Comic Book Heroes Who Should Never Have Their Own Movie Franchise

The past decade has been pretty good to movie-loving comic book nerds. Superman and Batman movies have been around for decades, but now Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hellboy, the X-men, the Hulk, Captain America, and even Green Lantern and Thor have made their way to the big screen. Hell, there’s a Watchmen movie, and nobody even thought that would be filmable!

The thing is, Hollywood is running out of cool comic book heroes to put on the silver screen. Recently, we learned that a long-rumored Ant-Man movie may actually happenAnt-Man! Seriously! Once the Avengers and the final Dark Knight films premiere, what superheroes are going to be left? Here are a few that we can’t see carrying a franchise, no matter how hard to studio execs try to make it work.

Ant-Man (Marvel)

For the uninitiated, the original Ant-Man was a scientist named Hank Pym who discovered a chemical substance that could alter a person’s size, and used to fight crime and solve mysteries by shrinking himself down. He also had a helmet that could control ants and often rode them around. And he’s a member of the Avengers in the comic books.

So how weird would a movie version of this guy be? Pretty weird, we’re betting — like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids but with spandex. Still, Edgar Wright is the director attached to the project, so it might not be all bad. He won’t be as cool as Iron Man, but if anyone could pull it off, it’s the guy who directed Shaun of the Dead, right?