Whether it’s by humanizing superheroes a bit, or giving our favorite characters a makeover, it’s clear that gritty is the new direction for Hollywood. This approach is everywhere these days, from Daniel Craig’s James Bond to The Dark Knight trilogy to the upcoming Man of Steel and Wolverine movies. And it seems that this edgy angle is not going away any time soon.
So with that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of a few franchises that could potentially benefit from going gritty. Some of these have been on the mind of fans and studio execs for years, while others might just be hopeful thinking on our part. Either way, here are ten franchises we’d like to see get the dark reboot treatment.