Fantastic Four

January 27, 2015

The first trailer for the FF reboot is already better than the other FF films. It has a fair few Interstellar notes, but the ideas of exploration and discovery are what the Fantastic Four should be about. Adventurers, not superheroes. If the film manages that I’ll be a very happy bunny.

Civil War

October 15, 2014

So yesterday RDJ was confirmed for Captain America 3 and it’ll kick off the MCU’s version of the Civil War arc (which will also be rebooted in the comics in the coming months).

I have mixed feelings about this, on the one hand it offers a rich Marvel universe on screen (it’s not much of a Civil war if it’s just a few people having a spat) and I can see it tying in to the Marvel TV series very nicely, plus it means I don’t need to worry about running out of Marvel movies any time soon.

On the other hand how will the large cast of heroes be introduced? If you want to see how shoving a whole bunch of generic characters with not-too-clearly-thought-out powers works just watch X-Men 3 (so the guy who regrows his arms, is it just his arms? Or does he basically have a healing factor that’s waaaay better than Wolverine’s?). But most importantly, I can’t see Civil War without Spidey and Reed. But MCU’s Civil War will necessarily be without Spidey and Reed. No X-Men either. I guess by then we’ll have Ant-Man, maybe Dr Strange, we might get Daredevil & friends but it’s not going to look like this:


Then again Marvel are rebooting Civil War and in light of their policies to stifle/cancel X-Men and the Fantastic Four for fear of fuelling their cinematic competition maybe we’ll get a different story this time around?

Superhero Hideout Cutaways

September 2, 2014

Comics these days don’t have enough cutaways.


King Kirby

August 28, 2014

Today would’ve been Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday, we have Jack to thank for probably the majority of Marvel superheroes you’ve seen on the big screen (plus a hell of a lot you haven’t).

Captain America is Jack’s along with Joe Simon, and with Stan Lee he created Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, Loki, Galactus, and (a considerably more verbose) Groot. That doesn’t even cover his characters that have appeared on screen, seriously, he helped create a lot of characters.