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Old 05-12-2012, 03:35 AM
Arabella Flynn Arabella Flynn is online now
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You know, I'm not much of a fan of Joss Whedon, and haven't seen Avengers yet, but I reckon Joss would make a great Man From UNCLE movie.
...yes. Yes he most certainly would.

I thought of the comic book Avengers when I heard about the movie, but I also have a housemate who is a giant comics geek. When Thor came out on DVD, we went a few streets down to the university and "requisitioned" (read: used the grad monkey's keycard to get in late on a Saturday when no one else was in the building) one of the lecture halls with an LCD projector to watch it.

I would be equally excited to see a spy-Avengers movie, if they could manage to make one that wasn't awful.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:37 PM
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Canonically, the comic-book Avengers are called that just because it sounds really cool. Yes, really. There's no deeper significance to it than that.

IIRC, the exchange went something like this:
"We need a really cool name for ourselves. Something like The Avengers, or..."
"No, that's it! The Avengers! That's our new name."
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:50 PM
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In the TV show, Dr Keel's wife was murdered by a drugs gang. He set out to avenge her death, meeting and teaming up with John Steed, who was after the same gang.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:28 PM
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Canonically, the comic-book Avengers are called that just because it sounds really cool. Yes, really. There's no deeper significance to it than that.

IIRC, the exchange went something like this:
"We need a really cool name for ourselves. Something like The Avengers, or..."
"No, that's it! The Avengers! That's our new name."
Here's a gif of the very panel at the end of issue 1 where they decide on the name. Note the distinct lack of Captain America, who wouldn't join up for a few more issues.

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But if it's a New Avengers movie, they'd be playing Purdey and Mike Gambit.
I think you mean they'd be playing Spider-Man and Wolverine!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:24 PM
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I like the Hulk channeling Mr. T: "I pity the guy who tries to beat us!"
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:48 PM
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I like the Hulk channeling Mr. T: "I pity the guy who tries to beat us!"
Hulk not channel puny T man! T man only 11 when Hulk say that! T man owe Hulk royalties!

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