Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Comic book movies I'd like to see

With next year's release of The Wolverine and the 2014 release of X-Men: Days of Future Past along with anything the Marvel Cinematic Universe churns out, I'm pretty excited for the future of comic book movies. However, here are a few I'd like to see made.

1. Deadpool & Cable: Possibly my favorite team-up from the Marvel Universe (MU), this would make for a great action/comedy flick a la Lethal Weapon with the two leads and their constant quarrels. Ryan Reynolds is already known universally as the go-to-guy for Deadpool because of that Wolverine movie and the Deadpool movie they're working on (right?), but Steven Lang would be absolutely perfect for Cable. Hell, Colonel Quaritch even looks like the guy, especially in the Deadpool MAX series.

2. Black Lagoon: Yes, manga counts as comics. I first watched it as an anime before I got into the original manga and it simply just kicked ass. The fact that the chick in it was really fucking hot definitely enhanced the overall experience. I can't say I can name actors, especially since this would probably be made in Japan, but if they could bring in Michael Davis, the director of Shoot 'Em Up, this could be a near-perfect action flick with the right casting.

3. Spawn reboot: Simply put, while Michael Jai White is the perfect man to play Al Simmons, the first movie just didn't do this 90s classic justice. It was PG-13 for starters, and just wasn't dark enough. In fact, it was kind of cartoony and light-hearted, which anyone who's even read Spawn lightly knows the series isn't. A reboot probably wouldn't do too well at the box office initially, but I can see it becoming a cult hit and probably getting better reviews than its predecessor if done properly.

4. Venom spinoff: Dammit, they just need to get their shit together and make this already. They need a better Eddie Brock, someone about twice the size of Topher Grace. I hate to say it, but if Paul Walker put on a lot of muscle, like what Christian Bale did for Batman, he might pull it off. I just say him because I can't think of anyone else who actually resembles Brock from the comics.

5. Sgt. Rock: Another one that's been in the works for a while, based off a Silver Age character whose exploits almost motivated me to join the Army after high school and were the basis of many daydreams when I was 16. Can't really name a suitable actor, maybe William Fitchner because of all the military-based things he's done.

6. Punisher reboot with Thomas Jane: I don't give a shit what you think. Thomas Jane was (though maybe not by much) the better Punisher. He actually made the character seem more believable as opposed to Ray Stevenson's Terminator-like portrayal. Maybe if the potential reboot combined the hard-hitting, unapologetically violence and action of War Zone with the plot and character development of the 2004 film, it would be better?

That's all, folks.

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