In a sea of Hollywood comic book and superhero movie franchise, Kingsman stands apart. The first movie, The Secret Service, was based on the comic co-created by Mark Millar and Watchmen's Dave Gibbons. But while the comic sold well, it was the movie adaptation that became a blockbuster, earning rave reviews, $US400 million ($507 million) at the worldwide box office, and a sequel, The Golden Circle -- a sequel based on no comic at all.
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The biggest comic book show of them all, San Diego Comic-Con, has come and gone this year. Amidst all the hype and trailers, it can feel like it's more about big films and shows than actual comic books. Luckily, one music video from the event is here to remind us that, yes, Comic-Con does still have comics.
The past two weekends, at two different conventions, Marvel has screened footage from Avengers: Infinity War. And each time, the first new scene in the footage, featuring Thor, gets a shocked gasp. At San Diego Comic-Con, we asked the director of Thor: Ragnarok about that moment and he gave a very curious answer.
Nobody thought it could happen. Then it did. Back in October 2016, it was announced that Young Justice -- the fan-favourite Cartoon Network series about DC's teenage superheroes -- would be coming back from the dead for a third season, and last week at San Diego Comic-Con, we talked to some of the show's creators about what to expect.
Every year at Comic-Con, certain things -- news stories, trailers, publicity stunts -- stand out from the rest of the crowd. With so much happening every single day, it's just inevitable. Some stuff exceeds our expectations or delightfully surprises us; other stuff distinguishes itself because it sucks. Here are the winners and losers of this year's Comic-Con.
Depending on what version of Blade Runner you've seen or preferred, it's possible to make strong arguments that main character Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a human or an artificially created Replicant himself. It's a question fans have debated since the movie came out in 1982 -- and it's a debate the star and director are still having to this day.
Quite obviously, the cast of what may be TV's most spoiler-protected show ever wasn't going to march out onto Comic-Con's Hall H stage and start spilling secrets, especially in the absence of David Lynch. In fact, they couldn't even if they wanted to -- aside from perhaps MacLachlan, the actors are only allowed to read the pages of the script which contains dialogue for their characters.
It might be a match made in hell. Todd McFarlane, creator of Image Comics' flagship character Spawn, has announced he's partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions -- the company that produced Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror-suspense movie Get Out -- to bring the character back to the big screen. According to Deadline, McFarlane will write the first draft of the screenplay and will also direct.
We weren't stoked on the Ghosted trailer when it dropped in May, but now we've seen the full pilot for the Fox scifi buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott -- and we can report that while the show's first episode is still a little rough, it has definite potential.
Since James Wan is still filming Aquaman, it won't be out for well over a year. Happily, Wan sent Jason Momoa from Australia, where the movie is being filmed, to Comic-Con to show fans a little something from the film -- but only the few thousand fans who made into the Warner Bros. panel. But that isn't going to stop us from telling you all about it.
Fox's first X-Men movie paved the way for the current age of comic book movies that we're living in. But after 17 years, 10 different movies, one soft but significant reboot, and a high-concept television show, the live-action X-Men universe has gotten... complicated. But The Gifted executive producer Matt Nix has a clever answer to how his show does actually fit in with the movies -- and how all of Fox's other mutant-centric offerings do, too.