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So I spotted the message board for Kung Fu Panda 3 on IMDB, and...: www.imdb.com/title/tt2267968/b…

"I think Rebel Wilson will be a female Panda - Just thinking of it, she might be Po's love interest."

... no. No. Just no. No no NOOOO!!!! Oh my god, what if they WILL have this cheap way of writing the third movie?! "Hey, now we introduce more pandas thanks to the cliffhanger the second movie ended with - let's give Po a love interest of the opposite gender, because he needs to have one! Herpy derp derp!"
... Po isn't supposed to get together with anyone. Not with a female panda, not with Tigress, not even with a male panda, not with ANYONE!!!
Damnit, Dreamworks... you are not actually doing this, are you? Tell me these lunatics aren't right with what they are guessing... please?

Oh hey, a message board saying they hope Po and Tigress stays friends? Cool, I guess I am bei-... oh wait: www.imdb.com/title/tt2267968/b…

"Plus, Po's likely going to meet other pandas. The pandas are supposed to be nearly extinct. The franchise is called "Kung Fu Panda". There are six films planned. There's a pattern here that doesn't seem to involve any tigers."

*sighs* Look... I love this franchise a LOT, and I do so with a passion. I have both the movies, I have the tie-in shorts to them both, and even the holiday special. And do you know what I think makes it all in general so great? They can tell these great stories with no love stories involved in them whatsoever. And I mean, Master Shifu and Master Oogway and all other Masters, can you tell me what they have all in common? They are all portrayed as being asexual, only caring about their Kung Fu and their strong bonds with their friends and equals. That's what I think makes Kung Fu Panda dare to go against the way mainstream movies are, and a big reason (among others) why I love it so much.
I swear that including a love story in the third or any of the following Kung Fu Panda movies will piss me off so much I can not describe it. This is not the place for it. Po is meant to become this Master who goes through challenges and obstacles - I don't care about seeing him get a family or even someone to be together with.

I'm not going to watch the third movie if it gives Po a love interest. I am dead serious. I might care for and love Kung Fu Panda nearly as much as Batman and DC Comics, even though Kung Fu Panda's universe is still working on expanding itself... but I will not forgive them for ruining everything with some bullshit like that.
Tigress and Po shall stay friends, and Rebel Wilson better voice a sister of Po or something like that. I mean... come on, am I really overreacting to this? Really? I know I am very angry right now, but... still.
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BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree there: No love interest. It just...Wouldn't feel right. :hmm:
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Indeed, my friend. :hug:
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Yumi-Chu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
It remind me when they gave Casimodo a hot babe as Girlfriend in the Hunchback of notredame 2. Wow..WOW LOL.... SRLY That's not a fair and realistic thing that' would happen in RLF. IN RLF' Casimo = forever alone, probably. Im not being mean, just realistic
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Yeah, that's something I HATE - The male can always look unappealing and unattractive... but the female? She must ALWAYS look appealing and attractive. It really does bother me a LOT, because it happens more times than I can count. Only time I've seen them making the female love interest unappealing and unattractive without it being the focus of the story is in Chicken Little... which is sad, since the movie is a piece of shit - that's basically the only good thing about it to me. XP
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not against the idea of Po having a love intrest... but it had to work. Kung fu panda 2 was a pretty flawless movie, and that movie had no goddamn love intrest.

maybye they could give the same morale as Pat the NES Punk gave at the end of his review of Las Vegas games: i should stop spend so much time on youtube... okay, two morales. NEVER TRUST WOMEN... or at least women who wants to sell their watches.

Speaking of wich, Rebel Wilson... Rebel is a name?... lets just say i don't think the idea she playing as a panda is unjustified, and we DID see that pandas still excist at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2, so who knows what will happen?

but i do think the idea of six movies ludicrous. i mean look at Resident evil... but then again, Resident Evil was made by douchebags, always made by douchebags and always will be made by douchebags because Capcom is only one letter away from Crapcom wait what did i talk about again...?
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I guess my biggest fear is that they will make the love interest "by-the-book", thinking now about it based on your comment. Made me realize that. ^^; But yeah - I mean, if they make it in a way that makes Po learn he is better on his own, that's completely fine. But... that being said, I still don't like the idea of him suggestively be into a girl or a boy whatsoever. It just rubs me the wrong way and goes against his character... Po just isn't someone to me who falls in love - to anything else than food, Kung Fu, and Kung Fu Masters, that is. It's even laughably out of character to see him fall for someone, out of pure lost or affection or such, especially after all his training and how he feels dedicated and pleased with it. You know what I'm saying? o3o;
LOL And yeah, "Rebel" is a pretty stupid name. :XD:

