Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Note: Supergirl premieres tonight on CBS. Below is our original review of the pilot, which ran in July during San Diego Comic-Con.
In a TV landscape littered with superhero shows, Supergirl stands out in a couple of ways. For one thing, it’s the rare superhero show that’s about a superheroine. For another, whereas most of those other dramas tend toward the dark and brooding, Supergirl is mostly bubbly and upbeat — just like its plucky heroine Kara, played by the radiant Melissa Benoist.
But for a show to succeed, it can’t just capture the audience’s interest, it has to sustain it. On that front, Supergirl unfortunately struggles by prioritizing plot over characterization. Read More »
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The Lucasfilm portion of the D23 Expo 2015 opened with confirmation that Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The official into from Lucasfilm is below. Read More »
Bryan Singer premiered X-Men: Apocalypse footage at Comic Con this year, and the footage immediately leaked online. The film is still shooting (they’re just a bit past the halfway point now) and barely features any finished effects; the footage debut was almost entirely character stuff that isn’t likely to go online in an official way any time soon.
So the low-quality bootleg leak was how some people first saw Apocalypse, just as with footage from other high-profile projects such as Deadpool and Suicide Squad. In the wake of those leaks, I’ve seen conversations that assume such leaks are built in to the Comic Con plan as part of the marketing scheme for these movies.
I was on the X-Men: Apocalypse set this week, where I spoke to producer Hutch Parker. He was a Fox studio exec when the first X-Men films were made, and has worked as a producer on The Wolverine, Days of Future Past, and now Apocalypse. I asked him about the leak, and about how it fits into any overall marketing plan. Read More »
Now that Sony has signed a deal with Marvel Studios to co-produce future Spider-Man films and introduce Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ll never see there continuation of The Amazing Spider-Man film series. And for most fans, thats a good thing. But what was The Amazing Spider-Man 3 going to be about? The answer to that question is more ridiculous than you imagine. Hit the jump to read a bit about The Amazing Spider-Man 3 plot that will never be.
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We’re fresh off finishing yet another Comic-Con in San Diego, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t still exhausted from the whole ordeal. From waiting in lines, to the uncomfortable chairs in Hall H, to waiting in lines, the anxiety of getting into Hall H, also waiting in lines, plus all the energy spent on cheering and clapping in Hal H. It’s an endurance trial.
If you’ve never experienced Comic-Con for yourself, the folks at Nerdist have put together a lovely, funny, melodic little short called Comic-Con: The Musical, and it’s a pretty accurate representation of the geeky madness in San Diego.
Watch Comic Con The Musical after the jump! Read More »
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Even though fans were going crazy over the panels for shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones at Comic-Con, one panel that we didn’t get to check out that had equally rabid fans was for The Muppets and their return to television in the self-titled ABC mockumentary series.
We’ve already seen a trailer teasing the promising return of Jim Henson’s favorite creations, but seeing Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the crew take on a panel at Comic-Con is something entirely different. It’s actually kind of magical, continuing to make these characters feel real. So watch the entire Muppets Comic Con panel after the jump and learn some new details about the show too! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Fox’s Marvel universe is a damn big place, and the studio didn’t mind reminding fans of that fact at Comic-Con. At the end of the 20th Century Fox Hall H panel on Saturday, Fox brought out every mutant, supersoldier, and interdimensional traveler it could find for one truly epic superhero selfie.
The final photo consists of over two dozen characters from Fox’s Marvel mega-franchise, including the casts of X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, plus the grandfather of them all, Stan Lee. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
There was so much news coming out of San Diego Comic Con International 2015 that we missed some of the smaller announcements that happened outside of Hall H. late last week we told you that Marvel Comics would be releasing a new Star Wars comic book series based on the character Chewbacca written by Gerry Duggan and artist Phil Noto. The other Star Wars comic book news coming out of the convention is a comic book crossover event between the ongoing Star Wars and Darth Vader ongoing series. Find out how this epic story will play out on the page, after the jump.
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One of the big comic book stories we missed while we were stuck in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con International 2015 was an announcement that DC Comics and IDW Publishing would be teaming up to produce a Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book crossover.
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