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?
Back in February, Comics on Film devoted some space to anticipating James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, thinking that its bold willingness to go into the cosmic sector of the Marvel universe could be an important and pivotal moment in the future of comics-based cinema. Sure, it has a rather strange concept and a haphazardly assembled group of protagonists that include talking trees and raccoons, but prerelease materials… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Important for More Than Just Marvel
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
Despite an increasingly larger share of female audiences (nearly 50%), the superhero movie genre remains a male character’s game. Marvel Studios has shown no signs that they have any intention of making a female-led superhero movie, and while WB will be introducing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, we still don’t know of any concrete plans to give her her own movie. There have been… Continue reading Sony Plans To Beat Marvel To The Female Superhero Movie Punch With A 'Spider-Man' Spin-off