Tag Archives: Superhero

“Daredevil” on Netflix represents something new for the superhero genre

This past Friday, Netflix released Marvel’s latest superhero outing…a dark and gritty interpretation of Daredevil, specifically a 13 episode block that functions as season one of a new television series. Though possibly not binged on with the same fervor as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, Daredevil[...]

Sequel to “Avengers” to Hit May 1, 2015!

The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios’ sequel to the biggest Super Hero blockbuster and third highest grossing film of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers. Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the UNTITLED MARVEL’S AVENGERS SEQUEL set for release May 1, 2015. Are we excited yet? Read more @[...]

The Contenders: Best Superhero Films of All-Time

by Joey Magidson HollywoodNews.com: Now that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out in theaters, it sort of feels like we’ve reached a milestone point in the realm of superhero flicks… perhaps even an apex if you will. Everything that will come next for the genre will be judged on a[...]

Why some comic adaptations failed: Iron Man 2, Punisher: War Zone, Superman Returns, Hulk

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Tom Hiddleston wrote an eloquent essay yesterday for The Guardian basically praising and defending the sub-genre known as the superhero picture. Plenty of disdain for the genre comes from the very notion that it’s big-budget entertainment based on literature that was technically intended for children that gobbles[...]

“Green Lantern” grabs $3.3M in midnights

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: All eyes are on “Green Lantern” this weekend as Warner Bros. tries to roll out a new superhero franchise for a D.C. Comics character that lacks brand recognition. It might be an uphill battle. For starters, Summer 2011 already has superhero fatigue, what with Paramount’s “Thor” and[...]

Ryan Reynolds is the “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Science has proven that Ryan Reynolds makes everything better. OK, maybe it isn’t scientific fact, but borderline ignorable movies like “The Proposal,” “Buried,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The Amityville Horror” remake were actually tolerable thanks to Reynolds’ charming participation. It’s that grain of truth that has us looking[...]

Ryan Reynolds suits up for full “Green Lantern” trailer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures are about to throw the summer-blockbuster gauntlet down when they unleash “Thor” into theaters nationwide. But another comic book property from a rival studio that also connects our human realm with a powerful, intergalactic race is making sure that “Thor” doesn’t steal[...]

Marvel confirms Thor, Captain America sequels

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: “Thor” and “Captain America” haven’t even opened yet – the former arrives on May 6, while the latter comes July 22 – and we’re already finding out that sequels are in motion. And we’re not even talking about “The Avengers,” which will hit theaters in 2012 and prominently[...]

“X-Men” scans give mighty look at Marvel mutants

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We are just a few weeks away from the start of the summer film season, which kicks off on May 6 with Paramount’s introduction to the Marvel superhero, “Thor.” Shortly after that, however, another Marvel team of heroes will receive a brand new introduction as 20tht Century Fox[...]

“Green Lantern” lawsuit filed in L.A.

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Apparently “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” isn’t the only superhero property that’s hazardous to an actor’s health. John Franco, a special effects worker on Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Green Lantern” film, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming “unspecified damages from an incident he claims took[...]
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