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When most people think of Batman, they think of a hero who a) doesn’t use guns, and b) doesn’t kill people. This has not only been a big thing in the comics for decades and decades, but it was also a very important part of the character in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Serving as a counterbalance to the more fun, ridiculous Marvel Studios films, it looked as though the comic book movies being made by Warner Bros. would be much more serious, gritty, and grounded in reality. That perception completely changed this week.
After all, the world of blockbuster franchises has changed a great deal since both of the previous Star Wars trilogies, and the reality is that they’re meant to operate much differently than before. To keep up with fan demand, a new movie – if not two – is demanded every year.
Following in the footsteps of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, Ant-Man will be the fourth Marvel Studios hero to get a direct sequel to his solo film… and this time around he’s bringing a friend.
It feels like just yesterday that 2015 began, but the reality is that we’re now deep into the final months of the year, and getting deeper and deeper into the fall. In fact, we are now just one week away from Thanksgiving, and our annual look back at the past year to give thanks to what is meaningful to us.
Back in Season 2, Arrow was showing off some impressive potential. While the show got off to a rocky start after its premiere, it really started figuring things towards the end of the first season. Then the third season started, and it’s been trouble ever since.
Obviously its impressive cast raises our expectations significantly – but what is it exactly what we want out of the Doctor Strange movie? That’s the subject of this week’s Hero Blend.
The good news for Fox is that there are many directions to take the X-Men franchise post-Apocalypse, as Marvel Comics spent years developing new titles and runs for various mutant characters.
There is no franchise in the world quite like Star Wars. The George Lucas-created space adventure set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away has enchanted multiple generations of movie lovers, and people of every color, creed, gender and religion appreciate it around the world.
The multiverse is a fascinating and incredibly in-depth idea that comic and science-fiction writers have been taking advantage of for decades. The theory postulates that there is actually an infinite number of parallel timelines that exist, with each one representing a plane of existence where one potentially microscopically minute thing is different from every other plane of existence.
There are many things to consider when thinking about a possible director to make Gambit. It’s a filmmaker who should know how to shoot interesting and kinetic action, but you also want somebody who could find the proper tone to get the right amount of drama.
Sadly, the big screen has run out of comic book-based adventures in 2015, but don’t fret: there’s still plenty of superhero action to be found on television. The arrival of the fall season means that all of our favorite DC and Marvel shows have returned – and this year we’re even getting to see a few new ones!
Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War is still about a year away, but this week we got a very special early look at the film.
With the release of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four in theaters, the comic book movie season for 2015 has officially come to a close. It’s been a very interesting year for the genre.
In this very special Hero Blend episode, Cinema Blend’s own Sean O’Connell joins me to review Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, and we analyze both what went right with the reboot, and what wrong.
Now, however, we are about to see a brand new big screen version of the classic superhero group, so now is as good a time as any to learn about the history of the franchise.
When compared to many of the titles in the Marvel Studios canon, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man is one of the more self-contained stories… but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t had a major impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole.
The start of San Diego Comic-Con festivities means that we will soon be seeing big presentations from some of the biggest comic book movies coming out in the next year – and we’re super pumped for what’s in store.
Reports have said that the 2017 blockbuster won’t be an origin story, and it’s been said by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige that the film will have a stronger focus on the titular character’s famous sense of humor. But what will being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe mean for the story?
The X-Men franchise’s upcoming Gambit stand-alone has spent many months with some major question marks surrounding it. The film has seemingly spent the last few months making very little forward movement in development, but that changed in a big way this week.