^^; Well, to keep the focus on Kung Fu Panda - I don't really understand why they feel the need to in total make 6 movies. It IS ludicrous in it's concept, yes. Unless they have something planned out, that is.
But I think it can be pretty obvious how they think about this. How do I mean? Well... think about it. Furious Five are 5, and with Po, they are 6. The villain of the first movie Tai Lung was a feline, just like Tigress. The villain of the second movie Shen was a bird, just like Crane. What if they will continue in that rout? So like - next they plan on including for one movie each - an insect/bug villain, a primate villain, a reptile villain... and then in the last movie, rather than having a panda as a villain, maybe a Chinese/Japanese dragon of sorts coming to life; seeing Po IS the "Dragon Warrior" after all? These are all just thoughts and theories, of course.
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Morggehan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh... i didn't even notice about the villain being a animal the warriors had...

well lets just hope we wont get another Batman Trilogy: the first was meh, the second was wow, the third was a derpy crashlanding...

i gotta stop saying derp before it becomes offensive...
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Well, those are weird things some weirdo like me would notice. :XD: LOL

Indeed. We can only hope, my friend.

LOL Nah, I don't think "derp" can get offensive. X3 Always nothing but amusing to me. :meow:
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Ahturos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
For some reason I see this story. - Female Panda one of there best fighter/explorer goes out to find Po now when his Father knows he is alive. Why he dose´t go out? Maybe he is needed or there is a crises in "Panda village" XD. And se goes out becuse "Another destiny" for Po. But maybe he dose´t belive here. It might be a trap or whatever and she as a hard time getting him along. But there might be another crisis going on Po have to take care of. And some form of Dilema is created. But as said NO LOVE INSTREST!!! In early concept för 2 Mantis was suppose to meet a Female Mantis just playing of the - Biting of the head. Thing. But skiped it. So yeah no love intrest if it is´t really, really out of the ordenary. Or how about this. Po maybe have a canflict about if he may or not like her but in the end finds in himself he dose´t - I LIVE FOR KUNG FU!!!!
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I like your concept in a way, since it could work better like that. Though, that could prove to be annoying too. But I'm not sure, it could work as said. XP But yeah, it must to me strictly make sure he will not get a love interest. But to make him hesitate on if he likes one who's in love with him or such, feeling like he need to know and search himself? That's fine if they will then be so daring to as you say make him simply state he LIVES for Kung Fu. Just imagine what a "Fuck yeah!" it would give the audience. :XD:
Also, I giggled at "Panda Village". X3
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Klein01 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But Kurvos! You're being too much of a "story admirer" and it's important to be open minded and give this potential storyline a- *gets shot*
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
LMAO X'D Okay, now you made me chuckle. ^^; But... I mean... I guess it COULD just MAYBE work if... I don't know? :hmm:
Okay, I won't lie - I do not see how this would work. :XD: LOL
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Klein01 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No man I agree with you, I hate when movies tries to make senseless romantic relationships with the characters. It's honestly not needed in Kung Fu Panda,
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Ah. But yeah... I mean, come on. Give us some diversity - not all guys wants to get settled with a girl and have children with them. Some wants no children, some wants to get together with a member of the same gender, some rather stay single and are happy with it.
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like idea of Po staying single. Instead of glamouring romance. 
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Indeed, I agree. And what's so wrong with diversity between different types of main characters? SO many movies have heterosexual guys that gets a girl eventually - for once, it would be really nice to just get to see a asexual guy. Try to focus on continuing writing good stories for it, and just forget about trying to please the mainstream. It will obviously backfire if they do.
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know this may sound a bit harsh, but I'm not really fond of the idea of them bringing in other pandas either.
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
You know... neither am I. :hmm: That was something that kinda rubbed me the wrong way with the cliffhanger end of the second movie. Like... I was fine with them implying his parents died. But nope... at the very least, his dad survived. And... not feeling it or getting the point of it, I have to admit. XP
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The ending is the one big thing I didn't like about the second film, it just felt like a total cop out.
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Agreed. :nod: I think they only shoved it in out of fear of losing fans if they won't make a "shocking" cliffhanger. And... well, sure - it's shocking, but... it's only there for the sake of being a surprise, it feels like. How is this a natural thing for the story to introduce? :P Especially after Po accepted and realized Ping IS his real father, even if it's not his biological father. So... what does it mean then seeing his biological father? Will that change his mind? If they did that, it would be equally as horrible as giving him a love interest.

