If you’ve been on the internet lately (who are we kidding, of course you’ve been on the internet lately), you know that they’re making yet another Superman movie. You also know that everyone is positively freaking out over the fact that Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman. Putting aside some of the more extreme reactions, the fact remains: Affleck is the sixth actor to play Batman in a movie since 1989.
Now, we love us some Batman and Superman, but they’ve been in TONS of movies. There’s a whole world of awesome, fearless, and sometimes hilarious superheroes that have never, ever had films made about them. We think it’s about time these guys hit the big screen. Check out our list of lesser-known superheroes they should totally make movies about.
Aquaman isn’t exactly lesser-known, but we think it’s criminal that he’s never been in a movie. Dude can TALK to FISH. How has this guy been fighting crime since 1941 without attracting movie producers’ attention? Seriously, at this point, they don’t even need to give him his own film. Just slip him into the next Finding Nemo movie.
This one’s just unfair. What, the Incredible Hulk gets tons of movies made about him, while his female counterpart is just left out? She-Hulk is at least as awesome as the Hulk, and aside from some unfortunate recurring jokes about her being a bad driver, she’s an amazing superheroine.
Apart from having a hilariously awesome name, Johnny Thunder would be a perfect film star. He’s a great mix of tough and humorous, his sidekick is a Thunderbolt (basically a kind of genie), and he’s an asset to the Justice Society. Oh, also, his enemies come from a country called Badhnesia. This is too good to pass up.
The Atom is pretty much a geek’s hero: He’s a brilliant scientist who’s kind of short and nerdy, but after exposure to radiation, he becomes super powerful. Basically, he can gather his radioactive powers into a giant fist and punch people with it. Don’t lie. You know you want to see that on the big screen.
Okay, the Black Canary is just the coolest. Her secret weapon is a supersonic scream, she’s an insane martial artist, and she’s the best motorcyclist in Gotham. We’d even sit through yet another adaptation of Batman if it meant getting a glimpse of the Black Canary.
The Blazing Skull is a former war reporter who wears a flaming mask and fights Nazis alongside the WWII superhero team, the Invaders. According to the comics, he helped win WWII (seems legit). He’s also able to make his flesh invisible while leaving his bones visible. We can’t actually think of a situation in which that would be useful, but hey, it would look pretty cool.
Essentially, Doll Man’s only real power is, as his name suggests, that he can shrink himself down to the size of a doll. We don’t know about you, but we would pay good money to laugh our way through a Doll Man movie.
Which other superhero movies are you dying to see? Let us know in the comments!
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