Though this space is typically reserved for films directly from Marvel Studios, this week we’re looking at 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Fantastic Four, and how fandom reacts to the idea of white superheroes being cast with nonwhite actors in films. Right now, Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment) is the heavily rumored front-runner for Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the Josh Trank reboot… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: How Important Is Race to 'Fantastic Four'?
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s continuing guide to young adult book-to-film adaptations.
Anticipation is one thing, but this is a business and that means that come release time, our six impending young adult book-to-film adaptations will primarily be judged by their box office hauls – especially considering four of the six are part of multiple-book series. Things can change, particularly if some of these prove to be high… Continue reading YA Movie Countdown: Which Young-Adult Films Will Be the Big Moneymakers of 2014?
A common misconception about Marvel Studios is that the people there are incredibly invested in what Marvel is doing in its comic books. This extends past Marvel Studios proper and into their agreements with Sony and Fox as well. When Superior Spider-Man launched — the current comic that stars Spidey villain Doctor Octopus in control of Peter Parker’s body — fans assumed that the book would… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: How Much Do the Marvel Movies Influence New Comic Books?
As a Marvel fan, you owe it to yourself to dive into Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (new to paperback), an exhaustive history of the company from its golden-age roots to its purchase by Disney in 2009. There’s high drama in there that rivals the material offered in Marvel’s own books, from the conflict between Stan Lee and creators Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: Strange Moments in Marvel Casting History