Besides playing casino online, superhero movies are a great source of entertainment for millions of people worldwide. Fortunately, the Jackpotcity online casino has made sure there are enough games for fans to enjoy, with an intuitive navigation designed to deliver the ultimate gaming satisfaction. Similarly, movie creators continue to unveil new superhero movies every year, making this movie genre boom over the last decade.
Despite the surge in the popularity of superhero movies, the journey into this golden era comes after several stumbles over the last few years. As such, not every superhero movie out there is as cool as the 1989 Batman or the 1978 Superman film, including:
The Crow: City of Angels
Directed by Alex Proyas, the original The Crow movie starring Brandon Lee was a surprise hit at the box office. However, Lee’s tragic death while filming the movie made it seem like there wouldn’t be a sequel. Nonetheless, Hollywood wasn’t ready to allow the death of the movie star to stop them from making another film, so they released City of Angels two years later.
City of Angels starred Vincent Perez as the Crow, opening at the top with a promising $9 million dollars. However, the film suffered a quick death through word of mouth, ending its short-lived reign at $25 million globally.
While the 2011 Green Lantern movie seemed to be destined for greatness, how things went south remains a mystery to many. The movie was directed by Martin Campbell, coming off the James Bond reboot Casino Royale, and starring the charming Ryan Reynolds.
This movie also featured stars like Peter Sarsgaard, Blake Lively, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins, and Mark Strong, giving it everything necessary for a DC Emerald Warrior. Unfortunately, while the CGI concept sounds great, it didn’t work as planned as the final battle with Parallax felt sluggish.
Fantastic Four (2015)
As Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four has had multiple attempts to become box office heroes. The movie had its first attempt by producer Roger Corman in the 1990s, but it never got officially released although the producers held all the rights.
The first Fantastic Four movie was released in 2005 and it made a great sequel before the starting to underperform. That prompted the producers to decide to reboot the franchise, but a public feud between director Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox led to another disappointing box office film with a darker side.
Created by a first-time action director known as Pixar’s animator, DC’s Jonah Hex featured an impressive line-up of acting talents. That included stars like Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich, Michael Fassbender, and Michael Shannon. The movie was originally set to be directed by Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, but the two abandoned the project after creative differences with DC.
The movie blended genres by bringing in the supernatural and western together, casting a spell so deadly that it kept fans out of theatres. Unfortunately, the movies only grossed around $11 million at the box office.
2008 was a fantastic year for superhero movies thanks to smash hits like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and The Dark Knight. However, while fans flocked to theaters to enjoy these films, an old hero (The Spirit) remained in the dark. The Spirit was based on the amazing Will Eisner comics about a man who uses his imminent death to become a superhero, but not even the star characters featured could make it a good movie.