After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would not be considered canon going forward (instead being classified with the “LEGENDS” branding). This angered a lot of Star Wars fans, but the announcement also brought something cool to the table: all the Star Wars stories in the future would be developed under the guidance of the Star Wars story group and would be consider canon. That means that everything, from comic books to novels, animated television shows to video games, everything would be considered a real part of this new Star Wars history.
And over the last year, a lot of new Star Wars stories have been released. What does the current Star Wars canon timeline look like at this point? What is the order in which these stories taker place? Hit the jump to see an infographic.
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There’s no doubt that one of the most influential films ever made is Star Wars, not just in the genre of sci-fi, but in filmmaking in general. From special effects to storytelling to hero/villain archetypes and more, the entire original Star Wars trilogy made waves in the entertainment industry that are still felt to this day.
Now a new infographic takes a somewhat closer look at the many ways Star Wars has influenced film and television, from popularizing the film trilogy format to featuring humanoid robots with unique personalities and everything in between. Some of them are questionable and vague, but it’s a nice little infographic nonetheless. See how Star Wars changed film and television below! Read More »
If you’ve been paying attention to movie news over the past year, then you’re probably aware that Disney has been digging around in their vault for inspiration by giving some of their animated classics the live-action treatment with revisionist takes on the same story, or spin-offs following other characters from the movie.
Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but thankfully, a helpful new chart has surfaced online to help Disney fans keep track of all the sequels, spin-offs and remakes from the past and the future, and there’s even some interesting information to be gleaned from the chart as well. Check out the Disney sequel spin-off chart after the jump! Read More »
Nowadays, with the advent of realistic visual effects, most big movie sets are actually just digital extensions of much smaller practical sets and locations. However, in the earliest days of cinema, some of the biggest epics actually had to physically create massive sets. And if you’ve ever wondered just how big some of the most massive sets in cinema’s history have been, we have an infographic that takes a look at some of the biggest movie sets that we’ve ever seen on the big screen. Check out the list below! Read More »
As big as the superhero renaissance is at the movie theater, TV is at the very least matching it. In fact, it’s probably beating it.
At least ten superhero shows are either currently on the air, coming soon, or recently finished including Gotham, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Arrow, The Flash, Daredevil, Supergirl, and Constantine. And that doesn’t even count the upcoming Flash/Arrow spin-off, a potential Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spin-off, the other Marvel Netflix shows and many more.
Every one of these shows has its fans and detractors, but very few people have looked at the current superhero TV show as a whole. The Daily Dot did and realized that all of these shows have a lot in common. To make the point, they created an easily digestible illustration. Check out the superhero TV infographic below. Read More »
Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow made it to cable recently and damned if I can’t shut it off. It’s such a fun movie, filled with energy laughs and a plot just complex enough that you have to think about it every time you watch it. I was a fan when it was released, and I still am.
Recently, Twitter user @george_hatzis posted a cool infographic about Kingsman: The Secret Service and he’s now followed it up with one about Edge of Tomorrow. It’s a simple, clean breakdown of every time Tom Cruise‘s character, William Cage, dies in the movie. Check out the Edge of Tomorrow infographic below. Read More »
Why isn’t Spider-Man allowed to join The Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Why won’t we ever see “Mutants” in the Marvel movies? Why can’t the Fantastic Four meet the X-Men on the big screen? The answer to these questions is that the Marvel character movie rights are owned by different studios who are (so far) uninterested in working together. Artist Maurice Mitchell of The Geek Twins (found via LaughingSquid) has created “The Visual Guide to Marvel Character Movie Rights” Infographic which illustrates the current state of the Marvel movie universe, divided by which studios own the rights to which Marvel characters. Hit the jump to check it out.
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How much do we really know about people who go to the movies? Apparently, not much. Sure there are a small group of people who read movie blogs, go at least once a week and feel an obligation to see as many movies as possible. But that’s a very, very small percentage and though we might think we know everything, a new study by Google proves we do not.
A new Google moviegoing infographic states that almost 70% of film goers don’t know what movie they’re going to see when they go to the theater. Often, they let the most convenient time make the decision. Others base the decision solely on the star. Also, 40% of people say a film’s trailer is the deciding factor in going to see a movie. Only 8% said it was a friend’s recommendation.
Check out a new infographic packed with facts about how people go to the movies below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Even if you’re paying close attention, it can be very difficult to keep track of who’s who in Game of Thrones. There are a lot of characters, first of all. Some of them with very similar names. And then there’s the task of sorting out the various relationships between the characters. Who’s married to whom? Who’s that guy’s mom? Are those two siblings or lovers?
Well, fear not. A new Game of Thrones family tree lays out the interconnected lineages of nearly everyone we’ve met in Westeros. It’s a pretty daunting task considering we’ve met dozens in the show, and several dozens more in the A Song of Ice and Fire books. Hit the jump to see the Game of Thrones family tree.
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/Film reader and artist Dogan Can Gundogdu created an infographic which visually explains the timeline of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. While I’m not sure Interstellar needs a chart explaining the chronology of the story like Nolan’s earlier film Memento, that didn’t stop many artists from creating such infographics to explain the tired levels of Inception — which I still think is very easy to understand without additional aids. Gundogdu’s Interstellar Timeline is a well designed beautiful flowchart explaining how everything went down, taking into consideration Einstein’s theory of relativity and space-time distortion. Hit the jump now to check out Dogan Can Gundogdu’s Interstellar time-line for yourself.
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