Hollywood Is Giving Up on Comedy

by John McDuling from The Atlantic The Hollywood comedy is in decline. And there is a totally unfunny reason why. Comedy Films as a Percentage of Total Releases, 2010-2014 (Source: Boxofficemojo.com, Nomura research) As the above chart from Nomura shows, the output of comedies as a proportion of total releases at the biggest Hollywood studios is…

First Glimpse of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver from Avengers: Age of Ultron #Marvel

from CBR Tuesday night’s “Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe” special on ABC promised a peek at “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and delivered with concept art featuring the first looks at how new additions Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) may appear in the 2015 sequel.   Images courtesy of Marvel’s Avengers Twitter account.   Concept art featuring returning…