25 Marvel Superheroes Without Big Screen Movies

Posted by , Updated on November 24, 2023

Martin Goodman is considered to be one of the main men who helped create the Marvel franchise everyone loves today. He started his career as an American publisher of pulp magazines, books, and comic books.

Goodman launched Timely Comics in 1938 and published the title Marvel Comics the very next year. A few years after launching their new brand, a young writer named Stan Lee came looking for a job. With his incredible vision and creative ideas, he quickly became a member of the team.

By 1961, Lee teamed up with artist Jack Kirby to create a team of Fantastic Four superheroes. Marvel comics soon became an extremely hot commodity. The colorful paperback books began flying off the shelves.

Marvel knew they were on to something big. Lee pressed on and worked to create characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, and Thor. These popular characters have been seen on the big screen countless times since they were created. 

While many people are familiar with the more popular Marvel superheroes. There are quite a few characters who haven’t had their chance to shine in theatres. Superheros like the She-Hulk, Detective Danny Granville, and Cynosure are a few Marvel Superheros that deserve their own movies.





This fictional character was created by Stan Lee and artist John Buscema in 1980. She made her debut in the comic book Savage She-Hulk #1.

Even though she is one of the most beloved female heroines, she has yet to appear in a movie. However, lately, there has been a surge of movies staring lead female characters so we might hope to see She-Hulk on the big screen in the near future.




Nova is a fictional superhero who uses his powers for good while flying through space. He was the star of his own series and made his first appearance in the comic book The Man Called Nova #1. 

Nova’s retable character has stepped in to save the Marvel universe more than once, yet he hasn’t had his moment on the big screen … yet. Fans hope to see him debut in a space-themed Marvel movie.



She is perhaps one of the coolest Marvel characters. Moondragon is a powerful telepath, master martial artist, and a highly-skilled geneticist. She can basically kick anyone’s butt and looks good while doing so.

She first made an appearance as Madame McEvil. However, fans quickly learned that she wasn’t actually evil. In Daredevil #105 she takes on the new name Moondragon.




It’s true that there have been quite a few movies about Hercules, but none of them have been made by Marvel.

He made his debut when Stan Lee created the Journey into Mystery Annual #1 in 1965.

Hercules has starred in three self-titled limited series but hasn’t had a chance to show off his strength and powers on the big screen. Comic book fans are hoping to see him in a future Avengers or Thor feature film.


Wonder Man


Wonder Man has many fans wondering why Marvel hasn’t made a feature film about him. He was originally created by writer Stan Lee and artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

Wonder Man made his first appearance in The Avengers #9 in 1964. Wonder Man is considered not only to be one of the most powerful superheroes but also one of the most dynamic.

He is known to have a history of mental instability, which could create some interesting dramatic conflict. 




Tigra, a Marvel superheroine, would make an awesome lead character for an epic superhero movie.

Tigra’s real identity is Greer Grant Nelson. Before becoming a superhero, she agreed to give up her normal life to be transformed into a feline hybrid.

Throughout her journey of being a superhero, she sometimes struggled with coming to terms with her new form. We believe Tigra would fit perfectly in a Captain Marvel film. 



Before Monica Rambeau became known as Spectrum, she worked as a harbor patrol lieutenant in New Orleans. Then one night while on duty, she was accidentally exposed to extradimensional energy. This gave her the ability to turn into any form of energy.

Spectrum also has the power to fly at the speed of light. She is one of the most powerful African-American heroes and definitely deserves a movie of her own.




Writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin teamed up to create superhero Shang-Chi in 1973. Their character doesn’t technically have any superpowers but he does have expert knowledge in all forms of martial arts.

Shang-Chi first appears in Special Marvel Edition issue #15.

Many comic book readers immediately started to see similarities between Shang-Chi and Bruce Lee, a martial arts master.




There aren’t many things cooler than having the ability to turn sound into light and energy blasts. Just imagine what all of your favorite songs and music would look like.

For Dazzler, that is just part of her everyday life. She was created in 1990 and made her debut in Uncanny X-Men #130. Since then, she has starred in quite a few solo issues.

Fans are begging Marvel to make her the subject of an action-packed musical.



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Quasar is a fictional superhero who was created in 1977. His powers are something similar to that of advanced alien technology.

Storylines include him flying through space at the speed of light, saving worlds from complete destruction. Since Quasar’s superhero abilities are similar to that of Nova, Star-Lord, and Captain Marvel, he has been overlooked to star in a movie.

Hopefully, Quasar fans will have a chance to see their favorite superhero on the big screen one day.


Moon Knight

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Moon Knight came to life in August 1975 by writer Doug Moench and artist Don Perlin. Their character first appears in Werewolf by Night #32.

Moon Knight’s superhero powers consist of extreme strength, expert detective skills, and martial arts. His larger-than-life cape and all-black leather costume would dazzle in theatres.

Also, Moon Knight’s psychological issues and intermittent multiple personality disorder would make an interesting storyline.




