With the sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman, a man who not only influenced pop culture, but also black culture, I thought it fitting to share my thoughts.
No more are the days where fantasy characters (and lovers!) all look alike. Check out what made the list!
If you ask the average person who's Stan Lee or Jack Kirby, chances are they'd know who those legendary men are. However, if you then ask 'who's your favorite female cartoonist?' chances are they couldn't come up with an answer, at least without a little research. One online exhibit is hoping to change that.
The discussion of comic book movies has taken an interesting turn with the release of Joker. Despite its controversy, many critics have hailed the film as a true breakthrough for comic book cinema, and even consider it Oscar worthy. This isn’t the first time that comic book films were recognized as prestige art. In 2019, Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture along with several other nominations, and Heath Ledger won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight.
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But not everybody is singing the praises of comic book films, especially Martin Scorsese.
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“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”
And James Gunn:
It wasn’t long until Marvel actors also responded:
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Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, told Variety that those comments were like “calling Bugs Bunny not funny”.
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Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in both Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame, defended both Marvel movies and James Gunn in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
This debate probably won’t end anytime soon. Which side are you on?
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Creed director Ryan Coogler made the big leap to comic book movies with his Oscar-nominated adaptation of Marvel’s Black Panther. Coogler is set to return for the sequel, set to be released in 2022, but that isn’t the only comic book film he’s working on.
Deadline reported yesterday that production company Legendary Studios has made a deal with Coogler to produce the film adaptation of Image Comics’ Bitter Root. Set in the 1920’s Harlem Renaissance, it follows the Sangerye family who used to moonlight as monster hunters, saving New York from various supernatural threats. However, years of in-fighting has caused the family to break up over the years. But when an invasion of monsters happens, the remaining Sangerye family members must put aside their differences in order to save the city once again.
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As of right now, there have been six issues of Bitter Root released, five main issues and a One-Shot. The last main issue was released in March, while the one shoe came out last July.
There is no word yet on who will be writing or directing this adaptation.
You can read more about Bitter Root here.
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