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The Flash and Other DC Comics Superheroes Who Deserve Their Own Movie

Updated on August 31, 2016

What Superhero Would You Like to See In a Movie?

There seems to be a glut of superhero movies on the market these days. Just in recent memory we've had Thor, Captain America, Ironman 2, and Green Lantern. Coming up we've got The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man. Yes, we've got superhero movies out the wazoo, and I for one am not complaining.

The great thing about superhero movies is that technology has finally caught up to our imaginations. What was visualized in comics can now be put up on the silver screen. The only question that remains is, what exactly do audiences want to see.

Other than the much-hyped, Avengers-like Justice League movie that is allegedly being scripted and will be made at some point in the future, I thought it might be fun to imagine what DC superheroes should get their own film franchise.

***Update: Ask and you shall receive. As noted in the trailer below, the Wonder Woman movie is coming (and let's not forget that Flash has his own show now and will be seen in the new Justice League film). I was just a couple of years ahead of my time, I guess. LOL.

The Flash

He's a flashy guy who's been around forever. (Well, since the 1940's, anyway.) The Scarlet Speedster has been a mainstay of DC Comics for decades, with powers that include super speed and superhuman reflexes.

And yet, other than a brief television series in the 1990s, the character really hasn't had a live-action debut. A feature film could change all that, and show today's audiences why the Flash was so popular in the first place.

(Poster available at

Wonder Woman

Althogh 71 years old, Wonder Woman is still as captive and alluring today as she was when she first burst on the scene in 1941.

Wonder Woman is one of the few comic book characters to find lasting success on television, in a series of the same name that ran from 1975-1979. Lynda Carter's iconic portrayal of the character made her a household name.

Long story short, she's an A-List character with a strong history, pedigree and following that would make her ripe for having her own feature film.

(Poster available at



The character of Icon may not be as familiar to mainstream society as some others.

That said, he is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe. With the power of flight, super-strength, super-speed, and other abilities (including heightened senses and invulnerability), he is practically the equivalent of Superman. In fact, Icon is one of the few beings capable of going toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel in a fistfight.

Basically, Icon would be a great character to build a franchise around.

Poll on Superhero Movies

Which DC Comics superhero would you like to see get his or her own movie?

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In retrospect, there are a number of DC Comics superheroes who are probably worthy of their own film franchises. In addition to those listed here, one could also consider Aquaman, Green Arrow (even though he's getting his own television series this fall), Nightwing - even the Wonder Twins.

Also, don't forget to check out Marvel Comics Superheroes Who Should Get Their Own Film Franchises.


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      rmcmillen 5 years ago

      I may have to agree to disagree..... I think they should go straight from Man of Steel and right on in to the Justice League movies.... that's right, not movie, but MOVIES.

      In my hubs Bringing Cinematic Justice To The Justice League And The DC Universe As a Whole Part 1 (2,3and4 as well) I TRIED to lay out what I think could very well be the ultimate JL RIDE EVER in a series of 6 fantastic movies.

      That's right, I said it...... 6.

      However, NONE of them are reboots or origin stories.... why? Cause (if you ask me) many including Wonder Woman and even The Flash (my fav. superhero of all time other than Batman).... well............ their origin stories? Are stinkers.

      They would keep you interested for the first 20 minutes of the film and than what? Bupkiss....... no........... just as some ideas do not transfer well to film (see Ryan Renolds as Green Lantern).... some origin stories wouldn't either.

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      Domenick Dicce 5 years ago

      I think the JLA movie will probably influence what Heroes get their own movies.

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      Astro Gremlin 5 years ago

      I really would like to see The Flash get his own live action feature film. Beats these dumb super heroes

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      GH Price 5 years ago from North Florida

      Lobo, the main man! I've wanted a movie about him for so long, that if it ever happened, I'd probably cry.

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      Dolphan5 5 years ago from Warwick R.I

      My vote is for Wonder Woman! I think she'd do alot better than anyone thinks.

      They have to get the right actress though, that's critical!

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      Zane Stockbridge 5 years ago from Colorado

      I agree and have wondered why there hasn't been a live-action movie about Flash. We've had the special-effect capability of pulling it off for years. Let's just do it already.


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