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We have been bombarded with superhero movie news as of late. Civil War is coming to Marvel’s world, we have a big X-Men event coming, Spider-Man is stuck in a web at Sony, and now WB just revealed 10 new films through 2020. Even as a comic book fan this deluge feels overwhelming, so I can’t imagine viewing it as an average movie goer. To help, I’m breaking down the two major universes for you, their latest news, and explaining why it has the fan community buzzing!
Despite the amazing success he’s had since Iron Man reinvigorated his career, Robert Downey Jr. is sensing a bit of same-old, same-old in the cinema in regards to Super Hero adaptations. He claims the comic films are “fraying around the edges”.
Marvel Studios is jumping head first into the SDCC swag with collectable concept art posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron. While they only show concept art, they're still the first official movie posters we've seen for Marvel's upcoming superhero team-up. More is expected to come throughout the week, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these now!
While Marvel’s comic book adaptations are a hot commodity just now, the cast of Marvel/Disney’s Avengers franchise are running out of movies on their contracts and have dropped hints that they are not going to play their respective hero characters beyond their current commitments. Will Marvel and Disney let the franchises die after the cast leaves or will a new cast take over?
Marvel has undoubtedly done something amazing in the world of film and forever changed the landscape of Hollywood. But can Marvel continue to innovate and stay at the forefront for years to come? For the final part of our special feature, we asked several members of the Cinelinx team to share their thoughts on Marvel’s future.
After over sixty years of ups and downs, Marvel was poised to begin building its film empire right at the start of the new millennium. Blade had released in 1999 and showed that a Marvel character could be successful on screen for the first time, and Marvel Studios was licensing its characters to production companies after their comic book successes in the 90s. At that point, no one knew what a huge success Marvel movies would be and few companies were willing to give a Marvel property the budget it needed to be done well. No one would have believed that in a little over a decade, Marvel would be at the forefront of Hollywood. Today we’ll look at the movies Marvel released from 2000 on and analyze what it took to build an empire.
Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner. For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by. In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well. Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.
Thank heaven for suspension of disbelief, because film and television get their science wrong a great deal of the time. And I don’t just mean the small details. Often, the basic premise of the story is fundamentally flawed from the start. Here’s a look at seven science fails from television and the cinema.