10 Comic-Book Characters Rumored To Star In Their Own Standalone Movies

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned superhero movie!! The MCU and the DCEU have given us so much to explore and be amazed at. Superheroes come and go but the ones that really matter are the one that gets to star in their own standalone production.

Iron Man, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman, Thor and the likes did not become famous just because they were the stars in comic books alone but also because they managed to conquer the Box Office as well. Presenting 10 Superheroes rumored to be soon about to star in their own movies…..

Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff is one of the MCY’s greatest heroes. She is a super spy, expert saboteur, con artist, espionage expert and overall the complete package. As Black Widow, Natasha has gone against the Chitauri army, Ultron’s robotic armada, battled Team Stark in Civil War and will soon fight against Thanos. After Marvel greenlit captain Marvel, it is high time they do the same for Black Widow. Here’s what Scarlett Johansson said:

“I really like playing Natasha, playing the Black Widow in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War. It’s been an interesting journey, to take a character and grow it over these years, and peel the layers back and be able to, as you do in life, grow with this person. It’s a character that’s really enigmatic and has an amazing origins story, so there’s a lot for me to play off of.”

Although, Marvel is yet to make an official announcement regarding Black Widow solo movie but it’s considered to be almost done deal as Stan Lee has thrown his weight behind the venture. The last time Lee had done that was when he promised Black Panther solo movie and he made it happen. Moreover, Chris Evans aka Captain America has openly lent his support for the movie as he believes she totally deserves it. Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok even offered to make a dark comedy film based on Black Widow.

Doctor Strange 2

Doctor Strange is relatively new to the MCU. But Benedict Cumberbatch is sure his journey with the Marvel Movies won’t end with Infinity War. Doctor Strange was a massive Box Office Success so it is only natural that a sequel is being planned by Disney. The sequel will reportedly star Baron Mordo and Nightmare of the Dream Dimension as antagonists.

But the sequel to Doctor Strange is just pure speculation. In fact, recently Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t even sure if Strange will survive Infinity War. Here’s what he said to MTV:

“There’s lots of threats coming his way. He holds the Time Stone around his neck for a part of this film. We know someone is coming to get them for a big glove. It might not be. It says you’ll see Doctor Strange again at the end of the first one and you have. You’ve seen him in Thor: Ragnarok and you know he’s in this one. Doesn’t mean there’s gonna be any more of him, so you’ll have to wait and see”.

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four is Marvel’s First Family of Superheroes. They are comic book royalty. But they haven’t been portrayed in a good enough light in the movies yet, all of which have been a letdown. The Disney-Fox Deal may be up in the air now but that doesn’t mean the Fantastic Four need to be mothballed. Maybe in the future, we will see Fantastic Four again in action.


Daphne Keen was the breakout star of Logan, the Box Office smashing extravaganza which also happened to be Hugh Jackman’s last run as the Wolverine. Marvel will be having trouble recasting the character since the Disney-Fox deal has been effectively scrapped. The other alternative is let the studio cast Daphne as X-23 again. James Mangold also agrees to this. Here’s what Mangold has said regarding this:

“Logan may have been the last outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine but it might not be the last time that we have seen Dafne Keen as X-23. We all saw how amazing she was in the movie and talks about her taking the baton forward have been in circulation for quite a while”.

“Patty Jenkins’ success with that film only solidifies more for studios that there’s less to fear with a female protagonist. The more that keeps getting hit home, that ends up giving me more space turning around and going, ‘Well here we are with a female protagonist. That’s incredible. And what are we going to do with her?’ And that’s where we are with that the Laura script right now, dreaming.”

Hutch Parker, Logan’s producer said:

 “Anything is possible. I think part of the fun of this universe is, as it’s expanded and it’s gotten more off-shoots, there are ways to potentially explore X-23 further. It’s something we’ve been talking about a little bit and have, frankly, going back a bit. So that’s a possibility.”

Man of Steel 2

Man of Steel is arguably the best DCEU movie after Wonder Woman. Henry Cavill perfectly nailed a dark, gritty Superman that relates well to a modern world. Cavill’s contract states that he is only liable to appear just one more time as Superman in the DCEU. Writer Mark Miller and Mathew Vaughn want WB to renew his contract and make his appearance much more frequent within the shared universe.

Thor 4

Thor is a franchise that only shone brightly after Thor: Ragnarok, its third and presumably last installment. Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the MCU, will be appearing for the two parts of Infinity War. But that is it. His contract ends after that. Taika Watiti and Chris Hemsworth are open to ideas for a Thor 4 movie and will possibly move forward with it only if the story is good enough. Hopefully, Thor will survive the Infinity War but Loki certainly won’t.

Doctor Doom

Legion Director Noah Hawley has been open to the idea of a standalone Doctor Doom movie. The Ruler of Latveria is probably Marvel’s greatest villain yet. So many comic-book nerds say that even Thanos is a puny god in front of Doom as he beat the Beyonders and even powerful Celestials. He once had a total dominion over the cosmos.

To see this guy go to waste just because a studio that could not do the character justice did not manage to sell off his assets to a studio which could make Doom the villainous guy he is better known as is a massive disappointment. Hawley is actively pushing his script for a Doom standalone to the Disney higher-ups.


Richard Rider is a member of the Nova Corps as the Superhero Nova. The Nova Corps home base is Xandar, a planet already featured in GOTG Vol. 1. A Nova movie had always been rumored to be in the cards but never confirmed.

If MCU is moving to the outer cosmos, it makes sense that Nova gets his own movie. Well, before a standalone movie, let’s first see if Nova Corps even survive the wrath of Thanos who is ready to invade the planet in order to retrieve Power stone aka Orb which Star-Lord sent to Xandar for safe custody.


Nightwatch is a Marvel Comics Anti Hero that is now owned by Sony. Nightwatch is an ordinary man who becomes a superhero after witnessing the death of one, only to find out later that the dead superhero he took the suit from is his future self. Nightwatch will be an interesting addition to a movie universe that also includes Kraven and Venom.

The Question

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The Question was supposed to be a part of The CW’s Arrowverse. But the DCEU prevented the network from using the Question in their TV Shows, indicating that the Studio wants to use it in their larger movie projects. Vic Sage aka the Question is a character that is a lot like Watchmen’s Rorschach. He is a man who questions human perceptions of morality at every turn. His standalone movie would be a big philosophical roller coaster ride for the DCEU.

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Bibhu Prasad

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