Top 10 Marvel storylines that need to be filmed

Jul. 26, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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10:52AM on 08/08/2013

Civil War? No thanks

I agree with a lot of your posts but completely disagree with the Civil War concept. While I've been debating on who would beat who when comparing super heroes since I started reading comics, and you can't beat watching your favorite super heros fight each other, proved in The Avengers, the storyline was awful for Civil War. It was an interesting concept, however they had the heroes act so far out of character. For instance, Captain America was terribly portrayed. There's just no way that
I agree with a lot of your posts but completely disagree with the Civil War concept. While I've been debating on who would beat who when comparing super heroes since I started reading comics, and you can't beat watching your favorite super heros fight each other, proved in The Avengers, the storyline was awful for Civil War. It was an interesting concept, however they had the heroes act so far out of character. For instance, Captain America was terribly portrayed. There's just no way that Cap would ever attack Iron Man when he was offered a truce to talk things over. The only time he acted in character was his initial rejection of the registration act and then at the end when he realized the toll their fighting was taking. And the idea that the X-men would sit it out, when 90% of their comics have been based on them fighting a similar act is unreal. Overall a decent post but the idea that Civil War would be #1 when it shouldn't even break the top 10 ruins the rest of your post.
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11:01AM on 08/02/2013

Maximum Carnage

I read a lot of Marvel when I was younger before I realized my preference of DC. Maximum Carnage is the one story arc that I have read a multitude of times. I would love to see it on the big screen. Only with an R-Rating though... Need to set that Carnage free!
I read a lot of Marvel when I was younger before I realized my preference of DC. Maximum Carnage is the one story arc that I have read a multitude of times. I would love to see it on the big screen. Only with an R-Rating though... Need to set that Carnage free!
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9:58AM on 07/28/2013
Civil War would never work. Considering that many fans complain of the "too many mutants / villains / superheros" factor of the comic book genre, the fact that this story-line deals with hundreds of Marvel characters in different story-arcs makes it a massive logistical nightmare where dozens of characters will be reduced to cameo appearances for the sake of a 120 minute (or more) film.
Civil War would never work. Considering that many fans complain of the "too many mutants / villains / superheros" factor of the comic book genre, the fact that this story-line deals with hundreds of Marvel characters in different story-arcs makes it a massive logistical nightmare where dozens of characters will be reduced to cameo appearances for the sake of a 120 minute (or more) film.
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11:12PM on 07/26/2013

Nice, but other possibilites

Personal choices would be "Acts of Vengeance" because of the villains involved, and how could you not mention "The Mutant Massacre" storyline that introduces The Marauders and hints of Mister Sinister.
Personal choices would be "Acts of Vengeance" because of the villains involved, and how could you not mention "The Mutant Massacre" storyline that introduces The Marauders and hints of Mister Sinister.
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10:22PM on 07/26/2013

This list already sucks

...because you left off House of M. How dare you! And they pretty much already did Galactus and Fox fucked it up. No need to put it on this list. Planet Hulk would be dumb. And the Ultimates can't really work because they incorporated all of that into the Avengers. However, Grand Theft America crossover from the ultimate universe I think would work very well
...because you left off House of M. How dare you! And they pretty much already did Galactus and Fox fucked it up. No need to put it on this list. Planet Hulk would be dumb. And the Ultimates can't really work because they incorporated all of that into the Avengers. However, Grand Theft America crossover from the ultimate universe I think would work very well
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1:09PM on 07/26/2013
JLA/Avengers would be my pick, even though it favors the DC universe over Marvel.
JLA/Avengers would be my pick, even though it favors the DC universe over Marvel.
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5:50PM on 07/26/2013
In which iteration? They've crossed over quite a few times, with mixed results.
In which iteration? They've crossed over quite a few times, with mixed results.
1:02PM on 07/26/2013
Isn't the problem with CIVIL WAR that the MCU heroes all basically don't have secret identities? That universe knows that Tony Stark is Iron Man, with this change, what's the point??
Isn't the problem with CIVIL WAR that the MCU heroes all basically don't have secret identities? That universe knows that Tony Stark is Iron Man, with this change, what's the point??
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5:49PM on 07/26/2013
Firefly got it.
Firefly got it.
3:03PM on 07/26/2013
Everyone knows who IronMan is at the time of Civil War as well, that's the point.

