10 Marvel Comics movie and TV show characters with wasted potential

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087_ad_3690_v3099_left.1073_2 – Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the original and most powerful mutant, embarks on a path of global destruction. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

These Marvel Comics characters should have had better outings on the screen.

Over the years, we’ve seen multiple movies and TV shows where characters we know and love end up being nothing like we hoped they would be. Unfortunately it’s a familiar feeling for comic book fans.

Sometimes it even happens with the characters we don’t know. Before Multiple Man became one of this writer’s favorite characters, he was completely misused in X-Men: The Last Stand.

You could see it in his two quick appearances. Both of his moments were more memorable than a lot of the other scenes in the movie, offering up funny moments that showed he had a lot of personality. Looking back, however, they could have done a lot more with him. Actually, they didn’t need the mutant army in the end. It could have been him alone. Unfortunately, 20th Century Fox’s Marvel franchise had a lot of missteps.

We recently discussed this topic in a piece that highlighted misused comic book characters on the screen. Characters like Doomsday, Cyclops, and Wolverine were all used to make this point as well. It seemed like all of the major problematic characters were mentioned, but after looking back at further movies and TV shows, it became clear that there are a lot more that needed to be discussed.

Some of these are forgivable missteps while others were just awful adaptations. It seemed appropriate to write another article to highlight them. This time, the focus will be specifically on Marvel Comics projects.

Let’s start with a villain from which people wanted a lot more from.

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