Comic Book Movie Index
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
30 Days of Night
Release Date: October 19, 2007 - Paramount
Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett) and his wife (Melissa George) are forced to defend their quiet community from mysterious outside elements during the darkest part of the year in Barrow, Alaska ...a time when the sun doesn't rise for a full 30 days. Residents of Barrow are about to feel something much colder and dangerous than their locale.
30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Release Date: March 9th, 2007 - Warner Bros
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is the story of the ferocious ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.
Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors.
As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the hero who inspires this band of outnumbered rebels to seize eternity.
Helmed by director Carl Rinsch (The Gift), 47 Ronin is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief), Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief, upcoming Endless Love) and Eric McLeod (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Austin Powers series).
47 Ronin is set to be released on December 25th, 2013.
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Aliens vs. Zombies
When a meteor carrying the Zombie virus hits Earth it triggers the potential end of mankind. The last chance for humanity is a spacecraft full of Alien scientists tasked with tracking and eliminating the interstellar virus; one that has wiped out many other planets and lifeforms. What will happen when humans must team with aliens to survive the zombie apocalypse? Find out in Aliens Versus Zombies!
Our archive for all animated comic book movies and tv shows.
Anime & Manga
Our archive for all anime movies and films coming from manga (japanese comics).
Blood The Last Vampire
Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.
Archive for Aquaman movie news. There was rumor of a smallville-esque TV series, and a potential screwball comedy (rumored in 2005) but as of 2012 nothing solid is happening on this front.
May 4th, 2012 - Marvel/Paramount
The Avengers is a team of fictional superhero characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Originally created using preexisting Marvel characters, variously created by writer-editor Stan Lee, artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby and others, the team first appeared in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963). Labelled "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", the Avengers originally consisted of Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Almost from inception, however, the roster has been fluid - the Hulk departed and Captain America joined the team within the first four issues of the series. The rotating roster has become a hallmark of the team, although one theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight the foes no single superhero can withstand - hence their famous cry of "Avengers Assemble!" The team has featured humans, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings and even former villains.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: 1996 - Universal
Based on the comic book series from Dark Horse, Barb Wire stars the voluptuous Pamela Anderson. In Steel Harbor, a bombed-out wreck of a town, thrill-junkie Barbara Kopetski - better known as "Barb Wire" - is a bar owner and part-time bounty hunter (in order to pay for her bar, The Hammerhead). She is skilled in many areas, but excels in combat-related abilities. While she has a brother and several allies, she is essentially a loner, although this is something which is uncomfortable for her to think about.
The Batman movie franchise actually began in 1943 with serialized matinees in glorious black and white. Then, the more colorful and cornball 60's Batman TV series spawned a movie that wasted valuable theater time as well. But in modern times, Tim Burton's goth
truly started to see the vision--even with the choice of comedic actor Michael Keaton in the lead role, and Jack Nicholson as "The Joker". While still a bit over-the-top, the flick made enough money to get sequels started and Burton returned with villains Catwoman and The Penguin for 1992's
. But then Warner Bros left us with Joel Schumacher and replacement Batmen Val Kilmer (
Batman Forever - 1995
) and George Clooney (
Batman & Robin - 1997
). With a "flamboyant" director at the helm, the focus became neon and nipples, and too many villains mixed in. A perverted desecration of the batsuit, complete with nipples and codpiece finally killed the franchise. After an 8-year hiatus, Warner Bros rebooted the Bat-films with 2005's
. Director Christopher Nolan took a more serious take with Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The re-energized franchise led to the biggest comic book movie of all time (currently) with 2008's
The Dark Knight
. As of this writing, the franchise is secure, and several more sequels are guaranteed.
Batman and Robin
Batman: The Dark Knight
Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
Batman vs. Superman
The Man of Steel faces off against the Dark Knight.
Release Date: May 6th 2016
Director: Zack Snyder
Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay & story), Zack Snyder (story), Bob Kane (based on Batman characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on Superman characters created by), Jerry Siegel (based on Superman characters created by)
Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne
Big Hero 6
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
There has been an animated tv series on BET, but no official announcement has been made of a Black Panther movie, although there are reports that it is currently "on the slate" of Marvel movies.
Trained by the KGB to be the Soviet Union's premier spy, Natasha Romanov found herself a woman without a cause or a country to serve when the Berlin Wall came down. International intrigue and suspense meet the hi-tech gadgetry and spectacle that can only be found in Marvel Comics as the Black Widow tries to find her place in a world without borders.
Blade started its movie run August 21st 1998, and is considered to be the first GOOD movie from Marvel comics, and is honored as the spark that ignited Marvel's characters onto the big screen. Unlike their earlier efforts (Punisher, Fantastic Four, Captain America), this was no straight-to-video feature. Blade had decent production value and they stuck to the comics history. Plus, it helped to have their character played by a fairly big star in Wesley Snipes. Its success at the box office ($131 million) guaranteed 2 more movies would be made.
Blue Beetle a fictional super hero that appeared in 3 different forms in comic books published by a variety of companies since 1939. There was talk of a Smallville-esque TV series at one point, but no movies are slated at this time.
Buck Rogers is a fictional character that first appeared in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. The adventures of Buck Rogers in comic strips, movies, radio and television became an important part of American popular culture. This pop phenomenon paralleled the development of space technology in the 20th century and introduced Americans to outer space as a familiar environment for swashbuckling adventure.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy/horror movie about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy (Kristy Swanson) who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The original script for the film was written by Joss Whedon, who later created the darker and more acclaimed TV series of the same name starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy. The comic series came about later because of the popular TV show.
Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 action film starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott and Jaime King. The film was directed by Paul Hunter and is loosely based on the comic book by Michael Avon Oeming. The storyline opens in the year 1943, wherein a Tibetan monk, is entrusted by his master with the protection of a Scroll which contains knowledge by which the reader becomes the most powerful of living things. Enter the Nazis who try to take possession of the scroll. Action ensues.
Captain America: The First Avenger
was released on July 22, 2011 from Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount. Rated PG-13
Based on the popular Marvel Comics character Captain America. It is the fifth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Joe Johnston, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke, and Stanley Tucci. Set during World War II, the film tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Captain America must stop the Red Skull -- Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of a mysterious organization that intends to use a device called a tesseract as an energy-source for world domination.
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Release Date: July 23, 2004
Based loosely upon the DC Comics anti-heroine, this Catwoman is about a shy, sensitive artist named Patience Philips (Halle Berry). Working for a cosmetics company on the verge of releasing a revolutionary anti-aging product, Patience inadvertently happens upon a dark secret her employer is hiding, she finds herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience from meek to sleek. In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into a woman with the strength, speed, agility and ultra-keen senses of a cat. With her newfound prowess and feline intuition, Patience becomes Catwoman, a bold and stealthy creature balancing on the thin line between good and bad.
Cloak and Dagger
Comic book news, reviews and rants only. No movies here.
Conan the Barbarian
is a fictional sword and sorcery hero that originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films, television programs, video games, roleplaying games and other media. The character created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine.
Release Date: February 11, 2005
John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) has been described as the "Dirty Harry of the occult world". Based on the popular "Hellblazer" graphic novels, the story follows his efforts, using the occult, to help a female police officer (Rachel Weisz) fight crime. The script may be based on Garth Ennis' storyline of 3 Lords of Hell.
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Cowboys and Aliens
July 29, 2011
Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Abigail Spencer
PG-13 (for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference)
Release Date: February 14, 2003 - 20th Century Fox
Blinded by toxic waste when he was a young boy, Matt Murdock's (Ben Affleck) remaining senses are enhanced to an amazing degree. A lawyer by day, he fights crime at night as "Daredevil" -- dealing out out justice to those who have escaped the judicial system.
Deadman (Boston Brand) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in Strange Adventures #205 (October 1967), and was created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino. Despite a few rumors, there are no Deadman movies officially on the slate as of 2012.
Deadpool (Wade Winston Wilson) is a fictional character, a mercenary and anti-hero appearing in Marvel comic books. Created by artist Rob Liefeld and writer Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool first appeared in The New Mutants #98 (Feb. 1991).
A disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary, Deadpool originally appeared as a villain in an issue of New Mutants, and later in issues of X-Force and in several ongoing series. Deadpool is one of the primary antagonists of the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds. He is a highly skilled, wisecracking but greatly immoral mercenary who wields a pair of samurai swords with superhuman speed and skill sufficient to deflect fully automatic weapons fire. He is later killed offscreen by Sabretooth, only to return transformed by Colonel William Stryker into Weapon XI (stunts portrayed by Scott Adkins), a mutant killer who possesses other mutants' powers, including Scott Summers' optic blasts, John Wraith's teleportation, Chris Bradley's technopathy, Wolverine's healing factor, and a pair of extendable blades resembling Wilson's prized swords. He is referred to by Stryker as "the Deadpool" because the compatible powers of the other mutants have been "pooled" together into one being. Wolverine and Sabretooth fight Deadpool in the film's climax and manage to defeat him by decapitating him and sending him falling into a cooling tower of a nuclear power plant, although a post-credits scene appearing in DVD releases and some theatrical presentations of the film implies Deadpool is still alive. A spin-off of X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Deadpool is in development, and Reynolds is attached to reprise his role. According to Empire, a script is in development, and Deadpool will "break the fourth wall" during the film. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been attached to write the script for the film. On April 8, 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct the film. Originally the film was set to be rated PG-13, but the rating was later reconsidered with the possible addition of gore.
Deathlok is a fictional cyborg published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Astonishing Tales #25 (Aug. 1974), and was created by Rich Buckler and Doug Moench. At least three subsequent Marvel characters have used the "Deathlok" identity since then. The original story is about a suburban family man who is unwittingly made a test subject for technology research that slowly turns him into a living computerized assasin (cyborg) for the government.
All Tess Trueheart wants is to settle down to a quiet life with her boyfriend, detective Dick Tracy. But there's something pretty rotten going on in town, with someone pretty rotten behind it, and Tracy has his hands full with the likes of villain Big Boy Caprice and with the almost irresistable Breathless Mahoney.
Doctor Strange is a Marvel comics character and "Master of the Mystic Arts," created by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, who first appeared in Strange Tales #110 (July 1963).
The character has featured in several forms; animated television series; a tv movie, and direct-to-DVD animated film. In 2011, Marvel had the good Doctor listed as one of the properties they would be developing into live action movies.
Release Date: January 14, 2005 - Fox
In this comic book film spin-off of the blockbuster Daredevil movie, Alias star Jennifer Garner stars as Elektra Natchios, a beautiful and deadly assassin who finds herself at odds with "The Hand," the clan of mystical ninjas who trained - and then abandoned her. At the request of the villain Kirigi, she is assigned to target a Harbor Island man named Mark Miller because, she is told, of an act his grandfather had performed. A widower, Miller is a likeable man with a charming 13-year-old daughter Abby. After falling for him, Elektra becomes his protector and has to fend off four ninja assassins dispatched by Kirigi. But there is more to Mark Miller than Elektra knows, as he has aligned himself with "Stick," Elektra's former mentor, and both Miller and his daughter are quite able to defend themselves. In the end, Elektra must face off with Kirigi himself.
