Greetings superheroes. Today I have decided to re-visit an idea I had earlier, comic book story-arcs I think should be made into movies. Well, without going off on my usual rant I will get right down to it.
All hail Mutant Supremacy!
House Of M
So this takes place right after an important story-line called Avengers Disassembled. That is obviously not a possible adaptation until the actual Avengers movie is released. House of M could easily be done now. The premise is very simple, Wanda/Scarlet Witch had steadily become less and less in control of her reality-altering powers. After much debate, the top superheroes decided the best way to stop her from destroying reality was to kill her. Well her brother Pietro Maximoff /Quicksilver got wind of the idea and sped to where she was being cared for at Genosha by her their father Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto. This didn't end well because, as the heroes arrived to confront Wanda, the sky was filled with a blinding white light and the world changed drastically. There was total societal reversal. Reality had changed to where Mutants were the majority and base-line humans were the inferior minority. This is definitely doable because you could contain it within just the X-Men universe. The only thing that really would need to be done is the introductions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. They
could drop names of other heroes/villains until the cows come home, but the beginning, middle and end could be al X-Men, nuff said.
Superman/Shazam: First Thunder
So we already know big blue's origins verbatim, but few really know about Captain Marvel. This story arc would be a nice introduction. It is very simple as well. Superman chases some thugs from heist who were able to allude him by the use of magic, one of Superman's weaknesses. He followed them all the way to Faucet City to find a similarly clothed superhero who was immune to magic based attacks. He introduced himself as Captain Marvel and he and Superman began working together. Over time Marvel's arch-enemy Dr. Thaddeus Sivana contacted Superman villain Lex Luthor to find out the secret identity of Marvel. He then hired an assassin to kill a friend of Marvel which sent him on a rampage seeking vengeance. The only person capable of stopping him was Superman in clash of the Titans. Throw in a sprinkling of SHAZAM and you got a great intro movie.
With the impending release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER I think this would be an excellent spin-off. This idea is also easy to follow. It was the end of World War II and Captain America and his side-kick Bucky were attempting to
stop arch-enemy Baron Zemo from destroying an experimental drop-ship with explosives. Bucky attempted to defuse the bomb, but ultimately failed resulting in his demise and Captain America being frozen in ice in the cold waters below. It was long thought the both had died, but decades later, the frozen body of Captain America was found and revived. Bucky's body was never recovered by the US. It turned out the his body was recovered by General Vasily Karpovwho found Bucky's cold-preserved body, minus one arm. Suffering from brain damage with amnesia, Bucky was given a bionic arm and brainwashed into becoming a Russian assassin under the code name Winter Soldier. He went on to be the trigger-man behind several pivotal assassinations and conspiracies. While not on assignment, he was placed in cryogenic stasis. He was eventually confronted by his mentor, Captain America, who used the power of the Cosmic Cube to allow Bucky to remember who he truly is/was. This would be so easy to do because then you would have closure to what happened to Bucky after CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER.
Don't call me Bucky.
Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
So this is either going right over your heads, or hitting you right in the forehead. There have been several TMNT/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. Several TV
series as well. We all know about them by now. This would be a great opportunity to introduce the world to Usagi Yojimbo, the samurai rabbit. He exists in a universe where animals were allowed to evolve into the humanoid population. Several different species all over the world have learned language and society. The timeline is that of 17th Century earth. Usagi is a Ronin or master less bodyguard. He roams across feudal Japan offering his services to those in need. One day he came to wide stream. An elder turtle in a robe sat along the water, napping while fishing. In his arrogence, Usagi demanded the turtle carry him across the stream. The turtle obliged and promptly dropped Usagi in the stream. As they both made their way to the other side, Usagi was enraged and poised to take vengeance upon the turtle. As he began to strike, the turtle blocked him and made a counter strike. He dropped his robes to reveal he was Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The two fought to a stand and gained respect for each other. Usagi went on to team with the Turtles several time. Come on now, how could you not like samurai rabbits and ninja turtles?
It kind of looked like a big turtle...oops already said that one.
Now granted, I realize there is plenty of room for error, but following the basics of all of these could result in some pretty awesome movies. As always, thanks for reading true believers, EXCELSIOR!
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