Heroes Who Deserve a Chance
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 16:10
The last 10 years have seen a large collection of superhero films. Hollywood has snatched up somewhat of a golden ticket with this sub-genre.
The successes of the Spiderman, Batman and X-Men films have caused a demand for heroes to grace themselves on the big screen. There are a few heroes that I believe should get their chance at a movie deal.
The first is Nightwing. For those who are not familiar with him, he is the grown-up version of Batman’s protégé, Robin. When Dick Grayson began to outgrow his Boy Wonder wardrobe he needed persona: one to separate him from his mentor.
That was when he donned on the role of Nightwing. He retains some of the gadgets from when he was teamed up with Batman and a few more of his own. Nightwing uses his acrobatic experience to create a flashy form of combat.
I think a Nightwing movie would be worth it, because the evolution of Grayson moving on from Robin to Nightwing would make a good story. It would offer the chance to possibly see some of Gotham’s famous villains fight a new vigilante.
Another hero I would like to see in the movies would be Gambit. Gambit is a mutant from the X-Men series. He had a small cameo in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” His ability allows him to take potential energy and convert it into kinetic energy with explosive results.
Gambit has always had flashes of good and bad, which I think would make him an interesting hero. His natural charm and bad-boy tendencies give us a superhero that is far from flawless. The subtle unpredictability that is Gambit would offer potential in the creation of a rich story.
Lastly, I think Flash should be given a chance to show what he can do. He has always been one of the support staff on the Justice League. To me, I think he tends to get over showered in the presence of Batman and Superman. This is why I believe Flash should be allowed to fly solo.
His super-speed ability is one that I would love to have. The only downfall would be finding a villain or cause for Flash to pursue. A Flash movie would be worth seeing if a decent plot could be established. Today’s graphics could allow for some pretty awesome slow-motion sequences and super-speed fight scenes.
As we all know a good hero movie idea can be ruined with bad writing—look at Halle Barry’s “Catwoman.” If a good script can be mustered up, I strongly believe these three heroes could give audiences a great show in the theater.
Caleb is a sophomore majoring in English.