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When an experimental space voyage goes awry, four people are changed by cosmic rays into the superheroes known as The Fantastic Four. Reed Richards, brilliant scientist, is transformed into the elastic Mr. Fantastic. His wife, Sue Storm, can now bend light and and produce force fields as The Invisible Woman. Sue's little brother Johnny Storm now has powers that match his fiery personality as The Human Torch. Pilot Benjamin Grimm, never much to look at, but now he is a monstrous Thing --completely covered by a rocky orange hide which makes him invunerable to harm and super-strong. Together, they become the Fantastic Four. A little known B-Movie by Roger Corman was produced in 1994 and went straight to video. Then, Fox made the best attempt at the big screen in 2005, with Ioan Gruffud, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans, to be followed by a sequel
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
in 2007. Now it looks like we're in for a reboot in 2013.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantasy Movie news archives. Not necessarily Comic book oriented.
Fathom is a comic book created by Michael Turner and originally published by Top Cow Productions. It debuted in 1998 and it's popularity and originality led to it getting a green light in 2002 as a feature film. The film was to be made by director James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment; but nothing developed. In the past, Fathom had been considered as an animated film by Top Cow Productions and Fox Studios, but that also fell through.
Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond. First published January 7, 1934, the strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip. Flash Gordon has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures, television and animated series.
A European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), a hi-tech, international force of special operatives takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.
Release Date: February 16, 2007
Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) , a motorcycle stuntman makes a deal with the devil in order to save his father from cancer. His end of the bargain is a little more than he expected, however, and he is possessed by a demon. Every night, he transforms into the Ghost Rider, a humanoid form with a flaming skull for a head, and goes out to wreak vengeance on the guilty.
Green Arrow is a superhero that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp, he first appeared in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. His secret identity is Oliver Queen, billionaire and former mayor of fictional Star City. Dressed like Robin Hood, Green Arrow is an extraordinary archer who invents trick arrows with various special functions to trip up foes. Throughout his first twenty-five years, Green Arrow was not a significant hero. However, he gained popularity in the 70's when he was paired with the more law-and-order-oriented hero Green Lantern in a groundbreaking, socially conscious comic book series.
The character was not initially a well-known character outside of comic book fans until he appeared in Justice League Unlimited in the 2000s and season six of popular live-action series Smallville (played by Justin Hartley). David S. Goyer also attempted to get Green Arrow: Escape from Super Max into production as a film in the late 2000s.
By day, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is a millionaire publisher and popular media figure, but by night, Reid assumes the identity of fearless crime fighter The Green Hornet and teams with his trusted sidekick, Kato (played by Asian pop star-turned-actor/director Jay Chou), to keep the streets safe for average citizens. Director Michel Gondry helms the big-screen adaptation of the popular radio serial, comic book, film, and television series originated by Lone Ranger creators Fran Striker and George W. Trendle.
Release Date: June 17th, 2011 - Warner Bros.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax... he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits–Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Peter discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand - with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is presented by Marvel Studios and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gilian, Djimon Hounsou with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Commander Rael and Benicio del Toro as The Collector. Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, the film hits Dec. 9, 2014.
Release Date: July 2nd, 2008 - Columbia/Sony
There are heroes... there are superheroes... and then there's Hancock (Will Smith). With great power comes great responsibility--everyone knows that--everyone, that is, but Hancock. Edgy, conflicted, sarcastic, and misunderstood, Hancock's well-intentioned heroics might get the job done and save countless lives, but always seem to leave jaw-dropping damage in their wake. The public has finally had enough--as grateful as they are to have their local hero, the good citizens of Los Angeles are wondering what they ever did to deserve this guy. Hancock isn't the kind of man who cares what other people think--until the day that he saves the life of a PR executive Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), and the sardonic superhero begins to realize that he may have a vulnerable side after all. Facing that will be Hancock's greatest challenge yet--and a task that may prove impossible as Ray's wife, Mary (Charlize Theron), insists that he's a lost cause.
Release Date: April 2, 2004
Based on a comic book of the same name, Hellboy chronicles a demon who is accidentally summoned to earth by the Nazis. Rather than side with evil, the disarmingly down-to-earth Hellboy (Ron Perlman) decides to become a champion of the good, and works as a paranormal investigator.
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
He-Man is a fictional heroic character featured in the Masters of the Universe media franchise of action figures, comic books, animated cartoons and movie (1987). In most variations, he is the alter ego of Prince Adam. He-Man and his friends defend the realm of Eternia and the secrets of Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor. Cannon Films produced a live-action film "Masters of the Universe," which featured Dolph Lundgren in the role of He-Man; it was a commercial failure. In this film Prince Adam was not seen at all; only He-Man was shown. This He-Man was much more aggressive than his 1980s TV-series counterpart, attacking with lasers, his sword and bare fists several times throughout the film. The film ended with a spectacular and violent clash with Skeletor, in which Skeletor was flung deep beneath Castle Grayskull into a pit filled with steaming liquid. The film ended with a post-credit scene in which Skeletor emerged from the liquid and proclaimed, "I'll be back!".
Horror Movies news archive. Not necessarily comic book oriented.
Caught in the heart of a nuclear explosion, victim of gamma radiation gone wild, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) now finds himself transformed in times of stress into the dark personification of his repressed rage and fury -- the most powerful man-like creature to ever walk the Earth!
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200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel "I, Frankenstein" created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein. In theaters January 24, 2014.
"Indiana" Jones is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Indiana Jones franchise created by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in homage to the action heroes of 1930s film serials. The character has been featured in most all media including comic books and video games but first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, to be followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1996, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008.
