Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days. While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own. See them after the cut. Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross. Not the net. I won’t be screwed over that way.
While DC and Marvel are the best known of the different superhero producers, they haven’t been the only ones. In 1993, Malibu Comics attempted a superhero line of its own. Called the “Ultraverse,” the books featured a series of characters called “Ultras” who did the superhero thing. There was a Hollywood Superman type called Hardcase, a kid who grew a giant muscled body in some sort of gooey version of Captain Marvel called Prime, and a superhero team made up of seven strangers who were all riding a San Francisco trolley when a mysterious energy beam gave everybody onboard superpowers. That team was called The Strangers.
The most popular of the bunch was arguably Night Man.
Remakes are always a controversial subject. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a remake of my favorite Hitchcock film made my nervous, even though it was to be helmed by one of my favorite directors. I think that is why Roger Ebert once said that they shouldn’t remake great movies; they should remake movies with great premises which were poorly executed. Here are ten movies that fall between interesting stinkers and some of the most beloved classics of all time.
A New Year, a new box office report. Hobbit: Five Armies holds the Box Office crown for a third weekend, meaning that all six of the Middle Earth films held the one ring for at least three weekends. Hobbit 3 brought in $21.9M in the first weekend of the New Year and is approaching the magic $750M globally. We assume that now Peter Jackson and team are wondering if they can go There and Back Again…and back another time.