Category Archives: Cineversity

MCU Copycatting #11: Who Did Marvel Copycat?

This is one of those things that I only just realized, but is so obvious. Count the cineverses, which I define as distinct properties existing within the same cinematic continuity. 1: The Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2: The DC Extended Universe. … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #10: A New Contender

By my last count, we have at least half a dozen distinct cinematic universes out there. Marvel’s MCU, DC’s DCEU, Arrowverse, and the animated movie universe, Fox’s X-Men, Sony’s Spider-Man (which will no longer have Spider-Man in it) as well … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #9: Updates for Sony and Universal

I didn’t think I’d be updating my MCU Copycatting theme for quite awhile yet. I mean, we’re barely halfway through the year, it’s not even been five months since my last commentary, and the one before that was more a … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #8: The Race Evolves

It’s been over a year, now, since I last commented on the MCU Copycatting phenomenon. Originally, I thought I would just be chronicling an update on the “superhero cineverse” race, but then it suddenly hit me: the race hasn’t just … Continue reading

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What’s DC’s Biggest Weakness on the Big Screen?

What is the single biggest weakness in DC’s cinematic efforts? Honest question, open for discussion, feel free to chime in below! 😉 I do, of course, have my own theory. It’s a very young theory of mine… in fact, it … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #7: DC’s Terrible Trailer-Fu

So, DC released another trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yesterday. The first trailer did not excite me to go and see it. And the second trailer does not excite me either. As I’ve considered what I think … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #6: Too Much of a Good Thing?

I swear, this will be the last full post I devote to my “MCU Copycatting” series for awhile… unless, of course, I stumble onto something that must be added to said series. 😉 And technically, this one’s not even about … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #5: Valiant Entertainment

Recap: Marvel revolutionizes the superhero film genre with their shared cinematic universe. They make great, big, heaping piles of money. Everyone else wants to do the same thing now. Thus, copycatting. The superhero race was already long running, but the … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #4: Universal’s MCU (Monster Cinematic Universe)

Marvel and Disney. DC and Warner Bros. Fox. Sony. The giants of Hollywood. The corporate heavy hitters in film production. Three of them in a mad scramble to copy Marvel’s success with the Avengers, using the Justice League, the X-Men, … Continue reading

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MCU Copycatting #3: Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man

Found this on Facebook recently: Hilarious, and true! But it is a little something Marvel is having to work around. They don’t have either the X-Men, whom Fox has the movie rights to, or Spider-Man, similarly owned by Sony. That … Continue reading

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