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Joe Quesada Talks Marvel Movies

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While we hear a lot from the Hollywood community about the upcoming Marvel Studios projects, and those from Marvel Studios, getting the word from the comics crowd continues to be much more interesting as they’re seeing projects they work on and grew up with being realized in big budget form. Newsarama sat down with Marvel’s Joe Quesada, who obviously will talk things up in a positive way only, and has a few things to say, which were transcribed by Collider.

“From a visual standpoint, it’s really exciting but in the hands of Kenneth Branagh and the entire cast, it’s a pretty phenomenal take on the character. I think comic fans kind of have an idea of what this movie is going to be like but they really don’t. They’re going to be in for an experience that’s unique. I think for the people that don’t know who Thor is, even if you know the mythology, you’re not going to get, I think, what you’re going to expect. It’s going to be radical and amazing.”

“I just saw the first director’s cut of Captain America about a week and a half ago. There’s a very visual and visceral difference in the way that the movies are shot. There is a richness to both but they’re very, very different tonally. And of course cap starts out as a period piece where as Thor is more of a fantastical piece although both are grounded very much in the real world. I think fans will see it and feel it when they see it on screen. Both of these are really going to be outstanding with amazing performances, great special effects. The Marvel characters come to life and for all of us who have been reading these since we were yay high, it’s pretty astounding and an absolute thrill to sit there in theater and see these characters in 3D and flesh and blood.”

“Yes, I mean again, look at the cast. Just starting with the cast, it’s like a rock concert. It’s unbelievable, even in San Diego when they brought them all up on stage. You got to see all these amazing actors on stage. If you didn’t get chills up your spine, you have no pulse. Basically, get yourself a casket and go home. And then you have Joss Whedon at the wheel. I’ve seen the screenplay, it’s amazing. I’ve seen what we’re going to do. I’ve seen designs; they’re out of this world. It’s going to be the quintessential superhero movie. I hesitate to say more but we’re really, really, excited about it.”

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