Rise Of The Superheroes


This is the story of how comic book superheroes were brought to life in cinema, from Tim Burton’s Batman films to The Avengers, Black Panther and beyond, and how they first took over Hollywood and then conquered the world.


Stan Lee, Robert Downey Jr., Hugh Jackman, Legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont, Batman artist Neal Adams, Batman writer Chuck Dixon, DC Comics scribe Scott Beatty and more!


Lifestyle, Arts

RUNTIME: (115 Min)


Tom O'Dell


Tom O'Dell

YEAR: 2018




Long Synopsis

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 Burton’s prototype blockbuster Batman in 1989, through Blade, X-Men, Spiderman, The Dark Knight trilogy and Marvel’s remarkable Cinematic Universe. It tells the story of how cinema has brought these characters from out of themshadows and turned them into global superstars. Featuring interviews with: Legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont; groundbreaking Batman artist Neal Adams; rewned 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 film critic, Geoff Boucher; Forbes Film Analyst, Scott Mendelson; Author of ‘Comic Book Nation’, Bradford Wright, and many, many more.