In most families, Spider-Man is a household name. It’s a character that children obsess over and want to dress up as for Halloween. That’s why it’s so surprising that there hasn’t been a Spider-Woman movie yet.

She has been the star of many television shows and comic books but hasn’t made her way to the box office.

Throughout her journey in the Marvel Comics, she has become quite good friends with Captain Marvel. We believe her best chance of getting a movie deal would be in a Captain Marvel feature film.




Unlike a few other superheroes on this list, Sentry made his debut with a solo title The Sentry #1 in 2000.

He was created by writer Paul Jenkins and comic artist Jae Lee. They wanted to create a character with superhuman strength, speed, and a regenerative healing factor.

One of the main reasons he hasn’t starred in a movie yet is because none of his powers set him apart. Nevertheless, Sentry fans are still holding on to hope that he will one day get the credit he deserves.


Captain Britain


People love seeing international superheroes on the big screen and Captain Britain would be perfect for the job. England has long been considered a sister country to America, which is one of the reasons Captain Britain is so relatable.

This character quickly became popular after he made his debut in 1976. His superhero strength and ability to fly, combined with his work for the British intelligence agency basically make him cooler than James Bond.


New Mutants


The New Mutants are basically the second generation of the X-Men. Professor Xavier decided to recruit new, young superheroes after experiencing empty nest syndrome. The new team is made up of Wolfsbane, Magik, Cannonball, Mirage, Warlock, and Sunspot.

There have been rumors of a possible X-Men spin-off starring these characters. Fans have been waiting at the edge of their seats to see their favorite characters in live-action.




While many fans adore writer Roy Thomas and artist San Buscema’s creation, There isn’t much hope for Hyperion to be seen on the big screen anytime soon.

Much like Sentry, his superpowers are just too similar to those of many before him. Hyperion’s background is also similar to that of Superman’s. He was sent to earth as a refugee after his home planet was destroyed.

Some fans argue that his similarities to other superheroes make him an ideal candidate for a feature movie because his story is easy to follow.


Brother Voodoo


Normally everything Stan Lee creates seems to find its way to the box office hits list.

However, for Brother Voodoo, that hasn’t been the case. His character made a debut when Strange Tales #169 was released in 1973.

Brother Voodoo would make a great lead character in a Marvel movie. His mastery of voodoo and mystical spiritism would not only enchant new viewers but delight original comic book fans.



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Northstar was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Their superhero creation made his character debut in Uncanny X-Men #120 in 1979. Some of his powers consist of supersonic speed, extreme strength, and endurance.

Fans of Northstar are arguing that his superhuman persona and the fact that he was the first superhero to come out as gay makes him an ideal choice for a feature Marvel movie.



Ka-Zar is a comic book character who debuted in 1965 when The X-Men #10 was released.

His background history may sound familiar to you. Ka-Zar is a son of an English nobleman; he was raised in the jungle by a talking saber-toothed tiger.

Many people consider Ka-Zar to be Marvel’s version of Tarzan. Fans believe the character’s storyline would make an excellent live-action feature film.



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Songbird is a fictional superhero who was formerly known as Screaming Mimi. She was originally introduced by Marvel as a supervillain in 1979. However, throughout her comic book journey, she started to use her powers for the greater good.

Her superpower abilities include supersonic speed, vocal manipulations, and sonic screams. Even though Songbird isn’t a well-known character like Captain Marvel, her story would still resonate in theatres.




Woodgod is a kind of superhero you wouldn’t typically expect from Marvel. Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen created the half-man/half-goat character in 1976.

Their superhero was made to have superhuman strength, superior genetic engineering, and resistance to chemical toxins.

Unfortunately, Marvel hasn’t really resurfaced Woodgod since his debut. Many fans think Marvel should breathe new life into the character by making his story into a box office hit.


Arabian Knight

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Marvel employees Bill Mantolo and Al Milgrom teamed up to create the Arabian Knight superhero. Their character made a debut when the Incredible Hulk #257 was released in March of 1981.

The Arabian Knight has the gift of flight through the use of his magic carpet. He is also an exceptional swordsman. With all the hype surrounding live-action remakes, a feature movie starring the Arabian Knight could make Marvel billions.




When Cloud debuted in Defenders #123 in 1983, her character was highly debated mostly due to her special superhero abilities.

People were uncomfortable with the fact that Cloud had the power to transform into a male form. She also questioned her romantic feelings for both Iceman and Moondragon.

In modern-day society, many fans are begging Marvel to make a feature movie about Cloud. Many people believe this could help break stereotypes in the transgender community.


Adam Warlock

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Adam Warlock is a superhero with an incredible storyline. In the comic books, he was created by a couple of mad scientists.

After coming to terms with his powers, he travels into space where he allies with Gamora to defeat the Magus. Little does Adam Warlock know, the Magus is actually his future self.

Adam Warlock has an incredibly interesting backstory and could be a mega-hit for Marvel on the big screen.

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