The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015)
Directed by: Jon Schnepp
Superman Lives is a comic book film that lives in infamy. There’s been numerous stories about the aborted Tim Burton Superman film, from the fact that it ballooned over-budget, to producer Jon Peters clashing with the developers, to Warner Bros worrying about Nicolas Cage being the right actor for the part of Superman. It’s a movie that sits on top of my “What If” movie list, and I’ve wasted countless hours on the Internet reading up everything I could find on this weird movie. Luckily, Metalocalypse creator Jon Schnepp is just as interested by this move that never was as I am, and he decided to devote years of his life to creating this kick-started documentary. Schnepp interviews everyone involved with the film (except for Nicolas Cage), from producer Jon Peters, first drafter Kevin Smith, the leagues of concept artists, and even Tim Burton himself, and at the end of his journey he’s found an incredible story about just how difficult it is to create a giant blockbuster film. Read the rest of this entry
Marvel Studios’ Daredevil has finally hit Netflix, and by now, you’ve probably either started the series or already binged through every episode available to you. So what now? With no news on a season two just yet, you’ll have to sit tight until AKA Jessica Jones hits (or a few weeks until Age of Ultron releases). But if you’re still jonesing for more Daredevil, then you’re in luck, cause there’s plenty of fantastic stories featuring Matt Murdock just waiting for you. Of all of Marvel’s characters, Daredevil has arguably had some of the greatest runs, with some big names working on the character throughout his publishing history. But where to start? Luckily, all of the following Daredevil stories I’m listing to you are easily accessible, and awesome.
Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber finally return to Superior Foes of Spider-Man with issue 12, and man, did I miss them. The past two fill in issues were fine, but now that Spencer and Lieber are back on board we can finally return to where we last left Boomerang, Overdrive, Beetle, and the rest of the Sinister “Six”.
Overdrive and Beetle finally confront Boomerang for bailing on the team during the botched Silvermane heist. After Boomerang (pitifully) tries to pull the “it was really Chameleon” card for the second time, the crew is approached by the Owl, who was in possession of the portrait of Dr. Doom that Boomerang was really after during the heist. Expecting Owl to kill them, the super villains are surprised to find that he actually wants to hire them to help him get his priceless painting back. What follows is more classic Superior Foes antics, including hilarious references to issues past, Chameleon asking if he has to sign for an Amazon delivery, and the introduction of the “Sinister Sixteen”. Read the rest of this entry