Tag: Wired

The Nine Lives of Leo DiCaprio

Posted December 12, 2015

LEONARDO DICAPRIO DOESN’T always survive. Titanic? Dead. Django Unchained? Unalive. The Departed? Departed. Romeo and Juliet? We won’t spoil that one for you, but you get the point. His new movie, The Revenant, takes the struggle not to die and really, really goes with it. In the film DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a real-life 1820s fur trapper who got mauled by a bear, was robbed and abandoned by his companions, and then spent months crawling to safety through the untamed American wilderness. WIRED: Watching the opening of The Revenant, all I could think was, “That looks really cold.”DICAPRIO: It was […]

Joss Whedon on Comic Books, Abusing Language and the Joys of Genre

Posted May 1, 2012

Geeks love Joss Whedon. In his TV shows and movies he gives them not necessarily what they want, but definitely what they need. His characters are smart and self-aware. He’s steeped in pop culture and has a clever way with the twists and turns of science fiction tropes. And he infuses the potential clichés of genre writing with emotion and heart. Not many writer/directors get to see their names go adjectival, but we all know what we mean when we say something is “whedonesque.” Another thing that makes Whedon so lovable is his willingness to talk. In interviews Whedon is […]

Kevin Feige Tells How Marvel Whips Up Its Cinematic Super Sauce

Kevin Feige Tells How Marvel Whips Up Its Cinematic Super Sauce

Posted May 1, 2012

As a movie producer, Kevin Feige has been involved with almost every movie involving a Marvel character for the last decade and a half. From the highs of X-Men and Spider-Man 2 to the, um, other things, like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Feige has been behind the scenes. He is also the guy perhaps most responsible for the crazy notion of crossing over a half-dozen major superhero movies into one continuous universe, culminating in The Avengers. Feige is also at least partly responsible for the unusual line-up of directors who have taken on Marvel movies. After Joss […]