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Comics vs. Hollywood
From Friday 22:00 until Friday 23:00 (60 Minutes)Participants: Tom Eitelhuber, Peter Kelly, Damian Magee
For a long time comic book films were considered more of a niche curiosity, with only the likes of Superman and Batman breaking out to mainstream appeal. With the success of numerous franchises such as Spiderman, Hellboy, X-Men and the suite of Avengers-related films, they have become proven blockbuster material, with studios clamouring to license the next big hit. Our panel will discuss how and why things have changed, delving into some notable successes and failures along the way.