This Week In Geek

  • Apparently George Lucas gave Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker a heads up about the new Star Wars trilogy (Vulture)
  • Joss Whedon endorsed Mitt Romney for president…sorta (Huffington Post)
  • Adult Swim has picked up an animated series by Dan Harmon (creator of Community) (Vulture)
  • Jamie Foxx is in talks to play Electro in the next Spider-Man film. No, seriously. (Variety)
  • It looks like Francis Lawrence will be directing the remaining films in The Hunger Games series. (Mary Sue)
  • It’s now official: Bryan Singer will be returning to the X-Men film franchise to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past (Deadline Hollywood Daily)
  • Guy Ritchie directed a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 starring Robert Downey Jr. (Bleeding Cool)
  • Shondra Rhimes is going to produce a android sci-fi thriller for ABC. Indie bands rejoice everyone for more licensing opportunities. (Deadine Hollywood Daily)
  • Captain America: The Winter Solider has officially cast Frank Grillo to play Crossbones (Variety)
  • So what is George Lucas going to do with all that Disney money? (The Mary Sue)
  • The Ghostbusters sequel has been delayed…again. (Vulture)
  • This repurposed video by Disney is going to give Star Wars geeks nightmares.
  • The new Muppets movie is going to star Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds). (Bleeding Cool)
  • I really hope this rumor about Guillermo Del Toro working on a DC film is true. (Bleeding Cool)
  • Community finally has a season premiere date.  I can’t wait to see the Halloween and Christmas episodes in April. (EW)
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill started filming with some important roles still needing to be cast. (Splash Page)
  • Some cool Halloween costumes from Patton Oswalt and Neil Patrick Harris
  • New trailers for Despicable Me 2, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Red Band), John Dies At The End and G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Melanism’s 10 Favorite Superhero Movies

After watching Captain America: The First Avenger, my second thought1 after walking out of the movie was “Where does this rank amongst comic book movies?” Later that evening, I was inspired to try and rank all the superhero movies I’d seen. That task proved to be too daunting (mostly because I check quibbling with the order) but I didn’t want the idea to go to waste so here are my top 10.

To make it easier on myself, I’m only including movies based on comic books about superheroes (eliminating Road To Perdition, Unbreakable2 and The Incredibles).

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