scheduling the rest of the Great Superhero Movie Rewatch

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):

 

Already posted:

Superman and the Mole Men and Batman (1966)

Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Spider-Man (1977) and Doctor Strange (1978)

Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon

 

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 ReturnsThe 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 WireTank 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………..

 

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7 thoughts on “scheduling the rest of the Great Superhero Movie Rewatch

  1. Heya, Keith.

    I know you don’t need MORE, but I am disappointed that you will not be looking at “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm”. Is that because you are not looking at animated films? It did receive a theatrical release and is one of my favorite Batman films.

    (There are more direct to video films but I believe you’d go mad trying to review them all.)

      • Completely understandable. (Although that rule will also exclude “Big Hero 6” which is also a shame.)

        Really loving this series. Thank you.

  2. With the recent announcement of ANOTHER “Men in Black” film, I happened to recall that you do not have them on your list here. Do they qualify as a superhero film per your rubric?

    The first one was 1997 so I am uncertain if their absence here is because you don’t plan to do it, if it will be included with the post-2000 films, or if it’s just an accidental omission. Better to mention it than to live with doubt… šŸ˜‰

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