Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Nebula made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy and will be back again for next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But if James Gunn has it his way, we’ll be seeing even more of her in the coming years. The director revealed he’d like to see a Nebula solo film starring Karen Gillan as the blue-skinned badass. Before you get your hopes up, though, keep in mind it’s going to be much easier said than done. Read More »
How many languages will Vin Diesel have to say “I am Groot” in for Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Which superhero movie did Suicide Squad just surpass at the international box office? Why is there a Power Rangers and Justice League crossover comic? How long is Doctor Strange? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How will the rest of the DC TV superheroes react to the arrival of Supergirl? How did a Black Panther hat result in a woman getting kicked off a flight? How much could Doctor Strange make in its opening weekend at the box office? Why does Marvel feel it’s necessary for Captain Marvel to have a female director? What’s up with the Watchmen in DC’s Rebirth initiative? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Guardians of the Galaxy may be a mostly male crew, but James Gunn wants you to know he won’t ignore women in their next outing. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director has promised his film will “not only pass the Bechdel test, but run over it and back up over it again and again in an eighteen-wheeler truck.” Read Gunn’s comments on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 female characters below. Read More »
Will Supergirl be merging with the Arrow universe or still have its own world? Which Superman: The Movie star may have a cameo in Justice League? Why doesn’t Miley Cyrus like the title Supergirl for The CW series? Want to see some production art from the original Batman TV series from 1966? Is the first season of Daredevil coming to DVD? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Since violence is so prevalent in today’s movies, you might be surprised to learn that at one time, violence wasn’t so rampant. There was even a time when a movie like the original Scarface from 1932, directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hughes, was almost withheld from release because of the presence of violence. By today’s standards, the movie is remarkably tame, but at the time, it was almost offensive.
If you need anymore evidence of the rise of casual violence in movies, look no further than a recently complied list of movies with the most on-screen deaths. You might be surprised to learn that Guardians of the Galaxy has the record for most on-screen deaths, and it’s actually way ahead of the closest competition. Check out the data on the most deaths in movies after the jump.
Here’s the list of the top 10 movies with the most on-screen deaths from Go Compare:
The high kill count for Guardians of the Galaxy comes mostly from the 80,000 Nova Corp pilots who are killed when all of their ships are destroyed by Ronan The Accuser’s ship the Dark Aster. They form a makeshift shield to stop the ship from colliding with Xandar, but it ends up breaking and all the ships are destroyed.
As you can see, the second most on-screen deaths come from Dracula Untold at 5,687, which is 78,184 deaths away from Guardians of the Galaxy. You can see how all the other movies compare beyond the top 10 with a roster of 653 movies tabulated for this data collection. To make it slightly easier, they only included movies with a kill count higher than 50.
My question is how they determined what constitutes an on-screen death, because surely there had to be more than 182 people killed in Star Wars: A New Hope. Wouldn’t everyone killed in the Death Star and Alderaan explosions be considered an on-screen death? Sure, it’s hard to determine just how many people were in those places at the time, but then again, how do they know the number of Nova Corp pilots killed? I’m not sure this adds up, but it’s some interesting data to see nonetheless.
Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Disneyland is finally ending Season of the Force.
- Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON ride gets a sponsored interactive area.
- The Haunted Mansion restores one of its original features.
- Disney files a patent for more theme park drone technology.
- Disneyland and Disney California Adventure reveal their holiday line-ups.
- More updates on those Guardians of the Galaxy rides.
- Trivia on the new entrance for the Incredible Hulk Coaster.
- New photos from Animal Kingdom’s upcoming Avatar land.
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A massive transformation is now underway now at Disney California Adventure park, as the Hollywood Tower Hotel (the building that houses Twilight Zone’s Tower Of Terror) is being remodeled into The Collector’s Fortress. The lettering has been removed, and the building is now covered with scaffolding. Tower of Terror will make its final drop later this year, which doesn’t give the Walt Disney Imagineers much time to transform the attraction into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opening Summer 2017.
To prepare for The Collector’s arrival in Disney California Adventure, the mouse house has released a new video giving us an extensive look at the new attraction building. Hit the jump to check out The Collector’s Fortress.
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Who would win in a fight between Blade and Ghost Rider? What does International Iron Man reveal about Tony Stark‘s parentage? Want to see how different Yondu could have looked in the first Guardians of the Galaxy? Will Black Panther‘s ring have powers in the Marvel cinematic universe? What did the Suicide Squad soundtrack accomplish that no other soundtrack did this year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Is Ghost Rider exactly what Agents of SHIELD needed? Do some new Spider-Man: Homecoming set photos confirm the presence of Mary Jane at some point? Which Marvel villain does Bryan Cranston have an interest in playing? Is Ron Perlman really the only one trying to get Hellboy 3 made right now? Want to see footage from a canceled Ghost Rider game? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »