Weirdest Shared Movie Universe Yet Includes Brain-Eaters, She-Creature

Legendary B-movie production house American International Pictures is back from the dead — sort of — thanks to Cinedigm, which is "launching a reinvention of [AIP] exploitation titles in a 10-picture project within a single movie universe." Expect viking women, brain-eaters, and teenage cavemen. » 1/21/15 1:40pm 1/21/15 1:40pm

What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? » 9/18/14 4:30pm 9/18/14 4:30pm

Webcomic Carpe Chaos is an anthology of alien tales from a shared…

Superheroes rest comfortably in shared universes, battling earth-shattering enemies in parallel while their superpowered brethren are just a few continents — or sometimes just a few cities — away. But aliens make far more sense as inhabitants of a shared universe. After all, they actually have an entire universe in… » 3/03/12 8:30am 3/03/12 8:30am

The First Shared Universes

The "shared universe" is one of the mainstays of science fiction. It's what happens when a number of characters from a wide range of texts — whether books, comic books, or movies — co-exist under the umbrella of one company, and wind up sharing a fictional world too. Many of us grew up with the shared universes of… » 9/09/11 5:29pm 9/09/11 5:29pm