It seems like every comic book superhero has now been featured in a movie. There was once a time when movies only portrayed top tier super heroes on the big screen. However with the success of Iron Man in 2008 every Hollywood studio has been lining up to capitalize on this craze. Just look at the facts, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a comic most never heard of, earned over $300 million at the box office this summer (with heroes that featured a tree and a raccoon).
At least 29 superhero movies will be coming out in the next six years. Warner Brothers, featuring characters from the DC Comics universe (Superman, Batman, Wonder Women) has slated 11 upcoming movies. Marvel Comics (Spiderman, Hulk, Avengers) has 10 movies slated over this timeframe.
Here is a link to a great infographic that highlights these superhero films.
With so many upcoming movies slated, DC and Marvel both are tapping the well to feature secondary and tertiary heroes in these films just so that they have a product to push.
Upcoming Movies Featuring Secondary Heroes
Ant Man – Marvel
Black Panther – Marvel
Shazam – DC
The Sandman – DC
Dynomutt & the Blue Falcon were brought to life by the creative team of Hanna-Barbera (Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo) and was a spin on the Batman and Robin tag team. What made these characters special was their dysfunctional approach to crime fighting. Their relationship also kept the show’s pace on the lighter side.
Dynomutt, a robotic dog, would always mess up an already sticky situation by bumbling along and giving the villain the upper hand. In the end Dynomutt would always save the day.
On several occasions Dynomutt allied with Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine team to fight crime. In fact, they had their own show, the Scooby Doo/Dynomutt hour back in the late 1970’s.
Though Dynomutt & Blue Falcon were cartoon characters, with today’s technology this duo could easily be transformed into a live-action movie. I could easily see Ben Afleck in the role of the Blue Falcon, though unfortunately he is now cast as Batman for the upcoming Superman versus Batman movie. Perhaps Jason Bateman or Bradley Cooper? Anyway, this is a movie that needs to happen now!