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Here are some of our favorite that we would like to see on the outside of the comics! With many future movies and TV shows coming up, the chance of less popular heroes being seen is getting higher. I have put together a list of different heroes that I would like to see in the future. Now, you won't be seeing heroes like Black Panther, Doctor Strange, or Captain Marvel because there is already a more than good chance we will be seeing them sooner than later. With that being said here are some of my picks, in no particular order, of heroes that I think should be seen outside of comics.


Orion is a DC character who made his first appearance in New Gods #1 in 1971. Orion is the second son of Darkseid, you know the same Darkseid that the Justice League have fought numerous times, who was traded as a child with another world to try and keep peace. As Orion grew up much of his childhood was dedicated to controlling his anger and rage that he had flowing through him. As he became an adult he proved himself a great warrior and eventually found himself working with the Justice League. Orion has made TV appearances in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, and is briefly mentioned in Smallville. Over all, Orion is a great warrior that the Justice League could ask for help if they come up against Darkseid in future movies.

Captain Atom

Captain Atom is another DC character and member of the Justice League. He made his first appearance in Space Adventures #33 in 1960. Although Adam is not the first person to be portrayed as Captain Atom he is the most popular. Nathaniel Adam was a US Air Force officer who was framed for a crime that he did not do, sentencing him to death. He was spared because he agreed to take part in an experiment to test an alien ship. Adam was sent into space and the ship exploded, leaving Adam to be presumed dead. Fast forward two decades later and a blue human like figure appears, attacking the same base Adam was tested at. The figure is apprehended and it was revealed that it was indeed Adam. After that Adam, now called Captain Atom, worked with the government to protect earth from whatever came it's way. Captain Atom eventually joined the Justice League. Captain Atom has made appearances on TV in Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Mad and is in animated movies Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Captain Atom is an interesting character and would be a great addition to the JLA movie line up.


Spider-Woman is part of the Marvel universe and made her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #32 in 1977. Spider-Woman has no relation to the Spider-Man we all know and love even though most people think that they do. Jessica Drew was the daughter of two scientists, so she naturally spent her childhood in different labs. Jessica's mother was infected with a variety of species of spiders when she was pregnant. There weren't any affects at first and the scientists thought they were in the clear. Years later when Jessica was a child her father and mother got into an argument. Jessica's father went to attack her mother and that was the moment that her powers revealed themselves. She went to protect her mother. After this Jessica fell into a coma that lasted for long stretch of ten years, awakening in a H.Y.D.R.A. base. After some time training heavily with H.Y.D.R.A. she was sent on a mission to kill Nick Furry. Following her confrontation with Furry, Jessica realized that she was on the wrong side. Many adventures followed and Jessica, later becoming Spider-Woman, joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and [The Avengers](movie:9040). Spider-Woman had her own animated TV show Spider-Woman in 1979. Spider-Woman might be a good one to give a solo movie to because of all the terrible things she has had to go through.

Blue Beetle

The first version of Blue Beetle was released in Mystery Men Comics #1 in 1939. There have been three people to dawn the title of Blue Beetle; Dan Garret, Ted Cord, and Jaime Reyes. Jaime is the most recent one and the one that most people are familiar with. Jaime is a teenager living in Texas and is very close to his family. He is an adventurous kid and one day finds this blue object and decides to keep it. That night when he is sleeping the scarab fuses with him and Jaime just can't remove it. A member of the Justice League, Booster Gold, finds Jaime and reveals the new powers that are fused with him. He eventually joins the Teen Titans and becomes close friends with those on the team. Blue Beetle has made appearances in Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Blue Beetle is a fun relatable character and with the announcement of a Teen Titans live action show he could definitely make the roster.


She-Hulk is a part of the Marvel universe and first appeared in Savage She-Hulk #1 in 1980. Jennifer Walters is the cousin of the Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner. Jennifer was visiting her cousin Bruce when a crime boss tried to kill her by shooting her from his car as he drove by. The crime boss didn't kill her but did fatally injure her, making her lose a lot of blood. Bruce needed to get her a blood transplant and he forced to give him his radioactive blood because they were of the same blood type. After Bruce made sure Jennifer was okay he left in fear that the cops would take him in for questioning. After Jennifer was taken to the hospital the crime boss sent goons to finish her off. To their surprise when they tried to kill her she transformed into a Hulk-like being. After that day Jennifer, now called She-Hulk after one of the goons called her that in surprise, helped out her cousin and the Avengers. She-Hulk has made appearances in TV shows like The Incredible Hulk, [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667), The Superhero Squad Show, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. She-Hulk is a popular character with Marvel fans and would a great asset in a future Avenger movie.

There you have it, my picks for superheroes that would make good characters for future movies and shows.

Let me know what you think and tell me who else you want to see outside of the comics!


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