Friday, December 5, 2014

The BJMDDS General Discussion Thread......

Variety:The group, whose name stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, is led by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a German genius with aspirations of world domination whose agents work in secret to gain influence and secrets.

In Marvel's universe, there's Hydra, a malicious group founded by the evil German Nazi, Red Skull, who has the same goal of world domination, infiltrating governments and pulling strings behind the scenes.

Since Marvel Studios started producing its own films and TV shows, Hydra has served as a heavy in "Captain America," "The Avengers" and on ABC's "Agents of SHIELD."

It's hard not to ignore the timing of the decision to re-introduce SPECTRE on the bigscreen.

"Spectre" will bow the same year that "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is released, with the Bond film out in November, and Marvel's Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye reuniting again in May.

The casting of Dave Bautista as henchman Mr. Hinx in "Spectre" also adds an actor who recently played tattooed beast Drax the Destroyer in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," a film that broke out as a blockbuster and will get a sequel in 2017, after it earned $771 million. In "Quantum of Solace," Quantum is the name of the shadowy org in that film with a similar mission to SPECTRE. However, EON wasn't able to use the name until it settled a lengthy legal tussle with Kevin McClory, which wound up giving Danjaq and MGM the full copyright rights to Blofeld and SPECTRE on Nov. 15, 2013. "Quantum" was released in 2008.

MGM and EON can't be faulted for wanting to go back to something that worked so well for the franchise in the past -- and is paying off handsomely for Marvel now".............(FBF, now we know what Broccoli is up to. Your thoughts on her tactics?)


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