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Which DC Hero Deserves a Movie?

With the upcoming Man of Steel sequel featuring Batman, should other DC heroes get their time on the big screen?

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It’s no secret that Man of Steel’s sequel will feature Ben Affleck as Batman. And who doesn’t want a Batman vs. Superman movie? Some of my favorite moments from Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited involved their interactions. Nothing’s better than watching Batman snark at Superman. Nothing.

But this upcoming movie opens a lot of doors for the DC universe. Superheroes have been getting a lot of press lately, and they’ve been doing really well both in theaters and in video games. From games like Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman: Arkham Origins, and LEGO Marvel Superheroes to movies such as The Dark Knight trilogy and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, superheroes are very popular at the moment.

With Batman vs. Superman, we’re getting a movie featuring two of DC’s most well-known heroes. Companies like Turtle Beach are taking advantage of this superhero boon with their Marvel Seven headset. Why shouldn’t DC? If this movie is successful, what other heroes might we see on the big screen? The Flash? Hawk Girl? Nightwing? Wonder Woman? Or how about the Justice League movie we’ve all been waiting for?

Which DC hero do you think deserves a movie? Personally, I’m hoping for a Nightwing movie because, come on, Nightwing is awesome. Comment below with your answer, then head on over to IGN to vote in their poll. Currently, Wonder Woman seems to be in the lead.

Originally Published Nov. 14th 2013

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  • 33
    Ste Grainer 11 months ago
    Featured Correspondent
    I'm definitely more of a Marvel guy. Batman is the only DC comic I really got into. Superman was always a bit of a lame hero to me - ridiculously ideal with little basis in reality and no "real" weakness.

    That said, I got sucked into the live-action Green Arrow show on the CW recently. It's surprisingly decent and may turn me around on DC's lesser-known characters.
  • 60
    Mat Westhorpe 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    I'm not really a fan of DC (except Batman). Superman is their poster-boy and he is the dullest superhero there is.

    That said, a Lobo film would be amazing. He's a tough as Superman, has got the humour of the Joker and the moral compunction of The Punisher with a hangover. And he rides a huge motorbike.

    None of your cheesy spandex-wearing rubbish.
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  • 6
    Derrick Hunt 11 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    My fingers are crossed for a quality JLA live-action movie. The strange thing about DC is they have an amazing animated universe that hasn't really translated to the big screen yet.
  • 32
    RavenclawCole 11 months ago
    Columnist
    That's something that has always confused me. DC has had an incredible amount of Batman cartoons as well as Teen Titans, Young Justice, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, etc. And yet they only have a few well-done live-action pieces.
  • 60
    Amy White 11 months ago
    Editor in Chief
    Teen Titans was so good. So, so good.
  • 41
    Amazon Eliza Steel 11 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    - not the current cutsie one for sure. Ron Perlman was awesome as Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke.
  • 32
    EmilyOrange 11 months ago
    Columnist
    Wonder Woman is the correct answer. Sheesh. It's 2013, Hollywood. Did you miss Buffy? Females can have their own show.
  • 32
    RavenclawCole 11 months ago
    Columnist
    I was never a huge Wonder Woman fan, but I'll never complain about some more female heroes being showcased. I think, if done correctly, a Wonder Woman movie could be incredible.
  • 41
    Amazon Eliza Steel 11 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    - I think giving WW a movie focusing on the Greek mythology elements would work and be very epic OR you pull a Captain America and show Diana during WW2 which was her original comic book era, then transition modern.

    Major updates though. I don't know about her being able to fly but the invisible jet never made sense to me considering that the Amazons were not about high-tech. The Injustice version of the costume would rock.
  • 1
    Keith_9944 11 months ago
    BOTH :D
  • 36
    Ryan Kerns 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    We came close to a Wonder Woman movie several times but the big studios were too afraid to do a superhero female lead after turds like Catwoman and Elektra. I'd also really like to see a Flash movie, lots of effects they could do with that one.
  • 32
    RavenclawCole 11 months ago
    Columnist
    Which Flash would you like to see, though? Barry Allen or Wally West? Personally, for a Flash movie, I'd want a series, starting with Jay Garrick as an opening scene, then going into Barry becoming the Flash, a sequel with Wally becoming Kid Flash, and then another one with Wally as the Flash. It's a little unrealistic, but that's what I'd really want to see. I agree, though, they could do a lot with special effects.
  • 36
    Ryan Kerns 11 months ago
    Featured Columnist
    It has to be Barry Allen... what other super hero has a secret identity as a cop? That would definitely be a driving factor in the story. I think DC did an incredible job with the animated movie based on Flashpoint... if they made that into a live action movie down the road it would be one of the best super hero movies ever.
  • 32
    RavenclawCole 11 months ago
    Columnist
    I can see that being incredibly awesome. I'm a huge fan of the Flash, so I'd definitely be on board with him getting his own movie.
  • 41
    Amazon Eliza Steel 11 months ago
    Featured Contributor
    - Wonder Woman wouldn't bomb if they do just 2 things. Find the right woman and actually write a decent script. Catwoman and Elektra failed because the writing was God awful, almost like no one ever read either of their comic books.

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