Sam Raimi, a man most known for the Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogy released a zany combination of those two series with the cult classic Darkman film. This week we continue Non-Comic Book Superhero month as we are joined by some comic book experts from Wednesday Comics (Marvin, Alex and Garrett) to discuss the 1990 Liam Neeson lead film. We also take a look at this weekend’s box office results and the latest movie news!
Darkman is heavily inspired by the pulp serials of the 1940’s including Batman and The Shadow. The film follows scientist Peyton Westlake (Neeson) who is attacked by an underground crime gang lead by Durant (Larry Drake) and left for dead after his lab explodes. After the accident, Peyton assumes the identity of Darkman, a vigilante who can assume the identity of any via his scientific expertise and has the ability to feel no pain. Darkman is written and directed by Sam Raimi and co stars Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, and Ted Raimi.
The Box Office
Continuing it’s impressive box office run is Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings with $35.79 million. In a surprise swing, Free Guy is at number two with $5.82 million. Opening just under that is Malignant with $5.57 million. At number four with just over $4 million is Candyman. Rounding out the top five is Jungle Cruise with $2.45 million.
Universal has announced that Halloween Kills will release in theaters and on Peacock day and date on October 15.
A feature length film of the hit Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers will hit theaters on Memorial Day weekend 2022.
In casting news, Owen Wilson and Rosario Dawson join Disney’s Haunted Mansion remake.
The Shameless Plugs
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