This year has been hit and miss when it comes to movies based on comic books. Sure we’ve had solid hits such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. But we’ve also had the Fantastic Four reboot that has turned out to be a dud. However, there appears to be no slowdown in the number of comic book movies being cranked out by studios. Next year (2016) will see a slew of new and interesting movies based on comic book characters, including Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are also movies in the works based on Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther and even Captain Marvel. Shazam! However, we thought it would be cool to look at 10 comic book movies that aren’t in the works, but that we think would be awesome to see on the big screen.
10. The New Mutants
Forget the X-Men Origins stuff and rebooting the series with younger versions of Professor X and Magneto, it’s time to breathe some new life into this franchise. And a great way to do it would be to develop a film based on The New Mutants. A comic book series that ran from 1983 to 1991, The New Mutants focuses on a group of preteen and teenage kids that are too young to be X-men but old enough to start their training at Professor X’s school. The original group featured characters such as Cannonball, who demolishes things while flying through the air; Sunspot, who gained superhuman strength from sunlight; and Wolfsbane, who could transform into a wolf. The New Mutants comic also introduced the character of Deadpool. And it wouldn’t be a stretch to do some nice tie-ins with the X-men characters and films. In their 100th issue, The New Mutants morphed into a new superhero team called X-Force and were led by Cable and Wolverine.