Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 174
Total: 174
Who Is Where:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: Stories Archive
04: Home
05: Stories Archive
06: Home
07: Stories Archive
08: Stories Archive
09: Home
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Stories Archive
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Home
16: Community Forums
17: Home
18: Home
19: Community Forums
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Stories Archive
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Home
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Home
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: News
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Home
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Stories Archive
53: Stories Archive
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Home
59: Home
60: Community Forums
61: Home
62: Community Forums
63: My Account
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Stories Archive
67: Community Forums
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: News
71: Home
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: My Account
76: Home
77: Home
78: Stories Archive
79: Home
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Search
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Stories Archive
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Home
91: Community Forums
92: Stories Archive
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Home
97: Home
98: Stories Archive
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Home
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Stories Archive
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Home
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Home
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Home
123: My Account
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Home
127: Community Forums
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Community Forums
131: Community Forums
132: Home
133: My Account
134: Community Forums
135: Stories Archive
136: Community Forums
137: Home
138: Community Forums
139: Community Forums
140: Community Forums
141: Community Forums
142: Community Forums
143: Search
144: Community Forums
145: Home
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: Community Forums
149: Community Forums
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums
152: Stories Archive
153: Community Forums
154: Home
155: Community Forums
156: Community Forums
157: News
158: Community Forums
159: Community Forums
160: Community Forums
161: News
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: Community Forums
165: Stories Archive
166: Community Forums
167: Community Forums
168: Stories Archive
169: Home
170: Community Forums
171: Community Forums
172: Home
173: Community Forums
174: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Comic books › Other › 10 Superhero Buddy Movies we'd like to see
10 Superhero Buddy Movies we'd like to see

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexOther
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Intarweb Mastar!

Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 461
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: 10 Superhero Buddy Movies we'd like to see

This in from io8.comby Charlie Jane Anders

Power Man and Iron Fist
This is really the classic superhero buddy series. Both Power Man and Iron Fist were starring in their own comics, and doing perfectly well on their own. But together? They just kind of sparked something. And with Power Man, aka Luke Cage, taking a central place in the Marvel Universe lately (including a starring role in the New Avengers), lots of people are already talking about his movie potential. Put these two rough-and-tumble characters together, though, and you've got a killer movie. Power Man is an ex-con (he was innocent) who got himself some steel-hard skin in a prison experiment. Iron First is a rich guy who studied martial arts in the mystic land of K'un Lun and gained the ability to channel his Qi into his fist until it's (say it with me) "like unto... a thing of iron!" Anyone can hire them to go bust some heads, because they're the Heroes For Hire. Plus their love interests, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, are also totally cool.


It's probably a good thing that the Superman Vs. Batman movie that was being floated a decade ago never happened — it sounded like the reasons for the two to fight were kind of contrived. And we'd much, much rather see the two of them team up than fight — except for the epic showdown in The Dark Knight Returns, it's hard to think of a cool storyline in which it would actually make sense for Clark and Bruce to come to blows. But a Superman/Batman team-up movie could be all kinds of awesome — as you can see by reading some of the old World's Finest issues. Or, for that matter, Joe Kelly's Superman/Batman annuals. The occasionally tense friendship between these two has always been close to the heart of the DC Universe, and a Justice League movie will never work unless you get the Superman/Batman relationship right first. So maybe a Superman/Batman team-up movie could be the intermediate step before a JLA film? Just a thought.

Green Lantern and Green Arrow

So we already have a Green Lantern film, coming next year, and it looks like it's going to be pretty awesome. Ryan Reynolds looks like he's going to be the perfect Hal Jordan — kind of cocky, a little bit immature, but a really solid guy who comes through in a tough spot. But assuming that the Green Lantern film is a hit, how do you follow that up? How about giving Hal a thorn in his side, in the form of the Emerald Archer? While I don't think it would necessarily be a good idea to redo the "two guys take off in a van to Find America" storyline, the dynamic between the straight-arrow Hal and the angry hippie Ollie would be a total thrill to see on the big screen. Plus now that Ollie's one of the main supporting characters in Smallville, he needs his movie debut. But skip the O'Neil/Adams "traveling across America" issues, as lovely as their art is, and go straight to the O'Neil/Grell issues, where Green Lantern and Green Arrow go into space and fight monsters!

Hercules and Amadeus Cho
If you missed the recent run on The Incredible Hercules, which started up after World War Hulk, then you missed out on the most awesome pairing of two oddball heroes we've seen in forever. I admit we're unlikely ever to see a big-screen Hercules and Amadeus Cho feature, but that just proves the universe is insufficiently awesome. Amadeus Cho is the seventh smartest person in the world, and he's also a total smartass. Who has a coyote pup tucked into his jacket, and can use the power of Math to make any situation go his way. Hercules is, well, Hercules. A mythological demi-god who stumbles through life getting drunk and brawling, and uses his fists to handle any situation that may arise. Except for his daddy issues, which are immune to fisticuffs. Together, they're... totally dysfunctional and awesome. It would be an all-time epic.

