I don’t wanna pit Coco and The Book of Life against each other in terms of quality, but it would be interesting to compare how each movie approaches Mexican culture. Coco is made by someone from outside that culture, but with extensive research and consultation, while TBoL is made by someone who grew up in it.
You know what I love about 2017′s line up of superhero films? There are 6 of them, all in one year. One from Fox, Two from DC, Three from Marvel Studios. And all of them are nothing like each other. I mean, just look at this line up:
Logan, a Western inspired R rated film that redefines what the phrase ‘dark/grim superhero movie‘ means.
GotG 2, a sequel to perhaps the most proudly weird superhero movie ever made that’s set to be even weirder.
Wonder Woman, the first female led superhero film (ignoring Supergirl and Catwoman, which we do, cause those movies bombed big time), which is about a warrior from Themyscira fighting Germans in World War 1.
Justice League, DC’s first big team up movie.
And then there’s Thor Ragnarok. Which seems set on out doing Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of over the top comic book weirdness.
Of all the movies coming out this year, the only one that doesn’t feel completely unique is Spider-Man Homecoming. But even that has a villain never before seen in a Spider-Man film, an extremely diverse supporting cast compared to the previous SM films, and it’s going to co-star Iron Man.
Recently news has been popping up that Disney is in meetings with 20th Century Fox about buying everything from the company that isn’t sports or news related. It’s obvious the main reason Disney is considering this is so they can get the film rights for X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool as well as the complete rights to Star Wars episodes 1-6. Though this would also mean they would get the rights to Fox made animations such as all of the Blue Sky movies and their TV cartoons including The Simpsons.
With news this bizarre I couldn’t resist making a short comic about it. Though a few news sites are stating that the talks are already over and this isn’t gonna happen, so this comic might already be out of date. Then again there are some articles saying that the more talks could still happen so you never quite know.
Also this marks the first time I’ve drawn Wolverine, Mr. Fantastic, and Deadpool.