Marvel has finally hit the go button and given Miles Morales his own movie. OK, it's an #animation, but it's still awesome. Miles has become a popular character in the short time he has been around and this movie will hopefully get the ball rolling in the direction of his own cinematic movie one day.
Recently, Marvel has been going full force in creating younger characters to head on a new era of Marvel comics, which makes sense. Not all of these characters can live forever (except Logan and Thor, apparently) and at some point a new generation will be ushered in. With new characters must also come new animated movies. The #Marvel universe boasts so many young heroes, but here are the ones that most deserve to follow in Miles Morales's footsteps with their own animated movie.
7. Spider-Gwen (Gwen Stacy)
Since we are talking about a character in the Marvel Spider-family, let's start with another alternate reality's Spider-hero. Spider Gwen's reality is just as weird and different as other alternate realities. Frank Castle is the chief of police, Peter Parker was the Lizard (and died instead of Gwen Stacy), Uncle Ben is still alive, Captain America is a black woman, and Matt Murdock is a villain (and smooth one at that). All of these differences could make her movie special.
We all know the story of Uncle Ben and his death. Having a new origin story could be a nice switch from the Marvel universe that we already know. Spider-Gwen is just as quick witted as a young Peter Parker and because of her father being a captain in the police force, she has a little more training and knowledge when it comes to fighting crime.
6. Nova (Sam Alexander)
Among the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon's cast of characters, Nova stands high above them all. Goofy, powerful, and full of layers. Nova is Spider-Man's biggest rival in their group and spends a lot of his time antagonizing Peter just for kicks. On the show we have seen Nova with the Guardians and the Guardians of Galaxy. Since they have a relationship prior to Nova's time with Spider-Man it could be the plot of his animated movie.
With the Guardians of the Galaxy movie being so popular, why not use those characters to boost up Nova? Maybe have him save the Nova Corp or maybe have him go up against a big-time villain like Thanos or Annihilus. Of all the characters on this list, Sam Alexander could have the highest ceiling for a movie, especially since he is such a wise-cracking character.
5. Young Avenges
This team is just flat out fun and balanced. Noh-Varr's naivety, Kate Bishop's need for adventure, Loki's comic relief (generally just Loki being Loki), the drama between Wiccan and his boyfriend Hulkling, and America Chavez being such a tough, [email protected]$$, take-no-prisoner character make for a great team.
This team may not be something that adults would look forward to seeing. Most of their problems revolve around the adults trying to hunt down this team due to an alien parasite. This property would definitely work well with teenagers since most of the side problems are things that high school students deal with (love, drama, finding yourself as a person). Going off the script could make this a cool teenage cartoon or even a TV show. I'm looking at you, Netflix.
4. Kate Bishop
She isn't Little Hawkeye, Hawkeye Jr., or Ms. Hawkeye. She is quite simply just Hawkeye and on her way to being just as deadly accurate as her predecessor. Kate Bishop is around right at a perfect time. People are learning to appreciate skills more than superpowers and Katie Bishop is full of skill with her bow and arrow. Beyond her skill as a markswoman, Hawkeye has a goofy and sometimes naïve personality that often causes her to make mistakes. This will make audiences love her even more, as flawed characters are easy to get behind.
Give her an animated movie where she is protecting a neighborhood from thugs and goons trying to shake down the people who live around her and Clint Barton (Hawkeye). Make her a woman of the people. Heck, even have her save Clint's life like she has done multiple times in the comics. I think Katie Bishop could be one of the most popular new characters given a proper push, especially with the lack of female characters in comic books.
3. Gwenpool (Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Poole)
Gwenpool is a character that falls right in between being a good idea and a bad idea. Gwenpool's comic seems like it was intended to be Marvel's (failed) attempt at creating their version of DC Comics' Harley Quinn. Gwenpool may not work in comic form, but I think she would be absolutely AMAZING in a cartoon movie. She is an animated character that, like Deadpool, knows she's in a comic book and constantly breaks the fourth wall. She also knows that because she is not a real person, she might not die. This ends up with her living a very reckless but extremely fun lifestyle. She may not be a character for kids, but she is perfect for the teenage demographic.
2. Riri Williams
Riri Williams hasn't been around a year yet, but I think this is the perfect time to get on the boat and make her a star. Riri has already been dubbed one of the smartest people in the Marvel Universe and has the blessing of Tony Stark to fly around in his Iron Man armor — those reasons alone good enough to warrant an animated movie. Show her creating her first armor from parts she found (and stole) around campus, her life growing up as a genius, and even how she takes over as Iron Man to become Ironheart.
1. Squirrel Girl
I don't know much about Squirrel Girl in her solo series, but what I do know is that fans seem to absolutely love her and she has kicked all sorts of butt. She has beaten Thanos, Deadpool, and Wolverine and even Dr. Doom respects her enough to let her use his time machine (granted, only once). Some of the tales of Squirrel Girl are told for humor and might be completely farfetched, but that does not make the stories any less entertaining. Plus, she has been on the Ultimate Spider-Man, making it easy to have her transition from side character to main character in her own movie or mini series.
Who would you like see get their own animated movie or show? Let me know in the comments below.