Beyond the impossible

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Anonymous asked: I'm pretty sure Marvel isn't disregarding the existence of Janet, but instead with the story they chose to go with decided to side line her for now. I'm sure she'll be mentioned in some capacity but with the




1.) I would call into serious question WHY they chose to go with THIS story, first of all. Because you’re right, choosing the scrip, choosing which of the comic book story arcs you’re going to draw from (like Extremis or Winter Soldier) is definitely a choice on the part of the studio. So why make this one? Why choose to tell a story that disregards the existence (we’ll get to why I think that stands in a second) of the ONLY female founding Avenger? Why choose to tell a story that disregards the existence of Scott Lang’s ENTIRE origin story as centered around his daughter (and eventually superhero herself) Cassie Lang? Why choose to invent a new character entirely, Hope Pym, when you’ve got the freaking WASp, the #5 MOST GREATEST AVENGER OF ALL TIME, right there at your fingertips!! 

I mean, it really looks like MORE WORK to me to NOT use Jan or Cassie than it would be just to USE them. They have to invent these whole new origins and character arcs and plot lines and such, rather than just going with what they had. As for your point that they’re not “disregarding the existence of Janet” 

2.) They’re calling Hope “Hope Pym”, so they’re not even recognizing Jan’s involvement THAT why like we tHOUGHT they might be back when the rumors were she was “Hope Van Dyne”. That aside, this post by sirdef very well articulates why we SHOULDN’T be holding our breaths for Jan to just show up at a latter date. The tl;dr version of it is: with the way they’re doing the generational thing, Hank being old, and the fact that the MCU Avengers are clearly the first of their kind, they’re writing it so there was NEVER Jan as the Wasp, out fighting crime and kicking ass. We’ll never see her fight alongside Captain America (who she was an Avenger before, who she FOUND), or Iron Man or Thor or Hulk, all of whom she was Avengers right along side of in issue #1 of the Avengers (the team which she NAMED). 

I mean, you’re right in expressing caution, honestly. I also try to be the more “well let’s wait and see” type (which is exactly what I’m doing with Wanda, who… I’m very nervous will end up another River Tam, but I’m mostly keeping my mouth shut about that bc I have no evidence one way or another on that, so yes, let’s wait and see). But given the mechanics of the plot that we know, given the casting decisions that we know, given everything they’ve told us, I think it’s safe to say at this point that we’re never going to see Janet Van Dyne in the MCU—not as more than an Easter Egg, vague reference, or some woman sitting on a couch. Certainly not as a costumed adventurer, fighting crime, costuming and leading the Avengers, all without breaking a nail.

And that’s a #JanetVanCrime.

doctorbargain, shinsengumi14, I hadn’t considered no/limited Jan meaning no Cassie, but if Lang’s retooled that makes sense. This whole answer makes me depressed because I can’t argue it.

 This whole answer makes me depressed because I can’t argue it.

That comment is probably the happiest a comment has ever made me about something very sad.

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Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter. 

At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most. 

Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.

If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.

You can watch the Ant-Man panel here.

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If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.

And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.

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The minimum wage needs to be a living wage. The business-side discomfort with raising the wage would be more understandable if every sector was hurting. But it isn’t. The rich are richer than ever, corporate profits are at record highs, the stock market is soaring. We don’t need to coddle McDonalds and WalMart by paying their employees less than living wages. But in any case, raising the minimum doesn’t hurt the economy at all. It actually creates more jobs.
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Honestly there’s a really gross trend I notice with media directed towards women and young girls as soon as it becomes popular. Not just Sailor Moon. Critics (a lot of which are men, save for a few women) try to pick them apart and tell us how it isn’t feminist or powerful, and bemoan the fact that it’s gotten so popular and ugh how can anyone watch this and be proud of it, what is their problem.

And while I get some things need to be looked at with a critical eye or treated with a red pen (i.e. the Twilight saga, or Disney princesses), I almost never see these same critics give the same treatment to media directed towards boys or men. Nobody tears down Dragon Ball Z half as much as they tear down Sailor Moon.

Just because something is geared towards ladies, or created with a feminist undertone in mind, doesn’t mean it’s going to be perfect. There’s going to be mistakes. That doesn’t make it invalid or less meaningful to the fans who are watching or reading it, and their feelings shouldn’t be dismissed on account of that.

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