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a wealthy industrialist playboy and master engineer who builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the technologically advanced superhero, Iron Man. The movie was an instant blockbuster and has spawned a sequel which blasted into theaters in May of 2010. The character will appear in The Avengers movie May 4th 2012, and the third Iron Man movie is expected May 3rd 2013.
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
John Carter of Mars
John Carter (of Mars) is a scfi character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs who finds himself transported to the red planet, and due to the lesser gravity on Mars, he is able to perform superhuman feats of strength--particularly amazing leaps across great distances. Falling in love with a kidnapped princess, he uses his abilities to rescue her. The character is enduring, having appeared in various media (including comic strips and books) since his 1912 debut in a magazine serial. In the forthcoming 2012 film adaptation of the series, John Carter, Carter is played by Taylor Kitsch, with the role of Dejah Thoris to be played by Lynn Collins.
Jonah Hex is a Western comic book antihero created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga and published by DC Comics. Hex is a surly and cynical bounty hunter whose face is horribly scarred on the right side. Despite his poor reputation and personality, Hex is bound by a personal code of honor to protect and avenge the innocent. The character is portrayed by Josh Brolin in the 2010 film adaptation of the same name. Thomas Jane provided his voice in a DC Animated short film.
Judge Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot. It first leaped from comics to screen in 1995 with Slyvester Stallone and is currently being rebooted with Karl Urban.
The Justice League, also called the Justice League of America or JLA, is a fictional superhero team that appears in comic books published by DC Comics. Various comic book series featuring the League have remained generally popular with fans since inception and in most incarnations, its roster includes DC's most popular characters. The League concept has also been adapted into various other entertainment media, including the classic Saturday morning Super Friends animated series (1973–1986), an unproduced Justice League of America live-action series, and most recently the animated series Justice League (2001–2004) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006). A live-action film was in the works in 2008 before being shelved.
Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) may not have good coordination or special powers, but that doesn't mean he isn't a fully capable crime fighter. After purchasing a flashy wet suit on the Internet, Dave starts busting up baddies with nothing but brute force. He calls himself Kick-Ass, and he can take a beating as good as he can dish one out. Before long, Kick-Ass has become a local sensation, and others are following his lead. Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) are a father-daughter crime-fighting duo who have set their sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). They're doing a decent job of dismantling Frank's sizable underworld empire when Kick-Ass gets drawn into the fray. But Frank's men play rough, and his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), is about to become Kick-Ass' very first arch nemesis. When Chris assumes the persona of Red Mist, the stage is set for a superhero showdown.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Release: February 13, 2015
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Screenplay: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based upon the comic book by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons
Producers: Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
Cast: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill, publication of which began in 1999. The series spans two six-issue limited series and a graphic novel from the America's Best Comics imprint of Wildstorm/DC, and a third miniseries published by Top Shelf and Knockabout Comics. According to Moore, the concept behind the series was initially a "Justice League of Victorian England" but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge several works of fiction into one world. Elements of Volume I were used in a very loose feature film adaptation of the same name, released in 2003 and starring Sean Connery.
Lobo is a fictional character that appears in the comic books published by DC Comics. An alien, Lobo works as an interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter. The character enjoyed a short run as one of DC’s most popular characters throughout the 1990s. This version of Lobo was intended to be an over-the-top parody of Marvel Comics superhero Wolverine. In September 2009, Warner Bros. announced that Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action adaptation featuring the comic book character. Variety described the premise: "Lobo is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenage girl to stop the creatures." Ritchie was scheduled to begin production of Lobo in early 2010 and bring an "irreverent, gruff tone" to the film as he did with previous films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. The studio was aiming for a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. In early 2010 it was reported that Ritchie had left the project in order to pursue working on a sequel to his hit film Sherlock Holmes instead. The future of the Lobo feature film project is currently undetermined.
The Magdalena is an American comic book heroine created by Top Cow Productions. She did not have her own on-going series for many years, but had two limited series and has been featured in comics with The Darkness, the Witchblade, Tomb Raider, The Angelus and Vampirella. She first appeared in The Darkness #15 (June 1998). Her ongoing series started April 2010.
Mandrake the Magician is a syndicated newspaper comic strip, created by Lee Falk (The Phantom), which began June 11, 1934. Mandrake is a magician whose work is based on an unusually fast hypnotic technique. As noted in captions, when Mandrake "gestures hypnotically", his subjects see illusions, and Mandrake has used this technique in his battles with a variety of gangsters, mad scientists, extraterrestrials and characters from other dimensions. Mandrake has been produced across all media including an early radio show and 1939 movie serial, but most recently in 2009 it was announced to become a film starring Hayden Christensen and Djimon Hounsou, but nothing has been heard since then.
Release Date: April 16, 2005 - Straight to TV (DVD June 14)
Man-Thing tells the story of scientist Ted Sallis who injects himself with an untested serum to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. The serum transforms Sallis into the mindless, ambling swamp-matter beast known as Man-Thing, who is empathically drawn to the fear of others. Man-Thing prowls the Florida Everglades in search of the fearful...for whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing's touch!
Men in Black
Men in Black is a science fiction comedy series directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. The film was based on the Men in Black comic book series by Lowell Cunningham, originally published by Marvel Comics. The first film was released on July 2, 1997 by Columbia Pictures and grossed over $587 million worldwide against a $90 million budget. It was followed by a 2002 sequel, Men in Black II, an animated series titled Men in Black: The Series as well as a second sequel that will be released in 2012, Men in Black III.
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Namor: The Submariner
One of Marvel's oldest superheroes, The Sub-Mariner, will join his comic compatriots in diving onto the big screen. Price Namor is a short-fused half-human/half-amphibian from the lost island of Atlantis. In the past, he has helped the human race but also fought alongside the Atlanteans against human invaders who brought waste to his underwater world. Caught between two identities, Price Namor displays the classic angst that comes with being of mixed species and is widely regarded as one of the first anti-heroes.
