But 2009 brings one movie that has comic book aficionados drooling with anticipation: Watchmen.
Based on the 1986 critically acclaimed work of the same name from DC Comics, the March 6 release promises a different, much more "adult" take on caped crusaders -- complete with an R rating.
However, Watchmen doesn't hit the screen until March 6, meaning this week's release of a video game-turned-action flick will have to keep the hordes at bay.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Based on the popular video game franchise, female fighter Chun Li embarks on a quest for justice. Her strength. Her fury. Her vengeance. Will become legend.
When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorschach begins an investigation, leading to a much more terrifying conclusion. Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do.
Based on the limited series and subsequent graphic novel from DC Comics.