If you think it’s tough being the scarred, wise-cracking Deadpool in the world of superheroes and villains, you haven’t heard what writers Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and the film’s other creators had to go through to make his movie a reality.
All decent, right-thinking people love action movies with a high body count. But few movies pack the combination of insane violence and ludicrous self-mockery that you’ll find in Deadpool, in theaters today. This is a celebration of slaughter that gets so silly, it actually feels sort of joyful. Vague spoilers ahead!
Agent Carter’s first season was a terrific blend of humor and darkness, as a sexist establishment crushed Peggy’s spirit. But season two is shaping up to be much more of a comedy, while still keeping the same themes. And holy crap, is it more fun than a bathtub full of silly string.
We’re finally getting superhero movies and TV shows that live up to the wonder and thrill of comics. But despite a few really great bad guys, supervillains still aren’t getting their due. A lot of baddies are just kind of... there. But who’s the weakest supervillain of all time?
I’m still loving this season of Agent Carter in general—last week’s episode was just non-stop awesome. Unfortunately, last night’s episode tried to give us flashbacks for both Peggy Carter and her nemesis, Whitney Frost, and the result was rushed and messy.
We’re living in the Golden Age of superheroes on television. But capes and superpowers have lived on the small screen for decades—and there have been some truly bizarre ideas for how to translate them from comics. Here are 13 superhero shows it’s hard to believe someone thought were a good idea.
Legends of Tomorrow is unlike anything DC or the CW have tried to make for live-action television. Where Arrow and The Flash were focused character studies of Oliver Queen and Barry Allen, both of which slowly bloomed into team shows over many episodes, Legends of Tomorrow corrals all the B-players from its popular CW…
Last night’s two-hour Agent Carter season premiere was a lot of fun. But it also gave us two other ambitious women who are foils for Peggy Carter—one of whom we’ve seen before. And it introduced us to a brand new shadowy organization. Looks like Peggy’s going to have her hands full.
Last night’s Supergirl was all about making the lovestruck nerd Winn into a sympathetic character, by showing us his psycho supervillain dad. And it worked… until Winn tried to use Supergirl’s sympathy to steal a kiss. And then he gave this weird speech.
Madman is one of the coolest comics characters to emerge in the past 25 years. A riff on Frankenstein in a cool costume, Madman blended Mike Allred’s clean pop-art sensibility with a uniquely weird and colorful set of characters.
Wives and girlfriends of superheroes aren’t as hard-done-by as parents of superheros, but they’re a close second. Not only do they inevitably have a rough time, but everybody (including fans) hate them—which is no surprise. Each superhero girlfriend has a large number of factors working against her.
When we caught our first glimpse of Supergirl last spring, Calista Flockhart’s Devil Wears Prada-influenced take on Kara’s boss, Cat Grant, seemed like the biggest potential liability. But nine episodes in, she’s clearly the best part of the show.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Wow, we knew from previous reports (“Leto ... sent Margot Robbie [Harley Quinn] a dead rat”) that Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie would be unbelievably edgy and raw, but Twitter users @boring_as_heck and @swarthyvillain got ahead of the film’s promotional cycle yesterday and put…
Happy Deadpoolmas! There’s a brand new full-length Deadpool trailer, jam-packed with insane violence, ridiculous jokes, fourth-wall-mauling, and totally inappropriate superhero behavior. Plus a redband trailer, feauring all that plus more swearing and sex jokes.
Here’s one of the best moments from last night’s episode of Supergirl. The fight scenes were actually pretty great, and seemed to be done in a way that actually used the show’s low VFX budget to good effect. This moment felt like it borrowed from Chronicle, in a great way. Read on for more of the best and worst…
Last night was the midseason finale of Agents of SHIELD, and it put a pretty definitive capstone on the “alien planet” storyline as well as the ATCU storyline. Most importantly, it gave a few of our main characters some defining choices, which turned out about as well as you’d expect.
This is perhaps one of the silliest, yet most exciting strings of words I’ve ever had to contemplate: Dark Horse have announced that iconic Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood is writing her first ever graphic novel. It’s called Angel Catbird, and it’s basically Atwood getting her hands on Cat-Hawkman.
Supergirl continues to find ways to tell compelling stories about people in costumes with other-worldly powers, without needing to turn dark, “gritty” and misanthropic. This flies in the face of everything we know about superheroes in the 21st century! Clearly, someone has not gotten the memo.
We’re living in a freaking golden age of superhero television shows right now, especially if you count things like Netflix. But even with such a wealth of amazing stuff hitting our screens lately, Agents of SHIELD feels pretty unique. And last night’s non-stop-madness episode was the proof.