First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
Reed Richards is one of the most important characters in Marvel’s history. He’s the father figure of the Fantastic Four, the first superhero series that began turning a then-unremarkable publisher into a cultural powerhouse. There used to be dozens of versions of Reed but now there’s only one. And he’s not here to…
There has been a metric ton of discussion and speculation on the future of Marvel’s first family. Ever since Bleeding Cool reported on rumors that Marvel’s publishing arm had been given an embargo on properties whose film rights are owned by 20th Century Fox (specifically the FF and the X-Men), every movement on the…
Next month, Marvel is introducing a whole new line up of comics—and a whole new universe to go with them. Don’t know your Earth-616 from your Earth-65? What the hell is with this Secret Wars thing? Will your favorite hero still have a comic? Will they even be the same person? Here’s everything you need to know going…
Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. If you have a question for the postman, you can email me, but you can also leave it in the comments of this article, and I’ll try to round them up for next week’s column.
The new Fantastic Four movie is unquestionably a box office bomb, which critics have savaged with scathing reviews such as “More like the Unfantastic Four!” For those of you who want to avoid sitting through it, I have taken the liberty of chronicling the movie’s major moments… as best as I can recall them happening.
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been getting hammered this weekend—at the box office, by critics, and by audiences. The question everyone’s asking is: was the material bad from the get-go? Or did studio interference make this a bomb before it was even filmed?
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
This Friday, Ant-Man comes out in theaters—and by our reckoning, it’s the 106th live-action superhero movie to see theatrical release. How will it measure up to that proud tradition? To help you place it in superhero history, here’s our ranking of all 105 superhero films to date.
Once again, Comic-Con was a massive Thunderdome in which entertainment properties entered...and only some of them left. Studios and creators battled to create buzz for their projects, and some triumphed. Here are the biggest winners and losers of Comic-Con 2015.
In a way, nothing matters in the comics Marvel is publishing right now. The future of the company’s superhero universe just got officially revealed today, via teasers that leaked out earlier this week. And the Fantastic Four—as a team and as a family—is nowhere to be seen. Secret Wars might hold the reason why.
Franklin Richards, the son of the Fantastic four’s Reed Richards and Sue Storm, isn’t just a young hero-in-training, but one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe. And chief among those powers is being completely insane, as these facts will prove.
It’s not too surprising that Marvel and Fox are engaged in a little “secret war” of their own, over the licensing of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But as Fox presses forward with movies based on both properties, that war is slowly becoming public. Here’s a guide to how Marvel is trying to erase two of its biggest…
Last week I posted lists of twenty different Marvel heroes/teams we haven’t seen adapted to live action. To be honest, I’m amazed that I was able to get twenty good choices for heroes that we haven’t seen in live action. This list, however, is much, much easier to write. I could expand it to twenty plus easily.
The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 28 movies to watch out for this summer.
The new Fantastic Four trailer offers a lot better looks at all the characters, and what to expect from the action (including Reed Richards’ inability to proffer a proper fist bump). Check it out!
It’s tough to be a superhero. Not only do you have to drop everything and get into a brawl at a second’s notice, but you’re frequently misunderstood. Superheroes’ personal lives are a mess — especially their sex lives. But it gets worse. Here are 10 superheroes who are physically unable to have sex. Ever.
Marvel Comics' first modern superhero success has been made into some very bad movies. The one coming up this summer has the chance to be much better, mostly by looking nothing like the comics it came from.
Greetings, sports fans! No, wait. Hello, people who like getting in detailed conversations and arguments about nerdy minutiae! Today we're talking about the Fantasticness of certain Fours, how Time Lords handle Time Babies, and the best legal representation in Westeros. (Hint: It's a dude with a sword.)
Marvel Comics' first family has an all-new look in their next movie. We finally get a glimpse right here.