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
In a new report about the state of affairs at Fox with the latest Disney merger news, it reveals that Fox Animation has been developing a Family Guy movie that will contain live-action elements. This certainly sounds like something that series creator Seth MacFarlane would dare to pull off. In addition, it was also revealed that a Bob's Burger feature-length film is being developed as well along with The Simpsons Movie 2. However, these plans could be put into jeopardy with the Fox and Disney merger. According to people close to the projects, the Family Guy movie will contain live-action elements, which sounds pretty interesting. It would be the first time on the big screen for the wildly popular series, and it's something that fans have asked about for years. The Simpsons Movie didn't come out until 2007, and it was teased for years, so the idea of a Family Guy movie at this late stage of the game is not surprising. The new report states. While the idea of a Family Guy movie is … [Read more...] about Family Guy Movie in the Works with Live-Action Elements?
Variety is reporting that the fourth season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will also be its last. This fills me with a small amount of sadness as the show is funny and has been a great comedy. However, season 3 was not that great (I'm hopeful for season 4) and I'd hate for this show to go on forever and be one of the many shows that runs for too long. Of course, in addition to the fourth season being the final season, reports say that the series will be a movie developed by Netflix in conjunction with Universal Television. I imagine the finale will have Titus get closure with Mikey, whether that's getting back with him or finally moving on, Kimmy will finally be able to drop the Reverend and live a semi-normal life, Lillian will finally find happiness, and Jacqueline will find success on her own. Ellie Kemper stars as the titular Kimmy Schmidt, Tituss Burgess is Titus Andromedon, Jane Krakowski plays Jacqueline, and Carol Kane rounds out the main cast as Lillian. The series was … [Read more...] about THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT May End With Season 4 and a Movie
Gary Whitta developing Last Starfighter reboot Gary Whitta, the screenwriter behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Book of Eli, announced on Twitter that he is working with co-writer Jonathan Betuel, who wrote 1984’s The Last Starfighter, on a reboot of the sci-fi cult classic. Whitta shared concept art for the project, created by Matt Allsopp, which you can view below. Whitta spoke with i09 about the project, explaining that The Last Starfighter has always been one of his all-time favorites: “It is a deeply special movie for me… the idea that playing a game could be a magic ticket to a real space adventure, I just always thought that concept was utterly brilliant.” Whitta feels that the movie is “sorely underrated” and says that he eventually tracked Betuel down — who still retains a piece of ownership from the original — and they discussed “what a new version might look like” of the film. Whitta goes on to … [Read more...] about Gary Whitta Developing Last Starfighter Reboot