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With its domestic release date set for next week, Captain America: Civil War is soon going to dominate headlines, but we’re going to hit pause to talk a bit about Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
Marvel Studios is now entering the third Phase of its increasingly popular cinematic universe, and in the eight years since it began the films have been getting more and more mature, complex and interesting.
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tells the singular story of how Lex Luthor manipulated the Dark Knight to try and kill the Man of Steel, but it also made some major moves in setting up the future of the DC Cinematic Universe.
In 2015, Marvel Studios opened up a whole new side of their Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the company spent years making feature films and television shows intended for all audiences, Daredevil marked a turn into much darker territory, delivering a street-level hero who gets quite a bit bloody in his fight against crime.
It’s entirely possible that this summer will see the release of the biggest Marvel Studios movie yet. Captain America: Civil War has one of the biggest ensembles the comic book movie company has put together yet, and the story promises a great deal of action as heroes who were once friends find themselves on opposite sides of an incredibly important issue.
Deadpool is unlike anything we’ve ever seen from the comic book movie genre, and a result of its success is that it’s very likely going to have a key impact on the future. The movie is now domestically the highest grossing title in the X-Men franchise, and there have been important questions asked about what has been driving its popularity.
Once again starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, the film follows the mercenary as his life gets rocked by news of cancer in his liver, lungs, prostate and brain. Seeking a miracle cure so that his life can continue with his one true love, Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), he enters a special program that promises to turn him into a superhero.
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.