Emily S. Whitten: Marvel Studios, Bring Back The Hero of Hell’s Kitchen!

Emily S. Whitten

Emily S. Whitten writes everything from news, reviews, and interviews to how-tos, con round-ups, and opinion pieces for ComicMix and others; as well as comics featured on ComicMix, MTV.com, and Reelz.com; and occasionally even award-winning poetry and fiction. When she's not writing for fun or profit, she’s sharing geeky thoughts on the Fantastic Forum radio show and podcast Made of Fail. Emily is a convention organizer and consultant, and co-chair of the fourth North American Discworld Convention, which she co-founded. She has been Program Coordinator for Awesome Con and staff for several genre cons. Emily is a program moderator for Awesome Con and Fan2Sea; and you might also recognize her from her days of answering questions online as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys crafting and cosplay, and looking after the cutest three-legged dwarf hamster in the world, ElliePuff. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily is an active member of The National Press Club and holds down a 9-to-5 as a senior attorney for the federal government - although that may just be her superheroine cover identity.

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4 Responses

  1. Jarrod Buttery says:

    Hmm, maybe I should hunt it down. It’s been a long time since the theatrical release. I remember VERY much enjoying the shout-outs and attempts to adhere to continuity. But was very disappointed at the inconsistent depiction of DD’s abilities. He’s paralysed by the noise from a subway train but perfectly okay in a bar with umpteen machine guns firing? And no matter how good a ninja you are, NO ONE can sneak up on Daredevil. It doesn’t matter if some sheets are blowing on the line, he can hear heartbeats and smell body odors. Oops, time to get off the soapbox.

    • Emily W says:

      Yeah, I’m not sure how they’d justify that difference with his abilities. Maybe because he was acclimated to / expecting the bar noises, but the train was unexpected? I don’t know.

      Either way, the Director’s Cut is definitely an improvement in this case, and if you can find it for $4-5 or whatever that’s not bad! :)

  2. MJ says:

    Marvel might keep a DD movie on the back burner until it gets the rights to Elektra as well (the spin-off solo film extended Fox’s license on the character).

    Happily, a new DD movie will be free from the influence of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” For a brief time, Hollywood decided it was okay to have people flying around while fighting. It’s one thing to have a cartoon like the Charlie’s Angels movies do it-it’s another to have it in a superhero movie with characters who have clearly defined abilities that don’t include flight.

    • Emily W says:

      Yeaaaah, the scenes where they were jumping fell just short of being a comically serious version of when Superman or Spider-man is just learning to use his powers of leaping long distances across buildings, and kind of windmills out into space, all, “wooo, is this going to work??!” Heh.