Nemesis is a creator-owned comic book limited series written by Mark Millar, drawn by Steve McNiven and published by the Icon Comics imprint of Marvel Comics. The publicity was launched in October 2009, with a teaser image containing the caption "What if Batman was the Joker?" The rights to make a Nemesis film have been optioned by 20th Century Fox, with Tony Scott set to direct it, in conjunction with his Scott Free production company.
Once a gung-ho sergeant during World War II, Nick Fury worked his way up the U.S. intelligence ladder on the basis of actions, brains and integrity. Kept in the peak of youthful vigor by the mysterious Infinity Formula, the studly secret agent has done it all: from wooing wicked women to skydiving while smoking a cigar. When the free world has its back to the wall, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the man most likely to come out fighting!
No Ordinary Family
No Ordinary Family was an American television series on ABC. The 45-minute science fiction comedy-drama was produced by ABC Studios for the 2010–11 television season. The series ran from September 28, 2010 to April 5, 2011, on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET/PT. The show centers on the Powells, a typical American family living in fictional Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in a funky swamp in the Amazon, Brazil. On May 13, 2011 ABC announced that No Ordinary Family had been cancelled due to low ratings.
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free.
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Mark Protosevich
Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sharlto Copley.
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An adaptation of a TokyoPop comic book, the story is set in a world ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampire and follows a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece. Cory Goodman ("The Brood") wrote the screenplay.
"The Punisher" is one of Marvel's more violent comics characters but has seen the big screen three times with little to no box office success. First in 1989 with Dolph Lundgren, next in 2004 with Thomas Jane, and then in 2008 with Ray Stevenson. The comics storyline tells of Frank Castle, a former Special Forces operative, who witnesses his family murdered by the mob. With unparalleled intensity and an arsenal of weapons Castle seeks to "punish" criminals wherever he finds them.
Punisher: War Zone
A riveting action-thriller, Push burrows deep into the deadly world of psychic espionage where artificially enhanced paranormal operatives have the ability to move objects with their minds, see the future, create new realities and kill without ever touching their victims. Against this setting, a young man and a teenage girl take on a clandestine agency in a race against time that will determine the future of civilization.
R.I.P.D. is an action-comedy crime film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Powell, respectively. R.I.P.D. is set to be released on June 28, 2013 in United States by Universal Pictures.
RED, meaning "Retired, Extremely Dangerous," is a 2010 action comedy film about senior-age intelligence operatives loosely inspired by the three-issue comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban with Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. The film was released on October 15, 2010.
Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition is a 2002 crime film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self, from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film stars Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig. The plot, taking place during the Great Depression, follows a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered the rest of their family. The film was released on July 12, 2002, and eventually grossed over $180 million worldwide. The cinematography, setting, and the lead performances by Newman (in his final theatrical screen appearance) and Hanks were well-received by critics. A home media release first debuted on February 25, 2003.
RoboCop is a 1987 science fiction-action film directed by Paul Verhoeven. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan in the near future, RoboCop centers on a police officer who is brutally murdered and subsequently re-created as a super-human cyborg known as "RoboCop". The film features Peter Weller, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. It received positive reviews and was cited as one of the best films of 1987, spawning merchandise, two sequels, a television series, two animated TV series, and a television mini-series, video games and two comic book adaptations. The film was produced for a relatively modest $13 million.
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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
A young man (Michael Cera) must fight a girl's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven sinister ex-boyfriends in order to win her hand in this Universal Pictures adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book. Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright directs from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends.
Sgt. Frank Rock is a fictional infantry non-commissioned officer during World War II in the DC Comics Universe. He first appeared in Our Army at War #83 (June 1959), and was created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert.
Captain Marvel (Shazam) is a fictional comic book superhero published in 1939 by Fawcett Comics and later DC Comics. Captain Marvel is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a youth who works as a radio news reporter and was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam. Whenever Billy speaks the wizard's name, he is struck by a magic lightning bolt that transforms him into an adult superhero empowered with the abilities of six legendary figures. The Shazam! name is an acronym for six gods and heroes of the ancient world: the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles and speed of Mercury.
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The Silver Surfer is a Marvel Comics superhero created by Jack Kirby. The character first appears in Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue arc that fans call "The Galactus Trilogy". Originally, Norrin Radd, a young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La, made a bargain with the cosmic entity Galactus, pledging to serve as his herald in order to save his homeworld from destruction. Imbued in return with a tiny portion of Galactus' Power Cosmic, Radd acquired great powers, a near indestructible body designed for the rigors of space travel, and a surf-board like conveyance that could carry him at speeds beyond that of light. Known from then on as the Silver Surfer, Radd began to roam the cosmos searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. When his travels finally took him to Earth, the Surfer came face-to-face with the Fantastic Four, a team of powerful superheroes that helped him to rediscover his nobility of spirit. Betraying Galactus, the Surfer saved Earth but was punished in return by being exiled there.
Sin City is the title for a series of neo-noir comics by Frank Miller. The first story originally appeared in "Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special" (April, 1991), and continued in Dark Horse Presents #51–62 from May 1991 to June 1992, under the title of Sin City, serialized in thirteen parts. Several other stories of variable lengths have followed. All stories take place in Basin City, with frequent recurring characters and intertwining stories.
