Upcoming Comic Book movies

March 21st, 2008 by

There are quite a few movies coming out in the next year that have been produced from our beloved comics. Some will rock; some will suck. But here’s a list of the upcoming releases that I’m looking forward to:

Battlestar Galactica: April 4
Iron Man: May 2
Indiana Jones: May 22
Incredible Hulk: June 13
Wanted: June 27
Hellboy 2: July 11
Batman: The Dark Knight: July 18
The Punisher: September 12
Star Trek: December 25 (this may have been pushed back to 2009)
The Spirit: January 16, 2009
Watchmen: March 5, 2009
Wolverine: May 1, 2009

Unknown dates 2009:
Green Hornet
Superman

8 Responses to “Upcoming Comic Book movies”

  1. Andrew Bertke Says:

    Wait! A comic movie or tv show needs to originate as a comic. Calling BSG or Indiana Jones “comic movies” is so wrong. Sure… there are comics based on these, they originated as a tv show and movie. These aren’t comic movies.

    And… BSG is not even a movie. Geez!

  2. Martin Says:

    Has anyone read the series that Wanted is based on? I’d love to read it (or some of it, depending on how long it is) before the movie comes out.

  3. Rurik Says:

    Andrew: While normally I might agree with you, I included BSG and Indy because they were made into comic books period; because they are both very popular; and because I didn’t think that anyone would tweak at their inclusion.

  4. Rurik Says:

    Marty: Go read the Wanted series. It was a wonderful twist on the modern superhero/supervillain genre. I know that you’re a fan of Kurt Busieks’ “Astro City” series and this has a similar, though much more visceral, feel. Highly Recommended!

  5. Drewan Says:

    Rurik, sorry that you felt attacked here. That was not my intention. Yes, my comment turned out to be a failed attempt at writing a funny criticism to what you choose to include in your list, but my intention was not to flame you. I just have a different opinion of what defines a comic book movie. We don’t see eye-to-eye, and that’s ok.

  6. Rurik Says:

    Andrew: Ok, thanks for the explanation. I appreciate the differences of opinions and probably didn’t have enough coffee when I read your post. Either way, there are some good movies to look forward to, regardless of what genre each one of us favor.

  7. Roger Klorese Says:

    I can think of two different definitions of “comic movies” I’ve seen — but to me, I don’t see where yours fits in.

    I’ve seen people hold, as Andrew does, that a “comic movie” is a movie that is based on a comic book or strip. It’s a pretty purist view.

    Or one could hold that a “comic movie” is a movie with a comic-derived sensibility — for example, DARKMAN.

    But saying something is a “comic movie” because a comic was based on it after the fact seems odd to me. By that definition, MOBY DICK would be a “comic book.”

  8. jason Says:

    I can see why BSG and Indiana Jones would be included. They’re definitely both written with the same kind of mindset that comics would be written in.

    As for Moby Dick, I’ve been thinking of picking up some of the Marvel Illustrated classic stories. Anyone been reading these? I’m especially excited about Eric Shanower and Skottie Young’s Wizard of Oz.

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