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SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Business

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SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Business

Postby LOLtron » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:21 pm

SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Business

Ken Burns is gonna be pissed! Oh wait, it's not that kind of Civil War?



Source: Marvel.com

At the South by Southwest festival last weekend, Marvel announced a new documentary series titled Tales to Astonish, which aims to explore the real-life topics which were addressed in simplistic, ham-fisted metaphors in Marvel's various super-mega-crossover events. For instance, the first doc in the series will focus on 2006's Civil War, which Marvel Vice President of Really Obvious Shit John Cerilli points out was inspired by the Patriot Act. Yes, you wouldn't know it from the rampant mischaracterization, gaping plot holes, and mustache-twirling villain behavior of the pro-registration side, but Civil War was a thoroughly nuanced social and political allegory. It really was a literary masterpiece on the level of something like George Orwell's 1984.

Or not. In any case, Eric Drath, who directed HBO's sports documentary Assault in the Ring, will be slumming it in the director's chair for this project. No word on when it will launch yet, but future documentaries in the series will cover other Marvel stories, with Marvel's entire history fair game for topics.

 



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Postby Draco x » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:25 pm

The comic pic of Cap being asked those questions was hilarious. :D :D

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Re: SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Busi

Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:47 pm

Civil War announced at SOUTH x Southwest EH? EHHH???!
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Re: SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Busi

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:53 pm

Draco x wrote:The comic pic of Cap being asked those questions was hilarious. :D :D


Sadly, it was meant to be serious when originally published.

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Re: SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Busi

Postby Draco x » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:13 pm

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Sadly, it was meant to be serious when originally published.

Myspace. :lol:


Really now?

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Re: SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Busi

Postby Supersoldier Washout » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:04 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
Sadly, it was meant to be serious when originally published.

Myspace. :lol:


It was meant to be serious?

GTFOoH? :shock:

(I hated Civil War so much. For all the reasons you stated)

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Re: SXSW: Marvel Getting Into the Civil War Documentary Busi

Postby SporkBot » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:04 am

Hm. Maybe I should re-read Civil War, because I didn't interpret it the same way as others have.

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