Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Marvel Movie Envy

Poor DC... They must be having movie envy. Seriously... if they didn't have Batman, they would have nothing... and Batman ends this summer. Green Lantern was a fizzle at best. For such a deep universe, they are having trouble moving their titles to the big screen. If Superman tanks next year, they might as well pack up shop.

Marvel on the other hand seems to have the big screen transition down to a science (we will ignore Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Fantastic Four). Let's see, in the past few years we have seen good renditions of Spider-man, Captain America, Thor, Blade, Hulk, X-men, and Iron Man... I even thought the Director's Cut of Daredevil was decent. In addition, last summer's X-men First Class and this summer's Avengers pushed the bar even higher as to what we can expect in a great superhero movie.

I think part of DC's problem is that they have become too Batman/Superman dependent. They have a decent bench, but can't seem to see past their star players. I think Marvel has shown that if you do a good story, you can overcome a little lack in name recognition. I can't begin to count the number of people to whom I had to explain who Iron Man was prior to the movie opening in 2008. Now there is hardly a person on the planet who couldn't tell you who Iron Man is.

So what do you think? Who does DC need to put in the spotlight? Who is next for Marvel?

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