Reading this thread, I find it interesting why some people choose to live in certain places. Some of them I understand. Better schools, better infrastructure, more and better paying jobs, lower cost of living, and better weather are things that might interest me. Some of the other reasons are interesting. For example, I don't really get why the beer in a certain area would be appealing, but to each his own I guess.
beer is a perk, not a reason (for me at least... don't wanna speak for everyone)
and when we have the breweries like we do up here, the experience is more than just beer. Pisgah has several sweet music venues as a part of their brewery with really good music rolling through and the new Sierra Nevada brewery is going to be crazy... they're on almost 200 acres with 90 acres of wooded area that will be filled with trails. they also own a good piece of French Broad River frontage that they're building a bar on so that you can float up to while tubing/kayaking/etc. and grab a beer
A lot of Asheville talk, but how on Earth do you make/afford a good living?
you move to the city the same way you do any other city, you go in with a plan... like I said before, both my wife and I took our jobs with us when we moved up here. if you show up in Asheville assuming that you'll find a job once you get here, you probably are in for a rude awakening (and are going to end up bussing tables and renting a bungalow out in West Asheville with 12 other hipsters doing the same thing)
of course, if you have built a career in the service industry, you're probably set. my wife has worked in the hotel industry for well over a decade and is soon going to have more options up here than she'll know what to do with (if she were to decide to leave her current job). the hotel boom up here is serious
of course, at the same time, you have to realize people up here are different... one of the main reasons I wanted out of Charlotte was because there were so many people there that were chasing money and trying to keep up with the Jones's. that is so far from the thought process for most people up here, it's INCREDIBLY refreshing. most people up here are willing to manage that Whole Foods on the corner or wait on tourists all day, make their money and live their lives.
we're getting a LOT more free coverage this season than in seasons past... and Igo is offering EVEN MORE in the All-Pro section. what's the problem here... where's the shakedown? because I need more shakedowns like this in my life
I was going to say something similar to the second part. Perhaps the bad guys shoot Hulk into space and not Illuminate, but also trick him into believing it was Stark. A crossover with GotG might work and help juice the box office. Just replace the Warbound with GotG.
But Planet Hulk is so good on its own I hate for Hollywood to start changing things up because you will end up with something like Star Lord being ruler of Sakaar, and Hulk takes back seat because he isn't as marketable, instead of establishing Hulk as the badass conquerer of worlds.
If they do a crossover that is a delicate line they have to walk
i don't think it would have to be changed too drastically... have the Red King all of a sudden be a holder of one of the infinity gems (hence the power and ability to now hold gladiatorial fights on his planet). this will pull Thanos into the mix as he's trying to collect them all and also piques the interest of GotG. maybe change some of the Warbound around to be characters that may be introduced later on - have Thanos take the ring from Red King and destroy Sakaar. as the planets being destroyed, have GotG show up (either in pursuit of Thanos or the infinity gem) and save Hulk and the Warbound and then as the planet is destroyed they speed off after Thanos - which leads them on a course to earth
that brings Hulk (and whatever characters get thrown in as the Warbound), Thanos and GotG all back toward earth for a huge team-up with the Avengers to send Thanos packing.
Hell... a lot of that could even be post-credits after Hulk does his whole gladiator movie on his own two legs, introducing more galactic-ish characters along the way. Adam Warlock, Moondragon, Super Skrull, Mantis... all characters that tie in with GotG, which will be a bigger pull for the rest of the Marvel fans than randoms from the original Planet Hulk/WWH stories that didn't lead to as much or have as much of an impact on where the MCU is now headed
Nah most of his big shots are across the middle, as CelibatePimp pointed out. No way to avoid that, Cam isn't throwing them high to him on the crossing routes. He throws it high on the out routes and the ones by the sidelines so that only KB has a shot at them. Cam's placement on throws to KB have been a thing of beauty.
