5 Movies That Should Be Made


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The Internet really is a wonderful thing because it encourages artists and great minds alike to create and share their most wonderful work with the world, and among these are fan trailers for movies that do not exist… yet.

I’ve checked out quite a lot of these fan trailers in my time, and a few have made an impact… and a few others have made me curse the sky with a fist that they’re not a real thing. Here’s some of my favorites that I think need to be made into real movies – and why. And the fan trailers, of course.

Captain Planet

Come…on. Just check out the fan-made trailer below. It’s all you really need.

But even if that isn’t enough for you, think about this: the generation that grew up on Captain Planet is now hitting the age where they’re getting jobs and earning their own disposable income. These people are going to watch this film. Just like how Toy Story 3 was made for us (and most of us did go and see it …and it was awesome) so too would Captain Planet be made for us.

Not to mention that it would once again encourage educational themes in our entertainment – teach our kids a little bit of environmental awareness, while having epic cool powers in an epic cool action film. It’s just about all win.

 

Warcraft

Blizzard seems a bit sketchy about whether this is actually going to happen – you can read about it on the WoW wiki. The way I see it, I can’t understand why they wouldn’t want to go ahead with a movie – and a live action one. They’ve got a rich story that’s full of fleshed out characters with serious history and so much potential for epic fight scenes and incredible special effects. So why not make a movie that would probably serve to extend the popularity of it beyond the gamers (just like superhero movies have made comics more mainstream)?

It simply makes sense for Blizzard, especially at a time when MMORPGs are popping up everywhere and the popularity of WoW itself is on the decline. And since the RTS games didn’t get as much traction as WoW, it would probably serve them well to include a bit of the history from Warcraft I, II and III for the hardcore fans – and to possibly boost popularity of the older games once again. Time to make this happen Blizzard!

 

Wonder Woman

The time is now the time is now the time is nowwwwww! Come on people! Superhero movies are (finally) “in”. They’re making money. And we haven’t got a single one devoted to a female superhero!? That’s bull! Especially for a generation that’s seeing a rise in the post-modern feminist and where feminism is reaching all new heights.

I’ve heard the argument that Wonder Woman didn’t do as well in comics. Duh, because feminism was never as strong as it is now – especially among the geek community. Back when Wonder Woman comics were released, our community was very much a boys club. That has very much changed over the last decade or so.

Another argument is that Wonder Woman, as a character, is not built as a stand-alone. She works better as a character in a team – hence why she will be in the Justice League without having a movie to herself. That you would “butcher” her character if you tried.

I’m calling that total baloney. If Hollywood can completely invent a new canon for X-Men, they can sure as hell create a story for Wonder Woman.

The only real problem I’d have with making a WW movie is who to cast?! Personally, I’d think that it would be amazing if they cast someone fresh – a brand new, undiscovered actress. Of course, Hollywood would never go for that, especially since doing a Wonder Woman movie would be deemed “risky”.

This fan seems to think Angelina would do for the role…her lips are too fat for Wonder Woman, if you ask me.

 

The Silmarillion

Ok, so perhaps the book didn’t quite get as much traction as The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings (I’ll admit, I got bored reading it) – but I blame that on the writing, not the content. Tolkien’s world is incredible, and I adore the stories he had to tell, but I personally think his storytelling in The Silmarillion could have used a little more work.

Considering they’ve managed to stretch out The Hobbit into three separate movies, I don’t think it’s too much to ask that The Silmarillion get made into at least one, right?

 

Minecraft

Ok, so when I was looking for more awesome fan trailers, I came across this. The trailer is technically for the game – but don’t you reckon this could totally work for a movie? Some sort of weird surrealist sort of animated thing. Pixar – get on this!

What else do you think would make a great movie that hasn’t yet been made? Share with us any awesome fan trailers you’ve seen too!

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37 Responses to 5 Movies That Should Be Made

  1. I’ve been saying that Blizzard should have been working on a movie ever since I picked up WarCraft 2 (I also said it again after WC3, Diablo 1 & 2, and StarCraft… haven’t played 2) because their cinematics were worlds above anyone else in the gaming industry for a long, long time. Sure, the visuals wouldn’t be considered as incredible today after 3D has become so mainstream in the theatres – I think they missed their huge window of opportunity by not working on one sooner – but a very polished 3D flick would still draw in the crowds…… I mean mean we saw what Fern Gully… errr… Dances with Wolves… umm… Pocahontas… no, wait… Avatar did for Cameron’s wallet.

