Posts tagged captain america
Posts tagged captain america
I would apologize for trying to meta this movie a year and a half before it will even be released, but let’s face it, I’ve been trying to meta this movie since before it was announced. It’s just, I’ve been thinking a lot about Bucky’s image over the past couple days, and I wanted to work through something that’s been bothering me.
Basically, I don’t know how to reconcile Bucky’s movie canon backstory with this narrative.
In Captain America 2, I want the main plot to be about Bucky coming back, and deal with Steve coming to terms with the future at the same time that his past is haunting him. It should involve Natasha, but the main thing would be Steve and Bucky reuniting.
Then Avengers 2 will happen, and Bucky should definitely become part of the team in some capacity. This could deal a little more with his and Natasha’s relationship, and hint a little at their backstory (also hopefully with Clint fitting into it somewhere).
After that, there should be a Black Widow solo movie, about her past as a Russian spy. It would heavily involve Bucky, but I’d want it to be from Natasha’s perspective, just because she’s amazing we really need an awesome female-led movie in this franchise.
THEN, eventually, there should be a Winter Soldier movie. Hopefully it’d follow the Winter Soldier comics in theme, and we could have Bucky and Nat being badass and noir as shit and fighting machine gun-wielding gorillas (well, maybe not) and owning Doom’s ass.
Marvel? Get on it.
Olivia mentioned this last night, and since I already have too many feelings about Bucky “a tommy gun and a smile” Barnes, I want to talk about the weapons that the Avengers use, and what it says about their characters.
Let’s talk guns for a second. Traditionally, it’s usually established that superheroes don’t use guns. I think this is because guns are a very gritty, human weapon. Superman doesn’t need guns - he can punch your face off if he wants. Batman doesn’t even have powers beyond technology, but he never uses guns (and I don’t know much about this, but I know it’s really important in his universe, and if Olivia wanted to go on a rant about that she totally should). The ones with guns are always the criminals - and not even the supervillains, usually, but the dudes with ski masks running away from the bank with sacks of money. For all their power as a weapon, guns are seen as surprisingly ordinary in a metahuman context. And I think we need to emphasize the brutality of using a gun, too. Swinging out of nowhere and knocking someone flat has a very different connotation from whipping out a gun and riddling someone with bullets, even if ultimately you inflict about the same damage. Superheroes defend. Guns are intrinsically offensive, no matter how necessary.
What then, in an age where superheroes have grown far beyond Superman, can we say about the superheroes who do wield guns?
Coming back to the Avengers, look at the other weapons they use.
Oh wow, okay. This isn’t the Buckyfic I was talking about writing earlier, but it is the Buckyfic I wound up writing tonight. I guess the only way to explain it is that it’s inspired by that Howard/Bucky prostitution AU Kelsey showed me the other day, and my brain took the concept and just kind of…ran away with it. Guys, I’m not even sure how this happened. I think I might be crazy. It’s basically a self-indulgent character study because I CANNOT CONTAIN MY FEELINGS ABOUT BUCKY BARNES.
(I should warn for this, shouldn’t I? Warnings for underage prostitution. Consider yourself properly warned.)
And, um, I guess…enjoy?
‘A KISS TO REMEMBER’ IN COLOUR
stop making me think about steve rogers, world
it’s not going to work
submitted by starkresilient
Oh hello, one of my favorite texts of all time with my new superhero OTP <3