while also setting the stage for decades of blockbuster movies, all the while realizing increasing receipts and profits.

The two stories could not be more at odds - both sides can't be right.

Luckily we have a mechanism to find out who is right.

Blogger weka July 31, 2019 9:10 PM  

Gillette writes down 8 billion and the stock price for Proctor and Gamble goes up...

The clown crash is coming

Blogger Crew July 31, 2019 9:13 PM  

Well, Gillette was willing to lose $8B becoming woke!

https://twitchy.com/brads-313037/2019/07/31/gillette-becomes-the-billion-dollar-losing-segment-of-parent-company-following-its-toxic-masculinity-commercial/

Is that like The $8B man?

Blogger Crew July 31, 2019 9:14 PM  

I'm kinda hoping that Gillette doubles down and goes for broke. Double or nothing.

$16B loss next quarter!

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 31, 2019 9:32 PM  

If you own the worldest largest bin full of seed corn, you can show off how much you have by burning it for heat and fermenting it into moonshine. That doesn't mean it's not running out.

Blogger matveidaniilovich July 31, 2019 9:34 PM  

Dh has no vision. Next in Disney films will be female Thor & little black girl Iron Man. It crashed the comics already.

Blogger JAG July 31, 2019 10:03 PM  

dh wrote:

The two stories could not be more at odds - both sides can't be right.


Just like the supposed profits of Captain Marvel were at odds with empty theaters on opening day.

Don't believe everything being reported to you by the big corps.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim July 31, 2019 10:09 PM  

And a heads up for any Terminator fans... leakers are apparently calling it “Terminator:Equal Opportunity “ and the movie basically rewrites the future so that John Connors isn’t the resistance leader, but instead his post is occupied by a token Latina Grrl. And Cameron had some role in the writing of the script.

They are going absolutely bonkers with the white male/ whit ppl replacement agenda.

Blogger English Tom July 31, 2019 10:13 PM  

@Unknown

You left out the wheelchair, you wheelist you!

Blogger CitizenOutkast July 31, 2019 10:15 PM  

I still love this. I grew up first reading my dad's Marvel comics from the 60s, including Jack Kirby issues, and still read comics now (purchase Arkhaven, pirate Marvel/DC), but couldn't care less about them destroying themselves. If the movies crash and burn, that's great. If cucked conservative fans have to have content they dislike rubbed in their faces simply because they can't give up their precious movies, that's fabulous, too. Sometimes you have to rub a dog's face in shit before it learns. Dogs are quicker learners than conservatives, though, so I hope they get a lot rubbed in vigorously and repeatedly.
If Disney continues its path, that's just less movies to watch. No big deal. I ditched TV service years ago and have barely any idea of what movies are out now. No loss. So win-win-win. I'd love to see them crash and burn. The only way I see the nation as a whole losing with this is if conservatives continue to simply cuck harder and harder and scream "take my money" no matter how offensive the material is, all because they can't go without their brain-numbing distractions. Hopefully more and more Alt-Hero/Rebel/etc type movies are possible and the drones start flocking to them instead.

Blogger Dan in Georgia July 31, 2019 10:16 PM  

We are #Skynet

Blogger CitizenOutkast July 31, 2019 10:16 PM  

Sterling Pilgrim wrote:And a heads up for any Terminator fans... leakers are apparently calling it “Terminator:Equal Opportunity “ and the movie basically rewrites the future so that John Connors isn’t the resistance leader, but instead his post is occupied by a token Latina Grrl. And Cameron had some role in the writing of the script. They are going absolutely bonkers with the white male/ whit ppl replacement agenda.

Maybe they can make the Terminator African. "I'll be black." Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Blogger doctrev July 31, 2019 10:18 PM  

dh wrote:VD--

Easy, let's take up a collection, and you can short Disney's stock. You can fund all the movies you want to make with the profits.

Right?


I would happily use money to do this to Disney when Episode 9 collapses. You'd need infinite patience and a lot of nerve to short Disney, especially as Certain Interests have every reason to pump tons of money into it. That way the shorters are forced to sell. Besides, you know or should know that a vast amount of security is going to be needed to pull something like that off.

