Batman, Superman, Spider-man, these are all names the general public is famillar with. The iamges are iconic enough to have people that are familiar with them all over the world, even if they've never picked up a comic book in their lives. Superheroes are more common place now. With box office smash hits like The Avengers and television shows like Arrow and The Flash being a huge success, companies have realized how profitable superheroes can be, and so they've delved into the archies to create series and films about superheros you might not have heard of.
Daredevil's first big-screen moment was in the Ben Affleck movie back in 2003. The movie was received poorly and still considered one of the “misses” when it comes to the hit and miss world of cinema. Recently, Netflix brought the character back to life with a dark and gritty series that allowed the creators to show the character's world as dark as it is in the comics, with no need to worry about PG ratings. The entire series is available to watch on Netflix now.
If the Justice League had a polar opposite, it would be the Suicide Squad. This group of supervillains is contracted to do deadly cover missions by the US government in the comic book series. As DC continues to go tit-for-tat with Marvel on the silver screen Suicide Squad is DC's answer to The Avengers. While you might have heard of The Joker, the other group members like Deadshot and Harley Quinn might not be as familiar. You will learn more about them soon enough when the movie is released next summer.
Bugs and superhereos go together more often than you would think. There are characters we all know like Spider-man and other characters people might not know, like The Wasp. This summer we will meet Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd (Anchorman). Ant-Man uses a special suit to change his body size and multiply his strength. Expect this movie to be more tongue-in-cheek a la Guardians of the Galaxy, with a bit of self deprecating humor we already saw in the trailers.
If you remember the television show ALIAS starring Jennifer Garner, you will be excited for this Netflix series. A.K.A. Jessica Jones is about a superhero with PTSD that retires and starts her own private detective agency. Mix Law & Order with ALIAS and it seems we would have the formula for A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The show will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning it takes place in the same world as The Avengers and Iron Man—it is not separate or comics/ only. A.K.A Jessica Jones will air sometime later this year.
Are you ready for this superhero invasion? If you're already a fan you will have quite a bit to look forward to and if you're new to world of caped crusaders, there will be plenty of material online and on TV to get you started.