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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1,990 789
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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1,537 745
Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,355 758
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,862 822
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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1,398 743
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,288 686
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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Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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spawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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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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Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Aquaman More Fun Comics

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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

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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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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 Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

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

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

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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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Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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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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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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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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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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Doctor Fate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
ChrisTraub added Doctor Fate More Fun Comics

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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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Nova (Richard Rider) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
lanepathos added Nova (Richard Rider)

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Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Captain Marvel

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

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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
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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