Has any entertainment company had a more meteoric rise over the last decade than Marvel? The comic publisher's first brush with big-screen success came in 2002, when Spider-Man became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. And since then, the company has repeatedly outdone itself. Now acting as its own studio—while still having properties housed at other companies—the comic book juggernaut has had at least one movie every year based on its characters go on to gross well over $300 million worldwide since 2006.
That’s just the tip of what Marvel has to offer movie audiences, though. Over the years, the company has had countless other classic characters either be ignored by movie executives or be the subject of severely underwhelming films. And even though some lesser-known heroes are finally getting big-screen adaptations put into production—like the Black Panther, Ant-Man, and a Daredevil reboot—there are still some cornerstones of the Marvel U that either need to make their silver screen debut or be rebooted.
After watching the Wall Crawler swing across the screen in his fourth feature film, The Amazing Spider-Man, we take a moment to acknowledge 10 Marvel Comics That Need Movie Love.
Written by Jason Serafino (@serafinoj1)