Sure, everyone and their mother is going to go see Iron Man 2 and Thor and Captain America and The Avengers. It's not even a matter of personal taste or whether or not they like that particular superhero. These movies have budgets that eclipse the GDP of some Eastern European nations. They're so big that people are going to see them no matter what. What about some of the lesser-known properties in the Marvel Universe, though? Characters and concepts that are too unknown and too risky to be worth $150 million in production costs?
Devin Faraci over at CHUD has a scoop on the possible future of Marvel comic book adaptations. And it's pretty exciting. It seems that Marvel has been taking a lot of meetings with a lot of different filmmakers concerning characters like Dr. Strange and Luke Cage. It seems Marvel has a plan: a series of smaller-budgeted ($20 - $40 million) movies that will bring these characters to life without costing an arm and a leg.
As Devin points out in the original piece, this would allow many interesting filmmakers to take on stories that would otherwise never see the light of day and the smaller budgets will allow for a ridiculous amount of creative freedom. They don't need to be as "safe" as something absurdly massive like Iron Man. So crack open your superhero fantasies. What obscure Marvel characters do you want to see on the big screen? And which filmmakers do you want to see bring them to life?