We’re lucky enough to live in a time when several comic book movies are released per year and the future has a full slate of promising superhero adaptations too. These films are often embracing the source material instead of being embarrassed by it, but very few are direct adaptations of the comic book stories that they’re named after. The filmmakers’ admiration for the source material can often be seen throughout these cinematic stories, but significant changes are frequently made when bringing these stories to theaters.
Whether it’s due to studios not having the rights to certain characters or having to fit a story into a shared cinematic universe, here’s a look at 10 films that made big changes when adapting the original comics that inspired them. (Spoilers follow for all these movies and comics…)
Which comic book movies do you think got the source material seriously wrong? And which do you think nailed it? And does it even matter?! Let’s discuss in the comments!
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