But given the collapse of Star Wars, you should be a -lot- less sure that Disney will survive with its current board. I imagine shareholders will want heads on spikes within a matter of years. You can play along at home by tracking the stock price as Episode 9 goes through the pipeline: surely that will be a giant cash cow for Disney... right?

Blogger English Tom July 31, 2019 10:22 PM  

@Tublecane

Casting a woman as a tranny.

This can never happen. Scarlet Johansson was set to play a tranny in a film and the social media witch hunt she endured was epic. Expecting an actual female to play a MtoF would be an invalidation of a trannys lived experience and another glaring example of transphobia.

Blogger English Tom July 31, 2019 10:23 PM  

@Crew

I thought you were referring to the Australian axe tranny. That one certainly could play a super hero!

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim July 31, 2019 10:23 PM  

That very line is ( allegedly) co-opted by Sarah connors in this new film. “Leave the men nothing!”

Blogger Ingot9455 July 31, 2019 10:23 PM  

Disney went into hock - how much is unknown - to buy Star Wars from Lucas. Did they make enough money back from it yet to get themselves clear? Who knows? All we know is that they took a big loss on Solo and excitement is low for Star Wars 9.

Disney built a huge park attraction, Galaxy's Edge, and priced it at 'insanely expensive.' And people aren't really flooding it. There's a $200 build your own lightsaber thing and $100 to build your own droid (+$45 if it has a backpack) and guess what, not loads of people are buying in. How much did it cost? What's its breakeven?
They're telling themselves that people aren't coming because all the rides aren't in yet, it's a 'growing attraction'. But they've had two 'grand openings' so far to try and get people in the door.

Are they making money on it? Who knows?

Yeah, they can cover a lot of losses with that sweet Infinity Wars money, but what happens when the next Marvel movie bombs?

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim July 31, 2019 10:28 PM  

Dh felt safe with his skepticism as it is protected by time, leaving dh to gadfly nice and hard for the moment.

I think it’s gonna come down to how much the Chinese like trannies and brown girls on screen.

Blogger Daniel July 31, 2019 10:34 PM  

Disney star Cameron Boyce, who happened to have fired his agent a few weeks ago due to pedophilia, who had also been a "face" for a child trafficking org/non-profit, just happened to die of an a previously undisclosed case of fatal epilepsy.

His hit franchise director and also pedo, Ken Ortega, issued the first instagram post to eulogize the 20-year old. "I'll watch the stars for your light. Rest in peace Cam. You'll always be My Forever Boy!"

His movie Descendants 3 premieres in a few days.

Etsy at CDAN nailed this in a Blind.

Blogger Anthea July 31, 2019 10:36 PM  

Regarding the new Terminator film: Due to an early screening, I heard the back-lash of killing off John Connor and replacing him with a Latino girl was bad enough for the studio to spend 30-days in June re-shooting 80% of the film and at the last minute hiring Ed Furlong to reprise his John Connor role.


If the rumors are true, maybe some film producers do listen to the fans. But we shall see.

Blogger BalancedTryteOperators July 31, 2019 10:37 PM  

He had style, he had flair he was there, that's how Thor became a trannyyyyyyyy....

Blogger Bobiojimbo July 31, 2019 10:41 PM  

"The Devil Mouse really does seem hell-bent on tearing down Stan Lee's legacy as rapidly as possible."

So much so that they've hired a woke, Asian writer who openly bad-mouths Stan Lee.

In the mean time, Alt-Hero Q #2?
An Thor comic was definitely the right choice.

Blogger Beardy Bear July 31, 2019 11:05 PM  

dh wrote:The two stories could not be more at odds - both sides can't be right.



You are a sensing thinker. All that power of inventory and check-boxes you clearly have, comes at the expense of every drop of intuition. I've seen traders like you on the markets. You dot your I's and cross your T's, all the while losing money, 1% here 4% there. Eventually there is nothing left, because it's not about which way the market is going now, it never is. What really matters is where the market is about to go. A high always comes before the support gives out, and neither the high, nor the fall to oblivion happens overnight. The wicks are changing direction dh.

Blogger Jack Amok July 31, 2019 11:30 PM  

When they say they're looking for a "transgender female", are they looking for a dude pretending to be a woman, or a woman pretending to be a dude? If it's a dude pretending to be a woman, this has the potential to be an unintentional troll of Paxian proportions.

"The next Thor will be female!"

