Something’s Missing from the Next Few Years of Comic Book Movies

Or: “An Open Letter to Freakin’ Universal Studios & Marvel”
Looking at this little graphic, courtesy of, it appears we’re going to have a steady flow of nerdgasms up through 2019 and beyond-

Thor, X-Men, Spider-Man…it’s a SuperParty, and everyone’s invited!Wait…not everyone is there, are they? Which superhero could possibly be missing from a list that huge?I’ll give you some hints, even though I’m sure you’ve guessed it already.He’s ranked #5 on the best superhero of all time list put together by the staff of’s continuously ranked #1 or #2 on the list of all-time strongest heroes.And he’s almost always on everyone’s top ten anything-else-about-superheroes lists

So why on Planet Hulk, or any other planet, would a Hulk movie be so hard to come by? Especially with Mark Ruffalo blowing away all past performances?

Sorry Bill, except for yours.According to Marvel Boss Kevin Feige, it’s the usual bureaucratic nonsense. As he told Deadline:Apparently, Universal owns the movie distribution rights, while Marvel owns the character itself.If you’re like me, you read that sentence, but only see the words “blah blah rich studio execs can’t get along blah rich people want more money blah blah-dee-dah screw the fans blah.”Even Ruffalo himself told Yahoo that he wants to do it!So that’s partially good news for the InMarkible Hulkalo fans, that the upcoming Thor and Avengers movie will have Hulk having a pretty big presence.But still…when are studios going to stop sitting on their thumbs and counting their stacks of cash, get along, and make movies that the fans want? Too many times, we wait forever for movies like The Last Airbender to come out, or characters like Mr. Freeze to come to the big screen, and end up wasting money on our ever-rising ticket prices.

Let’s take it to the streets; who wants to see another freakin’ Hulk solo film???1 Votes

Sam Plank

Sam Plank

My reality check just bounced!