Comic book movies cost millions of dollars to make these days and that comes down to a number of factors. These include the fact that actor salaries are ridiculously high (Robert Downey, Jr. earned $40 million for Avengers: Age of Ultron alone, for example), sets have to be built, locations have to be rented out and, of course, CGI imagery has to be created by special effects wizards.
The latter has already been seen in action many times, with the likes of the Hulk, Abomination and the Chitauri being heavily CGI-based, and there will be many more to come (Doomsday, Apocalypse and Surtur, for example).
With the quality of CGI improving all the time, it’s fun to wonder just how awesome certain comic book characters might look on screen. Lots would obviously look great, but some would stand out in particular. So, without mentioning any who have already appeared in movies or who are definitely confirmed to appear in the future, here are ten comic book characters who’d look awesome with big-budget movie CGI…
Given how popular a villain Carnage is, it’s definitely something of a surprise that he hasn’t yet been seen in a Spider-Man movie – though that will hopefully be rectified now that the character is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The likes of the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Sandman, Lizard, Electro and Rhino were all depicted on screen across the two Sony Spider-Man franchises – and it’s about time the villain also known as Cletus Kasady got his chance.
A symbiote-empowered character, Carnage would look absolutely awesome utilising modern CGI technology. He is a terrifying-looking creation who is a striking red colour. The character essentially possesses the same powers as Venom, only on a greater level, and has the ability to reshape parts of his body into blades and tools. Seeing his red tendrils forming into weapons would be awesome and we’d definitely like to see him in live action soon.