Avengers: Age of Ultron only borrows its title from the comic book event of the same name, but the recent announcements of both Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War are a good sign that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios will be borrowing a lot more from the source material over the next few years.
Over the decades, there have been many iconic Marvel events which have really shaken things up for our favourite heroes whether it’s The Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men or any other number of characters.
Here we take a look at just ten of our favourites which would make for great movies. Whether it’s zombified versions of Captain America and Iron Man, intergalactic adventures or the Hulk declaring war on Earth, all of these would make for must-see blockbusters. Which of these would you most like to see adapted?
10. Marvel Zombies
The Walking Dead has made zombies cool again, and the AMC drama continues to break ratings records. You have to imagine that a well made zombie movie could find similar success now, but what if you mixed that genre with the always popular superhero one? That’s where Marvel Zombies come in, the brilliant event series written by, you guessed it, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Set on an alternate version of the Marvel Universe, the heroes are all infected by the zombie virus (but retain their personalities and intelligence) and go about devouring everyone and everything. In Spider-Man’s case, that includes his beloved Aunt May and Mary Jane!
There are some great moments of drama and comedy in this one, while the fact that a small band of non-infected heroes attempt to fight back gives this one an interesting twist.