The opening scene in a comic book movie, like any movie, is so important: it establishes the tone and mood of the piece from there on out, and crucially has to have a high level of impact to keep viewers glued for the next two hours. Given how fickle comic book fans are notorious for being, it's important that the opening scene lets viewers know what they're in for, and attempts to re-assert any pre-conceived notions they might have about this casting, or that director, or whatever. You generally don't get a great comic book movie without a fantastic opening scene, and these 10 movies, though not all sure-fire classics, got us in the right mood from the very first scene, by delivering a punchy prologue that in many cases simply led to greater things later on. Be it a visually stunning fight scene setting up the protagonist or a daring escape by the film's villain, these 10 opening scenes are simply unforgettable, and something all future comic book movies should aspire to. Of course, there are so many great opening scenes that it's impossible to include them all: did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments!
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