When it comes to his own movies, Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, can’t seem to catch much of a break. In 1989, Dolph Lundgren became the first actor to embody the ruthless vigilante, and that was largely seen as a mediocre missed opportunity at best. In 2004, the character enjoyed his biggest success to date, but the Thomas Jane-starring action vehicle still lumbered in a… Continue reading Comics on Film: Did the Punisher Appear in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'?
Recently, a rumor came to light that claims Warner Bros. is searching its catalog of comics characters to find something that may help the studio emulate the success of this year’s Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel Studios. That rumor claims that the comic book team they’re looking at are the 31st century Legion of Super-Heroes, a relatively obscure DC Comics team with more than a passing connection… Continue reading Comics on Film: 5 Obscure DC Comics That Would Make Good Movies
As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn’t like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to… Continue reading Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies
As you’ve likely seen by now, Warner Bros. recently announced that it had staked out release dates for 11 new films through the year 2020, nine of which the studio pointed out were specifically based on the stories and characters of DC Comics. We don’t yet know what the films are or what characters will be appearing in them, but this is still a big deal because it represents… Continue reading Comics on Film: 'Batman v Superman,' 'Justice League' and the Other DC Movies Heading Our Way
Back in February, Comics on Film devoted some space to anticipating James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, thinking that its bold willingness to go into the cosmic sector of the Marvel universe could be an important and pivotal moment in the future of comics-based cinema. Sure, it has a rather strange concept and a haphazardly assembled group of protagonists that include talking trees and raccoons, but prerelease materials… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Important for More Than Just Marvel