If there's one thing the success of Marvel Entertainment's recent comic book films proves, it's that special effects artists are wowing audiences like never before. Just look at the trailer for Iron Man 3, in which the Armored Avenger is shown rescuing a crew falling from Air Force One to what appears to be their doom.
Through its first two weekends in theaters, Iron Man 3 has generated more than $680 million in sales worldwide for Marvel Studios and parent Walt Disney . That must have Time Warner , which owns the DC Comic characters, News Corp. , which owns the film rights to Marvel's X-Men characters, and Sony , which owns the film rights to the Spider-Man franchise, thinking of ways to bring more superheroes to the cinema.
Which character would you choose to anchor the next comic book blockbuster? Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova says DC's the Flash is an obvious choice. But there are two others -- one from Marvel, another from DC -- that could also do well, Tim says.
Do you agree? Please watch the video to find out the other two characters Tim says deserve films, and then let us know which comic book character or story line you'd like to see brought to the big screen.
Learn how to grab global gains
Nothing exports like superheroes, and for Disney and Time Warner, going global with big comic book flicks has paid handsomely. Interested in more ways to profit from our increasingly global economy while keeping your portfolio grounded here at home? The Motley Fool's free report "3 American Companies Set to Dominate the World" shows you how. Click here to get your free copy before it's gone.
The article 3 Comic Book Characters That Deserve a Movie Now originally appeared on Fool.com.
Fool contributor Tim Beyers is a member of the Motley Fool Rule Breakers stock-picking team and the Motley Fool Supernova Odyssey I mission. He owned shares of Time Warner and Walt Disney at the time of publication. Check out Tim's web home and portfolio holdings or connect with him on Google+, Tumblr, or Twitter, where he goes by @milehighfool. You can also get his insights delivered directly to your RSS reader.The Motley Fool recommends Walt Disney. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.