Is there anything better than seeing your favorite comic book character adapted in live action on the big screen? There's always the hope that it will be done properly but sometimes just getting the film treatment is enough. Even though we don't really have any comic book or superhero movies (besides Tintin) coming to a theater near us for the rest of this year, we have recently seen new trailers for Ghost Rider and The Amazing Spider-Man. You also can barely go a day without new spy footage from The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises popping up online. Hollywood is still attracted to comic book movies but there are still many characters left to be adapted.
We've all had conversations online, with our friends or at our local comic shop about which characters we'd like to see on the big screen. But what about the professionals? Who do comic book writers and artists want to see in theaters? We put the question to them to find out who they want to see. Some responses might be... predictable but you might be surprised by others.
I think before giving an answer, some thought should be given. It's easy to say "I'd like to see ____ in a movie" but not all characters will work. Also those that might work need to be really thought out. Green Lantern could have been better than it was. It should have been better.
If I was asked the question, which character that hasn't been in a movie already would I want to see? How about Madman? It could be done and be a pretty easy sell. It wouldn't have to be heavy on the special effects unless they wanted to branch out into The Atomics (which could be saved for a sequel). Some day it will happen. There are many characters and villains ripe for being adapted.
What are your thoughts? Who would you want to see and what do you think about the creators' answers?