All Access Weekly
had Axel Alonso
in the studio this week, where he dished about upcoming big Marvel events and new titles on the horizon. It's a great interview, and it airs this Tonight at midnight/11c on Spike.
We couldn't help but wonder about some recent casting and film rumors. Which also got us to thinking that as cool as The Avengers and other movies have been, there are other Marvel characters that we'd love to see get the big screen treatment.
Here are ten in particular that we'd love to see adapted to film. Some, admittedly, would make for bad movies, but we think they'd at least be amusingly
Cloak and Dagger
The good thing about teams is that you don't get bogged down with just one hero, and the numerous powers/specialties make for more exciting action sequences. The downside, of course, is that you only get so much time to explore and grow characters. Adapting this duo would provide a happy medium, especially since it's a great concept. Speaking of duos…
Power Man and Iron Fist
These two are made for movies. I mean that literally, since both were created as responses to burgeoning film genres of the 1970s (Blaxploitation and kung fu films respectively). Individually, either would be a great film. So why not do a trilogy? First Luke Cage: Power Man, then Iron Fist, then the eventual team-up? Hey Marvel, if you do this, you owe me a thousand dollars! Just kidding. But you can still give me money if you want.
After a team of teens accidentally discover their parents are part of a West Coast cabal of supervillains called The Pride, they take off with their parents' tech. The catch is that they're not quite superheroes so much as confused teenagers trying to make their own way through the world while on the run from the parents they thought they knew. The team has since become cult favorites, and the concept is just begging for a Joss Whedon treatment.
He's a character that was always intended as a sort of whacked out version of Batman, but over the last few decades he's come into his own with some very interesting treatments. Many of the series featuring the character have been critical successes but saw middling sales. However, Blade was barely a blip in the radar of the mainstream Marvel Universe when that first movie came out, and it was a huge hit. This could work along those same lines.
This over-the-top cartoon come to life made his debut in 1992 and has appeared as part of The New Warriors in the now-defunct Avengers Initiative title, as well as making random cameos in several books since. His schtick is that of a pre-teen who is taken through a dimensional warp and comes back looking and acting like a Looney Tunes character, complete with a giant red mallet and the ability to warp reality around him to resemble a cartoon. With the right amount of CGI, you could definitely have some fun with this concept.