Yesterday, news broke that screenwriter John Ridley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of his The American Way comics. Today, he talked to io9 about where his head’s at in transforming his story from medium to another, and one big change that’s going into the script.
John Ridley’s been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave, and American Crime. But he’s also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the…
Even with the release of a brand new trailer, much is still unknown about Pixar’s upcoming Incredibles 2. The preview finally introduced the new villain, though only briefly, and it still didn’t show much outside of the actions of the main Parr family. But some newly released info reveals there will be some other…
The tradition of the hero in fiction is long and complicated. The first type of “hero” we find in literature, the Classical Hero of old epics, weren’t good, exactly: they were just big. They did great deeds, but they were also fatally flawed, and sometimes monstrous. Only later, during the Middle Ages and the Romantic…
Superheroes are, at their core, a basically silly idea, pulled from old circus heroes and tasked with a permanent legacy of gimmicks, costumes, and other things that just wouldn’t happen in the real world. In a recent video, Studio C dials into all of that absurdity for a great video about Superman’s origins.
Never, and I mean never, give up on the good times, folks. Variety is reporting the Spice Girls are working on a new movie—an animated superhero movie, to be exact.
Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross’ Astro City is one of the longest-running superhero series around—yet it’s also one that’s never actually been adapted for screens big or small. That’s about to change, apparently.
Too often, filmmakers fall into the trap of thinking that a good, smart genre film requires a hefty VFX budget to bring its breathtaking, impossible visuals to life. Though that may have been true once, Matthew Charles Santoro’s Higher Power is proof positive it’s no longer the case.
Netflix is hellbent on becoming the One Hollywood Studio to Disrupt Them All. Even though some of its films have been received a little less than warmly, Netflix is reportedly moving forward with Past Midnight, a new superhero film with Rick Famuyiwa and the Russo Brothers attached as co-directors.
When you think of a superhero—not a specific character, just the idea of a superhero—chances are he or she is wearing a cape. Capes are one of, if not the, most iconic pieces of superhero iconography around. That is, unless you look at the glut of live-action superheroes we have on TV and film right now, where there…
If you were to ask basically anyone who’s excited about Black Panther why they think the film is important, you’d undoubtedly hear many an explanation about how it, unlike virtually every other superhero movie, features a cast and story that young, black kids can see themselves in.
Like all of DC’s metahuman superheroes who save the world on the CW every week, Black Lightning has an array of abilities allowing him to fight crime in ways others can’t. While all of Black Lightning’s powers are cool, they also beg the question: “How are you not killing people with them?” We asked Cress Williams,…
The sun rises and sets. The Earth rotates for another day, the sky is hued a brilliant blue. And lo, another actor predicts Hollywood’s fascination with superhero movies will soon come to an end. This time, it’s Game of Thrones’ Onion Knight himself, Liam Cunningham.
The holiday season is upon us once before. As we all slip away to our families, friends, and nutrient-filled gel-tubes to celebrate the brief break in the dystopic darkness of our futurepresent, it’s a good time to reflect on the bright, fun parts of our regular holiday rituals.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America is a pretty acrobatic fellow, jumping, flipping, and flinging himself around in an incredible fashion. And somehow, he manages to do it all while holding a shield. Wouldn’t that be a problem?
For most of us mortals, it’s enough to worry about the carbon emissions of our vehicles and devices. But when you’re a superhero trying to save humanity, shouldn’t you also be concerned about the climate-warming emissions of your Batmobile, x-ray vision, or spidey sense?
Batman’s work ethic and self-control are arguably his greatest superpowers—even more so than his stacks and stacks of cash. But what does it take to develop those characteristics in a person? According to a new story, it could be as simple as dressing up as Batman.
With The Punisher out on Netflix and Runaways currently on the air at Hulu, what’s been a hell of a year for superhero streaming shows is nearing its end. But if you’re still itching for superhero fun but want something a bit different, there’s a quirky Korean rom-com currently on Netflix that’s a strong contender for…
The Justice League movie might not be great, but it potentially sets up DC’s characters for some better stand-alone movies. One of those is the Aquaman movie, due out next December, and given the renewed excitement surrounding the guardian of the Earth’s oceans, it’s probably time for a new Aquaman video game as well.