If you are a fan of comic book movies, and find 2009′s slate to be a little underwhelming, be patient. Because 2010 is shaping up to be a great year for comic book movie fans.
Warner Brothers announced released dates for some of their upcoming releases to Exhibitor Relations (as reported by Comingsoon.net) and it seems that they were serious about amping up their comic book inspired output. Both Josh Bolin’s starring turn as Jonah Hex and the long -awaited Green Lantern film (the script for which was reviewed by us here) will be hitting screens in 2010.
They join Marvel’s previously announced Thor and Iron Man 2 films (recently re-confirmed by Marvel’s fourth quarter 2008 earnings report) and the no-stranger to comics The Green Hornet to make 2010 a jam-packed year.
Here is your scheduled line-up, so you can clear your social schedules accordingly:
Iron Man 2–May 7,2010
The Green Hornet–June 25, 2010
Thor–July 16, 2010
Jonah Hex–August 6, 2010
Green Lantern–December 17, 2010
And for those of you who can’t wait five months to get your comics-adapted-into-different-media fix, start planning a trip to New York City in February. The long in production Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark is set to open at Broadway’s Hilton Theater on February 18, 2010, with previews begining on January 16.
The musical, at least partially inspired by the Spider-Man film franchise, is directed by Julie Taymor and features songs from U2′s Bono and Edge. My advice to you would try to reserve those tickets early, because there’s no guarantee how long this one’s going to last.
Tip of the hat to The Beat for inspiring this article.