Spider-Man and the Human Torch
Seriously, if the movie version of the Marvel Universe ever really becomes one unified entity, then this is a movie that deserves to happen. The comics rivalry between the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four's most hot-headed member is legendary, and whenever they meet up, it always gets totally insane. Their team-up miniseries, written by Dan Slott, was one of the funniest superhero runs we've read in forever. And they've got so many fascinating contrasts — the Human Torch is rich and successful, part of a superhero team that everybody loves, while Spider-Man is an outcast who can barely afford to pay his rent. Johnny Storm is a rockstar who has women all over him, while Spider-Man is stuck being married to a supermodel, until the Devil retcons his marriage. (Okay, maybe that last contrast doesn't quite work.) Still, if a film featured Spidey and the Human Torch as young heroes, trying to prank each other but eventually teaming up, it would rule.

Cable and Deadpool
Mostly, we're just hoping a Deadpool movie actually gets made, with Ryan Reynolds' busy schedule and all. But if Deadpool does become the big-screen sensation he deserves to be, a good followup would be this recent series where he becomes pals with Nathan Summers, the son of Scott Summers who's traveled back in time to save the world from itself. The totally amoral, Deadpool winds up becoming part of Cable's plans to redeem the world, including weird storylines where they get infected with a virus that turns everyone blue, and then their DNA gets mixed together. The ways in which writer Fabian Nicieza keeps bringing Cable and Deadpool together, even though their outlooks on the world are so completely different, get cleverer and weirder as the series goes along. And really, the totally immoral Deadpool needs a super-idealist foil to bounce off of, at least sometimes.

Quantum and Woody
This comic was the greatest superhero send-up of all time, for my money. But it was also the greatest story of an unlikely friendship between two guys who get superpowers and don't know what to do with them. I've re-read my copies of the trade paperbacks so many time, they're practically just tatters. Basically, Eric and Woody are childhood friends, until Woody disappears one day, leaving Eric feeling betrayed. Years later, they meet up again, and get caught in a weird experiment that their fathers set up. The experiment leaves them with quantum-based superpowers — but it also means they have to be physically together at least once a day, or they'll both dissipate into nothingness. So they have no choice but to team up and become the world's worst superhero team. (Eventually they actually do become pretty effective, taking down the supervillain Magnum.) The publisher went under before we got to see how this series was going to turn out, but the existing issues would make for a fantastic movie about repairing a damaged childhood friendship. Make it happen, Hollywood!

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine.
Thanks to Project Thanatos for suggesting this one! The pairing of Kitty Pryde and Wolverine, in the mid-1980s, was an important one for both characters. It helped to establish Wolverine as a mentor to younger mutant heroes, who could help them to discover their inner strength to go along with those mutant powers. And it helped develop Kitty Pryde from a cute "kid sister" to a more complex character. Without this team-up miniseries, Kitty Pryde probably wouldn't be the beloved character she was today, and maybe Joss Whedon wouldn't have felt the need to get rid of her. (Just kidding!) Seriously, though — Wolverine has starred in one solo movie and three X-Men movies already, and he's still kind of a one-dimensional character. What would really give Hugh Jackman a chance to stretch out would be to give him a younger hero to mentor and grow. Plus since this miniseries ties in with Wolverine's Japanese soujourn and his whole "Bushido" phase, it could be a follow-up to Wolverine's upcoming Japanese adventure movie.

Birds of Prey.
Okay, so this is more than two characters, but in its classic version it's still less than the usual superhero team. A Birds of Prey movie that featured just Black Canary and the Huntress going on missions while Oracle outsmarts their opponents and hacks into every computer on the planet would be pretty nifty. It would have to be based on the early issues of Gail Simone's run, featuring Black Canary getting captured by a psychopath and having to bust out despite being horribly injured.

So what would YOUR favorite team up movie be?

Let us know!

Listen and read the 1940's adventures of Martin's Raiders

Watch The HANGAR BAY SHOW - It's not the nerd-cast you deserve, it's the one you need!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 42
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: 10 Superhero Buddy Movies we'd like to see

You forgot to mention my most favorite guns for hire:

Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexOther All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

New Games, Playmats, RPG Materials, and Miniatures!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 19, 2018 at 21:53:17

Rivals of Ixalan is here!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Jan 19, 2018 at 19:00:41

New Marvel and Image Graphic Novels!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Marvel on Jan 17, 2018 at 18:34:10

D&D Dungeon Tiles Reincarnated!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Dungeons & Dragons on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:32:48

Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Boosters and Starter Boxes!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Jan 11, 2018 at 20:09:11

New Graphic Novels & Collectibles!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Jan 10, 2018 at 22:13:47

New Dice Sets and Pokemon Boxes
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 06, 2018 at 22:42:56

A Smattering of New Stuff
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 04, 2018 at 22:34:51

New Kids Books, Graphic Novels, and Collectibles!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Jan 03, 2018 at 22:04:45

New RPG Books and Game Expansions
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Dec 30, 2017 at 18:51:09

Best comic book to movie adaptation

Results :: Polls

Votes: 1497
Comments: 4


Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars