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
2,593 699
Venom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

3
2,164 875
Gambit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

4
1,989 790
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

5
1,641 823
Cable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

6
1,513 819
Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

7
2,003 896
Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Batman Beyond

8
1,431 733
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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9
1,539 800
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

10
1,228 632
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

11
1,447 800
Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

12
1,413 448
spawn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
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13
1,061 776
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

14
292 114
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

15
1,124 825
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
1,083 896
Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
More Fun Comics

17
969 398
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
DeeStanley added

18
1,095 832
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

19
1,139 738
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

20
910 763
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
873 160
Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
Josh Drury added Nightwing

22
979 806
Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
The New Avengers

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1,093 747
She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

24
1,221 642
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film

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1,093 760
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters We Want to See on Film