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Ben Affleck’s Solo Batman Movie Has a Huge Opportunity and One Big Problem

So it’s official, after a few months of being semi-official: Warner Bros. is making a solo Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. And it’s implied, but not definite, that the Argo director will direct. This is great news—Affleck is a gifted director, and Batman v. Superman paradoxically left us hungrier for a movie about…

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This Year’s Biggest Superhero Movies Are All About America’s Descent into Fascism

A few days ago, many people were shocked—shocked!—at a pair of new studies that found that many Americans have authoritarian tendencies. They want a strong leader, who can sort out “those” people. This went against everything we had lazily chosen to believe about America! But it’s also pretty apparent if you pay any…

Captain America Civil War Has a Huge Problem and Agents of SHIELD Has the Answer [UPDATED]

We’re less than two months away from getting to see the new Captain America movie which is another major turning point for the live-action Marvel Universe. But one thing is already certain: If Civil War doesn’t acknowledge Agents of SHIELD, this movie’s throwing away an opportunity. [Update: It turns out they’re…