world of movies have been greatly impacted in the last decade with
the influx of big budget and highly publicized motion pictures that
originated from or were/are inspired by action figures and comic books
and related themes and genre.
1998 the public has seen several X-Men films (with more on
the way), 3 Star Wars films
(with many more to come), a few Star
Trek films, multiple Spider-Man films (with an updated
incarnation having debuted in 2012 and a sequel coming in 2014 and
beyond), 3 Matrix films, 3 Lord of the Rings
films with the Hobbit series starting in 2012 and continuing
in 2013 and 2014, 3 Transformers films (additional films in the planning
stages), 3 Batman films (more will follow), 2 Fantastic Four films (more
2 Hulk films, 3 Iron Man films (more than likely a
fourth), 2 Alien and Predator films and 1
Predators movie, 2 Punisher films, 2 Hellboy films
(with others speculated), 1
Avatar film (more to come possibly in 2015 and 2016), 1
Captain America movie (sequel in 2014), 1 Thor movie
(sequel in 2013), 2 Superman movies (with the Man of Steel
series hopefully continuing from its 2013 blockbuster), 1
Lantern movie, 1 Green Hornet movie, 1 Daredevil movie
(more being planned), 1
movie, 1 Indiana Jones movie, 2 GI Joe movies, 1 Watchmen movie,
1 Conan movie (rumored to return with Arnold Schwarzenegger
in the lead role again), 1
Spirit movie, 1 Kick-Ass movie (sequel in 2013), 1 300 movie
(sequel in 2014), 1
Sin City movie and 2 Planet of the Apes movies (sequel
in 2014) and of course the top grossing comic book
movie of all-time the Avengers in 2012 with a sequel in 2015.
There'll be more films on the way
with original incarnations from the comics and action figures as
well as continued re-launches of previous and current franchise series.
doesnít cover every action figure and comic book and theme related
movie that has come out since that year, but gives you an idea on
the volume of films that Hollywood produced and continues to tap
into for additional future projects. The growing fan base is
clamoring for even more that what has been produced.
These films combined have netted billions and billions of dollars at
the box office both nationally and internationally and even more in
licensing and merchandising - action figures and comic books and
many, many other collectible items and non-collectible items.
are quite a few films that preceded 1998 such as Raiders of the
Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and
the Last Crusade, Star Trek the
Motion Picture, Star Trek II, III, IV, V,
VI, Star Trek Generations, Star
Trek First Contact, Superman the Movie, Superman II,
III and IV, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever,
Batman and Robin, Dick
Tracy, The Shadow, The Masters of the Universe, Supergirl,
Terminator, Terminator 2 to name a
There were many animated movies that were made directly for the
video and DVD marketplace that also originated from our favorite
subject matter such as Ultimate Avengers, Doctor Strange,
Planet Hulk, Superman Doomsday, Batman Gotham Knights,
League New Frontier, Green Lantern First Flight, Superman Batman
Public Enemies and many others.
are still dozens and dozens in the concept and development stages -
the re-launch of the Fantastic Four, possible re-launch of
Daredevil, sequels to many of the Marvel Studios
film properties and confirmed
developments of Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and the
Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel continues to look at all of their characters to see if any
can be turned into future films and DC Entertainment are always evaluating
their over 75 year history of comic icons to see which is worthy of
a major motion picture.
is great for us action figure and comic book collectors to be able
to see our favorite characters turned into live action and animated
movies. Great products are introduced to us based on the movies
with a brand new look and feel than their original interpretations
bringing a wonderful pizzazz and excitement to our great hobbies.
I have created a few pages on my site separating into different categories
including DC Comic movies and
DC animated movies,
movies and Marvel Animated movies
where you can read about the most popular motion pictures
as well as some of the smaller films that have come to life and
a direct impact on the action figure and comic book hobbies.
Science Fiction movies, Science Fiction animated movies, Fantasy and
other theme-related movies and Fantasy and other
theme-related animated movies which I will try and develop and add
to my site will also provide informative summaries for those genres.
see news about new films that have either been announced or
tentatively will be produced someday into future movies on those
pages above and or on my home page.
It's a wonderful time for all of us fans who have followed these
great characters and their stories and to see them come to life on
the big screen and in other forms of media like Blu-Ray and DVD and
online making them so accessible for everyone.
Our dreams have become reality in
many instances and more are on the way.