Well, the cat is well and truly out the bag now – apparently, Fear Itself‘s Worthy is just a bunch of bankers:
(Yes, I actually meant bankers. To those thinking I was using rhyming slang, shame on you.)
Never ones to miss a promotional opportunity, Marvel attempted to hype this week’s US release of Thor with a particularly unconvincing God of Thunder stand-in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday, alongside Marvel executives and a clearly embarrassed Axel Alonso. Am I the only person thinking this is a weird backfire in terms of PR? I look at this Thor and wonder why they couldn’t get Chris Hemsworth:
That said, if Fear Itself really did turn out to be a story about a bunch of Disney execs and stock traders using godlike power irresponsibly, I would probably be more excited about the “real world” implications of the series.