Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

Ready For Their Close-Ups: 3 Super-Universes Ready For Your Screens

At this point, despite the occasional think pieces to the contrary, the continued successes of super-hero films and TV series indicate that stories of heroes vs. villains won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. But the bulk of the properties have largely been drawn from either Marvel or DC Comics. Though we’ve seen comic book properties successfully adapted from non-superhero sources recently (“The Walking Dead” and “Preacher” being among the most prominent), when it comes to…

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SUNDAY MATINEE: Comic Book Movies and Color Grading

SUNDAY MATINEE: Comic Book Movies and Color Grading

Starting this week, I’m doing a biweekly column, called the Sunday Matinee, that focuses on the more technical aspects of CBM filmmaking.  I studied film in school, and work in the field of production, and I want to bring that knowledge to the reviewing sphere! People love to talk about tone in superhero movies.  I’d argue tone was the major buzzword of 2016, in fact.  That said, I don’t believe tone describes the argument actually being had under…

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Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in DEADPOOL Sequel

Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in DEADPOOL Sequel

After a long search, the Deadpool sequel has found its Cable. THR is reporting that the Josh Brolin has beat out a shortlist of contenders for the opportunity to play alongside Ryan Reynolds. The followup production to 2016’s irreverent hit has been on the hunt for an actor to fill the role, but Brolin comes as a bit of a surprise. Brolin also plays Thanos in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite possible confusion, the Oscar-nominated actor beat…

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Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may soon be the powerful, or Invincible names in comics cinema. The duo has already seen success in bringing Preacher to screen for AMC. They now turn their sights back to the silver screen. THR is reporting that Rogen and Goldberg are set to produce a live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible for Universal.  Kirkman, the creative mind behind AMC’s The Walking Dead and Cinemax’s Outkast, first created Invincible at…

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Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ben Affleck, just let Ryan Potter play Tim Drake already. This past Tuesday, I broke the story that Ryan Potter really wants to play Tim Drake in the DCEU.  Since then, fans have rallied in support, trending “#RyanPotterforTimDrake” on Twitter on Thursday.  That day, the Twitter campaign peaked at #5 on the trend list. Over the last couple of days, Potter posted several tweets about a “little something” he was working on.  He requested fans send him their best…

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Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

Joe Manganiello Officially Cast as Deathstroke in DCEU

After last week’s video-bomb by Justice League star Ben Affleck where he revealed footage of the infamous villain Deathstroke, speculation abounded as to whether the character would be appearing soon and who would play him. Today, in an interview first reported by The Wall Street Journal, DC Entertainment President and creative mastermind Geoff Johns announced that actor Joe Manganiello had officially been cast in the role of Slade “Deathstroke” Wilson. The 39-year old actor, who…

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CAPTAIN MARVEL Readies For Pitches From Prospective Directors

CAPTAIN MARVEL Readies For Pitches From Prospective Directors

Captain Marvel is still looking for a director, but the search is narrowing. THR reported today that Marvel Studios is currently working with a shortlist of three prospective directors for the film, which is set to hit movie screens in 2019. After naming actress Brie Larson as it’s Carol Danvers, the studio is preparing to send a treatment and documents to the candidates for the directors chair to give them an opportunity to deliver a…

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What If Marvel Did A SUICIDE SQUAD?

What If Marvel Did A SUICIDE SQUAD?

There’s no denying that superhero film and television has gotten distinctly darker and more adult as of late. And some think the transition is only just beginning. With Daredevil and Jessica Jones Marvel has shown a distinct willingness to get down in the gutter, while Zack Snyder kicked off his attempt at a Justice League saga with one of the most serious (and literally dimly lit) superhero films we’ve seen to date. Recently, there’s even…

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Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Fractured Reality: Marvel’s Multiple Cinematic Universe Problem

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade-and-change, you know that pop culture has entered the second age of the Super Hero Film. This year alone, studios have released five films featuring characters who debuted in the “funny pages”, with Deadpool, Batman V. Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of The Shadows serving as their respective studios’ tentpole films for the year. As of…

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WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

WONDER WOMAN First Female-Helmed Film With $100 Million Budget

Superhero films are currently Hollywood’s bread and butter, amassing profits in the billions and serving as tentpoles for entire years’ worth of productions. Until now, they have always been a male-centric enterprise, but the game is about to change with Wonder Woman. Warner Brothers recently wrapped principal photography on the Wonder Woman solo film, starring Gal Godot and directed by award-winning filmmaker Patty Jenkins. At a glance, it seems like a no-brainer that Wonder Woman would be…

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