Every time a new film adaptation of a comic is announced, fans quickly begin to spread rumors of which villains our favorite heroes will be facing. Some villains are obvious. Each generation of Superman needs a Lex Luthor. Each generation of Thor needs a Loki. Some fans have become angry over many of our favorite evil doers being snubbed each year.
Harley Quinn saw her debut in 1990’s critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series. Her character quickly captured the hearts of fans as she continued to try to impress The Joker, who was more that a little abusive toward her. Despite the twisted relationship, fans adore Joker and Harley as a couple and have been itching to see Harley make her big screen debut. This idea almost came to light in the 90’s before Joel Shumacher scrapped the idea of Jack Nicholson reprising his role of The Joker. Many thought Heath Ledger’s Joker would introduce Harley Quinn to movie audiences but this never came to be.
Many evil doers have attempted to kill Superman. One succeeded at this task. Doomsday is a monster forged in the depths of ancient Krypton. In 1992, Superman squared off with this beast in Metropolis. After a deadly blow was hit by both opponents, Superman died in the arms of Lois Lane. Although superheroes never stay dead long, Doomsday became known as the foe who finally ended Superman’s life. We’ve seen Doomsday adapted into television through Smallville. However, a big screen debut of the evil beast has yet to be seen.
Spider-Man’s foulest foes have been the symbiotes that create evil incarnations of his own suit. The symbiotes include Venom and Carnage. Venom has seen big screen time in Spider-Man 3. Carnage, the more wicked of the two has yet to see any time on the big screen. The symbiote is known for its evil ways in the comics and perhaps may be too vicious for the eyes of movie going children. We may only ever see this wicked symbiote in a dulled down version. Some would rather never see it at all than see Carnage adapted for children.
Despite the constant pleas of fans around the world, we’ve yet to see many of our favorite villains portrayed on the big screen. Will we ever see the day that Harley Quinn, Doomsday, Carnage and many others are adapted into film? Only time will tell if our favorite evil doers will ever see the light of day in Hollywood.