Comics have actually been an essential for decades, growing our imaginations and giving us hope when the world around us appears bleak.
It’s an escape that we now get a possibility to experience in the theaters. Over the previous decade, we have actually seen the world of superhero motion pictures grow into its own category.
David Betancourt, a comic culture reporter with the Washington Post, says comics stories have actually taken off into the entertainment industry over the past years.
” What we’re seeing right now is the remnants of the Big Bang from that first ‘Avengers’ motion picture in 2012. The genesis point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes all the method back to 2008 with the first ‘Iron Male’ film.”
There are multiple films and tv series originating from Marvel studios over the next couple of years, making it clear that superheroes aren’t going anywhere anytime quickly.
Over the last few years, the variety of superheroes among Marvel has continued to grow. In 2017, “Black Panther,” featuring the late Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett and Lupita Nyong’ o, was an immediate success.
” It was such a massive minute for Marvel Studios and for Black individuals all over the world, due to the fact that it represented seeing yourself as a superhero, really, for the very first time.”– David Betancourt, Washington Post comic culture press reporter
The film revealed Black heroes as more than simply supporting characters, and the representation has extended through Iman Vellani in “Ms. Marvel,” Oscar Isaac in “Moon Knight” and an all-Asian cast in “Shang-Chi.”
Betancourt states Marvel movies are just following the blueprint of their initial comics.
” It began with ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ and providing Anthony Mackie and Captain America guards and saying, ‘You’re the next Captain America,’ which isn’t some political moment. That’s something that took place in the comics too.”
CultureShift’s Tia Graham talked withBetancourt about the golden age of superhero films, the structure of cinematic universes and the expanding category.
Listen: Betancourt talks expanding representation in superhero films.
https://wdet.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/CS-Comic-Universe-Web.mp3 Trusted, accurate, up-to-date. WDET makes every effort to make our journalism available to everybody. As a public media organization, we keep our journalistic integrity through independent support from readers like you. If you value WDET as your source of news, music and conversation, please make a present today. Contribute today “Tia Graham is a press reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique benefit of covering previous President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014. View all posts Continue