Superhero movies

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Mavericks, multiverses and martial arts: can the geeksphere pull off an Oscar triumph?
The Academy rarely rewards crowdpleasing blockbusters. But as prestige dramas bomb at the box office, will it have any other choice?

Ben Child

20, Jan, 2023 @11:28 AM

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: can Marvel’s tiniest heroes carry the whole franchise?
The trailer for the new Ant-Man film, Quantumania, puts Paul Rudd at the heart of the new-look MCU. But does this vision have legs?

Ben Child

13, Jan, 2023 @11:24 AM

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Multiverse mania: can DC replicate Marvel’s blueprint for success?
DC Studios will take a leaf out of its rival’s book with The Flash’s alternate-reality plot. Cheap gimmick – or smart path to revival?

Ben Child

06, Jan, 2023 @11:34 AM

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After ditching Henry Cavill’s Superman, can James Gunn really turn DC around?
The studio’s new chief exec has enjoyed a trigger-happy start, scrapping Cavill’s Man of Steel as well as Wonder Woman 3. But he must be given time to realise his vision

Ben Child

16, Dec, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Quentin Tarantino doesn’t think Marvel actors are movie stars. So what?
The director has joined Coppola and Scorsese in bashing superhero films. But even Marvel lovers might be missing the point he was making

Ben Child

25, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Simu Liu criticises Quentin Tarantino after director laments the ‘Marvelisation of Hollywood’
Shang-Chi actor says Tarantino and fellow Marvel critic Martin Scorsese ‘don’t get to point their nose at me or anyone’ in response to director’s comments

Sian Cain

23, Nov, 2022 @1:19 AM

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Under the surface: the resonance of water in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Ryan Coogler’s superhero sequel covers many themes but the one that leaves a lasting impression carries a difficult legacy

Andrew Lawrence

19, Nov, 2022 @7:04 AM

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review – raw, credible and affecting
The loss of Chadwick Boseman is palpable in this sombre sequel, with magnificent performances for the late actor’s co-stars Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright

Wendy Ide

12, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘It could bring healing’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens worldwide
The much-anticipated release of the Marvel sequel is set to be one of the year’s biggest hits, but it arrives with a swell of sadness

Andrew Lawrence in Atlanta

12, Nov, 2022 @6:11 AM

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‘I make dreams come true’ – the star-maker who shot Letitia Wright, John Boyega and more to glory
As Wright pulls on the Black Panther catsuit, we meet Femi Oguns, whose acting school for black Brits – started two decades ago with a handful of flyers – is now Hollywood’s go-to talent hotspot

Steve Rose

09, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review – grief shadows superhero sequel
Shaped around the loss of its original hero Chadwick Boseman, this take pays tribute to the late actor with fiery performances and great spectacle

Peter Bradshaw

08, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Batgirl ‘murder’: should film studios ever expunge a director’s vision?
From Batgirl to Suicide Squad to Star Wars, history shows that franchise movies should disown a director at their peril

Ben Child

04, Nov, 2022 @11:23 AM

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