In Ant-Man, Paul Rudd becomes the latest leading man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he fits right in. Like the other superheroes in this special club, he’s charming and good looking and an undeniably wonderful screen presence. If nothing else, Marvel Studios knows how to cast these movies. They’ve yet to put anyone less than fantastic in a major… Continue reading Ranking the Leading Men of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
There’s no grand mystery why the Chinese box office is playing an increasingly important part in the movie industry. Over one billion potential audience members live there and they’re understandably more likely to see a big Hollywood movie if it’s set in China or has a Chinese star in its cast somewhere. A new rumor has it that even movies… Continue reading 'Star Wars' Rumors: Is Donnie Yen Joining the Universe? Is 'Rogue One' Already Filming?
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for Avengers movie culture:
Before seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron, you should watch this exhaustive, chronological history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its wars and the Infinity Stones (via Slashfilm):
Then you’ll want to start your Avengers: Age of Ultron viewing evening by eating one of these four epic burgers inspired by a different member… Continue reading The Avengers in Movie Culture: History of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Easter Eggs and More
With a DC Comics-based cinematic universe on the horizon due to the 2016 releases of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, one of the biggest casting announcements to come out of the news of the latter film was Jared Leto as the Joker.
While not historically associated with the Squad, Joker’s presence in a film full of historically villainous DC characters may give… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why Jared Leto's Joker May Become the "Boogeyman" of the New DC Movie Universe
It’s no secret that one of the bigger emerging trends in Hollywood right now are these shared movie universes, a la what Marvel Studios is doing (see: Avengers: Age of Ultron, in theaters this weekend) and what Warner Bros. will start doing with their own DC movies, beginning with next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
But what we aren’t seeing… Continue reading The Next '21 Jump Street' Sequel May Create a Shared Movie Universe with the 'Men in Black' Franchise