With so many superhero films out there, you’d think that there’s a movie focused on every one, but you would be very wrong. I previously wrote about superheroes who still don’t have their own movie, but there are so many out there that it’s worth doing again. Superheroes who are already slated to star in their own movie or miniseries in the future like, Hawkeye or Batgirl, are not considered for this list. That being said, with how big superhero movies still are, it’s rather surprising that there’s not a live action film planned for each and every one of them.
Here are six more superheroes who still don’t have their own movies.
The Sentry is a rather essential character to Marvel’s lineup. This is heavily because he is often considered to be the strongest superhero from Marvel Comics. He has the powers of a million exploding suns after ingesting an experimental Super-Soldier Serum, making him practically unbeatable. Because of this, he’s go-to muscle whenever the Avengers need some help, like when they needed him to stop the Hulk in World War Hulk. He even took on Galactus on his own and lived. Obviously, a hero this strong needs some building up to, but there have already been over twenty MCU movies of build-up.
The Sentry does suffer from extreme agoraphobia and schizophrenia, preventing him from being an end-all be-all win condition for their stories. This does also make for an interesting story to focus on that hasn’t already been in a superhero film yet.
Built by Dr. Thomas Morrow, Red Tornado is an android that is inhabited by the air elemental known as Ulthoon. In other words, he’s a robot guy with wind powers, which is really cool. The only major live action attempt at the character was in the CW’s Supergirl, but that take didn’t quite do the character justice. It’s time to see what a Hollywood budget could do with an android who can create tornadoes.
He has worked with members of the Justice League and has served as an advisor for Young Justice, plus his creator Thomas Morrow has worked with Silas Stone (Cyborg’s father) at S.T.A.R. Labs. Because of this, the crossover movie potential practically writes itself.
She’s a girl who can communicate and direct the actions of squirrels. What more could you want in a goofy superhero comedy flick? She also has night vision, superhuman strength and jaw strength, super climbing abilities, superhuman leaping, and a big bushy tail; you know, squirrel abilities. A Squirrel Girl movie would honestly make for a fantastic comedy action film with a lot of heart. If you think the ability to control squirrels is lame, just take a gander at how cool and useful Ratcatcher 2 was in 2021’s The Suicide Squad with her power to control rats.
Squirrel Girl has become a bit of a symbol of body positivity in the world of comics. With superheroines often drawn with unrealistic body proportions wearing skin tight outfits or barely wearing anything at all, a character who more closely matches what an average person looks like and loves how she looks is certainly needed. Not only would Squirrel Girl make for a ridiculous and fun movie, but she would be a fantastic role model for younger viewers.
The Tick was originally created as a parody of existing superheroes like Superman and Batman, but actually became a bit of a fan-favorite hero himself. Over the years, the Tick has been in the spotlight for a comic book series, animated series, and two live action series, as well as a rather fun SNES video game. However, despite all that media attention, he has yet to appear in a live action movie.
The fact that he’s still clearly in costume while dressed as his secret identity, his archnemesis is a man with a wooden chair as a face, and one of the recurring characters is a caped superhero named Clark who is unable to be recognized as a hero as great as the Tick are all hilarious gags. The Tick helped usher in the superhero parody fad, so now would be the perfect time for a blockbuster Tick film to poke fun at the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Black Bolt is such an essential Marvel character that it’s actually a bit of a shock that he hasn’t been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. He’s a member of the Illuminati along with Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Mister Fantastic, Professor X, and Namor, and is the leader of the Inhumans. Because of this, he’s a major player in several impactful events like the Secret Invasion, so it’s only a matter of time until he is introduced into the MCU.
His Sonic Scream, inter-dimensional travel, and energy manipulation would all be extremely fun to see done well in live action. Because he has undergone rigorous mental training to prevent himself from uttering a sound and makes sure to always be silent so that his voice doesn’t cause destruction, there’s an air of mystery around him that would make him intriguing to see in a movie.
J’onn J’onzz, also known as the Martian Manhunter, was originally a founding member of the Justice League. He can shapeshift and has telepathic powers, and is overall one of the most powerful heroes in DC Comics’ lineup. He’s a vital character to the DC Universe, plus his abilities (and awesome alien appearance) would be absolutely perfect for a live action movie. A live action version of the character is prominently featured in Supergirl, but he’s obviously not in the spotlight as much as the titular hero.
Martian Manhunter’s tragic backstory of witnessing his wife and daughters die and being the last Martian would allow for one heck of an onscreen tear-jerker. Seeing him do some detective work in his human disguise while battling villains in his alien form would make for an incredible and unique comic book movie.
Considering Hollywood’s comic book adaptation obsession doesn’t seem like it will come to an end any time soon, we will likely get the chance to see them on the big screen at some point in the future. Which superheroes do you still want to see in their very own live action movie?