Open Channel: How Do You Want the Incredibles Universe to Expand?

Pixar’s long-anticipated superhero sequel just rocketed to a record-setting premiere weekend. A new comics series will be showing the secret identity side of the Parrs’ lives and it’s almost a given that Pixar and their partners will be telling more Incredibles stories in the future. Let’s chat about what we’d like to…

The First Incredibles Movie Is a Web of Massacred Disney Superheroes

The Incredibles 2 sees the return of iconic “supers” like Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, along with some new ones. But let’s not forget that Disney Pixar’s first venture into the superhero genre resulted in one of Pixar’s highest body counts. Twenty supers died to make this movie. But even though they were barely…

John Ridley's Adapting His American Way Comics Into a Politically Charged Superhero Movie for Blumhouse

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…

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What the US Superhero Entertainment Industry Can Learn From Japan: Capes Are Rad

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…

Cress Williams Explains How Black Lightning Uses His Powers Without Electrocuting People to Death

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,…