Movies

Marvel’s Captain Marvel Poster Releases Alongside Epic Trailer

Marvel’s Captain Marvel Poster Releases Alongside Epic Trailer

September 18th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the...

Why Sony’s Venom Movie Is Already A Failure
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Why Sony’s Venom Movie Is Already A Failure

February 11th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

The stand-alone Venom movie from Sony Pictures reeks of desperation, especially after the inclusion of Spider-Man within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. With, the company is betting on success with Venom to help fund a spin-off universe based on Spider-Man's villain gallery. Tainting any inclusion of these...

ABC Cancelling Marvel’s Inhumans? What It Means

ABC Cancelling Marvel’s Inhumans? What It Means

January 22nd, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

ABC Cancels Marvel's Inhumans? What It Means ABC has not announced the cancellation, but it seems like the network quietly cut ties with Marvel's Inhumans after one season. The series released to critical panning with the adaptation of Marvel’s prize comic series, failing into gutter of disastrous...

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

January 16th, 2018 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is no secret that the DC Extended Universe has been having some issues at the foundation, which is most likely stemming from Warner Brothers and what seems like a one-sided and tumultuous relationship. Our Joseph Gioeli attempts to decipher if the issue for the...

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

December 20th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Do We Need Shared Universes? Marvel's interlinked superhero franchise has transformed the industry as rival studios fight for dominance, throwing away the need for old-school storytelling. A move which has resulted in film studios including Warner Bros, Paramount, and Universal all pushing for their respected...

What The Disney’s FOX Deal, Means for X-Men and Fantastic Four

What The Disney’s FOX Deal, Means for X-Men and Fantastic Four

December 16th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

2012 anticipated comic book crossover event "Avengers vs. X-Men" released to mixed reviews, but it brought together Marvel's famous super teams. In efforts to broaden the Marvel brand and even resulted in the long-running universe being undone and rebooted the Marvel Now! Imprint. Fans adored...

A Decade of Greatness: Ranking the Top 10 MCU Films

A Decade of Greatness: Ranking the Top 10 MCU Films

November 12th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, our Joseph Gioeli analyzes and ranks the Top 10 films in the MCU throughout the past decade. This list is updated to Thor: Ragnarok No. 10: Ant-Man (2015) A somewhat surprising decision on the...

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

Comic Book Films: The Best by Year

September 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Some years have been tough for comic book films, while others have been exceptional. Our Joseph Gioeli is here to determine which years have been the best of the best in terms of quality comic book films. Between 1978 and 2007, there was an average...

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

August 3rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many film fans are just as critical of a film’s director as they are of its actors and writers. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are no exception. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli sorts through the criticisms and opinions to rank the top five directors of...

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

MCU: Are They Scared To Use A Female Lead?

July 23rd, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

If there's one thing that the DCEU has on the MCU, it is the fact that, with Wonder Woman, they are the first to release a female-lead comic book movie. This leaves fans to wonder why after all these years the MCU has not released...

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

We are living in the golden age of comic book films, but that does not mean that we are the first generation to love them. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli examines the role nostalgia plays in today’s comic book film industry. There has always been a...

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

When thinking of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, many people associate a few key pioneers with their success. Whether it be an actor, director, or a top executive within the production company, each of these people have had a very integral part in the...

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

July 21st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is not uncommon for actors to want to play certain comic book characters; it is a little more uncommon for these actors to play multiple comic book roles. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli ranks the Top 5 actors who have played several comic book characters...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Credit Scenes: Ranking the Top 10

Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Credit Scenes: Ranking the Top 10

July 20th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

For the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has trained fans to wait until ALL the credits roll through before leaving the theater. Over the past 15 films, the MCU has racked up 26 post-credit scenes. Most of them foreshadow the next film or a...

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

June 4th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

By year-end, the MCU will have released 17 total films. Most of these films were focused on very popular characters (Iron Man, Captain America, etc.) but as they continue, the characters are starting to become more intricate. Our Joseph Gioeli lists some new characters fans...

DCEU vs MCU: Who Did It Better?

DCEU vs MCU: Who Did It Better?

May 1st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

While critics – and most fans – have been caught up in the MCU hysteria, the DCEU is truly not far behind in terms of creating their own cinematic universe. Our Joseph Gioeli deciphers who has built a better universe and how that will play...

Can R Rated Comic Book Movies Be The Next Trend?

Can R Rated Comic Book Movies Be The Next Trend?

March 24th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

R rated comic book movies have been  around for a long time now, for example Blade. But not until recently in this new era of comic book movies have people wondered whether this could be the next big trend for these films. Recently we have seen...

Comic Book Movies: Are They Testing Fans?

Comic Book Movies: Are They Testing Fans?

March 23rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many comic book fans, DC and Marvel alike, tend to always find a silver lining in movies that are generally considered to be a “flop”. Our Joseph Gioeli plays Devil’s Advocate and poses the question: “Are comic book movies testing fan’s loyalty and optimism?” Comic...

Comic Book Movies: Why We Shouldn’t Want the DCEU to Fail

Comic Book Movies: Why We Shouldn’t Want the DCEU to Fail

March 12th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

The DCEU has been under the spotlight of criticism for years now. With rumors of Ben Affleck wanting out of playing Batman (please take that with a grain of salt), and other inner things happening with Warner Bros. and their movies. A lot of people are losing...

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

February 10th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Marvel has been had the most successful comic book movie adaptations of the past decade. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli looks at Marvel’s formulas for success on the big screen vs. their Netflix shows, as well as giving his view on how they can find continued success. DISCLAIMER: Even though I...

Comic Book Movies: Which Was Your Favourite of 2016?

Comic Book Movies: Which Was Your Favourite of 2016?

February 8th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

Comic book movies were huge in 2016 when it came to box office numbers. With the release of Dr. Strange, the last comic book movie of the year, there are a total of six major superhero films last year. ComiConverse contributor Dewayne Edwards looks back at last year's comic...

Comic Book Movies: Top 5 Comic Book Movie Directors

Comic Book Movies: Top 5 Comic Book Movie Directors

February 7th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

In the golden age of comic book movies, we can't forget all the hard work and dedication of the directors who make these films come to life. They are the first people to win praise or take blame. ComiConverse contributor Dewayne Edwards gives his top five favorite comic book...

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