(cheers from the feminist NPC gallery)

"Introducing, the new Thor!" (Chris Hemsworth walks on stage wearing a dress and lipstick).

(feminists shriek in outrage and are subsequently deplatformed)

Blogger David Ray Milton July 31, 2019 11:47 PM  

When Episode 9 is released? Nah, I think Epstein will start singing before December. Get your position before the SSR’s come up. “Timmmmbbbbeeerrrrr!”

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim August 01, 2019 12:12 AM  

And Alyssa Wong, formerly with Blizzard but now working at Marvel, clearly states her intent to “ tear down as much of Stan Lee’s so called legacy as possible”

https://youtu.be/wlGQfPnWGAM

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim August 01, 2019 12:14 AM  

Good. I hope they had to call Miller in from his vacation to get back in the chair.

Blogger dh August 01, 2019 12:29 AM  

Disney went into hock - how much is unknown - to buy Star Wars from Lucas. Did they make enough money back from it yet to get themselves clear? Who knows? All we know is that they took a big loss on Solo and excitement is low for Star Wars 9.

Disney built a huge park attraction, Galaxy's Edge, and priced it at 'insanely expensive.' And people aren't really flooding it. There's a $200 build your own lightsaber thing and $100 to build your own droid (+$45 if it has a backpack) and guess what, not loads of people are buying in. How much did it cost? What's its breakeven?
They're telling themselves that people aren't coming because all the rides aren't in yet, it's a 'growing attraction'. But they've had two 'grand openings' so far to try and get people in the door.

Are they making money on it? Who knows?


This is so stupid. Just go look at their balance sheet and public finacnials.

The payback on Lucas purchase was barely 3 years. They didn't borrow money, Disney hasn't raised money from the market or commerical banks for nearly 40 years. They self finance. They print money.

The parks instituted 20%+ price increases and variable pricing to maximize revenue. Attendance is not disclosed by gross revenue, ticket sales, and annual passes all continue to grow.

Disney is the most successful media and entertainment company in the history of the medium. It's not even debatable.

Yet if you geniuses were to be believed, they are right on the precipice of total failure.

Both views can't be right - either they're failing, or they're not. It's binary.

So who is willing to disclose their short positions on Disney stock?

Blogger Brick Hardslab August 01, 2019 12:34 AM  

They already have a tranny in Jessica Jones.

Blogger dh August 01, 2019 12:43 AM  

Just like the supposed profits of Captain Marvel were at odds with empty theaters on opening day.

"The supposed profits".

Captain Marvel sold: $1,128,274,794 in world wide box office. That's before any other media or licensing or product sales, which are now in the their first year of a 20+ year run.

It's like you're living in a separate universe where one or two poorly sourced, poorly written, unverified articles defy reality where this movie was a huge failure.

This movie which was such a colossal failure is one of the top 25 movies in ticket sales in history - a list, by the way, populated with 20 other Disney owned titles in the top 25, by the way.

I really don't see what any of you have to gain by pretending that the failure of some tiny little publishing arm that isn't even the primary source for any of the movies - Marvel comics - is at all related to the fact that the movies behind the MCU which are massive commercial success and a complete re-invigoration and fresh take on an old movie making model.

It's like you are all living in a parallel universe where the MCU movies were not a huge cultural, economic, and artistic success.

These statements are NOT at odds:

1. Disney has had a huge success and is poised for dozens more movies that are highly successful.

2. Disney isn't a company I like.

3. Alternative small budget movies can also make money and be successful.

Unlike books and other self-release digital media, the movie business is designed around building a critical mass of interest into a single moment of time. There are lots of models that work - Christian movie makers have built a successful model evangelizing movies through grass-roots networks of churches, bible study groups, activist networks, social media, and direct communications.

Disney, on the other hand, has focused a critical mass of interest through a huge variety of means: cross media promotion through related properties, internet advertising, fast-food tie ins, traditional advertising, social media, promotional spending, fan service, and even especially long-term investment in building content silos that are designed to be serialized - investments that span decades - Toy Story, Star Wars, MCU Phase 1/2/3/4, etc.

The problem that anything that has to do with white nationalists, alt-right, or the right in general is that no one wants anything to do with you: not advertising partners, not publishers, not related media properties, not social media - basically no one. And you're doing a shitty job making your own platforms. VD is probably one of a handful of people even attempting to do the hardwork.

