Sure, most of the stories are full of superhero battles and punching, but the comic book format also allows for some poignant tales about life and loss. Now, one of the best Superman stories has been turned into a touching short film.
Between the new Star Wars movies, animated series, books and novels, we have a pretty good feel for how the universe evolved after the end of the original trilogy. But what if the Empire kept on fighting anyway?
Ever since Marvel started expanding its reach into television, fans have been clamoring for a small-screen adaptation of Matt Fraction’s acclaimed Hawkeye comic run. Well, this fan film is a pitch-perfect proof of concept.
Fan films are a tricky business, and ones based on massive properties are even tougher to get right. But the team behind Darth Maul: Apprentice got it all right. Seriously, just go watch this right now.
Lucasfilm dabbled a bit with cashing in on the Star Wars brand back in the day, but sadly it never went so far as to turn the franchise into an anime series. Luckily, that’s where this fan film comes in.