  2. “the generation that grew up on Captain Planet is now hitting the age where they’re getting jobs and earning their own disposable income”… dude I’m 35 this year and all my disposable income goes on mortgage, kids clothes and car insurance, I think they might have missed the boat on that one

    • And a miniseries is totaly plausible. Think about it. It’s 2015, The Hobbit Saga ended, we have technology enough to make a good epic miniseries affordable.

  3. What about Fondation! Everyone keeps forgetting Isaac Asimov, that is the greatest shame in sci-fi cinema ever!

  4. With the exception of Gail Simone I haven’t seen a writer who actually “gets” Wonder Woman. Without good stories you won’t get a good movie and pushing mediocre movies in the name of “feminism” is not going to endear the character to audiences.

    Jamie Alexander would be my pick to play Wonder Woman in a movie, but she’s tied up with Marvel playing Sif.

    • Well, Chris Evans played both Johnny Storm and Captain America, so Jamie could still do it – except that Marvel probably wouldn’t share with DC. Totes agree about needing a good storyline, though. Don’t want to have a Wonder Woman movie that makes everyone wonder what the hell the writers were smoking…

  5. Unfortunately The Silmarillion is unlikely to happen any time soon. The rights to Tolkien’s books (save for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) belong to the Tolkien Estate and let’s just say they’ve not been terribly impressed by Peter Jackson’s movies to say the least.

    Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see a movie centered around the War of the Silmarils but that’s not likely to happen.

    Nice trailer though

  6. I absolutely agree about Voltron, and am surprised that with the live action trailer above (or below?) it didn’t make the list.

    Also, Batman Beyond should be made. It’s time. Great story, great characters, great villains.

  7. I totally agree! Just one correction that I figure I would make… “And we haven’t got a single one devoted to a female superhero!? That’s bull!” Elektra and Catwomen, and several others are included with superhero groups such as blackwidow and susan storm.

  8. I think that all the trailers looked really good! Especially the Minecraft one even though I never played the game. However I think a movie that would have feminism and give something that the guys want is a Suicide Squad movie with Harley Quinn. I think a Nolan perspective would be cool because it would give Harley the insane but tough cookie feel to her. Another role that is feminine is Amanda Waller. Amanda Waller is heavy set too so that would also appeal to a wider audience because she is the one in charge. I also think that Dungeons and Dragons could use a proper reboot because their last movie stunk BAD! I think that giving the characters a background would be cool like on Lost.

  9. Regarding the Wonder Woman series.
    Yes I said series, the mistake they made before as well as with the Aquaman pilot was throwing everything but the kitchen sink when its entirely unnecessary.
    1) To set the scene we have the pilot introduce an aged Steve Trevor whose approached by one of the Greek Gods as he sleeps in bed about to pass away peacefully we learn he had a daughter with the Wonder Woman of the second world war who was Hippolyta (played by Linda Carter) however their daughter is in dire danger from evil forces and Trevor is given the chance to save his daughter’s life instead of passing away in peace and he chooses to do so aiding the godling (I’d go for Hercules) and manages to rescue the infant Diana from the enemies who have kidnapped her and taken her down to Tarterus to be used in a ritual to free Kronos and the Titans. However Steve Trevor dies shortly after returning to the mortal world making his own son pledge to help raise Diana without revealing her true identity only revealing that she’s Steve Trevor’s daughter and that he gave his life to save her.
    The amazon’s are coming out into the world establishing links as part of their quest to find the missing princess however because of how she left her homeland their magic can’t locate her and as years pass she grows up and as a teenager like many of her friends look upon the Themyscira Foundations efforts to support women in man’s world the same as if you were applying for a grant to go to college for example since its now present day the recession is making life hard and their work is seen as a public relations exercise to support their application to join the UN as a recognised nation something that has enemies opposing.
    We see Diana meet Artemis (the alternate Wonder Woman) alongside Cassie’s mother whose currently a teacher at the College supported by the Amazon’s and we learn they’re still looking for Diana but have had little success.
    The bad for the pilot needs to be the villain from the attempted pilot but she’s using her hired thugs to kidnap Amazons at the academy to discover the secrets behind their culture that they have refused to divulge which has been used to curtail their admission.
    Artemis is captured and Diana heads after them and dons some raiments she finds that she mistakes for body armour and ancient greek weapons once she does she gains the powers as per the JL animation and helps free Artemis and the others but her identity is hidden as the Amazons assume she’s one of them and don’t realise otherwise as Diana returns to normal clothing to help get one of her friends to a hospital for treatment leaving both the Artemis and her new nemesis Veronica Cale (don’t remember her full name) mystified as to whats happened.
    The series will work around Diana trying to learn more about the Amazons as they and Veronica try to find their mystery benefactor and Diana eventually gets Artemis to train her and at some point Artemis realizes Diana was the one who saved them but until say in a season or two will anyone realize (outside of the Greek Gods who are protecting Diana from Kronos and his cultists) who she really is ala Smallville but less of the love triangle and better characterisation but other than Joss Whedon who can we trust to do this properly?

