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Will Smith’s Hancock is a Fascinating Mess of a Superhero Movie

The summer of 2008 was a landmark for superhero cinema. That summer started with the release of Iron Man, the film that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It continued with The Incredible Hulk, the second film in the MCU, and then ended with The Dark Knight, a powerful, provocative, ultra-successful Batman sequel that has influenced seemingly every comic book movie since. But there was another. Read More >>

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I Cannot Believe There’s Really Going to Be a Morbius Movie

If you told me 20 years ago that third-tier Spider-Man character Morbius the Living Vampire would not just appear in a comic book movie but star in one, I’d have laughed in your face. If you told me 10, or even five years ago, I would have called you a liar. Now, the movie is coming out in a mere six months, and the recent trailer is incontrovertible proof that it actually exists – and I still cannot believe this is happening. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Loki Show is Gaining Owen Wilson

While the God of Mischief is usually fighting with the God of Thunder, he may soon have Lightning to deal with too. Read More >>

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Watchmen’s Season Finale Was a Devastating Goodbye and a Beautiful Hello

How does a first (and perhaps final) season of television like Watchmen’s come to an end? With beauty, grace, batshit comic book plot twists, and a reminder that nothing ever ends even when it seems as if everything’s drawing to a close. Read More >>

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Dennis Liu’s Newest Superhero is a Shapeshifting Teenage Girl Named Ling

Meet Ling. She’s a normal girl, dealing with boy troubles, social stress, the awkwardness of growing up. She can also shapeshift. And has a magic fox friend. And a broom that can… shoot laser beams? Okay, maybe she’s not a normal girl. Read More >>

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These Dancers Put on a Surreal Superhero Light Show

I don’t follow the Got Talent franchise, but maybe I should, just so I can better parse things like this. Because, uh, wow. This is… something else. Read More >>

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Superman is Not Great at Leisure Time in This Cute Parody

Taking a day off is an important part of self care. Doing things you’re behind on, pursuing your hobbies, getting a little extra sleep. Everyone needs that. If you can’t take care of yourself, you’ll struggle to support others. Even Superman needs a break. Read More >>

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The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s Victorian Sci-Fi Series, Shares Its Full Cast of Colourful Characters

The last we heard about “Joss Whedon’s HBO show about Victorian ladies with superpowers,” also known as The Nevers, was a few months back, when Outlander’s Laura Donnelly snagged the lead. Until today, that is, with this robust list of character descriptions and the actors who’ve been cast. Read More >>

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Brightburn Is an Entertaining Superhero Horror Story Told in a Very Clunky Way

The biggest compliment I can give Brightburn is that, when it ended, I would have sat through a sequel immediately. It’s a film that blends two popular genres to create a scenario and world that are fascinating and terrifying, and you instantly want to learn more about them. Unfortunately, all of that is sprinkled around the edges of a poorly told story. Read More >>

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A Super-Suave Superhero Saves the Day (Sort of) in This Clever Short Film

Sprung from the cover of a comic book with the help of some old-school 3D glasses, the tiny hero at the center of Captain 3D knows what he has to do: save the shrieking damsel from the clutches of an octopus monster. Piece of cake, right? Read More >>

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The First Photos From M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

After that wild twist at the end of Split, we’ve been waiting for ages to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do when it came to smashing together James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bruce Willis for the Unbreakable sequel no one saw coming. And so far, the results are sinister and weirdly gorgeous. Read More >>

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The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old

The first real film based on a Marvel/DC character was 1966's Batman: The Movie, starring Adam West’s campy version of the Caped Crusader. In the ‘40s and ‘50s, Batman, Superman, Captain Marvel (now known as Shazam), and Captain America all had weekly, live-action serials shown in cinemas, while the first Zorro movie premiered in 1920. But the first movie superhero came out even before that, in 1916 — in an almost-forgotten serial film starring an equally forgotten hero: Judex. Read More >>

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Are Capes Aerodynamic?

Not all superheroes wear capes, but many do, and it’s a long-established fact that these capes are crucial when it comes to flying around town to fight crime and brood and whatnot. And yet the people still don’t know, with anything approaching certainty, how exactly capes facilitate this process (at least, the capes that aren’t themselves imbued with the power of flight). Read More >>

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Mike Mignola Talks About Hellboy’s Evolution and the State of Superhero Films

Mike Mignola isn’t doing as much with Hellboy as he used to. But, with new collections of classic material and fresh storylines about the Right Hand of Doom and the BPRD coming out, he’s never too far from his signature creation. Read More >>

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The Flash Is About to Go All Rick and Morty on Us

Despite both featuring teams of super scientists who’ve spent more than their fair share traversing the multiverse, The Flash and Rick and Morty aren’t exactly two shows that people immediately associate with one another. That’s all about to change, though, and it’s Harrison Wells’ fault. (Of course.) Read More >>