Superhero movies

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Is it time to put Sony’s Spider-Man Universe out of its misery?
Sony still holds rights to the Marvel characters connected to Spider-Man in the comics, but there is little sign it can make entertaining use of them

Ben Child

23, Sep, 2022 @10:22 AM

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Stop laughing at the back: why shouldn’t Joker 2 be a musical?
With Lady Gaga and Brendon Gleeson in the cast, director Todd Phillips sequel project would sit fine with the nuttiness of the current DC universe

Ben Child

09, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Brahmastra Part One: Shiva review – peppy superhero franchise starter
Bollywood’s answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a star-studded special effects extravaganza with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as convincing romantic leads

Mike McCahill

09, Sep, 2022 @8:17 AM

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Samaritan review – Sylvester Stallone slums it in Amazon’s superhero saga
There’s an overwhelming sense of deja vu in this competently made but immediately forgettable tale of a superhero forced out of retirement

Benjamin Lee

25, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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From Wakanda Forever to Don’t Worry Darling: the best films to see in autumn 2022
The Avatar sequel arrives, Michael Flatley’s secret agent struts in, Marvel returns to Black Panther territory – and Harry Styles teams up with Florence Pugh in a horror-thriller

Peter Bradshaw

23, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ezra Miller breaks silence to apologise ‘to everyone that I have alarmed’
In their first statement since legal issues began, non-binary actor says they have begun treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’

Sian Cain

16, Aug, 2022 @5:13 AM

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Tatiana Maslany: ‘Strong female lead? It’s a box no one fits in’
The Emmy-winning Orphan Black star on taking on tokenism – and bad guys – as She-Hulk in Marvel’s latest TV adventure

Fiona Sturges

13, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Will Ezra Miller kill off DC’s superhero universe?
The actor’s legal troubles are yet another problem for Warner Bros’ floundering franchise. Time to wipe the slate clean?

Ben Child

12, Aug, 2022 @9:49 AM

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Twilight of the A-list: has the 21st century killed off the movie star?
Brad Pitt’s new film is fizzling out. Meryl Streep is doing TV. Only Tom Cruise fills cinemas – and, in the age of superheroes and streaming, his days may be numbered. So, what does the future hold for Hollywood’s big beasts?

Tom Shone

12, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kevin Smith: ‘It’s an incredibly bad look to cancel the Latina Batgirl movie
The director and others have criticised Warner Bros over its decision to scrap the superhero movie starring Leslie Grace

Catherine Shoard

08, Aug, 2022 @1:22 PM

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The Batgirl you’ll never see: why some films disappear for ever
She cost a cool $90m but the comic book heroine won’t even be streamed. Why do some productions deserve such an extreme fate?

Guy Lodge

06, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Bad luck Batgirl: the cancellation of the DC superhero’s film is only her latest misfortune
The Gotham vigilante was patronised in The Lego Batman Movie, paralysed in The Killing Joke and underwritten in Batman and Robin. Will fans never get to see Gail Simone’s nuanced and modern version of the character?

Ben Child

04, Aug, 2022 @3:06 PM

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