Stark is on the side of the government which wants all superheroes to register their identities.

Cap sees it as an infringement of Civil rights, which is why he apposed the bill.
Everyone knows who IronMan is at the time of Civil War as well, that's the point.

Stark is on the side of the government which wants all superheroes to register their identities.

Cap sees it as an infringement of Civil rights, which is why he apposed the bill.
10:38AM on 07/26/2013
Civil War would be awesome, but what about Marvel Zombies?
Civil War would be awesome, but what about Marvel Zombies?
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8:55AM on 07/26/2013
Civil War or Secret Wars would be cool - loved reading them both, but both rely on having all of Marvel's characters (heroes & villains) established and on board. Secret Wars is a fairly childish story, but if they wanted a film geared toward their younger audience, it'd be great. You really cant do it without the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spidey all under one studio's control. You also need Doctor Doom, Ultron, Galactus, and a ton of other villains already set up to make it work.
Civil War or Secret Wars would be cool - loved reading them both, but both rely on having all of Marvel's characters (heroes & villains) established and on board. Secret Wars is a fairly childish story, but if they wanted a film geared toward their younger audience, it'd be great. You really cant do it without the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spidey all under one studio's control. You also need Doctor Doom, Ultron, Galactus, and a ton of other villains already set up to make it work. Spidey needs to be pre-Venom encounter also, so honestly I don't think we'll ever get a worthy adaptation of Secret Wars, but they could try to do something similar.
Civil War, much more geared toward an adult audience - there's politics, betrayal, and it turns the Marvel universe on its head. In some ways it would be easier to tell a version of that story (again we'll never get a straight-up adaptation with all the original characters on board) than to do Secret Wars, because its themes would lend it greater credibility. I'd love to watch either, done well, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
My prediction: one day we'll get something a bit like Civil War from Marvel's movies, but expect numerous changes and a bunch of recasting before we get there.
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5:48PM on 07/26/2013
An animated Secret Wars would work. Especially if they did it into a series.
An animated Secret Wars would work. Especially if they did it into a series.
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8:25AM on 07/26/2013

Ultimates

The only problem with doing the ultimates is that thy are the Avengers..in the ultimate universe. Granted, some of the Ultimate story lines, namely volumes one and two, would make for a great movie.
The only problem with doing the ultimates is that thy are the Avengers..in the ultimate universe. Granted, some of the Ultimate story lines, namely volumes one and two, would make for a great movie.
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7:29AM on 07/26/2013
I like the idea, problem is the companies that own the rights to a lot of the marvel characters will never give up those rights. Movie companies really don't care about what the people want, as long as they are making million/billions they are happy. Never will Sony give up the rights to Spider-Man or even share profit from a spider-man crossover with other characters. Greed runs Hollywood.
I like the idea, problem is the companies that own the rights to a lot of the marvel characters will never give up those rights. Movie companies really don't care about what the people want, as long as they are making million/billions they are happy. Never will Sony give up the rights to Spider-Man or even share profit from a spider-man crossover with other characters. Greed runs Hollywood.
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7:26AM on 07/26/2013

I love all these but...

I love all of these but... I'd like to see an Old Man Logan movie. 5 or so years, Hugh Jackman will be the perfect age for it.
I love all of these but... I'd like to see an Old Man Logan movie. 5 or so years, Hugh Jackman will be the perfect age for it.
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4:45PM on 07/26/2013
You beat me to it...

I TOTALLY agree!!!
You beat me to it...

