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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2,449 647
Venom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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2,027 804
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,849 738
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,561 757
Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,382 769
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,883 836
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond

8
1,428 750
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,318 693
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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1,353 757
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,299 408
spawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
BlakeDonald added spawn

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1,129 585
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Darkseid

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204 65
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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975 727
Mysterio 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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1,009 846
Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Aquaman More Fun Comics

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1,026 781
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,047 774
Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 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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876 366
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
DeeStanley added Silver Surfer

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1,070 693
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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849 716
Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Black Canary Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

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925 751
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Iron Fist The New Avengers

The Worst Marvel Movies of All Time

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1,024 705
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added She-Hulk

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1,152 607
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,040 725
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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768 134
Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Josh Drury added Nightwing

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698 685
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
MeganTraub added Hawkgirl

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787 684
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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697 670
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Brainiac

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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739 410
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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776 575
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Cyborg

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652 575
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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702 330
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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594 294
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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818 541
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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713 369
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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711 592
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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575 309
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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657 545
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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570 654
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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562 446
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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738 493
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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473 313
Black Bolt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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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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499 318
Beast Boy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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479 382
Toxin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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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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468 399
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