Cracked Magazine has “Five upcoming comic book movies that must be stopped”
I’m a comic book movie geek, so I think they have a very convincing argument here for stopping these five projects. Some of these characters are just lame, really lame.
Sub-Mariner: I’m sorry, but Aquaman is still a better character. A guy wearing green underwear and nothing else doesn’t seem strange to anyone? Ditch the underwear for some cool digs.
Shazam! (Captain Marvel): DC simply can’t get any secondary character movies off the ground. They don’t know what they want to do, because the pre-production of the Justice League movie was a total mess. I think there is room for a Captain Marvel in today’s audience, if done correctly. I don’t think they should get an emo kid to play the child version, but don’t make him white bread either. Bruce Timm series and the Kingdom Come comics did a great job of portraying the character in a different light. In many ways, he’s become the anti-Superman.
Luke Cage: Uh, I don’t think this one is going anywhere. Singleton seems to be focused on The A-Team movie these days. I never liked this character and think they’d have to do some major revamps to sell it to a modern audience. Please don’t have him slap women and say, “Damn right.”
Thor: Lose the wings, and make the movie a direct version from the Ultimate Thor character. He’s far more compelling than the normal Thor. The Ultimate Thor looks like blonde biker with extreme liberal values. That’s far more interesting to me, but studios don’t have guts for it.
The Green Lantern: While I’ve been a fan of these series of book since Hal Jordan went evil back in the 90s, I simply can’t see this being a movie that could be made today. I just can’t. They would have to keep the focus on Earth to keep cost down. I’d be open to seeing it.