In terms of scale, there are some huge comic book movie events coming up in the next few years – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War and X-Men: Apocalypse, for example – but none of them are bigger than the double event that is Avengers: Infinity War.
The two-part movie will take place in 2018 and 2019, and will see the collective might of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and their allies put to the test against the cosmic power of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet (and whatever else the Mad Titan brings to the table).
The battle could destroy the universe – and it really doesn’t get much bigger than that – but there have been plenty of comic book stories that would make equally huge movie events if they were adapted onto the big screen.
In this article, we’ll take a look at ten stories that would make movies equally as epic as the Avengers: Infinity War offerings.
House Of M
House of M would, perhaps, be a difficult movie to produce, given that one of its main characters – Scarlet Witch – is a Marvel Studios character at present, but given that both Marvel Studios and Fox have used Quicksilver, it’s surely not impossible.
The story deals with the aftermath of Scarlet Witch’s mental breakdown following the loss of her children. Subsequently, she used her massive power to remove the mutant abilities of nearly of all the other mutants in the world, simply by saying, “No more mutants.”
In the X-Men movie franchise, this would be a catastrophic event, as the likes of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Patrick Stewart/James McAvoy’s Professor X and Ian McKellen/Michael Fassbender’s Magneto would potentially be reduced to being completely normal humans.