This week in Heroes and Villains our selection of new Marvel Comics include the other team of X-Men in the aftermath of the Inhumans/Mutants war, a team-up of two of my least-liked characters, the latest adventure of a future television star, and perhaps the end of the ‘good’ Captain America. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on X-Men Blue #1, Deadpool Vs. The Punisher #1, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #19, and Captain America: Sam Wilson #21… beware of spoilers…
This week we have a handful of Marvel Comics spanning the variety of the Marvel Universe. There are endings to long-form storylines and the beginnings of new ones as well, a sampling of what is happening in one of the world’s most creative literary and visionary playgrounds. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers: Monsters Unleashed #1, Black Panther #10, Deadpool #25, Doctor Strange #16, and Captain America: Steve Rogers #10.
Who would have thought that the Merc with the Mouth would outperform two of the most iconic characters in history at the box office, but that’s exactly what went down this past winter when the R-rated Fox/Marvel film Deadpool raked in and incredible $361 million in North America, making it the fifth highest grossing film of the year, the highest-grossing R-rated film in North American box office history, the most successful film in the X-Men franchise, and trumping Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $327.7 million by a significant margin.
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With a wildly successful movie and a possible upcoming sequel to his credit, Deadpool is on the move in the Marvel Universe with a new ongoing series by Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello. Meet me after the jump for details on DEADPOOL AND THE MERCS FOR MONEY #1!
Marvel Comics has been promoting the biggest comics event of the summer a lot lately, like voting in a national election, it’s time to make your stand and make your voice heard. Choose your side – Iron Man or Captain Marvel? Protect the Future or Change the Future? It’s time to choose! Meet me after the jump for details!
Glenn Walker here with the Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report to see how Editor-in-chief and Box Office Guru Andy Burns did with his Predictions from Thursday evening. Andy absolutely nailed it this weekend, all his predictions on mark within a few million dollars or so. His predictions for Zootopia in first place, The Divergent Series: Allegiant as a strong second, and Miracles from Heaven and 10 Cloverfield Lane taking third and fourth, with the merc with a mouth, Deadpool still rocking the theaters in fifth place. We’ll take a deeper look at the numbers in the Wrap-Up Report, after the jump.
Our own Andy Burns had the opportunity to sit in on an interview this week with actor Charlie Cox. The actor has been in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abbey,” but he’s best known for his portrayal as Matt Murdock in “Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix. The highly anticipated second season begins tomorrow on Netflix. Meet me after the jump for the highlights of this enlightening interview with a modern day superhero.
Editor-in-chief and Box Office Guru Andy Burns is a bit under the weather so, I’m back to finish up this weekend. Luckily I’ll just be reporting on what the box office was like, because we know how bad it gets when I make the predictions. Andy nailed it this weekend, suggesting Zootopia would maintain its top spot, with newcomer 10 Cloverfield Lane taking second with about half that, and Deadpool hanging on for third. We’ll take a deeper look at the numbers in the Wrap-Up Report, after the jump.
It’s a big weekend at the box office, as the sudden appearance of a spiritual successor to a hit science fiction film looks to take down last week’s number one. Can it do it? Here’s our prediction:
New this week is 10 Cloverfield Lane, produced by J.J. Abrams and inspired/influenced by the 2008 hit film, Cloverfield. While it doesn’t take place in the same universe as the original, or feature any of the same characters, according to various reports, the vibe fits with the original so much that having Cloverfield in the title makes a certain amount of sense. How this will play out with audiences is the big question. Stars John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are solid hands, but neither can open a film, so the movie will rely on its tenuous connection to Cloverfield and solid reviews to make magic happen. Look for a second place debut for 10 Cloverfield Lane with $27 million ,which, with its lower budget, should be a solid number to start with.