It’s no secret that Hollywood is currently overdosing on superhero movies. You make a couple hundred million dollars, and every just goes crazy! Who would of thought?
But because we pay to see them, we’re now flooded with more costumed heroes than we could ever want. Right now there are few heroes we haven’t covered, and the ones that have are getting “rebooted” or sequelized.
Which are you are looking forward to the most? It’s a tough call as there are projects with tons of potential out there. The way I see it, Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men: First Class, Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises, Snyder’s Superman, Webb’s Spider-man and Aronofsky’s Wolverine are the main options.
We’ve seen trailers and/or shots of the first three, but it’s hard to get pumped as we don’t quite know what to expect. But with the others? We are well familiar with either the series or the director, and have high hopes for most of them.
Personally? As tempted as I am to say Nolan, I’m worried because it’s such a HUGE task to try and top the Dark Knight. And as good as that movie was, I’d say 70% of the reason was Ledger’s Joker alone. Without him? We might get another Batman Begins, which was good, but not exactly a masterpiece in my eyes. Snyder’s Nolan-produced/written Superman I’m curious to see, but it’s a real struggle to try and not make a costumed Superman look lame in this day and age. I’m sorry, but it looks like pajamas.
I think I have to go with Darren Aronofsky’s Wolverine. The guy is an Oscar-class director, helming a movie about my favorite superhero of all time. Wolverine Origins was a travesty, but Aronofsky has said that this film will have almost nothing to do with that one, and that’s what gets me more excited than anything. And please, let there be BLOOD!
Alright, how about you?