The team of Avengers in Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Quang Huy. Nguyen Quang Huy, a 25-year-old artist, is clearly a fanboy. Combining his unique sense of humor and his obsession with superheroes, Huy has created a series of drawings, showing what the Avengers would look like if they were Vietnamese. The Marvel Comics team of superheroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Spider-Man and Thor, have become much friendlier, and cooler, when their body parts are made from objects easily found in Vietnam. Spidey, for instance, now has a lychee head while Captain Vietnam is given a tin of the famous aromatic balm Cao Sao Vang instead of a shield. The artist has had three art exhibitions in Hanoi since 2012. … [Read more...] about What if the Avengers were Vietnamese?
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Henry Cavil stars as Superman in the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures action adventure "Man of Steel" in this handout photo taken on Sept. 23, 2011. The film is written for the screen by David S. Goyer. Photo: Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via Bloomberg In Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel," Superman tries to save the world from powerful villains. His real-life task is no cakewalk either: Turn the studio's DC Comics into a hit factory like Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s Marvel. Warner spent an estimated $225 million making the film in a bet that "Man of Steel," starring British actor Henry Cavill, can make a profit and be the start of a new Superman franchise. That could pave the way to movies based on the "Justice League" comics that bring DC heroes like "Batman" and "Wonder Woman" together to fight a common enemy. Marvel used the "Iron Man" films, starring Robert Downey Jr., to introduce "The Avengers," which became the third-highest grossing movie of all time. In "Man of … [Read more...] about ‘Man of Steel’ shoulders quest to lift DC to Marvel level
Comic strip hero Thor comes to the big screen Kenneth Branagh’s Thor gives the superhero, based on the Marvel comic book character, the Hollywood treatment with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins heading an all-star cast. The film follows Thor (Hemsworth), the powerful but arrogant warrior, who is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live among humans on earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. Thor meets and falls in love with a young and beautiful scientist Jane Foster (Portman) and together they fight his enemies from Asgard. The film debuted in Vietnam on Friday in MegaStar, Galaxy, BHD Star cinemas around town. … [Read more...] about Comic strip hero Thor comes to the big screen
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): US$378.5 million "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is a 2011 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011. 2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007): US$300 million “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End” is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third (originally intended final) film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. It is the last film in the series to be directed by Gore Verbinski. 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): US$279.9 million “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a 2015 American superhero film. It premiered in Los Angeles on April 13, 2015, and was released on May 1, 2015 in North America, in 3D and IMAX 3D. Upon its release, the film received positive reviews and has grossed over … [Read more...] about Most expensive films ever made in the world
"Guardians of the Galaxy," the Marvel comics superhero flick, stormed the top of the box office, taking in US$94 million (S$117 million) over the weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday (August 3). The cast and crew of Guardians of the Galaxy attend the world premiere of the movie at the Dolby Theatre on July 21, 2014 Hollywood, CA (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP) Source AFP … [Read more...] about Stellar box office debut for Guardians of the Galaxy
SAN DIEGO: Two of Hollywood's biggest studios went head-to-head at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday in an epic battle to demonstrate which has the best upcoming superhero movies. Warner Brothers - still smarting from the lukewarm reception for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - presented a star-studded lineup ahead of Marvel's showcase later in the day. Its first exclusive of the session was a sneak peek at "Wonder Woman," which saw Gal Gadot's Amazonian princess leaving her lush island to stop the First World War. Due to hit theaters on June 2, 2017, it focuses on the one character to escape criticism in "Batman v Superman," which chalked record drops in box office revenue after a strong opening week in March. "She has the heart of a human and the strength of a goddess," a visibly trembling Gadot told the Comic-Con devotees of her character. Margot Robbie's comic book baddie Harley Quinn is one of the most hotly anticipated characters among all the films due to emerge from … [Read more...] about Warner, Marvel wow Comic-Con with blockbuster previews
Related News Zombies out, cool tech in: Climate comics sketch new vision of warmer world By Reuters/Laurie Goering  July 7, 2016 | 09:56 am GMT+7 It's not hard to imagine an apocalyptic future as climate change takes hold. Picturing a warmer but more habitable Earth, however - one with plentiful clean energy, and less pollution and waste - is more challenging because so few futuristic tales tell of such a world. "People are naturally drawn toward disasters as stories. If you don't have any jeopardy, you don't really have a plot," said James McKay, an engineer who runs a centre for low-carbon technologies and bioenergy at the University of Leeds, in northern England. "If everything's going well, there's not much dramatic tension." But McKay, who for 20 years has moonlighted as a creator of comics, thinks he has found a way to overcome that: through publishing "graphic novels" that paint a picture, in drawings and stories, of a better future. "It's really … [Read more...] about Zombies out, cool tech in: Climate comics sketch new vision of warmer world
Mantis will be flying through space to hit movie theaters in May. The second volume of Marvel Studios’s box office hit Guardians of The Galaxy will come to theaters next May with the beloved Mantis, a heroine born in central Vietnam. Mantis, a fictional character in Marvel Comics, will make her cinematic debut in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, played by French actress Pom Klementieff. The green superhero with deadly martial arts skills is the daughter of a German father and a Vietnamese mother. She was born in Hue in central Vietnam. During her childhood, her father leaves her in Vietnam at the temple of the Kree, who believe she might become the mother of the Celestial Messiah; the most important being in the universe. As an adult, she becomes a sex worker and barmaid in a Vietnamese bar where she meets the Swordsman, and with him, she becomes an Avengers ally. The much-loved Marvel character has the ability to travel through space and control the vegetation within her … [Read more...] about Vietnamese heroine to take off in new Guardians of the Galaxy
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment today announced a new global partnership. >> Turn up the colour with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S Through a multi-medium creative campaign across film, digital and product, Marvel and Samsung will integrate their brands in unique and creative ways to bring their collective audiences together and showcase the best from both brands. The partnership will merge the worlds of both brands, highlighting the intersection of Samsung's technology and Marvel's visual storytelling to offer consumers unrivaled access to exclusive content and experiences. "Samsung is passionate about the stories around our products and the people to use them." said Younghee Lee, executive vice president of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. "Partnering with Marvel gives us the opportunity to bring our industry-leading mobile display technology to life. Through visual storytelling made possible by Marvel's outstanding … [Read more...] about Samsung and Marvel Entertainment’s global brand partnership announced
VietNamNet Bridge - To build a healthy market of cultural products in general, and the particular comic market, classification of readers and evaluation of products are one of the important things to be taken into account. Less than one percent of comics in Vietnam are Vietnamese origin Examining bookstores in Hanoi and HCM City, it is easily to see that entertaining, emotional books for teenagers are overwhelming. In book renting shops, up to 50 percent of comics are not copyrighted. A large number of comics are for 18+ readers. These comic books are labeled "for mature readers", "for ages 18 +", "17 +" but the book sellers and renters give them to readers who are junior secondary students. Book rating has been implemented in Vietnam but no one is willing to respect this. Comic development has been slowed by controversy relating to sensitive images. The local media has said a lot about the subject. In 2006, the famous comic "Shin – the pencil boy" was suspended … [Read more...] about Children can comfortably read comics of 18 +?