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After a somewhat troubled production that led to the departure of director Edgar Wright, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man has finally been released in theaters. Audience response seems to be generally positive, with the film becoming Marvel’s 12th straight number one opener. While Ant-Man as a whole embraces the tenets and surroundings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it also represents a bit of a different approach in their films.

While… Continue reading Comics on Film: The 'Ant-Man' Legacy And What It Means for the Future of Marvel Movies

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

The Blair Witch Project was such a phenomenon when it came out that no one really knew how to react to its success. Hollywood wasn’t sure if it could replicate it, which is why you didn’t see it get a new sequel every year. Not even cowriter/director Eduardo Sánchez had any real idea of what a post-Blair Witch career should look like for him.

Sánchez stepped away from the… Continue reading 'Blair Witch Project' Cocreator Eduardo Sánchez Gives Us an Update on the Film's Legacy and a Potential New Sequel

Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, and he’s joining quite a legacy. Within that legacy, though, comes a unique responsibility: even though we’ve seen a bald man oppose Superman in previous live-action productions, in many ways it’s up to Eisenberg to teach people about the real Lex Luthor. Chances are if you don’t read comics or have never seen 2000’s Justice League animated series… Continue reading Comics on Film: The Legacy of Lex Luthor and Why Jesse Eisenberg May Be a Perfect Fit for the Iconic Villain