Seeing your favorite comic book characters coming to life on the screen has always been a tremendous experience for everyone. Their effect has been thoroughly amplified by the fantastic blockbuster hits of the past decade that featured our favorite heroes and villains.
This is especially the case in the scenes powered by cutting-edge computer graphics and technologies. With each passing year, these movies are becoming even more entertaining. They have also become a part of the movie-going tradition of this generation.
This tradition is certainly not showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, here are some of the most anticipated comic book adaptations that should be hitting our local theatres soon.
The Spider-man franchise of movies is a great example of the power of superhero films. The first Spider-man film trilogy that featured Tobey Maguire as the eponymous hero were blockbuster hits. They also featured of the comics popular villains in one of the movies, Venom.
Now with his own movie, Venom is set to present a new angle and approach to superhero films. The story is set to share the world that features Spider-man of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as other characters in Sony’s roster of heroes. Venom will feature a different kind of protagonist, one who is not just good or bad but is also extremely powerful.
The movie casts veteran actor Tom Hardy, who also played other iconic villains such as Bane, as Venom. He is set to portray a complex character who is fighting his own instincts and as well as that of the powerful alien symbiote that gives him superhuman traits. Viewers are very excited to see this movie on the big screen for its action scenes and unique atmosphere.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Speaking of Spider-man, Sony Pictures Animation is also releasing Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. Fans all over the world are lauding its unique artistic style that is a clear homage to the comic book roots of the Spider-man story.
Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse will feature the character Miles Morales as “another” Spider-man besides Peter Parker. The movie is designed to be independent from the other Spider-man movies. It is, however, expected to deliver an action-packed and thrilling story that can only be delivered through its unique implementation of modern animation styles and storytelling. Trailers for the movie has also generated increased interest in both the movie and the Spider-man franchise.
When we think of comic book adaptations, movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe always come to mind. Captain Marvel is slated to be one of the core movies of the universes’ storyline and will introduce new characters to the formidable world of the Avengers.
A lot of Marvel fans are hyped for the upcoming movie as it would be the first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films to have a solo female lead. The new movie will be set in the 90’s and will probably focus on the origin of Captain Marvel herself. It will also feature lots of other beloved characters from the MCU like Nick Fury and Phil Coulson. The movie reportedly also includes the Skrulls which are some of the most popular antagonists in the Marvel Comics pantheon.
Another important comic book based series for moviegoers is the X-men films. Dark Phoenix will be the 12th film of the iconic X-men franchise and will continue the story set by X-men: Apocalypse in 2016.
Much of the central cast of the last film will come back in Dark Phoenix and they are expected to deliver a strong story showing the development of the characters into mature adults. Central to the movie will be Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey, a powerful mutant whose powers include telepathy and telekinesis. Her relationship with the other mutants a well as the challenges present in their society will prove to be the spark that ignites the Phoenix.
Watching for Maximum Enjoyment
As these movies all feature fantastic visuals, cutting-edge computer graphics, and animations, the quality of the theatre will be very important for us viewers. Seeing these movies in theatres equipped with IMAX facilities like AMC or ArcLight would be an excellent choice. Pair this with the largest sized screen with the highest resolution projector equipment and you’re sure to enjoy an outstanding experience.
As the sound effects and score of these movies are also epic and state of the art, make sure to choose a theatre with fantastic surround sound facilities as well. You can be guaranteed that they will add to the total immersion in the movie universe.
Comic book movies offer us a glimpse into fantastic universes and keep us at the edge of our seats with excitement and thrill. We hope that these new movies continue to deliver the same for our generation and the next.