Marvel and More: A Superhero Roundup

Compiled by Carl Slaughter:

BLACK PANTHER

  • Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – Warriors of Wakanda

  • Black Panther / Fantastic Four animated episode

  • How the Black Panther’s suit works

To bring Wakanda, Black Panther’s fictional African nation, to the screen, director Ryan Coogler and his crew travelled throughout Africa and drew from various African cultures and practices to create a new African nation….

  • Wesley Snipes as the Black Panther

“5 ways Wesley Snipes would have made a vastly different ‘Black Panther'”

Before Blade, Wesley Snipes tried and failed to get a Black Panther movie made. It would have been dramatically different from the new film.

“Wesley Snipes Remembers Trying to Get ‘Black Panther’ Made in 1992: ‘There Were Three Scripts Penned’”

Snipes recently joined Variety for an interview in which he looked back at trying to adapt “Black Panther” for the big screen in 1992. Snipes felt the material was rich enough to appeal to all kinds of audience demographics, and he was particularly excited about the character’s utilization of African martial arts.

“We thought it would be very cool and atypical for a Marvel comic-book character,” Snipes said of “Black Panther.” “Something that would be appeal to white people, black people, Asian people, and have some martial arts in it and expose the world of Africa in a way that most people were unfamiliar with and very contrary to the stereotypes that are projected about the continent.”

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

“Jemma, it’s me. Don’t turn around. Just play it cool…. Oh, I’ve missed you so much. I spent six months locked up in an off-the-books military prison, not to mention 80 years frozen in space, all just hoping to find you. But here you are…. You know, I realized something: the universe can’t stop us, because we have crossed galaxies, we have traveled through time, we survived the bottom of the Atlantic just so we could be together. And a love like that, that is stronger than ANY curse. You and I, we are UNSTOPPABLE together. I don’t want to live another day without you. So Jemma Simmons, will you marry me?”  –  Fitz to Simmons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., season 5, episode 6

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read at your own risk!

Friday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was, quite literally, a bloodbath.

Though Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) suggested the Destroyer of Worlds take part in a fight to the death, Daisy (Chloe Bennet) was one of the few who did not die. Telepathic Inhuman Ben (Myko Olivier) was killed for lying to Kasius (Dominic Rains). Tess (Eve Harlow) was strung up for protecting new Inhuman Flint (Coy Stewart), who killed Grill (Pruitt Taylor Vince) to save Coulson (Clark Gregg) & Co. from being turned over to Kasius. May’s (Ming-Na Wen) fate hangs in the balance after being sent to the surface of the Earth. Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) slit Kasius’ throat, so he might be dead.

“She’s a great cause and she takes action, so there’s so many things going on socially from the 50s to when she passes, that I think she’d have loved to be a part of, There are so many things so could have been a part of, and probably did do. It could probably fill another season, I’m sure. I hope.”

OTHER SUPERHEROES

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The point is, while the Rotten Tomatoes score of a certain movie or TV show certainly helps bring some clarity to whether or not it’s worth watching, it often doesn’t tell the whole story. That said, chances are that if a television show was canceled after just one season (like so many shows on this list were), then it likely had a crappy score on Rotten Tomatoes.

With that in mind, it got us thinking, what are the superhero shows with the worst Rotten Tomatoes scores of all-time? While some of the items on this list have a decent Rotten Tomatoes score, they’re only included because most (basically all) of the superhero cartoons ever made aren’t rated on the website, nor are many older shows.

So without further ado, these are the 15 Worst Superhero Shows Ever (According To Rotten Tomatoes).

15. Gotham (78%)

  • Superheroes who died in 2017

  • Jodie Foster on superhero movies:

“Jodie Foster Slams Superhero Movies, Compares Studios’ “Bad Content” To Fracking”

In an interview with the magazine version of Radio Times (via DailyMail), Foster, who recently directed the “Arkangel” episode in the fourth season of Black Mirror, did not hold back when talking about movies of the Marvel and DC variety saying, “Going to the movies has become like a theme park.”

She added, “Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.” Then in a final jab she said, “It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world.”

“Director James Gunn Calls Jodie Foster’s Superhero Take-Down ‘Old-Fashioned’”

Gunn certainly isn’t dismissing Foster’s opinion completely, but he does think she’s being a bit out-dated. “I think Foster looks at film in an old-fashioned way where spectacle film can’t be thought-provoking. It’s often true but not always.”

Gunn concedes that “most studio franchise films are somewhat soulless” but that creating “spectacle films that are innovative, humane and thoughtful is what excites me about this job.”

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