Every hero gets a movie. We’ve talked about it on the site very often. The reason we do is because everybody seems to love superheroes lately, and for good reason. Movies like Iron Man and The Dark Knight have ushered in countless new fans to the genre and the studios capitalized effortlessly. Our summers are full of Avengers and Men of Steel taking the screen, and when it’s not blockbuster season, fans go crazy for shows like Daredevil and Arrow. It feels like there’s a new hero getting their fifteen minutes of fame every other week.
But with all the new heroes stealing the spotlight, what happens to the heroes that the studios miss with? Daredevil was lucky enough to be resurrected on Netflix, but chances are we’ll never see Ghost Rider ever again. Here are 12 heroes that got a movie, but not the movie they deserved.
12 The Hulk
It’s a shame that movies can’t get the Hulk to work. Over and over, Bruce Banner proves to work on television, from The Incredible Hulk in the ‘80s to today where Hulk can be found in any kid show based on the Marvel Universe. So why has it been such a challenge for the studio to create a stand-alone Hulk movie? The 2003 Eric Bana-starring Hulk was a massive failure partly due to the never-ending run time and the overall lack of action.
11 Kitty Pryde
5 Fantastic Four
4 The Spirit
2 Green Lantern
The last time we got Robin in a live-action movie was in 1997, the classic Batman and Robin. Movie fans now may only recognize the Boy Wonder as the douchey, pun spewing, overgrown child that we were treated to then, not realizing that Robin actually contains some of the greatest character arcs in comic book history. Whether it’s Dick Grayson’s ascent to Nightwing, Jason Todd’s untimely murder at the hands of The Joker, or even Damian Wayne’s redemption story, Hollywood may have missed the boat.
We already know that Jason Todd is dead in Batman v Superman, so unless aging Batman decided to take in Tim Drake, don’t expect any side kick for the bat in any Affleck rendition. And to whoever believes that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was supposed to be Robin in The Dark Knight Rises, Robin is a kid, Gordon-Levitt is only 7 years younger than Christian Bale.
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