I TOTALLY agree!!!
6:49AM on 07/26/2013

How To Do Civil War On Screen

You film 2 or 3 full-length 150 minute scripts with intertwining story. You somehow write each script so that they're happening simultaneously, but covering different stuff. That doesn't mean Iron Man is in one but not the other. It means their presence shifts depending on the part of the story being covered. Then audiences can just go to whichever one they want, but they'd have to see both or all three to get the full story. THEN, there's a 3rd or 4th follow up film that re-focuses the story
You film 2 or 3 full-length 150 minute scripts with intertwining story. You somehow write each script so that they're happening simultaneously, but covering different stuff. That doesn't mean Iron Man is in one but not the other. It means their presence shifts depending on the part of the story being covered. Then audiences can just go to whichever one they want, but they'd have to see both or all three to get the full story. THEN, there's a 3rd or 4th follow up film that re-focuses the story and wraps it up. It'd cost like $500 million and a logistical nightmare, but it'd be AMAZING!
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6:28AM on 07/26/2013
I only agree with Gauntlet and Last Hunt and maybe Secret Wars, everything else would be just a mess. I'd add Mutant Massacre and the Onslaught storyline. Onslaught would be a good reason to bring the Avengers and X-men together.
I only agree with Gauntlet and Last Hunt and maybe Secret Wars, everything else would be just a mess. I'd add Mutant Massacre and the Onslaught storyline. Onslaught would be a good reason to bring the Avengers and X-men together.
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5:35AM on 07/26/2013

this is why i am a dc fan

Dc has the far better stories, the only marvel i really care about is xmen, daredevil, punisher and some spider-man. Tbh that was a pretty bad list, id like to see daredevil:man without fear, marvel zombies and some punisher war journal on the big screen. Do a top ten dc they have a far bigger more vast collection of stories that would be amazing to bring to the screen, jsa tower of bable would easily best any marvel story, the long Halloween/dark victory would be an amazing batman story to
Dc has the far better stories, the only marvel i really care about is xmen, daredevil, punisher and some spider-man. Tbh that was a pretty bad list, id like to see daredevil:man without fear, marvel zombies and some punisher war journal on the big screen. Do a top ten dc they have a far bigger more vast collection of stories that would be amazing to bring to the screen, jsa tower of bable would easily best any marvel story, the long Halloween/dark victory would be an amazing batman story to tell.
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8:08AM on 07/26/2013
That's only ten of dozens and dozens of incredible Marvel stories. Didn't even touch story arc's about the Mutant Virus, Phoenix, and Old Man Logan.
That's only ten of dozens and dozens of incredible Marvel stories. Didn't even touch story arc's about the Mutant Virus, Phoenix, and Old Man Logan.
4:49AM on 07/26/2013
Who knows. Maybe Phase 3 will actually be Civil War.
Who knows. Maybe Phase 3 will actually be Civil War.
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9:53AM on 07/26/2013
But at the very least Marvel still have Captain America and Iron Man.
But at the very least Marvel still have Captain America and Iron Man.
9:53AM on 07/26/2013
Too much of the Civil War revolves around Peter Parker, Reed Richards, and Wolverine for it to happen.
Too much of the Civil War revolves around Peter Parker, Reed Richards, and Wolverine for it to happen.
3:42AM on 07/26/2013

AvX

Avengers Vs. X-Men.
(I know, I know, different studios, etc.)

With Annihilation and Civil War mentioned, it would be pretty neat to start with House Of M, do Annihilation & Civil War, followed by Secret Invasion, and then two of my favorite story arcs, War Of Kings & Realm Of Kings, and finish off with The Thanos Imperative.

Also, it would be nice to see the Kree-Skrull War.
Avengers Vs. X-Men.
(I know, I know, different studios, etc.)

With Annihilation and Civil War mentioned, it would be pretty neat to start with House Of M, do Annihilation & Civil War, followed by Secret Invasion, and then two of my favorite story arcs, War Of Kings & Realm Of Kings, and finish off with The Thanos Imperative.

Also, it would be nice to see the Kree-Skrull War.
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