Archive for October 18, 2017
Ever since the DC Extended Universe was launched with 2013’s Man of Steel, the film franchise has been struggling to achieve the same amount of commercial and critical acclaim as the Marvel Cinematic Universe — which enjoyed a five year and seven film head start.
While there’s no reason that the separate universes and fan bases can’t peacefully co-exist, it’s near impossible to not think of the two franchises as rivals. After all, the two companies have been duking it out on the comic book stands long before superhero movies were considered mainstream.
Understandably, the DCEU is at a serious disadvantage, having the ...
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By the early ’80s, the classic X-Men were getting older, having kids, being co-opted by evil forces, or dying in battle. So, Marvel charged Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod with creating a new team. The New Mutants debuted in 1982, infusing the X-Men with fresh blood. Their new troop consisted of Danielle Moonstar a.k.a. Mirage (played by Blu Hunt), Rahne Sinclair a.k.a. Wolfsbane (Maisie Williams), Xi’an Coy Manh or Karma, Sam Guthrie or Cannonball (Charlie Heaton), and Roberto da Costa aka Sunspot (Henry Zaga) – and later added Illyana Rasputin a.k.a. Magik (Anya Taylor-Joy).
The movie version takes the New Mutants (minus Karma, for now) and the franchise in a ...
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A new photo from the set of the Arrowverse crossover teases the return of Captain Cold and his new costume. Death rarely means much in the comics, regardless of how aggressively publishers will push the idea for certain characters. Despite marketing campaigns and promises, most every major hero or villain who has died in a Marvel or DC comic eventually returns. When it comes to the Arrowverse, there’s been little deviation from the source material in this regard. And with time travel and parallel worlds both regular fixtures on shows like Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, there’s not much stopping writers from reviving deceased characters.
When it comes to fan-favorite ...
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