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With Warner Bros. and DC Comics gearing up to unleash their first superhero-based cinematic universe, fans from all over the spectrum of devotion to the publisher’s characters have their ideas on how that world should be presented on the big screen. Some likely believe that the path to greatness lies solely in the comics and nowhere else, while others may want to see the… Continue reading Comics on Film: The DC Movie Universe Should Take Hints From the 'Batman: Arkham' Games

In May of 2016, Marvel Studios will kick off their third “phase” of films with the release of Captain America: Civil War, a film that seems like it may be the biggest film the studio has spearheaded thus far. While the two Avengers films, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Iron Man films are nothing to shake a stick at, Civil War looks like a culmination piece in a lot of ways… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why the Hulk is Absent in 'Civil War' Comics And the Upcoming Movie

It’s been said before and it’ll probably be said again: the current comic book movie craze may have had its seeds planted in 1998 by New Line Cinema’s Blade, but it was 2000’s X-Men that catapulted the genre to new heights of success and acceptance by moviegoers everywhere. X-Men was quickly followed by other successful, genre-defining films like Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man, 2003’s X2: X-Men United, 2004’s Hellboy and Spider-Man 2, and 2005’s Batman Begins.… Continue reading Comics on Film: Life After Hugh Jackman's Wolverine

This February, 20th Century Fox will release Deadpool, and it should prove to be a very interesting experiment in comic book cinema. While R-rated comic book films have been released before – with titles like WatchmenV For VendettaThe Punisher, and Blade all coming to mind – Deadpool is going to be something of a different animal, since this will be the first R-rated superhero film to feature a mainstream costumed comics character from… Continue reading Comics on Film: The Pros and Cons of an R-rating for 'Deadpool'

After a somewhat troubled production that led to the departure of director Edgar Wright, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man has finally been released in theaters. Audience response seems to be generally positive, with the film becoming Marvel’s 12th straight number one opener. While Ant-Man as a whole embraces the tenets and surroundings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it also represents a bit of a different approach in their films.

While… Continue reading Comics on Film: The 'Ant-Man' Legacy And What It Means for the Future of Marvel Movies