Angelica Jade Bastién

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The Tragedy of Marvel’s Iron Fist

Pop quiz: What comic-book adaptation centers on a white man orphaned by tragedy but blessed with great wealth who travels to an Asian country, only to return to America as a fearsome hero of amazing skill? That’s a trick question, of course: There are too many to count. In Batman......
But what else do people see these guys in?; Credit: Courtesy Disney/Marvel

Have Superheroes Killed the Movie Star?

Looking back at this dismal summer of superhero adaptations, I am reminded of something Chris Rock said during the 77th Academy Awards: “There are only four real stars, and the rest are just popular people.” This was February 2005, mind you — a few months before Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins......