: That is a very interesting question. Our
: buddy, "CyberCoyote", actually
: came up with an idea over on the Marvel MB:
: Not a bad idea. He could become a cross of
: Sentry and Hollywood: "Sentry-the man
: of wonders" with his long white hair
: and beard! Only thing is I would change the
: blue to red and the yellow to blue.
: However, I doubt Marvel would ever give up
: on the "Wonder Man" name because
: they would risk losing it to DC. Same reason
: why the character never stays dead for long;
: I think after 5 years of non use, the name
: becomes public domain.
: As for a movie, if the Vision is ever used,
: there is no way around not having Simon,
: even if it is just a small flashback part to
: a fallen Avenger. I actually think his whole
: story would make a good subplot for future
: Avengers' movies. The first could open up
: with Wonder Man already planted on the team
: by Zemo and "dying" right off the
: bat. This sets up the Vision and Wondy's
: return for future movies. Plus, a CGI ionic
: Wonder Man would look pretty cool!
: But to answer your question, perhaps adding
: "The" to his name may distance him
: from Wonder Woman. "The Wonder
: Man" works for me. I just couldn't see
: changing the name outright. I don't think
: it's silly, I just wish he would start to
: live up to it.
: --Previous Message--
: Okay, I am certain this will ruffle some
: feathers out there but this is something
: that I have always thought to be
: Question - Does anybody else think the name
: 'Wonder Man' needs to be changed? I know, I
: know, the name goes all the way back to the
: Silver Age and frickin' issue 9 but is it
: time for a change? Don't get me wrong,
: there are plenty of characters running
: around with silly names but I do feel it is
: somewhat restricting. Does anybody really
: think somebody named 'Wonder Man' would ever
: appear in an Avengers movie? He'd be
: laughed right off the screen. We all know
: that there is a Wonder WOMAN and where her
: popularity ranks but Wonder MAN just doesn't
: seem to cut it anymore, for me, anyways.
: I'm not saying give him some type of trendy
: name a la the 1990's when everything was
: EXTREME but something timeless, iconic.
: Just a thought.
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