Is there such a thing as too many Marvel movies? Well, the answer to that is probably, “yes”. But a better way to phrase that question is, “is there such a thing as too many GOOD Marvel movies?”… and a big part of what makes a Marvel movie good has to do with Kevin Feige and the Marvel Cinematic Universe team picking the right superheroes to make movies about. Dedicated Marvel fans know that there are a lot of heroes that haven’t had films dedicated to them. Some haven’t even made it to the big screen as supporting characters yet.
Without further ado, here 10 Marvel Superheroes Who Need Their Own Movies.
10 Moon Knight
Moon Knight seems to be on everybody’s list when it comes to Marvel superheroes that need to get their own film. The character first appeared in 1977 and is basically Marvel’s answer to Batman. He dwells in the night, has deep psychological issues, and can be particularly tough on his enemies. Since the DCEU seems to be struggling right now, Marvel could swoop in with this character to attempt to dominate the darker aspects of the superhero world on the big screen.
Moon Knight is a character with superhuman abilities depending on the phases of the moon. He’s not only worthy of a more gritty project such as Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but he’s also prime for the Avengers franchise.
Fans seem to have a deep connection with this X-Men character. It’s probably because this mutant is so darn likable. Dazzler could easily star in a different type of superhero movie due to her status as an uber popular singer. Mainstream audiences haven’t yet seen a superhero who both struggles with their powers and simultaneously deals with the hardships of fame.
Additionally, the character of Dazzler can be altered to suit any decade of music. Marvel studios could not only play on the audience’s love of nostalgia but also create and sell a soundtrack akin to that of A Star is Born or Bohemian Rhapsody.
With the all-too-certain possibility of Disney taking over Fox Studios’ X-Men franchise, it’s hard to believe that we’ll ever get to see superhero film as gritty as Logan was. That’s a shame because X-23, AKA Laura Kinney, is completely worthy of her own spin-off/continuation. The dystopian universe explored in Hugh Jackman‘s final X-Men film was fascinating and needs to be revisited. Who better to focus on than this incredibly strong-willed and tough-as-nails mutant?
Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie was one of the highlights of 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. It’s been confirmed that she survived the attack on the remaining Asgardians before the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, but if she didn’t survive Thanos’ snap, she could get a prequel. In fact, it would be interesting to see how exactly she went from a valuable Asgardian warrior to a bounty hunter.
There are so many things that make Valkyrie an interesting character. In a lot of ways, she comes across as the female Indiana Jones. It’s easy to imagine a film where she’s center stage and going off on some wild adventure across the galaxy.
6 Silver Surfer
We all know that Silver Surfer appeared in the wreck that was Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but it’s time that the character got a revamp. After all, this metallic-skinned galaxy hopper would be great for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only could he introduce our favorite characters to new worlds, but he could also introduce them to new villains.
Although Silver Surfer could be revamped in one of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, or Guardians of the Galaxy films, he is best suited for a film of his own. Origin films get tired quickly, but it could be a component in a galaxy-hopping quest that switches genres. This could introduce a whole new fanbase to the beloved and powerful character.
Some might be surprised that Spider-Woman is actually a creation of the late 1970s and starred in her very own animated cartoon. Although she has a rather complicated origin story that has changed a few times over the years, Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman would be an excellent character to star in her very own film. She could easily fall into both Sony’s Spider-Man content or Marvel’s. However, given her link to S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA, she’d be better suited for the MCU.
Spider-Woman is basically the combination of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man and Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow. Not only does she have everything that Spider-Man has, but she is also a super spy and private investigator.
Similar to Cable, Bishop is a time-traveling mutant who’s very much linked to the X-Men’s convoluted timeline. Given how Marvel and Fox need to fix their messed-up X-Men timeline, as well as link the X-Men with the Avengers franchise, Bishop could be a good tool for them.
But Bishop isn’t just a plot-device, he’s also a particularly interesting character not dissimilar to The Terminator or characters in Timecop. Although we’ve seen Omar Sy play Bishop in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he was barely used and deserves his own story, even if they have to recast.
The character could not only appear in a big-budget CGI-fest but also a down-to-earth, gritty crime story akin to Looper.
Although the filmmakers behind the DCEU are keen to release Aquaman, some remain skeptical that it’ll do well. But regardless of whether or not Aquaman is loved by audiences and critics, there’s room for Marvel to make a film about their very own Atlantian, Namor.
Namor is essentially the same character as Aquaman but actually predates his more famous DC counterpart. In fact, he was conceived back in 1939.
There are very few differences between the two characters. Namor even has the same powers and back-story as Aquaman. But Namor’s far grittier as he doesn’t always play by the rules. He also had an interesting part to play in the Second World War which could work well within the MCU films.
Spectrum is one of those superheroes that most fans don’t know about but who would easily translate to the big screen. She first appeared all the way back in 1982 and went by the name “Monica Rambeau”. She was a former New Orleans Harbor Patrol Lieutenant who received exposure to extra-dimensional energy and gained the power to turn into any form of energy along the electromagnetic spectrum. This means that she can fly at the speed of light and shoot lasers.
Spectrum could be inspirational to young fans everywhere, as well as add more diversity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Most importantly, she’s an engaging and utterly powerful character that would work well on screen.
1 Jessica Jones
Although Jessica Jones has a very successful Netflix show of her own, there’s no doubt that the character would work well on the big screen. This is because she’s not just a superhero, she’s also a talented private detective. The Marvel Cinematic Universe likes to jump genres, therefore doing it with a detective story would make sense. And given how strong of a character Jessica is, she’d be the ideal candidate to transfer over.
Jessica is also surrounded by a variety of interesting characters who would also work well on screen. The two most notable are Kilgrave and Jeri Hogarth. A P.I. story featuring all of these characters could be just what Marvel needs. Additionally, it would be a great way to honor classic films of the 1940s.