In a recent interview with The Wrap, and on the heels of the mega-success of Wonder Woman, DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns declared – in reference to future movies – that DC would, “get to the essence of the character and make the movies fun”.
Last time Fox attempted an adaptation of the classic X-Men “Dark Phoenix” story, they royally screwed it up in X-Men: The Last Stand.
In a recent interview with Irish Times, legendary director John Landis (The Blues Brothers, American Werewolf in London), whilst praising the Wonder Woman movie, remarked – “I’m bored shitless with the Marvel Universe now”.
First proper look at Marvel Studios’s adaptation of Jack Kirby’s Black Panther as the teaser trailer is released by Marvel Entertainment.
Based on the Jack Kirby creations from the pages of Fantastic Four, Inhumans TV series will be produced by ABC and Marvel TV with IMAX Corporation as a financing partner. Which probably explains why the series is set to debut on IMAX screens on September 1, 2017, and run for two weeks, before premiering on ABC on September 22, and airing eight episodes.
Considering how amazing and surprising the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was, when it was released in 2014, it is perhaps shocking (or maybe not) that its sequel matches not only its sheer entertainment quality but builds on the characters and relationships introduced in the original.
Just like the Marvel Studios films, Marvel Television’s web TV series for Netflix introduced characters through solo series before leading into the Defenders team series, sometime in mid-2017. Iron Fist is the last of the solo series before the Avengers-like team up happens.
With all the brouhaha going on in the USA – the home of the superhero – concerning alleged Russian interference in the recent Presidential elections, it is interesting to consider Guardians, a superhero movie made in Russia.
We have always had a love-hate relationship with the X-Men movie universe.
Yeah yeah everybody’s got a fuckin’ list of recommended 2017 movies. Here’s ours – in order of anticipation. Nuff said.
Netflix has released more images from the upcoming original series adapting Marvel martial arts hero Iron Fist. These images give us a first look at Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Joy (Jessica Stroup) and Ward Meachum (Tom Pelphrey).
It’s no secret that Guardians of the Galaxy is one of our favourite comic book movie adaptations of all time and we have been eagerly anticipating the sequel due in 2017.
The biggest superhero movie with a female lead (Elektra and Catwoman do not count!) arrives next year. By that time we might even have a female President of the United States.
Are you tired of superhero movies?
Considering that 2016 had the most superhero movies to date (SIX!) – a valid concern would be creeping fatigue – would the sheer volume of such movies turn people against superhero movies in general?
Spoilers, doh?!? Read this only after watching the shows!
Regular visitors will know that Iron Fist is a favourite of ours.
Yes, that’s it above! We see Danny Rand (Finn Jones) about to dispatch a bad guy as a multitude of other baddies lie prone behind. We cannot wait to see how the power of Iron Fist will be expressed on screen.
And finally, we have a release date – March 17, 2017! Mark your calendars!
… still there’s more …
The countdown to the fourth Marvel + Netflix original series begins now with this smashing trailer for Luke Cage!
Adaptation of the 1988 one-shot graphic novel featuring the characters Batman and the Joker written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Brian Bolland. The film is directed by Sam Liu and written by Brian Azzarello. Stars the voices of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong and Ray Wise.
The casting of Benedict Cumberbatch seemed a masterstroke and the early set photos set the internet abuzz.
Yes, we have had movies about Elektra and Catwoman but surely finally the Wonder Woman film adaptation is the first proper major female superhero movie. Finally!