Blogger tublecane August 01, 2019 12:46 AM  

@41- On the bright side, to my eyes the good-girl killer robot in the new Terminator movie looks exactly like Dylann Roof. Which should make for good memes.

Blogger Sologamer August 01, 2019 12:54 AM  

I'm not buying the Disney is doomed narrative either. Seems to me they are doing just fine and can afford to flex with a bit more subversion.
As things continue to get worse and worse culturally, there's no point continually calling the bottom just because you may eventually be right. Just do your own thing in this clown world.

Blogger God Emperor Memes August 01, 2019 1:07 AM  

I have no doubt that Jack Kirby would've approved.

Blogger linesy August 01, 2019 1:55 AM  

Went through a twitter feed last night from the UKs pink news about the non issue of trans men and sanitary products being marketed to them, or not as the claim was. Beneath was 100% of people pointing out the obvious.

Marvel and the people who are making these decisions do not have any conception that most ordinary people are completely woke that trans men are women in the real world and vice versa. I suspect they would be suitably impressed by this casting process. Keep lighting fires Mouse Kingdom.

They won't lose any money from me as I don't give them a single penny to start with. Nobody should, we have to starve these idiots of money, its the only way. Bless them, because through their actions they are helping that process so very much

Blogger LSWCHP August 01, 2019 2:10 AM  

The thing that really bugs me about Lady Thor is that Thor is actually a Nordic deity and a small part of Western culture that precedes Marvel comics by a thousand years or so. They have as much right to make Thor female as they do to make Jesus female.

I hate these Marvel-Disney demon dogs with a burning passion

Blogger Ska_Boss August 01, 2019 2:13 AM  

There's a bigger issue here than just profit, however high or low (and never mind the whole cooking the books thing with empty theater seat pre-sales, keyword algorithm manipulation and promoting of shills/silencing of critics, all of which can be found in a simple Google search).

There has been a notable lack of creativity and original content in western culture for quite a few years now. You have to be deaf, blind or dumb to not notice how Hollywood is recycling old movies, comics, TV shows and music to push a new narrative. They have enough resources to buyout any intellectual property to take it any direction they wish, it happened to Walt Disney and more recently George Lucas and Stan Lee, some of the most prolific content creators in modern history.

Controlling the minds of the masses, young and old, is all that matters and there is no price that cannot be paid.

Blogger Richard Martel August 01, 2019 3:01 AM  

If the character isn't POC as well as Trans then I refuse to watch it! In all seriousness I am really hoping you decide to do this Thor project. I want in!

Blogger Jay In NYC August 01, 2019 3:12 AM  

Why don't they make a movie about the Talmud?

Blogger tublecane August 01, 2019 3:15 AM  

@68- I don't know if a feminine god ever wielded the hammer in Norse mythology, but let's say it would be sacrilegious to mess with Tbor's sex. There aren't many people left worshipping Thor in earnest. There are a few who care enough about Germanic folk culture to raise a mouse's whisper of protest, but who can hear that above the din.

There is an abundance of Christians, and sometimes its sense of propriety still makes a difference. But Hollywood is comfortable mostly ignoring them.

Blogger pdwalker August 01, 2019 3:22 AM  

Honestly?

i burst out laughing when i read that first paragraph. brilliant! go for broke.

are you sure it’s not satire? it’s so hard to tell these days.

Blogger jeffinjapan August 01, 2019 3:42 AM  

Let’s just laugh and enjoy the shit show!

Blogger Killua August 01, 2019 3:48 AM  

Would love to see your own approach on Thor. Great project.

Blogger VD August 01, 2019 4:02 AM  

Easy, let's take up a collection, and you can short Disney's stock. You can fund all the movies you want to make with the profits.

I learned a long time ago not to try to time the markets.

Luckily we have a mechanism to find out who is right.

Just like we did with the US presidential election. Could you be more gamma, DH? That's what this is all about. You're still butthurt about getting owned that publicly and desperate to prove that you really are a Smart Boy.

You were wrong. It happens. Get over it.

The problem that anything that has to do with white nationalists, alt-right, or the right in general is that no one wants anything to do with you: not advertising partners, not publishers, not related media properties, not social media - basically no one.

