Tag Archives: Superheroes
Kids these days.
D.J., cue up that cringe-worthy Vitamin C song because it's graduation time again! Right now hundreds of thousands of 22-year-olds are currently being degreed up and sent off into the real world ... job market issues and excessive student loan interest rates notwithstanding, of course.
Thing is, class, this isn't your grandpa's Bachelor of Arts program anymore. Nowadays even the most esteemed colleges are catering their coursework offerings — in title, if nothing else — to pique the interest of their student pools. Get More »
It's no secret that movies drive commerce, especially when it comes to superheroes. Okay, so maybe Jennifer Garner's Elektra wasn't necessarily the gleam of every child's eye upon finding a plastic version of her inside a Happy Meal, but it seems like business and movies have always walked hand in hand.
Let's take it one step farther. Get More »
Quick! What does Superman look like? Not a tough question, considering the caped crusader is an iconic American superhero whose noble good looks both in and out of character (hubba hubba, Clark Kent!) are unforgettable.
Steve Younis, the guy behind Superman Homepage, has cobbled together an extensive, illustrated poster that details the ever-changing evolution of Superman's "looks" since Joe Shuster created him 75 years ago. To be fair, not much has changed: he's all deep, soulful eyes, jet black hair with a hue of blue and a dangling wisp, and a jawline so pronounced, it could cut like a knife.
The one thing to never change, though? That beloved cape that lets Superman fly through the air. Oh yeah, and, also, that whole "It's a bird, its's a plane!" thing. Will they ever learn it's the friggin' Man of Steel?
"Iron Man" alter ego Tony Stark balances life as a billionaire industrialist, a ladies' man, a superhero and an alcoholic, so obviously he's got to have some of the finer details of his future worked out already, right?
Well, not exactly. According to "Iron Man" franchise director Jon Favreau. "In theory, 'Iron Man 3' is going to be a sequel or continuation of 'Thor,' 'Hulk,' 'Captain America' and 'Avengers.' So that whole world... I have no idea what it is," he explained to MTV News. Get More »
For years, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been trying to figure out some way to get The Flash onto the big screen but to no avail, which is a bit ironic; after all, you wouldn't think the "fastest man alive" would get bogged down in the slowest development ever.
So when rumors began swirling that Bradley Cooper was up for the role, fans jumped at the thought that The Flash may finally be ready for his moment in the spotlight.
There's just one little problem: Cooper has never heard of The Flash. Or so he says. Get More »
Arguing over which superhero is strongest is an age-old fanboy pastime.
Since time immemorial, comic book fans have hotly debated whether Superman could defeat Captain Marvel (toss-up) or if the Hulk could beat Thor in a fight (no way in hell). Now a new voice has entered the discussion, only this time, he's got some inside knowledge -- because he himself is a superhero.
Get ready for a geek fight, because Ryan Reynolds has dropped a verbal bombshell: Deadpool can kick Wolverine's ass and he doesn't care who knows it. Get More »
Every time a superhero movie casting is announced, there are two big questions everyone wants answered: Are they hot? And, do they get the character?
Well, thanks to an interview with MTV News, we now know “Green Lantern” star Ryan Reynolds is two for two.
When asked about which creators and comic book storylines about the emerald ring-slinging space adventurer stand out for Reynolds, the “Buried” star admits, "Geoff Johns is it. His 'Secret Origins' book is what I use as the bible for this."
Check out MTV’s Splash Page blog to see more of Reynolds getting his geek on.
Superhero fans have known for months that Mark Ruffalo will be replacing Ed Norton as the Hulk in Marvel's upcoming mega-crossover event blockbuster "The Avengers," but now comes word that he won't just be playing the Hulk -- he'll be playing the Hulk for realsies. For really, really real.
"I'm really excited. No one's ever played the Hulk exactly, they've always done CGI," Ruffalo explained to New York Magazine about the difference between how he is going to play the Hulk compared to those who have gone before him. "They're going to do the 'Avatar' stop-action, stop-motion capture. So I'll actually play the Hulk. That'll be fun."
Considering that the CGI versions of the Hulk were widely panned in both 2003's "Hulk" and 2008's "Incredible Hulk," Ruffalo's hair-splitting technicality may actually be an important change in the way Hulks do business; anything that can make the green behemoth appear more realistic will help. Get More »
Thanks to Spider-man, we all now know that great power comes with great responsibility. But it also always seems to come with a really hot girlfriend.
The latest evidence of this timeless fact may be provided by none other than Emma Stone.
According to Collider, Stone has moved to the top of Sony's shortlist of romantic interests for the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler in their "Spider-man" reboot thanks in large part to the strong performance of "Easy A." And considering that Peter Parker is already slated to be played by the relatively unknown Andrew Garfield, the studio would no doubt like to surround him with some more bankable stars. Get More »
With great power comes great ironic detachment.
Over the last decade, superheroes have had to face off against every kind of menace from insane clowns ("The Dark Knight") to murderous cloud formations ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"). But now, thanks to CollegeHumor.com, superheroes are taking on their most dangerous enemy yet: hipsters. Get More »