Total Nerd Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie  

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List Rules Only characters that have not yet had a stand-alone film. Vote up the ones you most want to see on the big screen.

While both Warner Bros. and Disney are in a hurry to bring all of the major DC and Marvel superheroes to the big screen, there are still plenty superheroes who don't have a movie. In fact, some of the most popular comic book characters still haven't had their own movie—and bringing in some of these characters would make for a few dream comic book films. 

Fans of both comic books and such films alike can all agree some characters simply deserve their own film. It could work wonders for the franchises as well, as some of the comic characters not in movies yet would help diversify the line-up of big screen men and women in tights. Characters like Miles Morales, Jaime Reyes, Kamala Khan would bring fresh perspectives to both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Extended Universe. 

Below, you'll find 20 comic book characters who should get movies, ready to be ranked by the true fans. Check out the list below and vote for the characters you think most deserve their own film.

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Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Batwoman

Batwoman is Gotham's first female superhero and is also the first LGBTQ member of the Bat Family. This could make her unique among the heroes of the DCEU.

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Batman Beyond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Batman Beyond

Terry McGinnis is the Batman of the future, a concept not yet presented on screen. 

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Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is a Muslim-American superhero from New Jersey who could bring a fresh perspective to the MCU.

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Dick Grayson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Dick Grayson Nightwing, Detective Comics, Batman

Dick Grayson is the original Robin and a major part of the Batman mythos that could be explored in a solo film. 

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Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Moon Knight

Moon Knight is Marvel's answer to Batman, a dark vigilante who received his powers from the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. The MCU has yet to explore the darker side of its universe on the big screen. 

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Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Martian Manhunter

Martian Manhunter has powerful telepathic abilities and can shape shift, a unique set of skills among the DC heroes currently on the big screen. 

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Nova (Richard Rider) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Nova

Nova is a member of the Nova Corps, an intergalactic police force. His inclusion in the MCU could open up many more cosmic adventures.

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Sandman (Wesley Dodds) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Sandman (Wesley Dodds) Sandman

The original Sandman uses sleeping gas to sedate his enemies, as he fights crime in order to enjoy "the sleep of the just." Warner Bros. could produce a pulpy noir around this character.

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Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Zatanna

Zatanna is a crimefighting magician with a connection to Batman -- a unique backstory for a DCEU movie.

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Booster Gold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Booster Gold

Booster Gold would be the first time traveler among the DC pantheon of heroes currently on the big screen.

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Galactus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Galactus

Galactus is one of the most infamous villains in the Marvel universe, a cosmic threat who has yet to appear on the big screen in earnest.

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John Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
John Stewart Green Lantern Corps: Recharge

John Stewart is the fourth Green Lantern and the second African-American superhero at DC. He is also the Green Lantern featured in the Justice League cartoon shows, making him a popular choice among DC fans who grew up in the '90s.

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Namor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Namor

Namor the Sub-Mariner is the original underwater superhero, beating Aquaman to the page by two years. The MCU could explore the depths of the ocean with a movie based on this hero/villain.

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Dream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Dream Sandman

Dream of the Endless would open the door to a whole realm of possibility in the DCEU, that of the world beyond consciousness.

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Plastic Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Plastic Man

Plastic Man's powers allow him to shape shift his body into whatever he wants. He's a lighthearted hero who could lend a different flavor to the DCEU.

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Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) Threshold

Jaime Reyes wears an alien scarab suit to become the Blue Beetle, DC's very own bug-themed superhero. 

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Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra

Doctor Aphra was introduced in Marvel's Darth Vader comic and now is the star of her own series where she goes on all manner of Indiana Jones-like adventures. 

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Mister Miracle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Mister Miracle

Mister Miracle is a super escape artist who hails from the Fourth World corner of the DC universe. With a New Gods film on the way, the DCEU might want to spin off Mister Miracle into his own movie.

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Ragman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Ragman

Ragman gets his strength and agility from a supernatural rag suit that absorbs the souls of his enemies. He would add a horror element to the DCEU. 

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Spider Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
Spider Jerusalem Transmetropolitan

Spider Jerusalem is a twisted gonzo journalist who shoots while he asks the questions.