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04.29.2016by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Supporting Characters That Deserve Their Own Movies

Supporting characters are vital to any story. Hell, they even get their own Oscar because without them a film could fall flat. Often times, supporting characters steal the limelight. While this does not always make them worthy of getting their own feature films, there are a lot who could carry their own movie. Here is our ranking of the ten supporting characters most deserving of their own solo feature film. See how many you agree with and if we missed anyone. Leave your comments in the talk backs below.

#10 - Megan Price

Melissa McCarthy has been a very divisive actress in recent years. Most folks either love her or hate her. She is clearly a funny lady when she isn't forcing herself to be a spectacle on screen. Her most balanced role to date was in BRIDESMAIDS where she stole the show as the butch Megan. This is a character that is signature McCarthy and unique enough that she could carry a feature all her own.

#9 - Anton Chigurh

The Grim Reaper of the Modern West, Javier Bardem's chilling villain with the Dora the Explorer haircut is the personification of evil. While The Coens and novelist Cormac McCarthy are content to leave Chigurh an unexplored character, he could easily be the focus of another film. Think Hannibal Lecter with some Latin flair.

#8 - Jesus Quintana

A spin-off focused on John Turturro's scene-stealing pederast has been rumored for years but has yet to come together. While I would prefer to see Turturro reteam with The Coen Brothers, I would be fine seeing a story helmed by Turturro himself. This is a goofy character who could make for a very dark comedy. Dios mio, man. Liam better be in the movie, too!

#7 - Staff Sgt. Sean Dignam

As much as I consider THE DEPARTED to be overrated, it definitely built a world that could be explored in additional films. While a straight sequel may not work, a tangential plot focused on Mark Wahlberg's foul-mouthed and duplicitous cop could make for some good cinema. Scorsese has a lot of projects on his plate but seeing him work with Wahlberg again may be enticing enough to happen.

#6 - Tanner Bolt

Tyler Perry isn't exactly the name you would expect to headline his own film that doesn't feature a cross-dressing Southern woman, but here he is. While his solo outing as Alex Cross didn't work, Perry stole every scene he appeared in as part of David Fincher's GONE GIRL. While there is no novel continuing the story of Tanner Bolt, his experience as a fixer of sorts could easily be a launching pad for another film.

#5 - Rocket Raccoon and Groot

While each member of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY could headline their own solo film, a prequel following the diminutive Rocket and his personal houseplant/muscle Groot has the most potential. Their work as bounty hunters definitely would have kept them busy in the years before they met Peter Quill and there are tons of stories that could be worthy of a big screen adaptation.

#4 - Black Widow

Rumors of a Hawkeye/Black Widow film have been bouncing around since THE AVENGERS hit theaters but nothing has ever come of it. Scarlett Johansson has been front and center in six films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and got some backstory in AGE OF ULTRON. Still, there is enough of her mysterious past that could fill a movie, especially one that could be combined with her search for Bruce Banner. Now that would make for a cool movie.

#3 - Alejandro Gillick

SICARIO would not have been nearly as buzzworthy a film if not for Benicio Del Toro stealing every scene he was in. That chilling final act alone cemented the need for his own spin-off which is already in the gestation stage, with Del Toro, Emily Blunt, and Josh Brolin all returning, but I will believe it when I actually see it. Del Toro was the redeeming factor in that movie for me and I would easily watch a movie comprised entirely of his vengeance seeking hitman.

#2 - Albus Dumbledore

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM name-dropped the Headmaster of Hogwarts in the latest trailer for the HARRY POTTER spin-off, but it definitely would not be the worst thing to see the early days of the great wizard. We saw some of Dumbledore's younger years in the main series and actor Michael Gambon could easily pick up his wand once again and show us more backstory on the mysterious magical professor.

#1 - Lando Calrissian

With Disney mining every corner of the STAR WARS franchise with rumored solo films for Yoda, Boba Fett, and even Obi-wan Kenobi, we have not heard a single word about the great Billy Dee Williams returning to his fan favorite role. Lando Calrissian has appeared on the Rebels animated series but is very deserving of his own feature film about his early days before joining the Rebel Alliance. Of any characters in the history of film, this is one that we deserve to see more of on the big screen.

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10:50PM on 05/01/2016

I loved her in Bridesmaids, but

It was the first time I'd seen her and she was comedy gold. Come on, the scene with she and the air marshall are hilarious! I also love her story about ping ponging down the side of the cruise ship.

However, no way would I want a movie centering on her character. She would get old really fast.
It was the first time I'd seen her and she was comedy gold. Come on, the scene with she and the air marshall are hilarious! I also love her story about ping ponging down the side of the cruise ship.

