We might not ever get Hellboy 3, but a B.P.R.D. spin-off would be the next best thing. Even if Hellboy is around or not, there is still a super-secret team out there taking care of wild cases. Who best to take charge? Abe Sapien.
While we wait to see if DC will ever get its act together and give us a Wonder Woman film, Marvel could beat them to the ass-kicking-lady punch and just spin off the lovely Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson has become a stalwart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how fun would it be to put her back in her element and make a full-fledged spy movie following Black Widow? Marvel has shown they’re not scared of busting genres, so give Black Widow the stage she deserves.
Okay, the movie might’ve been a stinker, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a great Green Lantern film still hanging out there in the ether. Toss out or recast Ryan Reynolds, and just focus on the intergalactic angle and make a straight-up deep space sci-fi epic. There are a million great stories to mine from the comics, and hopefully DC will get back there sometime in the next decade or two.
Marvel took a risk by making Captain America a period piece, but it worked. Watching Cap and his elite gang of soldiers take care of business was one of the best parts of the film, and we’d love to see more of those adventures. There has to be a few more adventures we haven’t seen yet, right?
Sure, there’s almost no way this will happen since DC is rebooting Batman to team up with Superman in a few years, but it’s fun to imagine. How great would it be to see a young, different Batman coming into his own and trying to defend the city – especially without Bruce Wayne’s almost limitless wealth? Now that’s a story worth telling.
Sure, Judge Dredd got all the attention, but young trainee Cassandra Anderson was a key part of the mission in this awesome box office bomb. It’s unlikely we’ll ever get a sequel, but we’d like to follow Anderson on her journey to become a full-fledged ass-kicker and deal with her mutant abilities.
When the studio was trying to figure out how to get X-Men back on track after the mess that was X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there were brief rumors about a film focusing on the younger team. Instead, they opted for a full-scale prequel with First Class, which obviously worked out well. But, we’re still interested to see some adventures from the younger members of the modern gang.
This flick has been bouncing around development since before First Class came together, and after seeing Michael Fassbender’s take on the character we’d love to see a full film to flesh him out even more. Magneto has been one of the most interesting characters of the film franchise, and if Days of Future Past opens the door for more spin-offs, we hope this one finally makes it to the screen.
Yes, it’s blasphemy. But, bare with us. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Before Watchmen series has opened the door for more tales in the series. These are two characters we’d love to see more of on the big screen, digging into their adventures patrolling the mean streets before the events of Watchmen. It could be a smaller film, and more ass-kicking film.
Thor’s gang of ass-kicking pals didn’t get much screen time in his first standalone adventure, but when they were there they stole the show. If Thor can become a big enough franchise, we’d love to see the heroes take off on their own adventure to save Asgard from some baddies.
Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
While Josh Trank is busy figuring out how to reboot this super-team, we’re still curious to see what a halfway decent Silver Surfer story might look like. The character has a lot of great depth to mine, and you’d have one heck of a movie if you put the Fantastic Four on the shelf and just tell Silver Surfer’s story.
Over the past two Iron Man films, Don Cheadle’s version of Col. James Rhodes has become one of the greatest parts of the franchise. He’s hilarious and awesome as a sidekick, and it’d be great to see what War Machine could do with some missions on his own.