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Once they were larger-than-life idols created to entertain children and were dismissed by the adult world. But in the new millennium, characters created over half a century ago have risen up to conquer popular culture. This is the story of how Superheroes have successfully transitioned from the comic book page to the silver screen and dominated the box-offi ce worldwide. Rise of The Superheroes traces the development of comic book characters in the movies, from Tim Burtons prototype blockbuster Batman in 1989, through Blade, X-Men, Spiderman, The Dark Knight trilogy and Marvels remarkable Cinematic Universe. It tells the story of how cinema has brought these characters from out of the shadows and turned them into global superstars. Featuring interviews with: Legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont; groundbreaking Batman artist Neal Adams; renowned Batman writer Chuck Dixon; DC Comics scribe, Scott Beatty; Author of Superheroes! Capes, Cowls and the Creation of Comic Book Culture, Laurence Maslon; LA Times fi lm critic, Geoff Boucher; Forbes Film Analyst, Scott Mendelson; Author of Comic Book Nation, Bradford Wright, and many, many more.
Actors: Stan Lee; Robert Downey Jr.; Hugh Jackman; Chris Claremont; Neal Adams
Run Time: 117 MIN
Genre: Documentary; Pop Culture; Comics
Aspect Ratio: 16x9