Entertainment Weekly caught up with Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov recently to speak about the upcoming Superman movie; Man Of Steel. Robinov revealed that this Superman movie will set the tone for what further DC comic superhero movies are going to be like going forward.
We have been inundated with superhero films in the last few years. Some have been massive hits such as Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy or Marvel's The Avengers, but some have failed to ignite interest or box office success such as Green Lantern or The Fantastic Four. How or why these certain films perform is based on numerous factors, such as the quality of the film, but having a well-established property that the general public is interested in certainly helps. Now we have some more news regarding the most famous superhero of all time: Superman.
Morris Chestnunt, best known for his role in Boyz N The Hood and the Kick-Ass movies, slipped up on Twitter last night with the following entry:
"It's time to get familiar with the Black Panther character."
Hey there, you sweaty masses of geekery, how's your week been? New visitor to the column? Hello! This is Panels to Frames, and I'm here to talk about comic book movies.
The new Wolverine movie, aptly (and somewhat confusingly for some people, it would seem) titled "The Wolverine" is almost upon us, and promises to be a very different film to the critically annihilated "X-men Origins: Wolverine" from a while back. To be honest, after that and X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolvie has some ground to recover.
300 gets an awful lot of flack now, but at the time it was a pretty remarkable achievement, with Zack Snyder producing an action aesthetic that was artful as well as thrilling. It was a beautiful film plastered over some ugly, pro-fascist source material. It's also admirable how little Snyder tried to soften Frank Miller's hardline politics, just presenting the story as is.
Detractors be damned, the film was a huge hit, and so naturally Warner Bros. wanted more. A sequel was out of the question, given the entire cast were killed at the end of the first movie, but Frank Miller had a prequel in the works. Miller's graphic novel, titled Xerxes, would tell the story of the self-appointed God-King as he builds his great Persian empire, and the Greek warriors who opposed him.
Production on Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier commenced in Los Angeles today.
New images have been released from the set of the The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this time showing a huge eight-legged rig positioned above a purpose-built Times Square set.
Bryan Singer enjoys his tweet-teases. Knee-deep in X-Men: Days of Future Past pre-production, the director has shared an array of tweet-sized scoops, including cast announcements, photos of sets and props, and now concept art.
Marvel has released a new Iron Man 3 clip online. The clip is the full scene regarding something we had seen briefly in the previous trailers for the film, and shows Tony challenging Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin to a crowd of press. In my opinion the third Iron Man 3 trailer gave away too much, so I was happy when this clip didn't spoil anything I'd much rather just see in the film.
While Warners and DC are still struggling to get anything concrete underway with regards to a Justice League flick (you may wish to tell me otherwise, but I'll believe it when I see it), the world of superhero movies continues to be dominated by Marvel. I have no issue with this, as I'm a Marvel guy through and through, but I'd still like to see some decent DC action onscreen in the name of keeping fans happy and keeping the genre alive long enough until the next Marvel film comes out (heh, couldn't help that).