It really is a great time to be a fan of comic book movies. Along with being treated to brilliant films like “Iron Man,” “Hellboy” and “The Dark Knight” in theaters, there’s no shortage of fan-made movies and trailers around the ’Net that offer a taste of what some of your favorite comics or storylines would look like if they made the jump to the big screen.
We’ll be taking a look at some of those fan-made movies, trailers and mash-ups each week here on Splash Page, and get some thoughts from the films’ creators about why they made the jump from comic book fan to amateur filmmaker.
So, let’s get straight to this week’s video: “MARVEL: CIVIL WAR”
After the jump, check out an interview with the creator of “Marvel: Civil War.”
Created by: Kevin (a.k.a. boredsox78)
MTV: How long did it take you to create “Marvel: Civil War”?
KEVIN: “Civil War” took me about two weeks to complete. I had to watch and re-edit the video several times before I felt it was the best video I could make.
MTV: Why did you choose Marvel’s “Civil War” event as the subject of the trailer?
KEVIN: I chose Marvel’s “Civil War” because it was the first crossover series I had ever read. After I had seen Marvel’s “Iron Man” film, I really got into comics and “Civil War” was really the first one I read. And after a couple of months of editing trailers, I decided that I wanted to create a brawl between the heroes instead of the villains. “Civil War” immediately came to mind and I’ve been working on it ever since.
MTV: How do you feel about the final product? Any element you wish turned out a little better or anything that turned out better than you expected?
KEVIN: I have to admit that I’m pretty proud of the trailer. My favorite bit, but the part that I think turned out the worst (unfortunately) in “Civil War” was toward the beginning, between Wolverine and Bruce Banner. The masking (taking clips from one movie and placing them in another) didn’t work out too well, because the file wouldn’t allow me to make certain corrections. Fortunately, it still looked decent in the end.
One of my continuing problems is the volume level of the music, which I really have to work on. I think the masking in other parts of the trailer turned out well, and I was very happy with the results.
MTV: Any plans to make more? What storylines or characters would you like to use down the road?
KEVIN: Funny you should ask that. I’m actually working on my “Civil War Theatrical Trailer B” as we speak. This will probably be my last Civil War campaign until I get clips from “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America.” I also don’t want to keep making films about the same subject matter because it would get boring for me and the people watching it. I would probably stick to the same characters of this trailer, but in the future I will use “Captain America” and “Thor.”
What did you think of “Marvel: Civil War” and the creator’s comments about the process? Let us know in the comment section or via Twitter!