ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the 'Spider-Man' producers shoot down the potential of a crossover, Zack Snyder explains why Batman just has to fight Superman on the big screen, and Channing Tatum may take on a certain Cajun mutant superhero.
The 'Star Trek' franchise had all kinds of ups and downs over its 50-year history -- there have been great shows and a bad shows, brilliant movies and insipid ones, memorable starship Captains and Captain Janeway. Now, however, the franchise faces its greatest threat yet. Please don't let Roberto Orci direct 'Star Trek 3.'
The Marvel vs. DC dynamic has always been an interesting one, and it got a lot more interesting when 'Batman vs. Superman' plopped down on May 16, 2016, a release date already claimed by Marvel for 'Captain America 3.' Which one would blink first and move out of the way?
To this point, both sides have remained steadfast (Marvel president Kevin Feige recently said, "We’re certainly keeping the date"), but there might be some cracks in the veneer as Disney Chairman Alan Horn admits they're "struggling" with the decision about whether or not to movie 'Captain America 3' out of the way of the 'Batman vs. Superman' juggernaut.
With the 'Equalizer' trailer dropping soon, we'll finally get to see Denzel Washington in action as a retired government official turned vigilante -- not to mention Chloe Moretz as a prostitute (though in her case, we don't mean that kind of action). But before then, new photos from the film, based on the classic '80s TV series of the same name, give us a peek at what's in store.
When rebooting the 'Spider-Man' franchise, director Marc Webb brought many of the classic characters with him to the 'Amazing Spider-Man' films. One character that didn't make the cut was J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker's blustery editor at The Daily Bugle. Jameson was played memorably by J.K. Simmons in Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' films and Webb now admits it's time for him to appear in the new series of films.
While summer brings the blockbusters to the movie theaters, there's also plenty of great stuff to look forward to taking home to view on your small screen this may, from action and romance to comedy and horror, and everything in between. Read on for our guide to the best new movies hitting DVD and Blu-ray in May 2014.
Released in 1997, 'Donnie Brasco' starred Johnny Depp as an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a crime family and is befriended by hitman Lefty Ruggiero, played by Al Pacino. Based on a true story, 'Donnie Brasco' was a huge hit and continues to be hailed as one of the best contemporary crime films. Seventeen years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.