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Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

Updated December 10, 2019 8.7k votes 880 voters 2.8k views25 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Dick Grayson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    Dick Grayson

    Nightwing, Detective Comics

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

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    Moon Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

    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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    Zatanna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    Zatanna is a crimefighting magician with a connection to Batman -- a unique backstory for a DCEU movie.

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

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

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    Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

    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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    Namor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Nova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Booster Gold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

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

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    Batwoman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Ms. Marvel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

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

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    John Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Firestorm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

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    Sandman (Wesley Dodds) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

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

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

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    Mister Miracle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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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    Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie

    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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    Ragman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    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) 24 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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    Spider Jerusalem

    Transmetropolitan

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

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    Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Comic Book Characters That Need Their Own Movie
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