Tag: superheroes

How would Nigerian superheroes would fare?

It may have started with this tweet: Many superheroes won't survive in Nigeria — Poseidon (@__Nuubi) April 4, 2016 Or perhaps it was this one: Guys quote this tweet with the problems you think superheroes would face if they were in Nigeria. — ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ (@chuuzzy) April 5, 2016   Regardless which came first, for… Read More

Not so fantastic: ‘Fantastic Four’ fails commercially and critically

The movie poster for "Fantastic Four" (2015)

When will it work for Marvel’s first family? Once again, another adaptation of the Fantastic Four has failed miserably with critics and moviegoers alike — marking their third cinematic failure of all time.   All told, in its opening weekend, “Fantastic Four” garnered around $26 million at the box office, although executives at Fox had anticipated… Read More

Jena Malone reportedly playing Barbara Gordon in ‘Batman V. Superman’

Jena Malone juxtaposed next to an image of an animated Batgirl

Just when we thought the cast of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” had reached critical mass, Latino Review obtained supposedly reliable rumors that actress Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” franchise) will feature prominently in the film as Barbara Gordon.   Although Malone’s presence in the film had already become common knowledge months ago, most had… Read More

‘Ant-Man’ proves that the superhero genre works well with others

Paul Rudd as Ant-Man promotional graphic

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” hit theaters this weekend and seems poised to continue the studio’s hot streak.   Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is an ex-con who just wants to get his life together so he can see his daughter again. Desperate and unable to hold a job, he finds his way into the presence of Hank Pym… Read More

‘Star Wars’ cast reunites at San Diego Comic-Con, geeks everywhere swoon

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer, and Harrison Ford in their roles in "Star Wars"

Although superheroes have dominated San Diego Comic-Con over the last few years, other genres still maintain a rabid fan base, “Star Wars,” in particular. Due to the poor quality of the prequel trilogy, many have been clamoring the sci-fi franchise to return to form for decades.   Footage shown at the convention can be viewed… Read More

New “Batman V Superman” images released: Blockbuster slowly unveils itself

Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman all stand in costume

In an era where set photos, leaks, and spoilers consistently mar the production of major motion pictures, the highly anticipated “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” has done a superlative job of keeping much of its production under wraps. By no means have we seen nothing of the production — set photos have leaked to… Read More

With great power comes great responsibility: Marvel replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Marvel Replaces Peter Parker as Spider-Man

Few heroes represent the common man more than Marvel’s web-slinging teenager: Spider-Man. He does not hail from another galaxy, he’s not a hero from the greatest generation, he’s not even a womanizing billionaire. What makes him special is the notion that when greatness comes unexpectedly calling, one must answer in heroic fashion.   For years,… Read More

The art of adaptation: What the most popular comic book shows tell us about what viewers want

Any screenwriter will tell you that adaptation represents one of the most complex conundrums in the filmmaking process: how does one bring a character from page to screen while maintaining the essence of the story? Some shows do remarkably well, while others can’t seem to find the proper balance.   IGN recently polled viewers asking… Read More

Why you should be super excited about “Supergirl”

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Warner Bros. building upon the successes of “Arrow” and “The Flash.” Along with executive producer Greg Berlanti, the WB has begun to colonize space on CBS for their superhero universe with the upcoming “Supergirl.”   Starring Melissa Benoist — a transplant to the DC universe from “Glee,” much… Read More

Suicide Squad: The good, the meh, and the awful

The characters from Suicide Squad pose in costume in a dark , erie setting

These days, it takes quite a bit to stand out among all of the comic book movies constantly hitting theaters. Between DC and Marvel films, superhero fatigue has become increasingly rampant.   Warner Bros. seems keenly aware of this rampancy; while developing their own cinematic universe, they decided to make “Suicide Squad,” a film about… Read More