Comic book movie

Can the Marvel franchise survive without Iron Man?

By James Luxford

The founding Avenger could be about to hang up his suit. Who’s ready to become the MCU’s new MVP?

Will Wonder Woman breathe new life into the comic book origin story?

By John Wadsworth

A new trailer for DC’s standalone adventure tale hints at its heroine’s badass back story.

The supehero genre is finally growing up, but not where you think

By Cameron Williams

Legion is the small-screen saviour of formulaic comic book adaptations.

The Suicide Squad spin-offs are on the way

By Caitlin Quinlan

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is one of the Gotham City Sirens in upcoming franchise extender.

Hey Marvel, hurry up and give us a Black Widow movie, already

By Rebecca Speare-Cole

Scarlett Johansson has poured cold water on a possible solo outing for her comic book heroine.

Why Unbreakable remains the ultimate superhero movie

By Alex Hess

M Night Shyamalan’s understated 2000 drama is anathema to the box-office behemoths of today.

Suicide Squad

By Adam Woodward

DC’s freak show rodeo is an undercooked, cartoonish romp that reveals a great deal about modern moviemaking.

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Good to be bad – why supervillains are here to stay

By James Luxford

The hype around Suicide Squad suggests audiences are keen to see more of their favourite comic-book antiheroes.

Should we be wary when our favourite actors become superheroes?

By Tom Bond

The prospect of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is cause for celebration and concern.

Why Spider-Man 2 is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Elena Lazic

Sam Raimi’s franchise midpoint is a perfect superhero sequel – a film with a sincere belief in humanity.

Why The Dark Knight is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Anton Bitel

In Christopher Nolan’s urban epic, Batman takes on The Joker… or should that be, George W Bush takes on Osama Bin Laden?

Dreaming Big – The greatest blockbusters of the 21st century

By Little White Lies

Twelve writers pin their colours to the tentpole in our survey of the best summer movies of the modern era.

Why are superhero movies so reluctant to embrace sexual diversity?

By Matt Burton

Shape History director Mike Buonaiuto believes introducing LGBT characters is only half the battle.

It’s time for Hollywood to change its attitude towards LGBT characters

By James Luxford

Social media campaigns like #LGBTSuperheroes are exposing the movie industry’s worrying lack of diversity.

How the X-Men franchise echoes The Usual Suspects

By Jonathan Bacon

The legacy of Bryan Singer’s 1995 masterpiece survives in his sprawling mutant odyssey.

X-Men: Apocalypse

By Adam Woodward

The third instalment in the rebooted comic book franchise is a colossal failure on every conceivable level.

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Captain America – the last good guy

By James Luxford

Five years after making his big screen bow, Chris Evans’ patriotic do-gooder continues to stand out in a world of antiheroes.

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