There’s clearly no end in sight to the superhero movie fad, and more and more iconic comic book characters are starring in their own films. Studios are finally bringing characters other than Batman and Spider-Man to the big screen, so it’s always exciting to see who could be next. I’ve already written about superheroes who still haven’t starred in major live action films a couple of times with 6 Superheroes Who Still Don’t Have Movies and 6 More Superheroes Who Still Don’t Have Movies, but there are somehow plenty of comic book legends who still haven’t received the blockbuster movie treatment, so here are another 6 superheroes who still don’t have movies.
The Arrowverse Black Lightning series may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean appearances of the character in live action should stop there. He was DC’s first black superhero to have his own title, and he’s absolutely incredible. Using his lightning-based powers, he’s known to take on street-level threats like gang wars and the illegal drug trade. With the likes of Wonder Woman and Superman battling against world-ending events, it would be a nice change to see a hero with super powers take on more grounded and real threats. Plus, when he’s not stopping crime, he’s a principal at a school in a disadvantaged neighborhood. Black Lightning is a character that touches on important issues and has cool lightning powers. Now is the perfect time for him to have his own movie.
Miyamoto Usagi is an anthropomorphic talking rabbit who is also a samurai. Need I say more? Created by Stan Sakai, the Usagi Yojimbo comic book series is heavily inspired by Japanese cinema and takes place in a world where animals replace humans. He’s a master of martial arts and is extremely skilled with a sword. With the new Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Netflix animated series, Usagi may be rising in popularity pretty soon, so why not have him star in his first live action film? The sword-fighting action on the big screen would be enough to captivate audiences, nevermind when it’s talking animals doing the fighting. Usagi has crossed over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles several times, and they’ve been in six theatrically released films at the time this article is being written. It’s time Usagi got his turn.
Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom is a scientific genius with the ability to shrink down to the size of an Atom. Since the MCU has made Ant-Man quite well-known, you can think of the Atom as DC’s version of him, but the Atom technically came first. When he shrinks down, he still retains his full mass, which can make him extremely tough to fight. He was a member of the original Justice League of America and has even been a member of the Justice League. This is a genuinely fun character with abilities that could lead to rather unique visuals. There’s no doubt that a movie based on the Atom would be wildly entertaining.
Jessica Drew, better known as Spider-Woman, is much more than a female counterpart to Peter Parker like her alias suggests. She was experimented on by Hydra and sent to kill Nick Fury. However, after discovering Hydra’s true nature, she joins the fight for good and even becomes a member of the Avengers and S.W.O.R.D. She can stick to surfaces like Spider-Man can, but she can shoot bursts of bio-electricity from her hands that she calls Venom Blasts and can glide through the air. She has a compelling backstory and very cool superpowers that would truly be a blast to see on the big screen. Plus, at this rate, Marvel is bound to introduce her into the MCU at some point.
Booster Gold would honestly be one of the modest entertaining superheroes to see a movie focus on. It’s quite surprising that there isn’t one already. In the distant future, he worked as a security officer at the Metropolis Space Museum, where he came across images of iconic superheroes from the present day. He wanted to be a superhero himself, so he stole some tech from the museum that granted him the abilities to fly and fire blasts of energy, along with a security robot named Skeets, and used Rip hunter’s time machine to travel to the present.
His goal was to become a mega-famous superhero like Superman, which meant he was saving people and fighting crime for all the wrong reasons. However, this leads to outstanding character development when he realizes what makes someone a true hero. He’s a unique character, is one of the most humorous comic book heroes around, has cool powers, and his story features some heartfelt development. Everything about him has the making of a fantastic superhero film.
Namor is set to appear in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but there’s no word on if he’ll ever receive a movie of his own or if he’ll just continue to be a side character in someone else’s film. He’s such an important part of the Marvel Universe that it’s actually quite shocking that it’s taken him this long to appear. Namor the Sub-Mariner is essentially Marvel’s version of Aquaman. He’s the king of Atlantis, breathes underwater, has superhuman abilities, and has even been able to manipulate water itself. With how well Aquaman did at the box office for Warner Bros., it’s safe to say Disney and Marvel Studios would have success with a Namor film. Namor is also a member of the Illuminati along with Doctor Strange, Tony Stark, Professor Xavier, Black Bolt, and Mr. Fantastic, making him potentially vital for the MCU’s future.
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