As George R.R. Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they’re working on a small group of indie filmmaker in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled “The Wild Wolf,” a short depicting Ned’s doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn…
For decades, Star Wars has been treated as a series for boys—but ever since 1977, girls and women all over the world have loved the saga too. A new documentary plans to speak to those female fans to see what inspired their relationship with the galaxy far, far, away, and the heartwarming trailer is worth a watch.
Not only is this fan-made short series really well edited and put together, it’s got an art style quite unlike anything you’ve seen before from the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000's setting.
Iron Man’s replacement in Marvel’s current comics, Riri Williams, was an MIT student before she started flying high as the Invincible Ironheart. So it’s pretty damn awesome that a group of her real-life alumni have made their own fan film about the young hero and her life at the university.
As played by the late Heath Ledger in Batman: The Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, the latest recent live-action versions of the Joker have been among the most debated iterations of the character. A new fan-produced short has them fighting each other.
Even fan films get lavish trailers these days—but this trailer for Slice of Life, set within the world of Blade Runner, is almost lavish enough to make us think it was coming straight from Blade Runner 2049.
There’s a lot of war in Star Wars, as its name implies. But while lightsabers swinging and blaster fire screaming down hallways is a lot of fun to watch, what if the Rebels and Empire resolved their conflicts more peacefully instead? like, say, a game of Force-chess?
We heard yesterday that we might have to wait a little longer to see the young Han Solo Star Wars Story movie. While you’re waiting, why not check out this nifty fan film that gives a little taste of just how fun a pre-A New Hope Han Solo film could be?
Age of Ultron’s heavily touted Hulk vs. Hulkbuster fight was rather spectacular—and while this fan film might not have been made with the splashy budget of a Hollywood action movie, it certainly matches AoU in the beatdown department.
If you can watch this and not desperately wish that there was an Indiana Jones cartoon to accompany it, then you are a stronger person than I.
Stormtroopers are helmeted for a reason—not being able to see their faces makes us feel okay about our heroes mowing down tons of them as they go about saving the day. This short but sharp fan film puts the focus on the people behind the masks, and in the process, makes you feel a little sympathetic about the endless…
What happens when you go from being one of the most prominent Jedi masters in the galaxy to an old man hiding out in the desert? Well, for one thing, your hair gets really long.
Life as a Stormtrooper is miserable. You’re a faceless cog in a giant machine (that also happens to be a rather evil machine), you shoot at some rebels, probably miss, and then probably die. But this brilliant fan film digs a little deeper into the life of one Stormtrooper to examine the trauma of fighting in a…
Good news: Paramount and CBS’ have created a way to ensure a fan film won’t get sued. Bad news: The way they’ve done that is by issuing some seriously confusing and oppressive rules about what fans can and can’t do.
Camera-mounted drones can be used for all sorts of wonderful videos. But I’m pretty sure the most wonderful use is to create own X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter dogfight videos—because man, this is one brilliant idea.
Matt Fraction, David Aja, and Matt Hollingsworth’s Hawkeye run is one of Marvel’s best comics in the last decade, so seeing a fan brings it to life is always going to be fun. But this particular film also happens to do a lovely job of encapsulating the adventures of Hawkguy, Hawkeye, and Lucky the Pizza Dog.
Fan work based on established licenses always treads a fine line. It speaks to the passion a fanbase has for a property, but the more attention that work gets, the more likely it’ll draw the ire of the original creator. We sat down with Joel Furtado, the animator behind a new X-Men webseries out this week, to ask him…
A few weeks ago, we got a first look at Joel Furtado’s awesomely retro web series, X-Men: Danger Room Protocols. The first episode has made its way online, and although it’s short—it’s very sweet, living up to the promise of some glorious classic X-Men action.
One of the easiest ways to make anything look “retro” these days is to give something a pixelated 8- or 16-bit look to make it look like a classic video game. But this X-Men fan series manages to twist that pixelated look by applied it to fully 3D models—and look surprisingly slick in the process.