However, no way would I want a movie centering on her character. She would get old really fast.
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8:02PM on 05/01/2016
They should have Black Widow / Hawkeye, Vision / Scarlet Witch and Falcon / War Machine movies in Phase 4. If you saw Captain America: Civil War then you understand why those movies couldn't be done in Phase 3. I think we can all agree that these movies would be more welcome than more Iron Man and Thor movies. I could see another Captain America movie with Zemo as the villain though.
They should have Black Widow / Hawkeye, Vision / Scarlet Witch and Falcon / War Machine movies in Phase 4. If you saw Captain America: Civil War then you understand why those movies couldn't be done in Phase 3. I think we can all agree that these movies would be more welcome than more Iron Man and Thor movies. I could see another Captain America movie with Zemo as the villain though.
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12:13PM on 05/01/2016
And they already have the stories ready to go:
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And they already have the stories ready to go:
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5:47AM on 04/30/2016

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5:38PM on 04/29/2016

Nooooooooope

She is horrible in this role. She really was miscast and a solo film sounds like a crap idea.
She is horrible in this role. She really was miscast and a solo film sounds like a crap idea.
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5:35PM on 04/29/2016

Cannot stand her

Not funny
Not funny
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4:44PM on 04/29/2016
If anything, a Black Widow/ Hawkeye movie would make the most sense. The two are supporting characters for a reason. They couldn't handle a movie on their own.
If anything, a Black Widow/ Hawkeye movie would make the most sense. The two are supporting characters for a reason. They couldn't handle a movie on their own.
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2:11PM on 04/29/2016

While a Dumbledore movie would be great,

and Michael Gambon is a stellar actor, I suspect he would be replaced in a spinoff since the movie would focus more on his younger years.

Quickie Cast This: who would you like to see as a younger Dumbledore?
and Michael Gambon is a stellar actor, I suspect he would be replaced in a spinoff since the movie would focus more on his younger years.

Quickie Cast This: who would you like to see as a younger Dumbledore?
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10:33PM on 04/29/2016
I'd love to see Ben Wishaw as a young Dumbledore
I'd love to see Ben Wishaw as a young Dumbledore
3:38PM on 04/29/2016
Why not Toby Regbo again?
Why not Toby Regbo again?
2:07PM on 04/29/2016

I would put this at #1

ScarJo is one of the most bankable actresses in the world, and she's yet to headline her own MCU movie. She's a proven marquee actress and Black Widow is a compelling character. With the right script and director, it can't lose.
ScarJo is one of the most bankable actresses in the world, and she's yet to headline her own MCU movie. She's a proven marquee actress and Black Widow is a compelling character. With the right script and director, it can't lose.
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12:28PM on 04/29/2016
It would really depend on the plot, but I have nothing against him as a character.
It would really depend on the plot, but I have nothing against him as a character.
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12:28PM on 04/29/2016
Sure. He's a good character and always plays off well whoever he's talking to.
Sure. He's a good character and always plays off well whoever he's talking to.
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12:26PM on 04/29/2016
Again: You need contrast. ALEJANDRO thought he was doing what was right. A non-evil character like KATE is needed, and she wouldn't be in a spin-off. The one they've announced has the 3 leads, so it's technically a sequel.
Again: You need contrast. ALEJANDRO thought he was doing what was right. A non-evil character like KATE is needed, and she wouldn't be in a spin-off. The one they've announced has the 3 leads, so it's technically a sequel.
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12:24PM on 04/29/2016
I said a while ago that I don't really see the point in making solo movies after the team-ups (not just in the M.C.U.). However, I got nothing against BLACK WIDOW as a character.
I said a while ago that I don't really see the point in making solo movies after the team-ups (not just in the M.C.U.). However, I got nothing against BLACK WIDOW as a character.
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12:22PM on 04/29/2016
One of the reasons why I loved G.O.T.G. is that, unlike the other M.C.U. solo movies, I didn't care at the end whether they would eventually team up with THE AVENGERS or not. They felt like a great team on their own. And the actors had great chemistry (yes, I know 2 of them are CGI, but still). A spin-off of any of them wouldn't work.
One of the reasons why I loved G.O.T.G. is that, unlike the other M.C.U. solo movies, I didn't care at the end whether they would eventually team up with THE AVENGERS or not. They felt like a great team on their own. And the actors had great chemistry (yes, I know 2 of them are CGI, but still). A spin-off of any of them wouldn't work.
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12:20PM on 04/29/2016
Yes! He was one of the best characters in the movie! Tyler tends to fail as a writer and director, but he's not a bad actor. Still, a director as good as David Fincher would be needed.
Yes! He was one of the best characters in the movie! Tyler tends to fail as a writer and director, but he's not a bad actor. Still, a director as good as David Fincher would be needed.
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12:19PM on 04/29/2016
And... what would he do in a spin-off? No, really. The premise would make me decide if I'm interested or not.
And... what would he do in a spin-off? No, really. The premise would make me decide if I'm interested or not.
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12:18PM on 04/29/2016
I think a character similar to THE DUDE would still be needed to provide contrast.
I think a character similar to THE DUDE would still be needed to provide contrast.
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12:16PM on 04/29/2016
To me he was the lead as much as LLEWELYN and BELL. If they made a sequel with him and new characters, I'd watch it.
To me he was the lead as much as LLEWELYN and BELL. If they made a sequel with him and new characters, I'd watch it.
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12:14PM on 04/29/2016
You kind of contradicted yourself. A lot of people hate Melissa in leading roles because her annoying person schtick is better in small doses. A MEGAN spin-off wouldn't work.
You kind of contradicted yourself. A lot of people hate Melissa in leading roles because her annoying person schtick is better in small doses. A MEGAN spin-off wouldn't work.
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