Amid the reign of selective sequels in recent years, few could have expected Jurassic World to revitalize interest in the Jurassic Park franchise so heartily. Certainly, the original incarnation permeated its share of culture with endless merchandising tie-in, but did you know we almost got a “mature” Jurassic Park animated series, before Spielberg permanently caged the project? We even have the concept art to prove it.
The success of Jurassic World means that superhero movies are over! Forever! Why, we wouldn't be surprised if Fantastic Four and Ant-Man went straight to DVD and studios pulled the plug on the dozens of superhero movies already in production. Dinosaurs are the new superheroes, and in the future we expect all big-budget, would-be blockbuster films to be dinosaur movies.
Does this mean that comic books and graphic novels will lose their coveted place as the breeding ground for Hollywood's favorite source material? Not at all; there are plenty of dinosaur comics, ripe for film adaptation. Let's take a look at some of the more popular ones, and how likely it is that they may be coming to a theater near you... instead of Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange, or Justice League.
Last week Jurassic World opened, setting a global record with it’s $511 million dollar debut, which is the first time a film has ever pulled in more than $500 million in an opening weekend. But even before fans were flocking to theaters to see the 4th film in the franchise, they were busy creating art—mostly devoted to Chris Pratt and his gaggle of raptors.
Listen. I love cars from movies. Yeah, I know, you all prefer horses or brisk walking or canoes, but me? I'm an iconoclast, baby. I like cars, and I don't care who knows it. Whether it's ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Party Wagon or even one of those ridiculous murder machines from Death Race 2000, sweet rides are some of my favorite parts of pop culture. And fortunately, artist Ido Yehimovitz feels the same way.
Movies: It looks like Iron Man 3's bonus Agent Carter short won't be the last time fans see actress Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter.
Humor: The One Cam imagines a brutal Avengers/Superman/Batman movie crossover... with a twist!
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Movies: The October 14 Blu-ray release of Green Lantern will apparently include an "Access code for Sinestro Corp Batman Skin for Batman: Arkham City."
Industry: Disney has reportedly let its Marvel movie marketing department go.
Creators: Rob Clough advocates helping comics publ
NEVER SAY "WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG THIS TIME?" -- JURASSIC PARK: REDEMPTION 1
The central conflict of the first "Jurassic Park" film was pitting man against his own desire to use science to play God. The central conflict of each subsequent return to
As the first film to introduce my 8 year-old self to the hilarity that was a T-Rex eating a dude on a toilet, Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" (yeah, yeah, based on the novel by Michael Crichton) holds a very special place in my heart
This isn't totally comics news, but anyone who grew up during the early '90s (especially obnoxious kids) will be filled with joy by the news that Hasbro is re-releasing a line of Jurassic Park toys through Toys"R"Us this fall