It’s been years since the Avengers defeated Thanos and yet superhero blockbusters are still the primary focus of major movie studios. Sure, other films like Everything Everywhere All At Once and Avatar: the Way of the Water, are being made as well, but that’s much less frequent than the ever-successful superhero flicks. That being said, there are plenty of comic book characters who have yet to be explored on the big screen.
I have previously written about some of these superpowered icons in previous articles such as 6 Superheroes Who Still Don’t Have Movies, 6 More Superheroes Who Still Don’t Have Movies, and Another 6 Superheroes Who Still Don’t Have Movies. Because the list of comic book crime fighters who have yet to star in their own big screen blockbuster is so expansive, here are yet another 6 superheroes who STILL haven’t been featured in a live action film.
The Great Lakes Avengers
The Great Lakes Avengers are so hilariously ridiculous that it’s hard not to imagine a truly over-the-top action comedy starring them. After Mr. Immortal discovers his ability to never die, he assembles a team of heroes who mostly have terrible superpowers who manage to actually save the day. Doorman has the ability to pass through him into adjacent rooms… like a door. Flatman can become extraordinarily flat. Big Bertha can alter size and body mass. Leather Boy doesn’t have powers and is just a guy who wears leather. Dinah Soar is a dinosaur lady. The Guardians of the Galaxy were made household names thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it’s time they do the same with an even sillier team.
Dark Horse Comics’ The Goon follows an absolutely jacked mob enforcer who acts as the muscle of the Labrazio mob. He’s much more than just another mobster character, though. The Goon and his sidekick, Franky, defend Lonely Street from the Zombie Priest. Despite being a comic book series, this is unlike anything else movie studios are currently adapting. It’s so unique that it would become a standout memorable flick for all kinds of audiences.
Zatanna may act as a stage magician, but she’s got real magical abilities that she uses to battle evil. She casts her spells by speaking words backwards, which is a pretty fun concept. Some of her magic powers include elemental control, telekinesis, teleportation, reality alteration, chronokinesis, and much more. She’s often considered one of the most powerful magic users on the mortal plane in the DC Universe. She’s been a member of the Justice League, Justice League of America, and Justice League Dark. Needless to say, she’s an incredibly important character in DC comics. It’s actually quite shocking she hasn’t made her way to the big screen yet.
Big Barda and Mister Miracle
Big Barda and Mister Miracle put the power in power couple. Barda is a New God from Apokolips who fell in love with Mister Miracle and became a warrior for good. Mister Miracle was a New God from New Genesis who fled to Earth and became the protégé of a circus escape artist. She’s immortal, super strong, super durable, and is an expert hand-to-hand combatant. He can traverse through time and space, heal living beings, fully restore creatures back from death, and can control energy to an almost boundless degree, on top of also being super strong and the universe’s greatest escape artist. They may both essentially be gods, but their love is what humanizes them. There’s definitely an exciting and touching story in there that can be adapted to film.
Virgil Hawkins, a.k.a. Static, was just an ordinary teenager when he ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time. During an event called the Big Bang, he and many other individuals gained superpowers. Most of these “Bang Babies” use their powers to fuel their life of crime, but Virgil fights to protect the innocent. With his new powers as Static, he has electrokinesis that allows him to shoot and manipulate lightning, as well as cause people and objects to statically cling together. Anyone who has watched the animated series Static Shock can tell you how well Static can be adapted from the pages of a comic book to other media.
Created by the great Steve Ditko, the Question is a master-class detective with genius-level intelligence and a skilled martial artist. He wears a faceless mask made of Pseudoderm to hide his identity, giving him his iconic appearance. 2022’s The Batman proved how great a modern noir detective story can be on the big screen. A movie focused on the Question could match that and manage to include even more of a suspenseful mystery.