If superhero fatigue is a real thing, the tipping point happened this Summer. Avengers: Age of Ultron’s box office returns were very strong but not strong enough to overtake the grosses for the original film. The initial gimmick of seeing the team assemble for the first time was spent and movie-goers’ reactions were more mixed, leading to less return business. Ant-Man had a… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Superhero Fatigue and What Marvel Is Doing to Fight It
Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four, has a long and storied career across mass media, and we dive right in to take a look at that history. We’ve got no idea what the future holds after the upcoming Josh Trank film, but whatever the case it won’t be the last we see of Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (Human Torch), and Ben Grimm… Continue reading Marvel Countdown: The Entire History of the Fantastic Four Summed Up In One Image
This week, Captain America: Civil War set photos revealed Frank Grillo in costume as Captain America villain Crossbones. We last saw Grillo as disgraced SHIELD agent Brock Rumlow with his broken body loaded into an ambulance during the finale of Winter Soldier. Astute Marvel fans knew that wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Rumlow and Civil War looks to deliver on the… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Meet the Bad Guys of 'Captain America: Civil War'
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??
Daredevil is unlike anything Marvel Studios has done. We got a look at the first five episodes of the 13-part season, and it’s nothing like the Marvel Studios films nor the spin-off shows from ABC. This is great news. This is a low-key, performance-driven crime drama, where the episodes don’t follow a tidy formula nor aim to move Daredevil kids meal toys. It’s… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: How 'Daredevil' is Unlike Anything Marvel Has Done So Far