More than ever before, superhero films and the source material they draw upon are finally moving beyond the traditional expectations set by blockbusters, becoming more than mere ‘popcorn’ movies, but this doesn’t mean that comic book adaptations don’t have room to grow. As Shuri told T’Challa in Black Panther, “Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved,” and the same undoubtedly applies to the current wave of superhero movies. Although the ongoing success enjoyed by blockbusters like Black Panther suggests that we’re living in a golden age of superhero filmmaking, there’s no guarantee that Wakanda or the comic book kingdom at large can continue this way forever. Marvel quite literally has an endgame in sight with their next Avengers movie, so how will they and the rest of Hollywood keep things moving forward in the future? Sharing is Caring. Much like the comics they’re based on, … [Read more...] about Journey Into Mystery: What Does The Future Hold For Superhero Movies?
While DC Comics icons like Superman and Batman starred in a series of successful films back in the day, Marvel Comics stable of superheroes and villains were in a much more precarious place for decades. Marvel went bankrupt in the mid-90s. The Marvel Universe was broken apart in a myriad of licensing deals, with movie and TV rights to their biggest characters and supporting casts spread across different studios. We recently unearthed a fascinating report from Hollywood trade publication Variety, published in December 1992, which offered a look at Marvel's slate way before the blockbuster success of the Avengers, or even the X-Men. Here we'll take a look at 9 Marvel Movies We Almost Got in the '90s. So let's break down where things stood with a bunch of Marvel properties in 1992... Spider-man Variety reported that James Cameron hoped to write, direct, and produce a Spider-Man movie with Terminator 2 studio Carolco, who'd acquired the rights from Marvel two years before for just $5 … [Read more...] about 9 Marvel Comics Movies We Almost Got in the 90s
Join this class led by Kevin Ikenberry, and learn how to write stronger and how to understand what your audience wants to see. Learn the importance of character development and structure for writing novels by using a screenwriting focus and discussing popular and classic movies. Learn how to tie what you've seen, enjoyed and been moved by on the silver screen to your writing. Ikenberry is a life-long space geek and retired Army officer. Ikenberry's 2016 debut science fiction novel, "Sleeper Protocol," was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. He is the author of the several military science novels. … [Read more...] about How movies make us cry: emotion in writing and screenwriting
6 minutes ago It was just a few years ago that we were introduced to Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron and all the other major new players of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but following The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, this era of a galaxy far, far away will conclude in late 2019 with the release of Episode IX. For this last chapter, J.J. Abrams returned to the director's chair, and Isaac has noticed that this time around, shooting has felt more laid back. The actor said: Oscar Isaac has been keeping busy lately with projects like The Addams Family animated movie and Triple Frontier, and currently he's deep into principal photography on Star Wars: Episode IX. As Isaac informed Indiewire, he plans on taking the next year off once Episode IX has wrapped, but for now, he hasn't been too worn down working on the space opera blockbuster. Sure the goal is to give audiences a great movie, but under J.J. Abrams' direction, Isaac feels that there's been less pressure and more opportunities to … [Read more...] about How Shooting Star Wars: Episode IX Is Different From The Other Movies, According To Oscar Isaac
6 minutes ago At the end of 2017's Justice League, comic fans were graced with a short, but exciting cameo from Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke. Soon after his brief appearance, all sorts of rumors surfaced with some potential answers as to where Manganiello might reprise his role. Potential attachment of a solo movie for Deathstroke even spread with writer and director of The Raid movies, Gareth Evans, about a year ago, although the filmmaker recently said he isn't officially developing the project. Evans does, however, have an idea of how he would handle it, if given a shot. In his words: In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gareth Evans said he had a phone call about the possible Deathstroke project and briefly spoke to actor Joe Manganiello about it, but since then, there's been radio silence. The filmmaker said he would be excited about helming the film for DC because of the potential for him to add a different spin on the villain's story, including his signature … [Read more...] about What Gareth Evans’ Deathstroke Movie Would Be Like