The Superhero Movie Flood Hasn't Even Started Yet

In a couple of years, it's going to feel like you're swimming in superhero films, many of them remakes of remakes, or retellings of classics. Fox Movies has announced a handful of Marvel Comics properties it would like to develop — including a couple of X-Men » 9/11/08 4:10pm 9/11/08 4:10pm films and another film that pretends Ben Affleck never…

Can Anything Kill The Superhero Movie Trend?

It seems like the superhero movies are an unstoppable force, their radiation-blasted muscles pushing past all obstacles. Increasingly, the summer belongs to men and women in silly outfits flying around zapping each other. But every fad has to end sometime, and the superpowered epic trend is no different. What could… » 6/12/08 1:12pm 6/12/08 1:12pm

How Superhero Movies Made Comic Books Cooler (If Not Better)

Click to viewEverybody talks about how superheroes have come to dominate movies in recent years. These days, summer is spandex season, and it's only going to get more superpowered in the next few years. But the success of movies like Spider-Man 2, Iron Man and Batman Begins has had a huge effect on comic book… » 5/15/08 9:00am 5/15/08 9:00am

Movie Superheroes Whose Secret Origins Aren't In Comic Books

Hollywood often does such a bad job translating comic books to film, it's better to start from scratch. When movies create their own original superheroes, they can have the cool comic booky trappings, without the need to include/ignore/defile decades of print history. If it works (The Incredibles) you get something… » 4/08/08 10:27am 4/08/08 10:27am