Why are we so fascinated by Origin stories?

Hollywood loves an Origin story - we're constantly getting remakes and reboots so we can re-experience them, we're even mining as many characters as we can for origin tales, as per the crazy trailer for Pan we saw yesterday. It can be a tiring trend sometimes, but why do we yearn to learn where our heroes start? » 11/26/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Gary Whitta's Howard Stark/Downton Abbey mashup script is Excellent

Well, I don't think anyone saw this coming. Book of Eli, After Earth (and upcoming Star Wars) scribe Gary Whitta has released a script imagining if the stuffy world of British drama Downton Abbey was part of the Marvel Universe - and how Tony Stark's dad would fit in with Lord Grantham and family. » 11/25/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Why James Gunn Is Right About Shared Universes

We're living in the age of the Shared Universe - more and more studios want a snifter of Marvel's money, and we're due for even more Cinematic Universes in our moviegoing future. But over the weekend James Gunn raised an excellent point on Facebook that really highlights the potentially ruinous flaw in this new boom. » 11/24/14 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm