With The Dark Knight—featuring a Batman "easily inhabited by the George Clooneys or Christian Bales of the world"—all the rage, Radar presents "other subversive comic book characters who probably won't—but really should—show up at a theater near you," including:
- Female Furies: "With a little retooling, this could be the hot new Julia Roberts feminist vehicle that Mona Lisa Smile never was."
- Elongated Man: "Recast Mark Wahlberg as a super-supple porn star … who can control his endowment and change sex positions using the power of his mind."
- The Rawhide Kid: "Like Brokeback Mountain but less earnest and teary. … Insert several jokes about flashing pistols, shooting blanks."
- Wasp: Sharon Stone might salvage her stardom by playing the central vixen as a manipulative, ice-pick-wielding nymph. Kind of like she did in Basic Instinct.