As ‘Batman’ goes, so goes comic-book movies. When Tim Burton turned the Dark Knight into a retro-gothic hero, Hollywood followed suit with a slew of heavily stylized pulp throwbacks. (See: ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘The Phantom,’ ‘The Shadow,’ etc.) And when Christopher Nolan turned the Dark Knight into, well, ‘The Dark Knight,’ it sparked a wave of “grim and gritty” movies, with serious superheroes doing and saying serious things in outrageous spandex costumes that had been reimagined as biker gear or body armor. (See: ‘Man of Steel’ [Or maybe don’t.]) There’s been some pushback, but we’re really only now coming out of the trend toward ultra-serious, uber-dark comic-book movies.
Deadline is reporting that Matthew Vaughn will produce the new Fantastic Four film for 20th Century Fox. Based on the classic Marvel Comics superheroes created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, the film is to be directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank and is a reboot and unconnected to the studio's previous efforts, Fantastic F
2014's sequel to X-Men: First Class may be more of a case of time-traveling déjà vu than originally anticipated, with the news that director Matthew Vaughn has stepped down as the man in charge of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Bryan Singer - the director of 2000's original X-Men movie - is rumored to replace him.Deadline had the exclusive yesterday that Vaughn, whose First Class was a
Marvel Studios isn't the only movie studio looking to build some superhero franchises out of Marvel Comics characters, it seems. Not only is Fox planning to start shooting a sequel to X-Men: First Class next January, but it's also planning reboots for Daredevil and Fantastic Four, as well as mulling over the possibility of a New Mutants movie, too. Will Marvel soon find itself playing cinematic catch-up to itself?Talking to Fox Studios chi
X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn has reportedly been hired to direct a sequel to the hit film, which itself was a prequel to the existing four X-Men movies of 20th Century Fox's popular franchise based on the Marvel Comics characters. Bryan Singer will also return to produce the as yet untitl
While it didn't seem like anybody was super into this week's fake-then-just-kidding-it's-real-but-hi-res group shot depicting a swatch of costumed mutants from Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men: First Class, a few new photos from HeroComplex plus a new poster image seem to have dulled fandom's initial shock. Sure, nobody's dressed in a combat uniform, but perhaps it's better to get a look at the cast in
While Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s concluding issue of "Kick-Ass" #8 won't see stores until February 17 (pending another delay), fans of the comic series can still tide themselves over with the ridiculously fun movie trailer that debuted today.
This latest trailer kind of pieces together footage we've see