In the wide and diverse pantheon of comic book supervillains, there are few with as much interpretive room and staying power as Lex Luthor. Much like his nemesis Superman, who innovated the superhero itself back in 1938, Lex Luthor has proven to be the foundation upon which hundreds of other comic book supervillains are at least partially based. First appearing in April 1940’s Action Comics #23… Continue reading Comics on Film: Ranking the Different Versions of Lex Luthor We've Seen So Far
When you wind the clocks back to 2008 and your first time watching Iron Man in theaters, the post-credits scene was something of a revelation. Audiences had not yet been exposed to a widespread shared universe on the scale of what had been seen in comic books, and Nick Fury’s appearance and foreboding statement to Tony Stark was engaging, exciting, and full of possibilities.
Now… Continue reading Comics on Film: How Hollywood Can Evolve the Shared Movie Universe
The SXSW Film Festival officially kicks off on March 13 in Austin, Texas, and Fandango will be there to bring you all the coolest happenings from one of the country’s most exciting festivals.
This year promises a first look at some big movies hitting theaters over the next few months, as well as a new crop of indie movies that we can’t… Continue reading SXSW Film Festival: 12 Movies Everyone Will be Talking About This Year
If you ask any comic book creator how difficult it is to create a superhero in the 21st century, they’ll likely tell you that it’s very hard. Creating new superheroes, even within the fabled DC and Marvel universes, can be a massive undertaking just because so much of each of those brands is tied up in their biggest icons. How can Nightrunner compete with Superman? How… Continue reading Comics on Film: Could Valiant Comics Create the Next Great Wave of Superhero Movies?
The 2015 SXSW Film Festival kicks off this week, and one film screening there is a documentary called Raiders!, tracking one duo’s attempt to complete a lifelong project that began back in 1982: to film a shot-for-shot recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark. For Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, the project began when they were around 11 years old and continued for seven… Continue reading Watch: Meet the Guys Behind the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made