... holy shit, I've already noticed two major ways they could fuck up a third movie. That's a bad sign. XP
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
*Stasrts chanting* "Please don't let them end up having kids, please don't do that to us like they did with Shrek. Po having a love interest would be awful, but if they go that route it won't be as awful as him having tons of kids like Shrek did."
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Yeah, the kids Shrek gets kinda serves no purpose other than to be there to give him a "family"... but since we don't care about the babies, it just makes it hollow.
They plan on in total having 6 Kung Fu Panda movies. If they really want to be that ballsy, then they also need to be careful not to take a wrong sidestep. And to try to please the mainstream tends to backfire, while daring to just make it as well written as it has been so far will only make it work so much better as a franchise.
In short, I will not tolerate seeing Po get a love interest. Only reason they would do it is just simply because "all main characters should"... and it sickens me.
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I was okay with Shrek being in love and stuff, but the babies were dumb. Donkey having kids was okay, but Shrek's not the fathering type and there's no reason for them. None. He wouldn't want them and there's no point in it.
It comes across as another "Rio" situation where they're the last two of their kind and need to produce children. Which is ignoring the obvious 'they are the last of their kind. Thus the only one their children can reproduce with is family.
As such they'd only become an inbred mass over the years and go extinct anyway.

Giving him a love interest really sounds wrong. An asexual protagonist makes a ton more sense by far than one who falls in love with either a partner(Tigress) or a female of the same species. I think it'd just get in the way of everything honestly.
Giving Po kids would kill it so hard for me, harder than a love interest.

Not everyone needs a love, and not everyone wants, desires, cares for, or even thinks of finding one ever.
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Yeah, and I mean, sure - Shrek and Fiona being together is essential to the whole story, since it gave us a good message in the first movie to go with it. But like you said, Shrek isn't really suitable to be a father. It's out of character for him, and just absurd. Why can't some couples be together without getting kids, seriously? But as for Donkey getting kids... yes, I'm fine with that. It was honestly a bit of an amusing thing to see that. :XD: LOL

And yes, indeed. Po IS supposed to be asexual. And same goes for Tigress. We shouldn't have to see this being screwed up. And... Po having kids, oh my god... the image in my head alone makes me feel like shouting "NO!". XP
Was there ever an indication ever at all Po is interested in women, or in getting a partner at all? No. He has a huge "boner" for Kung Fu and the Furious Five, sure - but that was more of him being a fanboy, and nothing else implied. The developers really do need to think and care about the legacy, seeing these two movies are considered masterpieces by many - and for good reasons.
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Honestly when they gave Shrek kids it just made him look like an asshole. Sure Shrek's a jerk and a grump, but he was never overtly mean. He was a ass in a more enjoyable way. Like the sarcastic grump who is actually quite clever and enjoys being down to earth and realistic even if it hurts someone's feelings, because he'd rather be blunt than just lie to them.
Then comes the kids and we all know they're innocent so anything he does or says about them just makes him look like a cruel being. Meanwhile Donkey, while coming across as an irresponsible father and a bit of a bad role model for potential fire hazards, still can be perceived as a very caring and doting father.

Po has a boner for eating, Kung Fu, and the Furious Five. But his real love is the first two. He's not the type to want love or look for it. He spent the first movie longing for one thing, and when he got it he felt complete.
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Can't say much else regarding Shrek than that I completely agree with you on that.

But yes. Po should not care about finding a partner or such things. People like to think shit like "maybe he hasn't found the right one yet"... but come on. Movies forcing every single main character to get together with someone makes a lot of stupid people get even more stupid, and like now not speculating IF Po will get together with someone, but with WHO. And of course, must be with a female. Though, not saying Po should be homosexual - I am still saying he should be asexual. I am just saying movies need more diversity to learn people to be less stupid and narrowminded about this.
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Glad we agree on that. :3

Asexual means they could have a relationship, just without sex. Which could work better, although it would still be relatively unpleasant-ish.
Although I get your frustration and understand why him having a love interest or just plain becoming another of those 'love' focused main characters instead of what he's been all these movies: a cook who's true love is his passion for Kung Fu, food, and mastering the arts.

What really kills me is when the main character's entire personality and individuality melt away and they become that basic lovestruck fool who either shows his love in ways that are comedy relief, stupid as shit, or just a melty puddle wrapped around her finger. I want more sexual diversity, but a great start would be giving diversity to how straight relationships are depicted. They're far too often the same basic things instead of being more believable and accurate to how real relationships go.
It's not just always bumping into someone, being rescued by them, having to trust them with your life, being lost and they help you get home, running away and crossing paths with them, meeting them and having two conversations, etc. Those are what I almost always see in movies. Especially Disney. 

It would be nice to have more skeptical/wary/paranoid main characters. Ones that doubt the person, question where they're from, ask tons of stuff about them, etc. Maybe even they think the person is using them or they think the person's not 'that way' and get mixed signals. So many things could add variety into the pot. Maybe they could even have different relationship types. Like just friends, or maybe they could be trans or have scars they hide, possibly they could have killed someone by accident, things like that would actually make for a great twist to the normal.
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Kurvos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Asexuals might possibly can be couples, but I want Po to stay single either way. XP LOL But you said you understand that, so... ^^;

Yeah, I don't really know what else to add myself... love is always simplified in movies, and it annoys and frustrates me. -_-
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