Tonight at the Dragonfly Cafe, Jake, Matthew, Eric, and I were discussing which comic book movie ought to be done next. (Not that I think that any should be made next... That's another post.)
We discussed the fact that most comic book movies are posers (Daredevil, Elektra, Punisher, Catwoman, most of the Batman franchise), so this would have to be one that could hold its water in terms of a good story and good acting in the midst of our cynical culture.
We discussed a few thoughts (Doctor Strange and Silver Surfer came to mind), but ultimately it came down to one very cool possibility.
What if they made a movie about the Marvel superhero Thor? He's not cheesy, doesn't need a lot of costume help, has a great backstory (Norse sagas, anyone?), and could fit well with the anachronism theme. Heck, Neil Gaiman thought it might work. Pull it down out of the vapors of speculative fiction into something your general moviegoer could appreciate, and you are home free. Pete Jackson (or Bryan Singer), are you reading this?