We comic book fans can be hard to please. When it comes to adapting our favorite characters to the big screen, we're picky. And some of us are sometimes obnoxiously so. It's rare that any actor can escape the wrath of fan criticism—and Laurence Fishburne is but the latest example of that.
MTV turns 30 today, making it officially old enough to be cynical about, well, MTV. In honor of the groundbreaking form of filmmaking they popularized, we've found an eye-popping, sci fi-themed music video for each of the past 30 years.
Image of the Day: The Dark Knight rots as Batman goes zombie
Image of the Day: Charles Schulz's surprise Peanuts/Batman mashup
Holy Terror is the story Frank Miller has spent the better part of a decade working on. Meant at first to be the story of a post 9/11 Batman, it found new life with an original character called The Fixer instead. Now new imprint Legendary Comics will be releasing it—but not before whetting our appetites with a little trailer first.
In superhero movies, supporting characters often get overlooked or given short shrift. For instance, there were a couple of times during the Schumacher/Burton era when Jim Gordon only appeared on screen for a few minutes and appeared to be a largely ineffective bureaucrat. But fans of the comic book incarnation knew better, and were not at all surprised when he was shown to be a formidable person in the own right in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.
If you can't wait to see the official teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman opus, The Dark Knight Rises, that'll be attached to Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows: Part 2 this Friday, well you can see it right here, right now.
From our point of view, comic book heroes who don't use any extraordinary abilities are incredible to read about—and they deserve our kudos for daring to go into battle without superpowers. However, some heroes (and villains, too) probably go home after a failed mission and curse that they don't have any powers.
For each comic book film that's hit the cineplex over the last several years, there are a gazillion more that never managed to escape development hell.
They dress in colorful costumes. They have battles in the streets. They say they protect us. But, frankly, protecting us from megalomaniacs and doing everything they can for us is hardly the same thing—and some of the most famous superheroes are so busy striking poses and fighting crime that they never get around to doing what's really important.