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List Rules Iconic characters from movies that haven't been seen on the big screen for a while.

What beloved and iconic movie characters would you like to see make their long-awaited return to the big screen? There are many classic film characters that have been absent from theaters for too long. Great movie characters like Rocky Balboa and Max Rockatansky returned triumphantly in 2015, but there are plenty other names that frequently top best movie character lists who are ready for a reboot, and below you can vote up those you'd like to see.
 

When considering which iconic characters you want to see again, think about their longevity, depth, and personality, along with the stories they were involved in, and how they might fit in modern films. Would you like to see the Dude take on the 21st century? How much would you love to see Lando reunite with Chewie in the next Star Wars film?

Of the iconic movie characters below, vote up those you would like to see return to the big screen, whether played by the same actors from the original films or by a new star.
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Ellen Ripley


Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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Often seen as one of the greatest female characters ever created, Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley was a large reason for the success of the first two Alien movies. Giving Ripley a strength and perseverance that audiences hadn't really seen before, the Xenomorphs never stood a chance.

With Ridley Scott continuing his Prometheus prequel trilogy, isn't it time for Ripley to come back for one last hurrah to correct the sins of the franchise's final movies?

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Appears In: Alien, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Aliens Alien Quadrilogy

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#56 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

#8 on The Greatest Female Characters in Film History

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Obi-Wan Kenobi


Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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Played both by Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness, Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most flawed and interesting characters in the entire Star Wars universe. After the success of The Force Awakens in December 2015, and the return of Kenobi in one specific sequence of the film, it might be high time to bring back Obi-Wan again, whether it be as a force ghost, or in an anthology film.

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Appears In: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, + more

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#24 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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The Bride


The Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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Last seen in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Uma Thurman's The Bride (Beatrix Kiddo) has remained one of the most beloved female movie characters in history ever since. Able to kill anyone who stands in the way of her and her mission, while also being emotionally vulnerable, The Bride cemented her place in pop culture from her first sword fight. Considering Tarantino's career is nearing its supposed end and taking into account the outcry for strong female characters - it might just be the perfect time for The Bride to pick up her samurai sword one more time.

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Appears In: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

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Lando Calrissian


Lando Calrissian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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One of the few characters from the original Star Wars trilogy that was absent from 2015's The Force Awakens, Billy Dee Williams's Lando Calrissian was one of the most interesting and morally ambiguous characters in the entire franchise. Williams has previously expressed his interest in returning to the franchise previously and fans everywhere would love to see him back for Episode VIII or IX. Even a spinoff film would satisfy the Lando lovers!

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Appears In: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars

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#10 on The Greatest Black Characters in Film History

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The Dude, played by Jeff Bridges, is perhaps the most iconic character ever put onscreen by the Coen Brothers - about the highest praise one can give a character. With stoner comedies at their peak, and quality detective stories unfortunately lacking from the mainstream, the idea of bringing the Dude back for yet another crazy adventure is too tempting an opportunity to pass up.

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Appears In: The Big Lebowski

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#5 on The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

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Blade


Blade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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Wesley Snipes's Blade has been missing from the movie theater screens for simply too long. After receiving some fairly beloved adaptations (and one not-so-beloved), the character hasn't been in a film in over a decade. With all of the comic book movies in theaters these days, it might be time for a change of pace in terms of tone and story in the genre, and no one could do that better than Blade.

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Appears In: Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade, Marvel Universe

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#49 on The Top Marvel Comics Superheroes

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Ian Malcolm


Ian Malcolm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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Perhaps Jeff Goldblum's most iconic character, and maybe the most famous character in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm was the perfect counterbalance and banter partner for every other character in the film. After the revelations that came about in 2015's Jurassic World, wouldn't it be nice to see the skeptical doctor come back for the sequel?

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Appears In: Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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Man with No Name


Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Beloved Movie Characters Who Should Make a Comeback
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The Man with No Name is the definition of iconic. From his squinted eyes to the way he saunters into a saloon wearing that poncho, there aren't many movie characters cooler or more ruthless than The Man with No Name. With the Western genre trying to make a comeback as of late, what better way to welcome back the Old West than with one of its most unique bounty hunters?

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Appears In: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More

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#15 on The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

#30 on The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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