Cam's putting it where KB can get it and nobody else can... I think he's been doing this since he's been in the league, but when you're throwing to a 5'9" Steve Smith, it looks like he's just throwing high all the time. the FO has just finally given Cam someone who can go up and get those catches routinely
But will the casual movie goer be? I mean, Mark Ruffalo doesn't sell tickets, throw in a Hulk story line that only comic fans know of, and is that going to make a ton of money? I don't know. In ways, the same can kind of be said for Guardians...but it had bigger names than Ruffalo.
i would imagine that the movie would have to have some kind of crossover potential with GotG or some of the earth-bound characters somehow. but, post-Avengers, Hulk is the one character that's come across surprisingly well. fans enjoy the character, comic-readers and non-comic-readers alike
personally, I think it would just be like the two that have already come out... decent numbers, nothing earth shattering and leaving Marvel wondering if it's worth making another. but, while all of that is happening, Marvel's still raking in cash on all of the other movies, fanboys get the movie they're dying for and Mark Ruffalo gets to feel like he's worthy of a staring role, which will probably do wonders for convincing him to extend his contract
what if Thanos finds Hulk on Sakaar a crazed lunatic, destroys Sakaar but saves Hulk and HE'S the one that brings him back to earth.
plenty of options when you're willing to tweak the source material to work for the big-screen
There is a thread in Nerdvana about this and I said I didn't think the studios would have the balls to do Civil War (at least how the comics did it), and your ideas keep certain good (and profitable) guys from becoming bad.
But i did hear the same rumor about end of AoU aND the Hulk, and the speculation was that Civil War happens in Captain America, Hulk gets standalone Planet Hulk, which would lead to Avengers 3: World War Hulk
my only issue with the Hulk stuff is that I don't see WWH having enough range to warrant it taking up any time in Avengers 3. I think for the MCU, they'll tweak the story and Hulk is sent off by the villains instead of the Illuminati (or whatever version of the Illuminati could possibly be created in the MCU). instead, I think Hulk will get sent off by Ultron or Thanos (as a preemptive strike to get him out of the picture) which will allow for Planet Hulk to play out in a standalone Hulk film, but most of WWH could be left untouched since he wasn't sent out by the "good guys"
there's no Prof X in the MCU for Hulk to deal with, no Reed Richards... so for everything to play out, it would all have to lie on Stark's shoulders and I don't see that happening. just too many things to juggle and this way, Hulk can have a triumphant return later - maybe even aboard GotG's ship
I think Civil War will need to span more than a single movie... just too much to cover to throw it all into one film, even if expanded to 3 hours. I posted this in the other thread this morning
my take on everything moving forward...
I doubt RDJ becomes the "villain" in CA3... my guess would be that throughout the movie, while Cap is looking for Fury, Stark wildly disagrees with what he's doing. they butt heads throughout - somewhere in there Stark becomes head of SHIELD - which causes more issues between him and Cap. I would suspect that nothing about the registration comes forward until the very end
that will leave the registration to play out in a future movie 3-4 years down the road, which would sync up with the dates that Sony is possibly looking at to work out a deal with Marvel in bringing Spidey into the fold (since Sony is apparently doing a soft-reboot with Sinister Six - possibly sans Andrew Garfield - and if it flops, they'll definitely be more willing to lend him out)
I think Avengers 3 will actually be more like a New/Secret Avengers... lots of new players in regards to the roster that we're used to. Cap (v2.0?), Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, maybe Hawkeye and maybe Black Panther since a part of Age of Ultron takes place in Wakanda. this takes RDJ and Chris Hemsworth out of the equation as well as Chris Evans if he's already out of the picture and opens up all of those characters to another movie down the line (the assumption has been that Avengers 3 is the last - at this point - scheduled movie for most of these guys).
Civil War plays out through the ending of Cap 3 into Thor 3, IM 4 (it's happening) and spills into Avengers 3, which ends with Thanos showing up after seeing all the turmoil "Earth's Mightiest" have been putting themselves through - perfect opportunity for him to show up and do what he does - but with GotG hot on his heels leading into the Avengers/GotG crossover event.
as for Hulk... there's been speculation for a while now that he's sent off Earth in some sort of spaceship at the end of AoU. assuming that's definitely the case, I'm thinking we get our dosage of Hulk from the GotG movies for a while, he gets his own standalone film again to do Planet Hulk/WWH and then just happens to reappear on earth in the post Avengers 3/GotG 2 movie that is the Avengers/GotG vs. Thanos super event that brings back RDJ (once again as IM), Hemsworth and Evans back for a final(?) hurrah. Hulk shows up just in time to do some smashing. Cap1, IM(1?) and Thor pass the reigns off to Ant-Man, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and whoever else possibly shows up between now and then to be the New Avengers moving forward and the next phase of Marvel movies kicks off... possibly heading in an Inhumans direction.
and hopefully fantastic four is left exactly where they are now... I feel like that's a dead franchise to Marvel... the book has been a dud for most of the past decade and is in need of major revamping... and that won't happen in the movies until it's done in the comics. those characters don't make sense in the MCU right now (or anywhere imo)