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15 Obscure Marvel Characters That Deserve Their Own Movie

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  • Posted on 22nd Sep, 2022 05:31 AM

Marvel's list of heroes runs deep and some of them are lesser-known to non-hardcore fans. Still, some would make for great movie subjects.

Over the years, Marvel Comics has done incredible work to create a deeply memorable roster of both superheroes and supervillains. It’s been genuinely exciting to watch many of these beloved characters transition over to blockbuster feature films, as well as which lower-tier heroes have been able to find newfound acclaim thanks to the success of their movies.

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There are many popular Marvel characters that fans are eager to finally see get their own films, but there are also some very deep cuts that deserve their moment in the spotlight. The MCU movies and TV shows have already found success with some less popular characters, so there's hope that even some of the most obscure could find their way to the big or small screens.

Updated September 12, 2022 by Daniel Kurland: The ongoing development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is nothing short of incredible. They’ve helped make fringe figures like Ms. Marvel and Kate Bishop become major players just like the Guardians of the Galaxy or Black Widow before them. The MCU has proven that any character can become an A-lister when there’s passion and creativity present. With Marvel now planning out the specifics of Phase 5 and 6, there are now more opportunities than ever for certain tertiary Marvel characters to headline a movie.


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Steve Gerber has built a reputation for creating some of the stranger personalities in the Marvel Universe, such as Howard the Duck and Man-Thing. However, Omega the Unknown is definitely the writer's most ambitious creation. The crux of Omega revolves around a young boy's unusual connection to the alien superhuman, Omega.

Omega's story is creative, but it’s a character that didn't stick for Marvel. Something this moody and atypical could make for a very different and memorable Marvel film that plays more like a psychological drama. The MCU has tackled Moon Knight on television, but if a film does happen then someone like Darren Aronofsky would be the perfect choice to direct an Omega the Unknown movie.

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