A movie adaptation of Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller with "special guest director" Quentin Tarantino, was released on April 1, 2005. A planned sequel was announced soon after, but has since been delayed indefinitely.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Spawn is a fictional comic book superhero created in 1992 by Todd McFarlane at fledgling publisher (at the time) Image Comics. The character was covert ops mercenary who was killed in action and sent to hell because of his life as an assassin. Making a deal with a devil, Simmons agrees to become a Hellspawn and serve Malebolgia if he is allowed to see his wife, Wanda, one last time. Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999, and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry.
The first big screen Spider-Man movie was released May 2002 by Sony/Columbia. Helmed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Since the original, there have been two sequels, and just as the 4th movie was gaining steam, the studio announced a reboot with an all new cast and crew. Summary: Orphaned at an early age, Peter Parker lived in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal high school student while working as a photographer at the Daily Bugle, but after being bitten by a genetically altered/radioactive spider, Peter Parker's life becomes complicated. Able to cling to any surface, shoot webbing from his wrists, and the with the proportional strength of a spider, Peter devotes himself to fighting crime as Spider-Man--his guiding principle, "With great power, comes great responsibility."
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The Suicide Squad, also known as Task Force X, is a name for two fictional organizations in the DC Comics Universe. The first version debuted in The Brave and the Bold (vol. 1) #25 (1959), and the second in Legends #3 (1987). An "original" Suicide Squad was retconned into existence in Secret Origins (vol. 2) #14, in order to form a connection between the two Squads. The current Suicide Squad (created by John Ostrander in the aforementioned Legends #3) is an anti-hero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences. The group operates out of Belle Reve Penitentiary, under the command of government agent Amanda Waller.
Supergirl is a female counterpart to the DC Comics Superman. As his cousin, she shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. She was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959. She first appeared in the Action Comics comic book series and later branched out into animation, film, television, and merchandising. In May 2011, Supergirl placed 94th on IGN's list of the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.
Superman, a comic book superhero featured in DC Comics publications, has appeared in various films since his inception. Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1974. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner was hired to direct the film, filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) simultaneously. Donner had already shot 80% of Superman II before it was decided to finish shooting the first film. The Salkinds fired Donner after Superman's release, and commissioned Richard Lester as the director to finish Superman II. Lester also returned for Superman III (1983), and the Salkinds further produced the 1984 spin-off Supergirl before selling the rights to Cannon Films, resulting in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). With over 15 years of development for a fifth Superman film, Superman Returns, directed by Bryan Singer, was released in 2006, along with Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. Following the disappointing financial results of Superman Returns, Warner Bros. plans to reboot the film series for a June 2013 release. Christopher Nolan will produce the reboot, with David S. Goyer writing and Zack Snyder directing.
The Man of Steel
Surrogates is a 2009 science fiction action film, based on the comic book series of the same name. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis as FBI Agent Tom Greer who ventures out into the real world to investigate the murder of surrogates (humanoid remote control vehicles). The film's main concept centers around the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase remote controlled humanoid robots through which they interact with society. These fit, good-looking, remotely controlled robots ultimately assume their life roles, enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Surrogates was released on September 25, 2009 in the United States and Canada. It was released by Touchstone Pictures.
Swamp Thing is a plant elemental in the DC Comics Universe created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson. He first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971) in a stand-alone horror story set in the early 20th century (plotted by Wein and drawn by Wrightson). The Swamp Thing then returned in his own series, set in the contemporary world and in the general DC continuity. The character is a humanoid mass of vegetable matter who fights to protect his swamp home, the environment in general, and humanity from various supernatural or terrorist threats. The character found perhaps his greatest popularity during the 1980s and early '90s. Outside of an extensive comic book history, the Swamp Thing property has inspired two theatrical films, a live-action television series, and a five-part animated series among other media.
Tank Girl is a British comic created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin. The eponymous character Tank Girl drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centres on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo. The comic's style was heavily influenced by punk visual art, and strips were frequently deeply disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and psychedelic. The comic was also adapted into a critically and financially unsuccessful film, albeit with a considerable cult following. The film featured Lori Petty as Tank Girl and Naomi Watts as Jet Girl. Martin and Hewlett are known for speaking poorly of the experience, with Martin calling it "a bit of a sore point" for them. Despite its critics, the film did however undeniably broaden the comics' fanbase from a relatively modest cult following to an international audience.
The Teen Titans, also known as the New Teen Titans, New Titans, or simply the Titans, is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, often in eponymous monthly series. As the group's name suggests, its membership is usually composed of teenaged superheroes. A Teen Titans animated television series ran on Cartoon Network from July 2003 to January 2006. Based on the 1980s version of the team, but diverging from that continuity in some ways.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or simply Ninja Turtles) are a fictional team of four teenage anthropomorphic turtles, who were trained by their anthropomorphic rat sensei in the art of ninjutsu and named after four Renaissance artists. From their home in the storm sewers of New York City, they battle petty criminals, evil megalomaniacs, and alien invaders, all while remaining isolated from society at large. The characters initially appeared in comic books before being licensed for toys, cartoons, video games, films, and other merchandise. During the peak of its popularity in the late 1980s through early 1990s, the franchise gained considerable worldwide success and fame.
The Crow is a 1994 American action film based on the 1989 comic book of the same name by James O'Barr. The film was written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and directed by Alex Proyas. The Crow stars Brandon Lee, in his final film, as Eric Draven, a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his own murder, as well as that of his fiancée. While filming during the last weeks of production, Lee was mortally wounded when a dummy bullet, which had become lodged in one of the prop guns, was shot into his abdomen by a blank cartridge. The film was a critical and commercial success after its release, opening at the top of the box office.
Crow: Wicked Prayer
Once nicknamed the Scarlet Speedster, the Flash possesses "super-speed," which includes the ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes and violate certain laws of physics. Thus far, four different characters, each of whom somehow gained the power of "super-speed", have assumed the identity of the Flash: Jay Garrick (1940-), Barry Allen (1956-1986), Wally West (1986-2006, 2007-), and Bart Allen (2006-2007).
