Fan work based on established licenses always treads a fine line. It speaks to the passion a fanbase has for a property, but the more attention that work gets, the more likely it’ll draw the ire of the original creator. We sat down with Joel Furtado, the animator behind a new X-Men webseries out this week, to ask him…
A few weeks ago, we got a first look at Joel Furtado’s awesomely retro web series, X-Men: Danger Room Protocols. The first episode has made its way online, and although it’s short—it’s very sweet, living up to the promise of some glorious classic X-Men action.
One of the easiest ways to make anything look “retro” these days is to give something a pixelated 8- or 16-bit look to make it look like a classic video game. But this X-Men fan series manages to twist that pixelated look by applied it to fully 3D models—and look surprisingly slick in the process.
Yesterday, Star Trek fans were up in arms at the news that CBS had filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down the hugely successful crowdfunded fan production Axanar, after a year of tolerating the project’s development. Also surprised? Axanar producer Alec Peters, who found out about it by reading said news. Ooh err.
Axanar has attracted a lot of attention since its hugely successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns raised over a million dollars to make a movie set decades before the events of the original Star Trek series. But after over a year of tolerating the film’s existence, CBS and Paramount have cracked down.
Since Spider-Man is almost certainly going to be featured solely in the Marvel movies, we’re not going to get any live-action entertainment focusing on the wider Spider-verse—stuff such as Miles Morales’ Ultimate Spider-Man—any time soon. But watching this short film depicting Miles’ origin makes us want some so bad.
On July 18th, 1997, Kevin Rubio brought a short film that he had shot earlier that year in El Mirage, California to San Diego Comic Con, before putting it onto the web. Since then, Troops has become one of the best-known Star Wars fan films, and has been recruiting for the Empire ever since.
There’s always been a solid connection between Westerns and the Star Wars films, but this latest fan film is a nice combination of the two. Boba Fett tracking people down in the Outer Rim badlands? Yes please.
It's been nearly two years since Hissoni Johnson's Nightwing-origin webseries made its début, but it's returned at last. However, it's not here to give you more Dick Grayson, actually, but to reveal the story of Jason Todd in a world where Batman works alone.
Last year, YouTuber solyentbrak1 gave us a fake Batman/Superman trailer so outstanding, it actually convinced us Ben Affleck could pull off playing Batman. Now, solyentbrak1 is back with a fan-made trailer for Suicide Squad, and dammit if it's not giving us chills again.
We're excited about the line-up for the upcoming supervillain team-up movie Suicide Squad, and this fan-made trailer shows how the actors have already shown off shades of their characters in earlier performances. It mashes up movies, TV shows, and video games into a bit of Suicide Squad magic.
Alien biker Lobo isn't on DC's movie slate yet, but this fan-made trailer reminds us how much over-the-top fun a Lobo movie would be. Watch as the Main Man takes out a bar full of gangsters—and has a Fraggin' good time doing it.
Dr. Michael Morbius has yet to flash his fangs in a Spider-Man movie, but here he gets his very own fan film. While Morbius tries to cope with his vampiric condition, he's pursued by a mysterious group aware of his bloodthirsty secret.
Jim Butcher's next book in the Dresden Files series, Skin Game, doesn't come out until May 27 — but you can feed your Dresden Files addiction right now, with this action-packed book trailer.
While the flesh and blood Doctor was busy saving Christmas in Victorian London, the Doctor Puppet got his very own Christmas special, one set in New York City that, coincidentally, features a (much friendlier) talking snowman.
It's always fun to see what fans come up with when they Swede trailers for big special effects movies, but there's something especially delightful about this homemade remake of the Man of Steel trailer by DustFilmsOriginals. When it begins, it seems like a particularly earnest Sweding, but by the time we hit the bus…
Animator Luis Pelayo Junquera has taken one of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's most poignant Punisher tales — "Do Not Fall In New York City" — and transformed it into a dream-like short movie. This story sees Frank Castle not going up against his usual coterie of mafiosos, but a troubled soldier he knew from the…
Will the live-action Captain Planet movie ever really happen? It seems like a longshot — but this fan-made trailer for a Captain Planet epic reminds us all just how silly and awesome the half-naked blue superhero could be. And how topical, maybe.