Video essayist Kaptain Kristian looks at what makes Spider-Man unique among superheroes, and how his struggles with everyday life, relationships, and self-doubt made him more relatable and realistic than most.
Just in time for X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest in Burger Fiction’s excellent series of superhero videos looks at how we got from a pointy eared, yellow armored Wolverine to Hugh Jackman’s moody, Johnny Cash meets Edward Scissorhands representation of the hero.
“Who are all these goddamn people?!” The Onion’s film critic Peter K. Rosenthal was thoroughly confused by Captain America: Civil War‘s ensemble cast. Who is Black Widow? Or Falcon? What motivates Random Bystander? Seriously though, stop with the origin stories.
After regaling us with an Iron Man history lesson, Burger Fiction continues its exploration of comic book characters, with the on screen evolution of America’s hometown hero, Steve Rogers and his red, white, and blue alter ego. We still love the 1979 Cap’s Evel Knievel looks.
Unlike many recent superhero movies, Fox’s X-Men films have shied away from colorful and distinctive costumes. Kaptain Kristian points out how ironic this is, given that this team symbolizes oppressed minorities accepting who they are and standing up for their identities.
YouTuber Aldo Jones loves to make movie trailers hilariously senseless using visual effects, such as warping characters’ faces and adding extra imagery. Here’s what he did to the last Captain America: Civil War trailer. Tony Stark turning into Lincoln Osiris killed us.
(PG-13: Language) While you may not agree or feel as strongly as YouTuber I Hate Everything does about the flood of superhero flicks, he makes several great points. A movie should stand on its own, not be a mishmash of references, CGI and teasers for sequels.
Dr. Stephen Strange used to be a neurosurgeon, but an accident damaged his hands. While looking for a way to heal, he comes upon a mystical being that trains him to be the Sorcerer Supreme, which sounds like an awesome pizza flavor but is sadly just a mystical Neo.
Marvel hired freehand phenom Kim Jung Gi to make a large illustration depicting its heroes fighting each other. The artwork will be split into eight and used as variant covers for the upcoming Civil War II comics, which will be released this June. Hi-res image here.
Not only is it awesome that Chris Pratt will spend time with a lucky fan on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but he’s also been kind enough to share a bit of what they can expect. Or not. Donate on Omaze to support a great cause and for a chance to win.
An expansion for Disney Infinity 3.0. It has a story mode involving Loki and Ultron, but the star of Marvel Battlegrounds is its brawl mode, where up to 4 players (or AI) can duke it out using characters from both Infinity 2.0 and 3.0. It’s Smash Bros, Disney style.
Matt Murdock is back to clean up Hell’s Kitchen from a new wave of baddies in Netflix’s spot-on comic book drama. And to gum up the works this year, The Punisher turns up with his own brand of street vengeance. We’ve just cancelled all our plans for the March 18 premiere.
The lines are drawn and the characters – well, most of them – have chosen their sides. Iron Man, War Machine, Black Widow, Vision and the Black Panther take on Cap, the Winter Soldier, the Falcon, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Ant-Man in a super powered Civil War.
(Season 1 Spoilers) The teaser for season two of Netflix and Marvel’s awesome show offers no footage from the show, but it uses an artful approach to recap Matt Murdock’s story, and hints at the arrival of Elektra (Élodie Yung) and The Punisher (Jon Bernthal). Drops 3/18/16.