Examining "Rebirth's" Treatment of Legacy & Promise of a Less "Grimdark" DC Universe
Talking to MTV’s Splash Page blog, Fiege dropped some hints about who might be getting their own big screen debuts in the future:
I think what Ed Brubaker and Matt Fraction have done with ‘Iron Fist’ lately is exciting. I think ‘Black Panther’ and Wakanda has some amazing potential to be a feature film. ‘Doctor Strange,’ as you’ve mentioned. There are some obscure titles, too, like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ I think they’ve been revamped recently in a fun way in the book… I think S.H.I.E.L.D. could be it’s own franchise. I think, frankly, ‘The Avengers’ is going to be told from that point of view more so than any of the other films at that point, so we’re going to get an inside look [at how S.H.I.E.L.D.] operates.
What’s interesting with these choices is seeing Marvel spread their genre wings a little; each of the above plays outside of the superhero genre to some extent, and if Matthew Vaughn’s concerns about the superhero genre being on its last legs for awhile turn out to be valid, it’s a sensible move if the studio wants to stay an asset to Disney.
With that in mind, what Marvel characters do you think could best be stretched outside the superhero genre to survive in a brave new cinematic world for a post-superhero Marvel? As ever, suggestions in the comments, and remember: We all know that Howard The Duck won’t work if Craig Ferguson isn’t playing the lead role.