Friday, February 25, 2005

Who is the greatest hero not on the silver screen? Captain America, that's who.

Heads up heroes, the sentinel of liberty needs his just due on the big screen.

The living legend of WWII has recently been updated with a modern uniform and great story lines in Marvel's The Ultimates. So why are b-list heroes like Hell Boy, Ghost Rider, Namor and Blade getting movies made before Cap? Part of the reason is that the complete rights to Captain America were tied up in courts for years. Two years ago Marvel finally settled with the estates of the original creators and vowed to start mass marketing Cap alongside other flagship heroes like Spider-Man and the X-Men. Let's hope Marvel and Lions Gate Films make good with a Captain America movie that is due around 2007. As with any comic book movie, if it's believale and based mostly in reality, it ought to do well. The casting and costume design will be positively crucial to this flick's succes. Take that one to the bank, true believers.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you're so right. Can't wait to see Caps up there with Bats and Supes. Can't wait to see how the cast and if they go with the origin story, which is sooooo cool. Nice blog.

Anonymous said...

It is definitely time for Captain America to get his moment on the big screen. They need to treat him as a real guy and not like a campy superhero (like they did with dare devil) .