As you may have noticed, each entry of my new feature for Tor.com, “4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch,” has covered anywhere from two to four movies. For its initial run, we’ll be keeping with that, partly to get through stuff faster, partly because there’s less interest in the older films.
Here’s the currently planned schedule, which is tentative and subject to change (EDITED TO ADD: here’s a change already — Christopher Bennett remarked on Facebook that I really should do the TV movie/pilots for The Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman, so I’m throwing them in as well):
Forthcoming (and subject to change):
12 September: Wonder Woman (1974), The New Original Wonder Woman, and Supergirl
19 September: Swamp Thing and The Return of Swamp Thing
26 September: Batman (1989) and Batman Returns
3 October: Batman Forever and Batman and Robin
10 October: The Incredible Hulk (1977) and The Return of the Incredible Hulk
17 October: The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and The Death of the Incredible Hulk
24 October: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
31 October: The Crow, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (just in time for Hallowe’en!)
7 November: The Punisher (1989), The Punisher (2004), and Punisher: War Zone
14 November: The Rocketeer and The Shadow
21 November: The Phantom and Judge Dredd
28 November: The Mask and Son of the Mask
5 December: Barb Wire, Tank Girl, and Witchblade
12 December: Mystery Men and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
19 December: Steel and Spawn
26 December: Howard the Duck and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2 January: Captain America (1990) and Fantastic Four (1994)
9 January: Justice League of America and Generation X
16 January: Blade, Blade II, and Blade Trinity
After that, we’ll be getting into the 21st-century superhero movie renaissance, starting with Bryan Singer’s X-Men in 2000 and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002. At that point, I may go to a single movie per entry — part of that will depend on how things are going with reader response up to that point.
Again, all of this is tentative and subject to change, so take it with a grain of salt. This is just what we’ve got planned. We’ll see if that plan holds up………..