10 Marvel heroes who deserve their own TV series

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8. Northstar 

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If the FOX/Marvel deal goes through, then the latter will finally be able to use mutants again. Northstar has been one of the most influential characters in the comic book’s history. As one of the first openly gay heroes in Marvel, it would be a huge step in the right direction to introduce Jean-Paul Beaubier in the MCU.

As of now, Marvel has no major LGBT characters in their movies, and Jeri Hogarth is the only one in the television series.

While Northstar wouldn’t fit into the noir theme on Netflix, he could be a perfect candidate for Hulu’s much brighter shows. Growing up in Montreal, Beaubier is a skiing champion despite his rebellious exterior.

A lot of superhero shows (look at the CW) film in Toronto, and it would be inexpensive to film a series for him in Canada. His home life is also intriguing to explore, with his sister suffering from a split-personality disorder.

While trying to build a relationship with her, he maintains and eventually marries his boyfriend which helps him become a spokesperson for AIDS awareness. In this modern era, Northstar could be a role model for a new generation searching for an LGBT character to look up to.

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7. Noh-Varr 

Introducing Noh-Varr would allow Marvel Television to explore more areas outside of just the United States. For the most part (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the exception), Marvel has tried to keep their series more grounded.

However, fans have been asking for characters that work outside of the normal formula. S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the Kree to television as well as the Inhumans, which sets the table for Noh-Varr’s arrival.

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His comic book line also deals with a lot of identity politics. Almost all television shows have made comments about our modern day political environment. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Noh-Var has been established as a sex symbol within the Marvel universe.

He could easily headline his own series on Freeform or the CW as an attractive young lead. It also leaves the door open for the Young Avengers to make an appearance. Kate Bishop and the twin sons of Scarlet Witch have become incredibly popular within the comics.