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It’s the last full week in August, but just before Summer Madness segues into Fall Folly, we thought we’d have a go investigating a claim we’ve been hearing asserted with some frequency: that Summer 2017 is one of the best blockbuster seasons in recent memory. We decided to pit it against the 17 other summer seasons this century (yes, pedants, we count the year 2000) to see how it stacks up. Of course, the several-billion dollar questions are: how do we define “Summer Season” and how to we define the kind of films we want to focus on? Continue reading The Best Blockbuster Summers Of the Century So Far at The Playlist.

Luc Besson‘s filmography is fairly impressive for a director that’s never really received support from critics. He directed “Nikita,” “Leon,” and “The Fifth Element” back to back to back from 1990-1997. Fine. Those three films alone have allowed him enough creative freedom to direct whatever he’s wanted to since. The problem is the ensuing films weren’t very good (“The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc,” “Angel-A,” “Arthur and the Invisibles,” “The Family“). Continue reading Luc Besson Hates On Superhero Movies & Calls ‘Captain America’ “Propaganda” at The Playlist.

You’ll remember when Chris Evans was first approached to play “Captain America” for Marvel, the star originally turned the role down. The reason? A six-film commitment and the trepidation of getting stuck in a franchise. “One of my biggest fears was that the movies were going to be good,” he told the English paper The Telegraph recently. “Because if things worked out, I’d have to do all six of them. Continue reading Chris Evans Says He Agreed To Star In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Because It “Wraps Everything Up” at The Playlist.

It’s kind of old news, but it has resurfaced that Chris Evans‘ contract to play Captain America for Marvel will end following the next two ‘Avengers’ movies, which are now shooting. The report comes from Esquire, who reveal in a recent profile: Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. Continue reading Don’t Panic About The End Of Chris Evans’ Marvel Contract; James Gunn Promises ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ at The Playlist.

Who are 15 of the smelliest comic book villains? How much did Doctor Strange make at the box office in its opening weekend? Which Marvel TV star wasn’t happy about Tilda Swinton‘s casting in Doctor Strange? Which actress does Gal Gadot want to be a love interest in Wonder Woman 2? Why did Doctor Strange […] The post Superhero Bits: Daredevil & Jessica Jones Vinyl, Smelly Villains, Doctor Strange Box Office & More appeared first on /Film.

How awesome was Taylor Swift‘s Deadpool costume for Halloween? Which Avengers does Mike Colter want to see Luke Cage team up with? Are you ready for a new LEGO Batman Movie trailer tomorrow? How did Rebecca Hall feel when she found out her villain role in Iron Man 3 had been drastically reduced? All that […] The post Superhero Bits: LEGO Batman Movie Trailer Tomorrow, Taylor Swift As Deadpool & More appeared first on /Film.

Can Wolverine beat Predator in the latest edition of Super Power Beat Down? How many times did Robin say “Holy _____, Batman” in the original TV series? Would James Gunn direct an episode of a Marvel series on Netflix? Want to see an X-Men fan film featuring Cable? How much did Doctor Strange make at […] The post Superhero Bits: Wolverine vs Predator, Cable Fan Film, Doctor Strange Overseas Box Office & More appeared first on /Film.

Both Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo had some of their new artwork unleashed at NYCC, and they both sold out extremely fast after going on sale to the rest of the public earlier this week. But this coming weekend, fans of both artists will have another chance to get their hands on new pop culture […] The post Cool Stuff: Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo’s Super Science Fair Artwork For Captain America, E.T. & More appeared first on /Film.

Marvel Studios has helped make lots of comic book characters even more popular than they ever were before hitting the big screen. That means plenty of people are aware that Captain America is a mantle that hasn’t always been taken up by Steve Rogers. There have been a variety of storylines that have seen Steve […] The post Kevin Feige Confirms a Captain America Movie Doesn’t Necessarily Need Steve Rogers appeared first on /Film.

We’re still in the early stages of Marvel’s Phase Three — next week’s Doctor Strange is just the second film out of ten — but since Marvel is famous for mapping out its plans well ahead of time, it’s impossible not to wonder what’s coming in Phase Four. So let’s give into that temptation, and […] The post Let’s Speculate About Marvel’s Plans for 2020 appeared first on /Film.