Marvel Of Films With Superman Essay

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Both DC and Marvel have made films for decades. DC pretty much introduced the general public to the idea of superhero films with Superman in 1978 starring 1978 and Batman starring Michael Keaton in 1989. Both films revolutionized the industry and pretty much led to where we are today.

Marvel, however, started off with straight garbage until the late 90 's. In 1944, Marvel came out with Captain America. It was a disaster. In 1986, they released Howard The Duck with Lucasfilm. It 's arguably one of the worst films ever made. Again they tried with Captain America in 1990... it made a little over $10,000 on a budget of $10 million. Marvel didn 't seem to have much luck until they tried something new...


Blade came out in 1998 and completely changed the comic book film game. It was dark, had one of the biggest stars of the time, portrayed the character perfectly, and was pivotal for comic book movies, but also other action movies. Do you think the heroes in The Matrix would be sporting sunglasses all the time without the influence of Blade? Hell no.

After Blade was successful, X-Men premiered and proved that comic book movies could really earn some coin in the box office. Since then, there has been Marvel releases (either by them, or the studio that owns the rights):

2000 X-Men
2002 Blade II
2002 Spider-Man
2003 Daredevil
2003 X2
2003 Hulk
2004 The Punisher
2004 Spider-Man 2
2004 Blade: Trinity
2005 Elektra
2005 Fantastic Four
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
2007 Ghost…

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