The popularity of superhero cinema today is extremely massive, and in the most high-profile cases has become a billion-dollar business at the box office. While the genre has certainly not always done that level of immense business over the course of its life, it’s hard to deny that it has certainly always been popular. The beginning of the modern superhero film was 1978′s Superman: The Movie directed by Richard Donner… Continue reading Comics on Film: The Evolution of the Superhero Movie
I’m not entirely certain how I should feel about the Man of Steel sequel being pushed back to 2016.
On one hand, it gives Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder more time to get all the pieces in place and take their time with what may be the studio’s highest profile project in many, many years. On the other hand, the delay means that we’ll have… Continue reading The Geek Beat: What the DC Superhero Movies Can Learn About Expanded Universes from 'Star Wars' and Marvel
If you’ve had a chance to look at Empire magazine’s awful new variant covers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, you’re likely hoping that this is just a marketing and design nightmare that is not reflective of the quality of the upcoming movie. But aside from the layouts, there’s also some issue with the look of some of the characters. Particularly the costuming of both heroes… Continue reading Which Superhero Movies Have the Best Costumes?
Once again we have a Marvel superhero movie kicking off the 2014 summer movie season (though with films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier arriving before it in April, it’s pretty easy these days to question when, exactly, that season actually begins). Due out on May 2, 2014, the first full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has just arrived online, and you can check it out… Continue reading 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Opens Up a Whole New Universe for the Marvel Superhero
Can Aquaman ever catch a break?
DC Comics has launched several of its superheroes into highly-successful screen adaptations — Superman and Batman in blockbuster movies, and Green Arrow in a successful television series. But the water-based Aquaman hasn’t been able to transfer his popularity… Continue reading DC Entertainment Really, Really Wants Aquaman to Be the Next Big Superhero