I don’t know if any of you have thought about it, but there are SIX movies releasing this summer based on comic books. That’s more than any other summer, EVER!
It’s a wonder they’re all going to make money (because they will!)…!
“It’s not a fad,” Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige said. “It’s the new archetype for the summer blockbuster. Everybody loves special effects, everybody loves epic entertainment, and that’s what comics have been delivering for decades and decades.”
“If they were all about a guy who runs into an alley and changed into a costume or into a phone booth to put on a mask,” he continues, “they would have come and gone in a year or two.”
Which do YOU think is going to make the most money?
IRON MAN – May 2
THE INCREDIBLE HULK – June 13
WANTED – June 27
HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY – July 11
THE DARK KNIGHT – July 18
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE – September 12
My money’s on The Dark Knight… Batman Begins scored with $205 million, and TDK is expected to make upwards of $280 million. I’d wager that it’ll hit $300 mil. Don’t underestimate the power of Heath’s last completed performance!