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
3,070 784
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

2
2,629 724
Venom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

3
2,210 896
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

4
2,038 809
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

5
1,665 848
Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

6
1,558 838
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

7
2,048 914
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond

8
1,468 756
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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9
1,572 819
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

10
1,267 648
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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11
1,467 827
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

12
1,445 465
spawn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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13
1,089 788
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

14
310 130
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

15
1,151 836
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
1,103 906
Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
More Fun Comics

17
988 412
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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18
1,117 848
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

19
1,159 752
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

20
931 776
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
906 167
Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Josh Drury added Nightwing

22
1,117 763
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

23
991 821
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
The New Avengers

24
1,245 652
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

25
1,107 775
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film