Total Nerd Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film  

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List Rules Add and vote up the comic characters who should be in movies

Certain comic book characters definitely lend themselves to film better than others.

Sometimes it's their costume, or their power-set being cinematically dynamic (how Hydroman made this list), or how necessary they are to the universe, or even to a specific storyline. Many heroes and villains out there deserve their turn in the limelight. With Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel showed no character is too obscure to delight fans, and with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Dark Knight they proved that you really can have multiple villains work in a single film... unlike the disasters that are Spider-Man 3 and Batman & Robin.

From fan favorites (Carnage!) to how-do-they-not-have-a-movie-yet?! (Ms. Marvel, and yes we know it's eventually coming but it's not here yet), these are the comic characters we should see in movies. We also added characters that need to be redone in the comic book film industry (Green Lantern... among others).

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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Venom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond

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Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Galactus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
skypir876 added Galactus

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Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Darkseid

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Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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spawn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
BlakeDonald added spawn

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Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

22 Comic Book Movies We Never Got to Experience

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Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Green Arrow Identity Crisis, More Fun Comics, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Aquaman More Fun Comics

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Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
DeeStanley added Silver Surfer

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Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Iron Fist The New Avengers

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Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Black Canary Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Josh Drury added Nightwing

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She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added She-Hulk

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Lobo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Brainiac

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Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
MeganTraub added Hawkgirl

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

32 Things You Didn't Know About Wolverine

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Spider-Man Noir is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
PierreApel added Spider-Man Noir

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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Doctor Fate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
ChrisTraub added Doctor Fate More Fun Comics

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Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Cyborg

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Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Captain Marvel

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Nova (Richard Rider) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
lanepathos added Nova (Richard Rider)

Amazing Real-Life Superhero Gadgets & Powers

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Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Solomon Grundy

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John Constantine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Jo√£oRicardo added John Constantine Sandman

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The Wasp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
The Wasp

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Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Enchantress

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Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
ChrisTrace added Taskmaster

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Shazam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
MattBryant added Shazam

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Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

Things Extroverts Have The Hardest Time With

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Namor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Wally West is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
lanepathos added Wally West

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Beast Boy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Toxin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
toxinom added Toxin

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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Power Girl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
PeteMikeAd added Power Girl

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Blue Beetle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Blue Beetle