DO IT AND THEN SEND ME ONE I WILL GIVE YOU MONEY OKAY hm okay that’s kinda creepy since we don’t know each other that well but omg paisley there are no comic book stores near me AT ALL and it is the WORST. ;~; *drowns in bucket of bucky-shaped tears*
DUDE, I will get you a copy if you want. No charge. SPREADING THE GOOD WORD. Of Barnes.
Emily got me all riled up about advertising and about how Marvel Studios knows what they're doing, despite what everyone else may think.
Let’s start this conversation with how I only care about Bucky.
I only care about Bucky.
It’s the truth.
If Bucky didn’t exist, I guarantee that I would not be as interested in Captain America as I am.
However, I strongly believe that it was smart for them not to push any Bucky centric advertisements or promotional materials for Captain America: The First Avenger.
Because the masses do not give a single fuck about Bucky Barnes.
Sad, but true.
When you’re advertising for a movie, you need to kind of not alienate any part of a possible audience.
Pushing characters that you would only really know about from reading comic books would majorly alienate the audience.
You need to present people with images they’re familiar with, to lull them into a sense of security.
My brothers don’t know who the flaming fuck the Howling Commandos are, and they are a fairly good example of the general audience for superhero movies, so why on earth would Marvel Studios want to push them as much as they push Cap himself?
It would be a waste of money to advertise characters that people don’t know or care about yet.
The movie industry is not there to satisfy your every need.
It’s there to make money.
Wasting money on needless advertisements that will fall largely on deaf ears is literally the exact opposite of what they should do.