The Greatest American Hero
The Greatest American Hero is an comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour movie pilot on March 18, 1981. The series stars William Katt as teacher Ralph Hinkley, Robert Culp as FBI Agent Bill Maxwell, and Connie Sellecca as lawyer Pam Davidson. The show chronicles Ralph's adventures after a group of aliens gives him a red suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately, Ralph, who hates wearing the suit, immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use his powers by trial and error, often with comical results. The series was made into an on going comic book series published by Arcana.
The Last Days of American Crime
In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.
Enter: Graham Brick. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live... and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.
The Lone Ranger
The Losers is a 2010 American action movie based on the adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series of the same name by Andy Diggle. Directed by Sylvain White, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans.
The film received negative reviews from critics and drew comparisons to The A-Team, a remake of which was released shortly after The Losers premiered.
The Phantom is an adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk, also creator of Mandrake the Magician. A popular feature adapted into many media, including television, film and video games, it stars a costumed crimefighter operating from the fictional African country Bengalla. The Phantom is the 21st in a line of crimefighters that originated in 1536, when the father of British sailor Christopher Walker was killed during a pirate attack. Swearing an oath to fight evil on the skull of his father's murderer, Christopher started the legacy of the Phantom that would be passed from father to son, leaving people to give the mysterious figure nicknames such as "The Ghost Who Walks", The Man Who Cannot Die and Guardian of the Eastern Dark, believing him to be immortal.
The Rocketeer is a 1991 period superhero adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and based on the character of the same name created by comic book writer/artist Dave Stevens. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino and Tiny Ron Taylor. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, California, The Rocketeer tells the story of stunt pilot Cliff Secord who discovers a jet pack that enables him to fly. His heroic deeds attract the attention of Howard Hughes and the FBI, as well as sadistic Nazi operatives.
The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in pulp magazines, then on 1930s radio and then in a wide variety of media, that follow the exploits of the title character, a crime-fighting vigilante in the pulps, which carried over to the airwaves as a "wealthy, young man about town" with psychic powers. One of the most famous pulp heroes of the 20th century, The Shadow has been featured in comic books, comic strips, television, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.
The Spirit (Denny Colt) is a crime-fighting fictional character created by writer-artist Will Eisner. He first appeared June 2, 1940 in a 16-page Sunday supplement. In the 2000s, following Eisner's death, the Spirit returned in comic books published by DC Comics. A film adaptation of The Spirit, written and directed by Frank Miller, was released in theaters by Lionsgate on December 25, 2008. The film stars Gabriel Macht as the Spirit and Samuel L. Jackson as the Octopus. Universally panned by critics and fans alike, the movie underperformed at the box office and is considered a bomb.
Thor is a superhero who appears in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962) and was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby. Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character is based on the Thor of Norse mythology. He has starred in several ongoing series and limited series, and has been a perennial member of the superhero team the Avengers, appearing in each of the four volumes. The character has also appeared in associated Marvel merchandise including animated television series, clothing, toys, trading cards and video games. The film Thor, based on the character and comic, was released in 2011, with Kenneth Branagh as director and Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor. Hemsworth will reappear as Thor in the film The Avengers, set to be released in 2012 and Thor 2 in 2013.
Thor: The Dark World
ThunderCats is an animated television series debuting in 1984 that was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions. Based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. The series follows the adventures of a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. There were also several comic book series produced: Marvel Comics' version (currently owned by Warner Bros. rival Disney), 1984 to 1988; and five series by Wildstorm, an imprint of DC Comics (Warner Bros.' corporate sibling), beginning in 2003. It was announced on June 5, 2007, that Aurelio Jaro is making a CGI-animated feature film of ThunderCats, based on a script written by Paul Sopocy with Jerry O'Flaherty directing, but it has since been reported that the movie is on hold. Concept art for the film has also been leaked online. In June 2010, a press release revealed that a new animated series by Warner Bros. Animation was in production for Cartoon Network with animation provided by Studio 4°C.
The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of classic comic books created by Belgian artist Georges Remi. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date. Set during the 20th century, the hero of the series is Tintin, a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy. The property has been seen across all media, including several movies the most recent of which
The Adventures of Tintin
(2011) – Steven Spielberg directed a motion capture 3D film based on three stories published in the 1940s,
The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944)
. Peter Jackson's company Weta Digital provided the animation and special effects. Jackson and Spielberg will co-direct the second movie of the trilogy, an adaptation of
The Seven Crystal Balls (1948) and Prisoners of the Sun (1949)
Tomb Raider is a media franchise consisting of video games, comic books, novels, theme park rides and movies, centering around the adventures of the fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft. Since the release of the original Tomb Raider video game in 1996, the series developed into a lucrative franchise of related media, and Lara went on to become a major icon. The first six games in the series were developed by Core Design, whilst Crystal Dynamics developed the latest four; their fifth game is currently in production. Two movies - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life - have been produced starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, the first of which is still the highest-grossing film adaptation of a video game ever released in U.S., and third worldwide.
Transformers is an entertainment franchise spanning toys, comic books, animation, video games and films. It began with the Hasbro toy line capitalizing on a gimmick of "two toys in one" whereby a toy robot could also be "transformed" into a vehicle of some sort. It also came with a catchy motto "Robots in Disguise" and an equally creative storyline centering on two factions of warring alien robots which are called the Autobots and the Decepticons. Michael Bay has helmed all Transformers movies so far, and is rumored to be doing a fourth.
