The Disney live-action remake machine continues to stomp forward, and for a very understandable reason. Cinderella has only been out for two weeks and already it’s grossed over one-third of a billion dollars. They’re going to keep at this formula for quite some time. But even with Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast already in the works, it’s their most recently announced… Continue reading 'Mulan' is the Next Movie to Get a Live-Action Remake at Disney
Comedies dominated SXSW’s studio premieres this year, with Get Hard, Spy, and a not-quite-finished cut of Trainwreck all making their first appearances at the festival. In the small venues, away from the red carpet of Austin’s historic Paramount Theater, festival-goers got their laughs from indie films, some with familiar faces and some with names we were hearing for the very first time. Past SXSW programming built an audience… Continue reading Comedy Movies at SXSW: Who Might Become the Next Breakout Star
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?
Anyone that’s been a comic reader for a good length of time knows nothing is forever. The circumstances for the characters, even the most iconic ones, are always changing to meet the times. Certain characters die and others may replace them in a new form. When it comes to superhero teams especially, there’s always a roster shakeup on the horizon.
Now that one… Continue reading Comics on Film: What the Next Avengers Team May Look Like
Every big franchise director has that moment where, after a movie seems like it cannot possibly be topped but everyone knows the franchise is going to keep going, they say they’re not going to direct the next movie. Michael Bay is perhaps the worst at this. He’s played a “Nah, not doing another Transformers” for three sequels now, even though he inevitably comes… Continue reading Joss Whedon Confirms It's Highly Unlikely He'll Direct the Next 'Avengers' Movies