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20 Great Comics That Should Be Made Into Movies

31 May 2013 | Features, Other Lists | by David Zou

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Year after year comic book movies have dominated the Hollywood box office. As the studios embrace comic properties more and more, I can’t help but wonder what others are going to get a chance at movie audiences before Hollywood moves on to the next big thing.

Below is the list of the 20 comic books I think need to be turned into movies. It’s not a list of my favorites, or the ones I want people to know about, but just the ones that I think have the best movies waiting to be made about them.


20. Random Acts Of Violence


The Comic: Ezra and Todd create their own comic book character, Slasherman, but as they go on tour, they begin to suspect their creation has to come to life…

The Movie Version: Jay Baruchel is apparently prepping a script, so what do we want to see? Well, a comic book version of Scream, really, as comic-book conventions are picked apart while the blood flows. Tucker And Dale Vs Evil’s Eli Craig for director.

Perfect Cast: Anton Yelchin, Michael Cera

Dream Director: Eli Craig


19. Skullkickers


The Comic: A bald guy with a gun and a dwarf with an axe join forces to battle the likes of werewolves, living skeletons and black magic.

The Movie Version: So bonkers it would make for a fantastic, tongue-in-cheek fantasy epic. Chris Pine should shave his head and bulk up, while Peter Dinklage would be ace as the red-bearded dwarf.

Perfect Cast: Chris Pine, Peter Dinklage

Dream Director: Peter Jackson


18. Umbrella Academy


The Comic: Wildly imaginative series from My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way. The adoptive superhero kids of Sir Reginald Hargreeves reunite after his death.

The Movie Version: Gabriel Bá’s artwork on the series is so beautiful that we’d want an animated movie that sticks closely to his scribbles. Jeremy Irons to voice Hargreeves and Patrick Stewart to voice talking chimp Dr Pogo.

Perfect Cast: Jeremy Irons, Patrick Stewart

Dream Director: Hayao Miyazaki


17. Aquaman


The Comic: Though he started life as a back-up character over at DC, Aquaman’s poularity quickly meant he got his own solo series, and went on to become a founding member of the Justice League.

The Movie Version: Aquaman #15-20 ‘American Tidal’ would provide a suitably epic starting point for an Aquaman film franchise, as half of San Diego is sunken under water (watch out Comic-Con)…

Perfect Cast: Ryan Gosling

Dream Director: James Cameron

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