If that were true, the guys with all the money wouldn't be desperately funding false fronts like Christians Against Christian Nationalism and the Edmund Burke Institute. And the Left wouldn't be losing elections everywhere from the USA to Eastern Europe. You're pushing an obviously false narrative, the only question is whether you actually believe it or not.

All those things that don't want anything to do with us are owned by the same six corporations. That's not basically everyone. Not by a very long shot.

Blogger fredulent August 01, 2019 5:15 AM  

There was a super villain/super genius with ALS in season 4 of The Flash. A lightning strike and a special cap caused his brain to suck the life out of his body. He flew around in this chair. I thought it was all right.

Blogger John Henry Eden August 01, 2019 5:46 AM  

(((Stan Lee)))

Blogger Lovekraft August 01, 2019 5:51 AM  

dh arguing Disney's balance sheet shows its health and relevancy is not too different from arguing a mentally ill person who can still function on the surface is fine. No, dh, you are seeing this through a turned out whore's eyes. You fail to see the overall shifts away from the filth that is Disney's product

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz August 01, 2019 6:23 AM  

Last year the China police discovered how their movie companies pumps up the tickets sales to boost the stock price.
"The empty seat bought by internet."
My guess is Disney (and Pedowood) is just a moneywashmachine.

Blogger Drake Stake August 01, 2019 6:41 AM  

Should make Black Panther a homo next.
Of course they make an Angel a Tranny, how better to give the middle finger to to white Christian Males?

Blogger Avalanche August 01, 2019 7:21 AM  

@18 "Thor is a mythological deity after all - have him look and sound different to the iconic Marvel character and you're golden..."


No, THOR is golden! He's Norse, after all!

Blogger Avalanche August 01, 2019 7:30 AM  

@45 "Maybe they can make the Terminator African. "I'll be black." Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?"

Would massively raise the violence factor for the movie -- AND the Terminator could have a backstory more-than-hinted-at of his "birth" in Wakanda! Vibranium is Terminator metal! The secret is out!

Blogger Sam August 01, 2019 7:31 AM  

@63
They can just be lying. Yes it is illegal, but 'its for a good cause' which means they can get away with it for a time until suddenly they can't.

@69
https://stephenfollows.com/hollywood-remakes-and-reboots/

39% of top movies released 2005-14 were truly original, i.e. not an adaptation, sequel, spin-off, remake, or other such derivative work

The biggest ten movies of each year are rarely truly original (15% of the time, 2005-14).

The average budget for films based on existing material was $70.8 million, whereas ‘truly original’ films had an average budget of just $46.4 million.

It goes into more detail but essentially originality dies the more money and marketing Hollywood spends on a film. This is new but I'm having trouble finding the data (anyone have the chart showing top ten movie per year with original/sequel/remake)?

Blogger Avalanche August 01, 2019 7:39 AM  

@68 "They have as much right to make Thor female as they do to make Jesus female."

Shhhhhhh! The leftie/SJWs/inverters cannot design or make anything new, only take our ideas and pervert them! Don't give them ideas!

Blogger wahr01 August 01, 2019 7:40 AM  

About those "revenues"

They're "cooked", either by the studios, SJW NGO's, or the chi-coms who benefit from validating the SJW's with an aim at weakening/collapsing the USA.

https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/03/13/new-reports-of-empty-theaters-at-captain-marvel-add-to-movies-controversy/

Blogger VD August 01, 2019 7:42 AM  

No, THOR is golden! He's Norse, after all!

He actually has red hair, Avalanche.

Blogger Damelon Brinn August 01, 2019 10:41 AM  

Disney went into hock - how much is unknown - to buy Star Wars from Lucas. Did they make enough money back from it yet to get themselves clear?

I don't know if they went into hock; I assume they were able to scrape up the $4B themselves. But no, it hasn't paid for itself yet, at least not at the box office. TFA grossed $2B, Rogue One $1B, TLJ $1.3B, and Solo $400M. So they haven't even grossed $4B yet, and a lot of that is international where they don't get as high a cut as domestic.

It's hard to say how much they've made from merchandising, though. The new characters went pretty quickly to the bargain bin, but OT merch is still a revenue stream too.

