Justice League's behind-the-scenes problems are well-documented now, but it's not the first superhero movie to have super-sized difficulties coming to screen.
Note: This commentary contains spoilers for the movie “Justice League”. When “Superman” came out in 1978 starring Christopher Reeve as the title character, it promised audiences that they would believe a man could fly. Although other superhero films had come before it, “Superman” was the first major one to have a budget befitting a superhero movie.
“Power Rangers” is an American superhero drama in English. It is based on the “Power Rangers” franchise, specifically the first season of the TV show, which was adapted from scenes from a Japanese TV series. “Power Rangers” is directed by Dean Israelite, with a screenplay by John Gatins.
“Logan” is an American superhero drama. It is the third film to feature Hugh Jackman as the title character, Wolverine, and the tenth film in the “X-Men” film franchise. The film follows an aged, sick Wolverine and a senile Professor X in a world without mutants.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is ramping up its production line this year with three films instead of its usual two: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. It’s a signal of intent from Marvel and one of confidence in the hugely successful cinematic universe model which began with ‘Iron Man’ in 2008.
A new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (in theaters May 5) premiered during the Super Bowl, featuring a little bit of everything fans could want — including Baby Groot, shirtless Chris Pratt, and a perfectly-timed Drax joke. The extended Super Bowl spot, above, begins with a mysterious golden-skinned woman (click here if you want to know her identity) asking Star-Lord (Pratt) who in the hell he thinks he is. Thanos’ daughter Nebula (Karen Gillan) seems to have been promoted from villain to teammate and antenna-wearing empath Mantis (Pom Klementieff) is a new addition — at least, for as long as she can avoid fireballs.
By now, the trailers for Logan (in theaters March 3) have made it very clear that this is not a typical superhero movie. Quiet and despairing, light on special effects and heavy on character drama, the third Wolverine solo film looks to be a drastic departure from previous X-Men films, not to mention the Marvel and DC Comics films that dominate the genre. At a December press event last year, I previewed the first 40 minutes of Logan, and I can tell you that superhero films are never going to be the same.
Rosario Dawson is a Comic Con regular who demands more from the comic book and video game industry. Most recently, she told MTV News that Hollywood shouldn’t just be focused on the gender wage gap. At an AirBnB Havana-themed party in New York City on Tuesday, Dawson told Yahoo Beauty that MTV had not published another wage gap issue she had brought up in her interview: “I also talked about the transgender wage gap, but they cut that out.” She shrugged.