Editorial: Do Original Teams Make An Impact On Mainstream Audiences?
In the comic books we all have our favorite generation of a superhero team, studios have disregarded many original team rosters to appeal to the audience more.
With the success of Marvel's The Avengers I like many nerds could not help but think are original rosters not appealing enough for mainstream audiences. Lets say Marvel did use the original Avengers Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Wasp would the reception of the superhero team have been negative. Hawkeye and Black Widow were introduced in their place for what reason, to appeal to people more on a human side, would the work on the married heroic team have been to much could you have imagined the two fighting alongside the team it would have been to easy. Ant-Man could have just grew in size and start slapping stuff, and I love Wasp as a character she is a icon for female superheroes but would her role against the Chitauri and Loki have been better than Widow? Then what about Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, obviously due to rights issues, but no Vision.
The X-Men films have continuity errors and introduce team members in strange rosters. Gambits in X-Men Origins and not an X-Men, Team X has Blob, Gavin, no Silver Fox, First Class does not have the first class. Though it is up to the studios on how the films turn out and which characters are introduced the X-Men represent diversity, unity and togetherness. The X-Men have the most diverse roster in the comic book universe but I can't help but feel that they only introduced caucasian characters although minorities make up the majority of Earths population. Even The Avengers is a good example of a predominately caucasian team on film but diverse in comics. Hopefully we all remember that awful Justice League Of America TV Movie, predominately caucasian team. And the upcoming Justice League movie a predominately caucasian team
Guardians Of The Galaxy is an upcoming Marvel Comics film which will include the 2008 team. Guardians Of The Galaxy are an example of a great cosmic diverse team, like the Lantern Corps. The Original Guardians Of The Galaxy have my favorite character Astro Vance on the team. The 2008 team are good but when we get to the basics the original team paved the way in the 60's. Studios choice in rosters might seem more appealing to the audience but as an avid fan the original teams X-Men, Justice League, The Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy bring back the nostalgia in comics that we miss.
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