Avengers: Infinity War. Black Panther. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Incredibles 2. Venom. Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Deadpool 2. Ant-Man and the Wasp. When it comes to worldwide box office, the eight highest grossing movies of the year were all franchise movies, further cementing the trend for studios to put the majority of their eggs into just a few gargantuan baskets that cost anything from $150m to $350m to weave.For some years now, the decline of mid-budget, character-driven dramas has rightly been bemoaned. Even in the high-concept 1980s, Tom Cruise, the world’s biggest movie star, frequently appeared in knotty dramas like The Color of Money, Rain Man, and Born on the Fourth of July. It’s hard to imagine such a thing now, with 2018 doubling down on the ethos that size does matter.Love film?Subscribe to Total Film magazine and get your film fix every month with a digital or print version of the mag delivered straight to you door“Franchise movies have … [Read more...] about Movie 2018 Year in Review: Superheroes rule the multiplex, but will Netflix save mid-budget movies?
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The Alien franchise, frankly, is in a mess. The current situation is more than sequel decay. We’re now dealing with a once-great film series somehow still flailing to get back on its feet twenty years after it was initially laid to rest. By rights, that kind of a break should have already healed all wounds. However many weak sequels dump upon any particular cinematic legacy, absence, eventually, always makes the heart grow fonder. Or at least, the mind more selective. Nostalgia eventually papers over any residual resentment, setting a clean, refurbished stage for a reboot, hard or otherwise. Hollywood leverages this truth for successful restarts all the time.It only took eight years to get from Batman & Robin to Batman Begins. The deliriously hard-edged Mad Max: Fury Road picked up business as usual 30 years after Beyond Thunderdome’s descent into Hollywood-friendly lightness of tone, and even Halloween now looks to be getting back on track, after seven sequels and two … [Read more...] about If Disney buys Fox, the first thing it should do is fix Alien. And Star Wars shows us exactly how to do that
You'd be forgiven for thinking Avengers: Infinity War was the be-all and end-all of Marvel Studios' movie plans - it's hard to look past a superhero crossover epic that big - but now that the film has been out for a while, I'm hear to tell you that there's actually plenty of new Marvel movies coming soon. Yes, that's right, there is life after Infinity War, and it looks a lot like this...Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the final Marvel movie of the year, and also the first one to share its title with its female lead, so you don't want to miss it! After that we have... well, a lot of superhero movies basically. Below you'll find a breakdown of every upcoming Marvel movie we know about, from the end of Phase Three (Avengers 4), to the start of Phase Four (Spider-Man: Homecoming 2), and beyond (there's currently nine unknown movie release dates set for 2020-2022). While a lot of the upcoming Marvel movies are still unknown, we can make some educated guesses about what they might be … [Read more...] about Every new Marvel movie coming until 2022
As Avengers: Infinity War and the end of Marvel Studios' Phase Three plans draw ever nearer, it's time to look ahead towards the other upcoming Marvel movies we know about. With Black Panther in cinemas and Infinity War out in a few short months, the final MCU movie of the year will be Ant-Man and the Wasp. After that we have... well, a lot of superhero movies basically. Below you'll find a breakdown of every upcoming Marvel movie we know about, from the end of Phase Three (Avengers 4), to the start of Phase Four (Spider-Man: Homecoming 2), and beyond (Marvel Studios has just announced nine currently unknown movie release dates for 2020-2022). While a lot of the upcoming Marvel movies are still unknown, we can make some educated guesses about what they might be (Guardians of the Galaxy 3, anyone?) and there's still plenty to get hyped about along the way (like Captain Marvel's debut). If nothing else, this list confirms what we've long known, that Marvel Studios has plans to … [Read more...] about Every upcoming MCU movie until 2022
This is going to be a big year for the Walt Disney Company. In addition to the company working out an acquisition of 21st Century Fox, its film slate is already jam-packed with what will likely be some of the biggest films of the year.Among those films are three new Marvel releases--Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Avengers: Infinity War. In revealing their lineup of films in 2018, Disney has released new images from their upcoming Marvel releases, giving fans a little bit of excitement to keep them satiated until the movies actually hit theaters.The images, which you can see above, include a shot previously seen in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. However, seeing it as a still gives away a lot of detail as the superheroes run into battle with the Wakandans. Among the questions you might have is where are Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers? What about Captain America's shield?Based on his costume alone, this scene might be set before he's technically made an Avenger … [Read more...] about New Images Of Black Panther, Ant-Man And The Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, And More Disney Movies