Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On This Date: March 28

1941: Republic Pictures releases Adventures of Captain Marvel, based on the Fawcett Comics character. The 12-chapter serial, which stars Frank Coghlan, Jr. and Billy Batson and Tom Tyler as Captain Marvel, holds the distiction of being the first live-action film adaptation of a comic book superhero.

1969: Brett Ratner was born in Miami Breach, Fla. In 2006, he directed X-Men: The Last Stand.

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