Sunday, December 20, 2009

More Wis-dumb from Jo(k)e Quesada

I found the quote below at Comic Book Movie. It is a quote from Joe Quesada who says that the success of the films made from Marvel Comics' various franchises is that Marvel's comic book writers are involved:

"But the beauty of the Marvel films now, is that guys who work in comics are involved," said Joe Quesada. "That's more than we could have said ten years ago about comic book movies that were getting made."

"Matt Fraction is a perfect example," he continued. "He got to sit down with Jon Favreau and Kevin Feige and discuss the new Iron Man movie. Being the current 'Iron Man' writer, Matt could offer a unique perspective on the character. Bendis is involved in the Marvel Creative Committee, as am I. I'm sure, from time to time, we'll be bringing more creators in as projects call for them. More and more, the Marvel film world reaches out to the comics world, and now you're starting to see that other studios and comic companies are taking note and are looking to copy that formula in some way."

Matt Fraction - give me a fucking break! If Hollywood wants insights into Marvel Comics characters, they should be talking to writers like Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (who probably wouldn't speak to anyone), Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, John Byrne, Frank Miller, Walt Simonson, Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, Roger Stern, and a few others who actually created and/or defined the concepts and characters that are used in superhero film franchises like Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc.

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