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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1
3,040 771
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

2
2,610 710
Venom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

3
2,188 884
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

4
2,011 800
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

5
1,653 834
Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

6
1,538 827
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

7
2,025 904
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond

8
1,452 742
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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9
1,557 810
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

10
1,246 639
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

11
1,458 810
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

12
1,430 456
spawn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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13
1,076 781
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

14
302 123
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

15
1,139 830
Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Identity Crisis, More Fun Comics, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

16
1,094 900
Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
More Fun Comics

17
982 402
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
DeeStanley added

18
1,106 840
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

19
1,150 745
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

20
920 770
Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

21
889 164
Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Josh Drury added Nightwing

22
985 811
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
The New Avengers

23
1,103 754
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

24
1,229 648
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

25
1,098 767
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film