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Everyone loves a good superhero movie. But with all of these remakes, reboots, prequels and sequels (see: "Man of Steel", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "The Wolverine", this new "Batman vs. Superman" business, et al.), it seems as if we've been watching the same films over and over again, just with a different set of actors and a few tweaks here and there.
However, there is a reason why those big Hollywood execs think these movies are worth rebooting: because they're gonna sell. Audiences have come to idolize and identify with these iconic characters and their journeys — so much that we're willing to watch their stories get re-hashed on the big screen time and time again.
Artist Khoa Ho has beautifully captured this sense of timelessness in his new poster series, which is aptly titled "Trials of the Past." In these illustrations, Ho puts his own spin on the classic superheroes we've all come to know and love. Get More »
In 2013, you don't have to be the "Man of Steel." If you're even a moderately noteworthy superhero, you're probably going to get your own movie. If that movie does well — and it probably will, since it's a superhero movie and the world loves superheroes — you're going to get a sequel, maybe even two, and those will probably do well, too. In short, being a superhero is, generally, a good thing.
That's why it's so surprising that the following nine superheroes don't already have movie deals, just by virtue of dawning their respective costumes. I'm sorry, I thought this was 'Merica! Someone get these people to a movie studio, stat!
9. Banana Man
With the glasses, you know already that Banana Man has superhuman vision abilities, so that's an easy check mark. You better believe those are glasses for near-sighted people. But it doesn't stop there: Banana Man dishes out empty banana peels like they're going out of style right at his enemies. You think that s**t is just in Mario Kart? Please. Finally, if there is a Banana Man movie made, I'm going to insist that this gentleman is cast as the title character. He clearly has the charisma to carry the role for as many movies as the studio allows. This may as well be Robert Downey III, who hangs at graveyards sometimes because why not.
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 »