Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
If you’ve been keeping up with the young-adult book-to-film adaptations, you’ve probably noticed that they’ve got a lot of world building going on, and The Maze Runner is no different. Director Wes Ball and the screenwriters do manage to squeeze a lot of information into the film’s 113-minute… Continue reading The YA Countdown: Everything You Need to Know About 'The Maze Runner'
With rumors of Carol Danvers being added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and news of The Rock playing Black Adam in Warner’s planned Shazam film, everyone’s talking about Captain Marvel. It’s a name with a screwy history, and you could quiz a cross-section of fans with “Who is Captain Marvel?” and come up with enough differing responses to make your head swim. Both Marvel… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Just Who Is Captain Marvel, Anyway?
Disney’s upcoming Big Hero Six is interesting in that it opens up the possibilities of what kind of Marvel movies Disney is interested in making with properties already under its control. This animated adventure-comedy is the first bit of cinematic diversification since Marvel came under the Disney banner in 2009, and the studio’s got more planned for 2015. Street-level heroes like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist… Continue reading Marvel Countdown: Will Disney Ignore Marvel's Horror Legacy?
We stay through the credits of the Marvel films for the stingers at the end, but somewhere in that endless scroll of names are the men and women who worked in the Marvel bullpen decades ago creating the characters that are breaking box office records today. One of those men is Bill Mantlo who, with artist Keith Giffen, created a talking raccoon as a… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Rocket Raccoon and the Legacy of Bill Mantlo
San Diego International Comic-Con (SDCC) is looming, and as always, Marvel is demanding all eyes on it as it unveils its updated film-release-date schedule. It’s the hype before the hype; get people talking about what those dates could possibly mean before any announcements are made. The Marvel folks have added five new dates to two previous ones, with nary a title announcement in sight. That brings the total up to… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Predicting the Seven Mystery Movies Just Announced