Although we are now in the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we’ve seen the likes of Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and a number of others added, there are still many quality Marvel characters without their own live-action film or without any representation in the cinematic universe at all. Here is our list of 10 Marvel characters that deserve their own movies… (our list, of course, includes properties owned by FOX and probably Sony)
Considering that the stars of Guardians of The Galaxy are arguably lesser-known characters than Nova himself, it begs the question, “Why hasn’t Nova been introduced yet?” Well, perhaps the studio has bigger plans for the character down the line. Either way, it would be really great if Nova was introduced to the universe. We’ll take Sam Alexander or Richard Rider.
Who is he? Randomly chosen to become a member of the Nova Corps until the Annihilation Wave destroyed them all, leaving him imbued with their combined power and guided by the super-intelligent Worldmind computer, Richard Rider wages a one-man battle for justice as Nova.
Who should play him? Garrett Hedlund, Dan Stevens, Richard Madden
09. Miles Morales (Spider-Man)
Now that we have seen how great Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is, we need a cool Miles Morales too. Of course, we might need to wait a while before he is introduced, but wouldn’t it be awesome? There is no law against there being more than one Spidey.
Who is he? Teenager Miles Morales grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Recently, Miles took on the controversial and pressured role of Spider-Man shortly after the death of the original. Morales made his debut against The Kangaroo, much to the surprise and disapproval of many present at the confrontation.
Who should play him? Donald Glover, Tyler James Williams, Alfie Enoch
Who better replace Wolverine onscreen that Wolverine’s young clone, X-23? It seems like Bryan Singer and FOX have already approved this idea and we’ll soon get an X-23 film.
Who is she? When a top-secret program attempted to recreate the original Weapon X experiment that involved Wolverine, they failed to secure a test subject that could survive the bonding of the Adamantium to their skeleton. Doctor Sarah Kinney instead created a female clone using the only available genetic sample from Weapon X, which was damaged. Kinney then acted as the surrogate mother for the clone, and she gave birth to “X-23.”
Who should play her? Saoirse Ronan, Chloe Grace Moretz, Emilia Clarke, Summer Glau
It’s really hard to believe that FOX still hasn’t introduced Cable to the X-Men. Even though we’ve seen Bishop and a few other characters from the future, Cable hasn’t had the pleasure. The good news is that the post-credits scene in Deadpool promised us that he would appear in the sequel. But wouldn’t it be great if he got his own time-travel movie?
Who is he? Nathan Christopher Charles Summers is the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey. Cable possesses vast psychic power, most often manifested in the forms of telepathy and telekinesis. His telepathy has proven great enough in power and scope as to allow him to read thoughts across vast distances, and even interface with multiple minds, simultaneously. While the full limits of his mental abilities in this area have yet to be disclosed, Cable has also demonstrated the ability to project bolts or blasts of mental energy that are capable of easily killing or rendering unconscious another Human being.
Who should play him? Stephen Lang, Ron Perlman, Dolph Lundgren, Jon Hamm
06. Ms. Marvel
At a time when politicians traffic in anti-Islamic rhetoric, a Muslim-American superhero from Marvel — particularly one as endearing as Kamala — could stand as a bold rejoinder. Plus the comic is one of Marvel’s top-selling digital titles.
Who is she? A bookish, introverted comics fangirl from a strict-but-loving family, Kamala Khan just wants to be a normal teenager — which is made all the more difficult because she also just happens to be an Inhuman with the ability to stretch and contract at will. Ms. Marvel.
Who should play her? Yara Shahidi, Rowan Blanchard
05. Moon Knight
While the MCU doesn’t necessarily need a Batman-like figure, it would be cool. Enter Moon Knight – Marvel’s Batman.
Who is he?Marc Spector is a skilled boxer, commando, martial artist, acrobat, gymnast, and pilot. His multiple identities grant him resistance to some psychic assaults.
Who should play him? Antony Starr, Kit Harington, Joe Manganiello
04. Cloak and Dagger
The tale of Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, a pair of teenage runaways-cum-crime-fighting vigilantes, is a dark one. Cloak and Dagger are currently rumoured to be coming to TV. We hoped they would get their own film instead.
Who are they? They’re young, they’re a couple, Cloak’s an African-American man who can teleport people, and Dagger’s a white woman who can shoot daggers made of light.
Who should play them? Isabel Lucas, Hayden Panettiere, Tristan Wilds, Tyrone Johnson
One of Marvel’s oldest characters, half-Atlantean Namor has been alternately portrayed as a villain and an anti-hero. His first appearance was in Marvel Comics #1 in 1939. He’s a big part of the Fantastic Four mythos, but we’d love to see him back home in the Marvel films.
Who is he? Namor possesses a high level of superhuman strength, enabling him to lift/press up to 100 tons while in contact with water; his strength gradually decreases according to the length of time he is out of the water and can eventually dwindle to no more than slightly above human level.In addition to his great strength, Namor possesses superhuman stamina and durability, a result of his body’s adaptation to underwater pressures.
Who should play him? Luke Evans, Sam Witwer
02. Black Widow
I’m not sure what the problem is exactly, but Black Widow needs her own movie. The fact that it hasn’t happened yet is odd. She’s kicked ass as a supporting character in many films, throwing her weight around Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War. Com’on guys, she really needs her own story. We’d love to see her background play out on the silver screen. It would be great if she shared a film with The Hulk. Their love story would be great for film.
Who is she? A former KGB agent Natasha Romanova, better known as Black Widow, is one of the best agents S.H.I.E.L.D. has ever had. She’s a longtime member of the Avengers and was a founding member and the only leader of the short-lived Los Angeles-based superteam called the Champions.
Who should play her? Are you kidding me?
01. Nick Fury
Speaking of which, where’s our Nick Fury movie? We know Samuel L. Jackson would be down for that. After seeing the awesome battle sequence in Winter Soldier, I’m convinced that Nick Fury needs his own film. Plus, we want to know what he has been up to since his disappearance. We know he’s not just chilling on a yacht somewhere. Nick Fury is up to something. He is saving someone somewhere in the world.
Who is he?Nicholas Joseph Fury served in World War II as the leader of the Howling Commandos. He later became an agent, and eventually, director, of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury is one of the greatest strategic minds in the world, a born leader and a master of espionage.
Who should play him? Samuel L. Mutha Fing Jackson