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Tron is a 1982 scifi movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures starring Jeff Bridges as protagonist/hacker Kevin Flynn and Bruce Boxleitner as Tron. It was written and directed by Steven Lisberger, and has a distinctive visual style, as it was one of the first films from a major studio to use extensive computer graphics. Decades after it first came out, it has spawned a franchise consisting of a sequel film, Tron Legacy, multiple video games, comic books and a planned television series.
V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is a ten-issue comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated mostly by David Lloyd, set in a dystopian future United Kingdom imagined from the 1980s to about the 1990s. A mysterious masked revolutionary who calls himself "V" works to destroy the totalitarian government, profoundly affecting the people he encounters. Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of V for Vendetta in 2005 starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving.
Venom is a fictional extraterrestrial life form appearing in Marvel Comics. The creature is a sentient alien Symbiote, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form, and requires a host to bond with for its survival. In return the Venom creature gives its host enhanced powers the most obvious of which are modelled after its first host (Spider-Man). Venom's first appearance in a motion picture was originally planned for a titular film written by David S. Goyer and produced by New Line Cinema, in which Venom would have been portrayed as an antihero and Carnage as the antagonist. Goyer said in an interview the film rights to Venom ultimately reverted to Sony. Venom appears as one of the main antagonists in the 2007 feature film Spider-Man 3, played by Topher Grace. In July 2007, Avi Arad revealed a spin-off was in the works. In September 2008, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese signed on to write, while Gary Ross will direct. Variety reported that Venom will become an anti-hero, and Marvel Entertainment will produce the film. With the aquisition of Marvel by Disney and the decision to reboot the Spider-Man franchise, plans for Venom have been on hold.
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Wanted is a 2008 action film, very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones. The film is written by Chris Morgan, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, and stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Kretschmann, Common, Terence Stamp, and Konstantin Khabensky. The storyline follows Wesley Gibson (McAvoy), a frustrated accountant who discovers that he is the son of a professional assassin and decides to join The Fraternity, the secret guild in which his father worked. It strays quite a bit from the comics, but had critical and box office success. A sequel is planned.
March 6th, 2009 - Warner Bros.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake/The Comedian, Carla Gugino as Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre, Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl, Malin Akerman as Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II, Jackie Earle Haley as Walter Kovacs/Rorschach, Billy Crudup as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan, Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
A crime-conspiracy story that provided the first realistic look at the behind-the-heroics lives of costumed adventurers. Set in an alternate 80's-style/cold war America, Watchmen follows the masked vigilante Rorschach as he investigates the murder of a former super-colleague and uncovers a doomsday conspiracy.
Whiteout is a comic book limited series by writer Greg Rucka and artist Steve Lieber. It was originally released in four issues during 1998, by Oni Press and then collected into a trade paperback. A film adaptation of the series was released on September 11, 2009 after many delays and is considered a major box office bomb. The story follows Carrie Stetko, a Deputy U.S. Marshal working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, and her investigation of a murder that takes place there. The story moves through many Antarctic stations, as Stetko chases down suspects and finds more murders. Early in the story, Stetko is attacked by the killer and left for dead in a storm. She saves herself but loses two fingers due to severe cold-related injuries.
Witchblade is a comic book series published by Top Cow. The series was created by Marc Silvestri and David Wohl, writers Brian Haberlin and Christina Z, and artist Michael Turner. It follows Sara Pezzini, a tough-as-nails NYPD homicide detective who comes into possession of the Witchblade, a supernatural, sentient artifact with immense destructive and protective powers. Witchblade was adapted into a moderately successful television series in 2001–2002, starring Yancy Butler as Sara Pezzini. The title was also adapted into an anime and an unrelated manga series in 2006. A feature film, currently titled The Witchblade, was scheduled for a 2009 release, but is now set for 2013.
Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941) and has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. Wonder Woman is a warrior Princess of the Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and was created as a "distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men." In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, as well as animated series such as the Super Friends and Justice League. Although a number of attempts have been made to adapt the character to live-action film, none have yet emerged from development hell. An animated film was released in 2009, with Keri Russell voicing the title role. In 2011, Adrianne Palicki starred in a failed pilot for a would-be series about the character.
The X-Men are a superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). The basic concept of the X-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. The X-Men comics have been adapted into other media, including animated television series, video games, and a commercially successful series of films.
X2: X-Men United
X-Men 3 The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Magneto
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: First Class
Y: The Last Man
Y: The Last Man is a comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. The series is about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man's pet monkey) on Earth. The film rights to the series have been acquired by New Line Cinema (a sister company to Vertigo), and in 2007 screenwriter Carl Ellsworth and director D. J. Caruso were attached to the project with David S. Goyer as a producer. Caruso maintained that the source material was too much to be told in one film. Actor Shia LaBeouf was considering the role of Yorick as is Zachary Levi, who plays the lead in the TV series Chuck. As of November 2010, the film version is still on hold. New Line refused to budge on its development as a stand-alone movie as opposed to the trilogy Caruso (who has since moved on to direct the science fiction film I Am Number Four) preferred. French director Louis Leterrier has also expressed interest in adapting the series for television.
Youngblood is a superhero team that starred in their self-titled comic book, created by writer/artist Rob Liefeld and published by Image Comics. Youngblood was a high-profile superteam sanctioned and overseen by the United States government. A half-hour Youngblood animated series was planned for the 1995-96 season on Fox as part of an hour block with a proposed Cyberforce series and a clip was created but the series was never produced. The clip aired in commercials for Youngblood action figures. In February 2009, Reliance Big Entertainment had acquired the feature film rights to the comic book, reportedly for a mid-six figures, and has attached Brett Ratner to direct. No cast or release date has yet been announced. The film is currently being written by J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani.
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