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
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
Vampire Academy, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars have already come and gone, but there’s still quite a bit coming up in the YA movie realm. Not only is The Giver due out in just about a month with The Maze Runner arriving soon thereafter, but… Continue reading The YA Countdown: Comic-Con, 'The 5th Wave' Release Date, 'Frostbite' Fundraising and More
We’ve all seen the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer by now; the one where Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer asks Chris Pratt, the leading man hero of the film, who Star-Lord is. It’s a cheeky way for Marvel to acknowledge the fact that they’re leading a film with a superhero very few people outside of Bronze Age Marvel fans have ever even heard… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Who Is Star-Lord?