Drew Goddard cut his teeth in the entertainment industry as a writer for Joss Whedon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Since then he’s stayed largely in the TV world, having worked on Alias, Lost, and Marvel’s Daredevil series, but he continues to flex some increasingly big movie muscles. He wrote Cloverfield, he directed Cabin in the Woods (which he co-wrote with
So there’s this little movie coming out this week called Avengers: Age of Ultron. Have you heard of it?
At this point, it’s a foregone conclusion that the next installment of Marvel Studios’ superhero team-up saga is going to be the sort of film that measures its box-office gross in billions of dollars, not millions, and likely breaks a long list of… Continue reading The Geek Beat: How Marvel's 'The Avengers' Changed Movie History
A lot has happened in the three years between Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. SHIELD has gone down in flames and Nick Fury has gone into hiding, leaving the Avengers, if they exist as a unit at all, as freelancers in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some of the team have gone through profound changes since we last saw them in an… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Who Enters 'Age of Ultron' the Most Changed??
Endings of movies are changed all the time. But when it’s a true story being told, there’s not a lot of room for alterations. You can’t have Chris Kyle live happily ever after at the end of American Sniper, for instance. His death, at the hands of another veteran, is too well-known. And even if it weren’t, you just can’t do that.
For… Continue reading 'American Sniper' Screenwriter Jason Hall Reveals Why He Changed the Ending
Early in the year 1989, the comic book blockbuster didn’t really exist yet. While 1978’s Superman was an extraordinarily successful film that launched the modern comic book movie, its success could be considered relatively modest in the grand scheme of the superhero genre. By the summer of ’89, that was about to change, because a character that most people had written off as campy, comedic, and dubious in the… Continue reading Comics on Film: 25 Years Ago, Tim Burton's 'Batman' Changed Superhero Movies Forever