Movies We Want Made

Black Widow. My favorite Avenger. Ever since the release of The Avengers in 2012, I have wanted a movie about Black Widow. We had feature films about Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, and Thor so why not the former Russian spy? How did she come to be who she is? Why is there red on her ledger? What happened in Budapest? I’m excited about the Black Widow movie to be released in May 2021, but I am not sure the film will cover as much of Natasha Romanoff’s origin as I am curious to know.

Wicked. There are two sides to every story and the Broadway musical Wicked gave us insight on the Wicked Witch of the West. We have seen her life and times played out onstage, but that is nothing compared to the experience a full-length feature film would provide. Of course, any die heart fan will accept no other than Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth as Elphaba and Glinda.

Boo. Remember that little girl from Disney’s Monsters Inc.? What happened to her? She knows monsters are real so what was growing up like for her? I imagine she experienced isolation because of that difference between her and other kids. Maybe there was even a larger theme about judging a book by its cover or someone before you get to know them. Maybe she grew up to be a kind-hearted individual fervent about seeing the beauty in others.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. This one is my favorite book series. From the plucky young governess to the mystery of the “wolf babies” and the many adventures of Simon Harley Dickenson, these tales are definitely ones I want to see brought to life. A movie would be an excellent compilation of the overarching story, but I’d love to see a TV show to animate the smaller but still precious anecdotes. BBC, I’m calling on you!

The Marauders. What Potterhead doesn’t want to see this prequel come to life? After all the adventures we’ve been on with Harry, Ron, and Hermione and only hearing about the legacy of their parents, I want to know what life was like before Voldemort rose to power. How did James and Lily fell in love? What was Severus and Lily’s relationship like before he became enticed by the Dark Arts? How did it fall apart? Was the Forbidden Forest once known as the “Highly Discouraged Forest,” and did the name changed have anything to do with a werewolf, three Animagi, roughly 200 spiders, and an attempted tea party? What mischief did the Marauders get themselves into and how did they get out?

What other tales would you like to see in theaters? Comment below!

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