Blogger The Only Cigar in the Box August 01, 2019 11:39 AM  

The MCU is spent. The SJWs are fighting over the scraps. Much humor will ensue.

And just remember the SJW scapegoating refrain: When it fails, just blame the white males.

Blogger DonReynolds August 01, 2019 12:37 PM  

At what point does it all become pornographic, and therefore, obscene?
I ask because I simply do not know. I know about "prurient interest", which this seems to be, and at times a pre-occupation or fixation. At times the fixation could be called morbid, especially when mixed with pointless violence and destruction.

Men and women have always differed on the subject of pornography. Men are more visual and involve the ego, whereas women have a more active alter ego and are less visual. So it is difficult for them to agree on exactly what is pornographic.

The reason I ask the question is the three-part Miller test, which was handed down by the US Supreme Court in 1973 with Miller v California. This is the court criteria for OBSCENITY, which is not protected by the First Amendment and may legally be prohibited.

The first part of the Miller test is whether "the average person, applying contemporary community standards", would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest.

The second part is whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions, specifically defined by applicable state law.

The third part is whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. The latter test is for the nation as a whole and the imaginary "reasonable person".

Notice that the Miller test builds from the community standards, to the state law, and the third part is the national perspective. All three parts must find the material to be obscene, which means that the standard for obscenity is very different from one part of the USA to another....meaning there is no standard at all. But at least with the Miller test there is some legal defense possible in "communities" and possibly states.

Blogger John Bradley August 01, 2019 1:38 PM  

Disney is becoming the biggest fish in an increasingly irrelevant pond, at least as far as the US is concerned.

US Box Office Gross since 1980 shows that in 1980 the total gross was $2.75B, and in 2018 the total gross was $11.89B. However, that's not in constant dollars.

If you factor in inflation and chart the thing in Excel, you see that peak US Gross was actually 2002 ($9.16B = $3.98B in 1980$), and has been basically flatlined since 2002, bouncing around between $3.50B and $3.90B per year in 1980$.

So yeah, they're dominating the market, but the market is not growing. One could argue that a market that isn't growing and increasingly controlled by a single company is a market that will eventually collapse, as the customers tire of the ever decreasing number of offerings in said market. At least, that's my gut impression; I don't claim to be an economic historian, if that's even a thing. But I see huge movie fans (e.g. Red Letter Media) becoming increasingly uninterested in any new movies, preferring to revisit or rediscover the gems of the past.

And that can't be a good thing.

Blogger Garuna August 01, 2019 2:26 PM  

It's still hard to believe that Disney managed to bomb out Star Wars. What a fuck up. Now they're injecting the same poison into their golden egg laying goose Marvel. These people are pathological.

Anonymous Anonymous August 01, 2019 3:10 PM  

So yeah, they're dominating the market, but the market is not growing. One could argue that a market that isn't growing and increasingly controlled by a single company is a market that will eventually collapse, as the customers tire of the ever decreasing number of offerings in said market. At least, that's my gut impression; I don't claim to be an economic historian, if that's even a thing. But I see huge movie fans (e.g. Red Letter Media) becoming increasingly uninterested in any new movies, preferring to revisit or rediscover the gems of the past.

This would be true if it wasn't the fact that the Chinese love American made movies, and that this market is exploding, is probably only 25-30% realized, and that Disney movies are doing better in China at only 30% of the market penetration than in the US, which is fully saturated.

It's still hard to believe that Disney managed to bomb out Star Wars. What a fuck up. Now they're injecting the same poison into their golden egg laying goose Marvel. These people are pathological.

"Star Wars" failed is a false internet meme. The new trilogy are all on track do more than a $1B in box office. Look at the list of all time box office receipts adjusted for inflation: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

"Empire Strikes Back" - perhaps the finest of any Star Wars movie made to date - is #13. Star Wars: Force Awakes in #11. "Star Wars" the original is #2. All of the new movies are higher on the list than the George Lucas created second trilogy - including the stand-alone movies. Meaning, Disney has landed their new productions above the Lucas re-hashes and below the originals.

Blogger sammibandit August 01, 2019 4:50 PM  

The amount of domestic tickets sold hasn't changed much since 1995.

1995 1,221,689,691
2019 1,253,181,826

High 2003 1,524,299,882
Low 1995 1,221,689,691

https://m.the-numbers.com/market/

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