  10. Sorry should elaborate;
    The raiments are amazon body armour and weapons ala the animation of justice league however when diana was rescued the greek gods placed a protective spell upon her to hide her from Kronos and other evil entities since she’s out in the mortal world she would be far too vulnerable without some kind of disguise to shield her.
    Eager due to her dim memories of life in Themyscira as a child she joins in exercises and training unaware that she shows far too much promise which is how Artemis gets involved (please correct me I’m using the wrong name for the alternate wonder woman).
    The kidnapping happens and Diana follows rescuing the captured amazons and students but Cassie’s mother is wounded forcing Diana to takeherstraight to the hospital resulting in her first official appearance as far as the public is concerned being raised as a regular person and of Amazon descent she’s seen as a member of the Themyscirans hohave no idea who she is.
    Diana returns her borrowed garb and returns to her room maybe have Cassie in on the secret so she has someone to cover for her when they start wondering who else went missing that night.
    Next episode will deal with Diana being frustrated in continuing her training as Artemis and co are busy trying to find the mystery amazon and with many of the public imitating her she ends up having to borrow the garb again unaware that its perfectly non-magical as the power is actually hers granted by the gods.
    Using proper amazon body armour (not that part) and weapons she will tend towards non-lethal means to defeat foesas this is supposed to be a tv series and whilst some view killing as necessary she is supposed to be a superhero and have a moral tendency to be better than that.
    When it does happen and she does kill it MUST be a big deal not left for future episodes to explore.

  11. 2) Got there eventually shame my spelling isn’t holding up!
    Aquaman: The basic idea of the pilot was fine what they got wrong was instead of setting out with AC being the missing heir to the throne of atlantis was to have atlanteans come ashore as part of a fight for the throne as he’s been declared dead.
    He meets one who assumes AC is a halfbreed and manipulates him to help fight an assassin sent after him.
    The assassin kidnaps AC’s friend and kills the atlantean but AC enraged calls upoon his telepathic power over sealife paralysing the assassin and she’s killed by the summoned sealife which as far as AC and the non-atlanteans are concerned is a mystery to be unravelled during the actual series.
    Could keep the mentor but be revealed later in the series as he witnessed AC summon the sealife and recognises him as the missing prince.
    The military are aware of the atlanteans and whilst know something is going on have no idea about AC but are gearing up to fight what they assume is a potential invader from the ocean depths.
    AC’s mother brought him ashore to escape an assassination attempt by rivals of his father, although eventually she was captured and returned to atlantis AC (as per the scene with the plane crash when Ac was a child when his mother was thought killed) survived and was raised by his foster father.
    I’d keep the bit about him keeping a secret that he can communicate with sealife but have him deliberately stick to the coast since he tends to get seriously ill when too far inland away from a water source.
    Maybe have him be a champion swimmer but banned because they couldn’t explain why he was so fast and assumed he had been taking drugs.
    Have him spend the series trying to figure out whats going on especially with him and interact with atlanteans who are becoming aware either the humans have discovered some long lost atlantean artefact or an atlantean hybrid has developed abilities far too dangerous to remain in human hands.
    The humans are aware something happened and AC gets involved because his friend was wounded and although questioned doesn’t reveal AC was there meaning he’s kept on the outside of the investigation that eventually leads to the realisation that the military forces of the world have been forcibly recruiting any atlantean hybrids found and not for their benefit and AC will eventually come onto their radar at which point we have AC assume his superhero mantle trying to protect his friends and family as well as prevent the destruction of sealife as well as humanity itself!
    Need i go on?

  12. Has anyone wondered why they didn’t go any further with the Sky High movie?
    Seems a pretty easy way of developing a superhero series and could even keep the cg or special effects by making the abilities be something easier to manage.
    Storylines could be partly school based and outside school maybe have the leads develop and actual super team that changes roster when they leave school…
    Would allow for cameo roles later on when they’re available if necessary and nothing says they have to be from the heroic side after all!

  13. Oh before I forget I meant appropraite body armour not some ill conceived concept that should have been corrected when the JL animated series came out!
    And best of all about this Wonder Woman idea is that it doesn’t require some named star to take the lead go for someone who can do the role and for gods sake if you do get the right person don’t mess up the pilot!