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
2
2,265 917
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
3
2,096 826
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
4
1,609 854
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
5
2,096 934
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond
6
1,524 777
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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7
1,616 839
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
8
1,310 668
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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9
1,486 480
spawn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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10
1,128 805
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
11
1,182 858
Green Arrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Identity Crisis, More Fun Comics, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
12
1,035 425
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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13
1,148 864
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
14
1,200 766
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
15
963 793
Black Canary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Birds of Prey, Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
16
1,153 780
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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17
944 176
Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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18
1,012 842
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
The New Avengers
19
1,278 664
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
20
1,129 793
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
21
780 733
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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22
785 754
Hawkgirl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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23
854 751
Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
24
855 456
Spider-Man Noir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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25
753 615
Doctor Fate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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