In this superhero-obsessed world of ours where it seems a new MCU movie is released every other week, it’s good to remember that the other classic creator of superhero comics, DC, is still going strong as well. If they have had more recent success with TV shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and now Supergirl, their film properties still remain significant. Sure Green Lantern and Jonah Hex might have been total busts. Their Alan Moore projects of the late 2000s, Watchmen and V for Vendetta, didn’t even come close to matching expectations at the box office. But, crazily enough, their “Lego Superhero” series of animated movies have been successful and their “imprint” movies like the RED series, Road to Perdition and A History of Violence have always done well.
And then there’s Batman and Superman. If you’ve been trapped in a cave full of Kryptonite for the past few years, you might not know that Ben Affleck is the new Batman (amid much controversy) and that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is coming out this March. The two franchises now have a combined fourteen major theatrical releases since 1978 and show no sign of stopping.
More old-school DC heroes like Wonder Woman, Shazam and Aquaman are getting their own films in the next few years as the DCEU movies lift off. But who on DC’s roster of heroes isn’t getting a movie anytime soon? Here are 10 superheroes you don’t have to worry about shelling out big bucks to see on the silver screen.
9 Apache Chief
8 Elongated Man
5 The Atom
4 Black Canary
3 Martian Manhunter
Yeah, yeah, he’s a supervillain not a superhero. But what a villain! He’s so awesome he should have his own movie. Darkseid is the ultimate bad guy in the DC universe. Think about it. He’s got super-strength, but he’s also got those laser eyes that can kill you, resurrect you and even teleport you depending on how he feels at the time. Oh yeah, and his one mission in life, his only purpose for existing, is to abolish free will from every sentient creature. Wow. Talk about issues. Darkseid makes DC villains like The Joker and Lex Luthor seem like amateurs. The “God of Evil” is rumored to be on the slate as the bad guy in the first Justice League movie but that’s just not good enough. We want him to star in his own movie. Just think of the back-story!
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