Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Bust On The Way

With Thor, X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger, the new Batman movie all coming out, there is going to be a glut of comic book movies. And it is not going to stop!

With all the top tier comic book characters taken, secondary and third tier characters are being mined for the box office. The latest is Preacher. Director D.J. Caruso is going to adapt the series into a movie.

Now I know there had been talk for a long time about adapting the comic book to the big screen but haven’t we learned anything from the bust that were The Losers, Jonah Hex and Scott Pilgrim vs The World?

History has shown that secondary and third tier comic book characters are not going be box-office hits! Preacher is great (I have the first four issues of the series) but it is a cult series. The fanbase is small, even among comic book fans, so how well is it going to do with a wider audience?

My guess is not well.

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