Marvel TV Universe

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  1. The Night Funky

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    In 1996 there was a short-lived TV show on MSNBC called "The Site." It was done live, and one of the stars was a CGI character who was animated in real-time based on the actions of the performer, Leo Laporte, in a mo-cap suit. Yeah, it didn't look great.



    But it was being done live, in real-time, over 20 years ago. If they could do that back then, I'm reasonably certain they could come up with a suitable CGI She-Hulk today, given the vast improvement of computer processing power in the decades since and the ability to do the rendering in post, rather than on-the-fly. After all, Dev Null was being done on a Silicon Graphix workstation, and even a 2013 Mac Pro would have qualified as a supercomputer in that era. I think if they can equal the quality of CLU in Tron: Legacy (which was 10 years ago now), then it'll be fine for TV.
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  2. K.

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    Jennifer is tall as well, at least in most runs. Here's a recent page.

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    Of course, in my favourite runs, Byrne especially, she remains Hulked yet civilised most of the time.
  3. matthunter

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    Plus, Shulkie has the angle that, if Jen works out in human form, she's proportionally stronger in Shulkie form.

    The "stays in Hulk form all the time" thing will probably get addressed as it revealed psychological issues that Jen didn't really like herself as she was and enjoyed being sexy, strong and confident as Shulkie. But eventually needed to realize there were things she could only do as Jen.

    Whether they'll touch on the "more likely to sleep around when green" angle is another matter and one I kinda hope they don't touch.
  4. Bailey

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    Reminds me of Jessica Walters story on how she got cast as Mallory Archer:

  5. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    The difficulty in rendering a Hulk-like character isn't so much in the technical difficulty, but in the artistic work involved.

    When compositing in a character you need to make sure you collect lighting reference from the set, consider carefully how lighting and shadows from the composited elements will play with the set and other actors, consider reflections (both of the character and onto them) and things like that. There's also a bunch of touch-up work in taking mo-cap data and making it look interesting but not over-exaggerated, cartoony, or glitchy.

    They've certainly got the resources to do it, but it would still be one of the harder tasks for effects.
  6. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Maybe it would be easier to just blast the actress with gamma rays . . . :unsure:
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    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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  8. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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  9. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Ummm . . . SHIELD has explicitly been canon all along.
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  10. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Agreed,
    But Joss Whedon himself threw a hissy fit, and said as far as he's concerned, Coulson died in Avengers.
    That's all it took to throw mud into the debate waters.
    :sigh:
  11. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I got into this once on the old Babylon 5 forums, when those were around. Whatever a behind-the-scenes person says counts less than what's on screen, and Coulson has been on screen while directly referencing events from the MCU. So Whedon can piss and moan all he likes, what's been on screen is canon.
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