this year, having both XMFC and Captain America being super hero movies both set in a non-contemporary era, which until recently ervery superhero movie was a modernization, or a character forced into a contemporary setting.
considering most big name super hero characters were created in the 30s, 40s, 60s, and 70s it seems to make sense for the characters to be portrayed in the times of their origin, rather than being shoe-horned into a badly fitting modern setting. First Class worked, and i expect Cap will work, but how about any others, Fantastic Four set during the height of the space race in the 60s? Luke Cage and/or Iron Fist set during the height of blaxploitation and kung fu cinema in the 70s?
what do you think?
There have been a couple of other superhero movies set in the past, the ones that instantly spring to mind are The Rocketeer, Justice League: The New Frontier and (maybe this counts and maybe it doesn't) Watchmen.
I agree that a seventies powerman and iron fist movie would rule, and I would further suggest that there be a 60's Nick Fury spy-thriller, and a New Mutants movie set in the 80's, and a Dazzler movie set in the 70's.
there's also The Phantom, and The Shadow, and i'd say Watchmen sort of counts, but being that it is a one off that never evolved with the times, and is thematically tied to it's own era so strongly, the ability to contemporize it would have been harder to pull off, and generally disliked by fans.
i like the idea of a 60s set Nick Fury, that would be kick ass,
you could even involve characters such as winter soldier and black widow, maybe even crimson dynamo, it's a shame movieverse nick fury is black because if he wasn't it could much more easily be tied into the current movies