Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which supporting movie characters were so much better than the main characters that they deserve their own movies. Here’s what people had to say:
1.Haymitch Abernathy from the Hunger Games movies
I have always wanted a prequel to The Hunger Games about Haymitch’s games. Catching Fire touches on it a little bit, but I really want to see it all played out! I feel like he is a really complex character, and in the Hunger Games movies, we pretty much only get to see him as a sarcastic drunk. I would love to see what he was like before!
2.Lucius Best (aka Frozone) from The Incredibles
I’d watch a whole movie with him arguing with Honey, and seeing the forced superhero retirement from his perspective might be interesting. I’d even watch the first Incredibles movie from his perspective, with him wondering what’s gotten into Bob and possibly being approached by Mirage and Syndrome himself just before the final showdown with the Omnidroid.
3.Cosmo Brown from Singin’ in the Rain
Don Lockwood was a leading man because he was handsome, but when crap was hitting the fan with the talkies, it was Cosmo who took the wheel. While Don sat back and moaned about being over, Cosmo invented the movie-musical, came up with lip dubbing, wrote all of the new songs for The Dancing Cavalier, got promoted to musical director, and still had time to snatch the wig off of Lena Lamont at the end when she tried to take Kathy Selden’s credit. Plus, he could run and backflip off of a wall.
4.The Marauders from the Harry Potter movies
James Potter, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew taught themselves as kids how to become animagi, a skill adults take years to perfect, just so they could help Remus Lupin when he became a werewolf. There’s so much drama, humor, and horror to their story, and we only got some of it in the movies.
5.Nigel Kipling from The Devil Wears Prada
His character was so strong, and he had worked so hard to get where he was. Also, his sassiness and humor were amazing. I wish there were a movie about his life growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers and how he got the job at Runway. His monologue was extraordinary and very eye-opening for Andie.
6.Darcy Lewis from the Thor movies
She gets robbed by agents, and her only concern is her iPod. What must her life be like?
7.Astrid Leong-Teo from Crazy Rich Asians
She was so kind and nice, and I was so sad at how little screen time she got. She was definitely the odd one out in the family, given her kindness and how she tried to balance being rich without making her husband feel bad. The whole movie could have been based on her, and I would have been delighted.
8.Leia Organa from Star Wars
It was always hinted that Luke wasn’t the last hope, and she had incredible connections to the Force without any training at all (like when she sensed Luke was in trouble and found him hanging off Cloud City). I was always expecting her to emerge as the real Jedi and was disappointed that she was still just a side character to Luke by Return of the Jedi.
9.Thranduil from the Hobbit movies
Who doesn’t love Legolas’s cool-as-hell dad with more swag than anyone else in all of Middle Earth? Whenever he was on screen, the spotlight was totally on him because he was always so sassy and elegant at the same time. I don’t care whether it’s about his past or future, I just want to see more of that elf!
10.O-Ren Ishii from the Kill Bill movies
This word is thrown around very loosely, but I do think she was a proper badass. Her backstory was harrowing, but it only highlighted her natural strength of character. What she does to Beatrix is terrible, but she was definitely interesting to say the least.
11.The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Come on. You know he’s got some sort of hidden story. Just a flesh wound? What has he been through?
12.Luis from the Ant-Man movies
Every movie should have him narrating the story as a recap.
13.Aughra from The Dark Crystal
Why is she in seclusion? Where did she learn so much about the crystal? How did she construct that massive rotating telescope thingy? She’s so ugly and sassy that she’s absolutely adorable, and she has spot-on comedic timing. A movie exploring her origins would be an interesting blend of creepy, dark fantasy themes with hilarious grandma jokes.
14.BB-8 from the Star Wars sequels
Why was he so attached to Poe? Why was he willing to risk his little droid life for the Resistance? Why did he just trust Rey right out of the gate? How did he know R2-D2? And most importantly, WHERE did he learn that lighter thumbs-up trick?
15.Nebula from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies
I really loved her character development and how she went from a doormat who wanted Thanos’s approval to a strong woman who is willing to protect her loved ones, fight for what’s right, and finally become her own person.
I would love to see a movie that explored the relationship between Nebula and Gamora from the MCU, past and present. We got bits and pieces across the MCU films, but that only made me want more! I want them to have a standalone movie so bad!
16.Korg from Thor: Ragnarok
Hands down, Korg is one of the best Marvel side characters. Every line of his is hilarious, and I would 100% watch an origin movie on how he ended up on Sakaar and why he decided to start a revolution.
I want to see him traveling the galaxy with Miek, having adventures and starting revolutions with many pamphlets.
17.Carter Farrell from A Cinderella Story
He’s always trying to figure out what archetype he fits into, and though people treat him like crap, he appreciates the experience of high school when many people wouldn’t. Plus, he’s so sweet and such a good friend to Sam without looking for anything romantic with her.
18.Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games movies
He starts out seeming pretty cocky, but really, he’s just competitive. He not only carried the older tribute around the forest, but he helped out the alliance with no questions asked, even when Katniss doubted him. He always looks out for others.
19.And straight up every single supporting character from The Twilight Saga. Seriously, all of them.
Hands down, everybody in Twilight had a more interesting storyline than Edward and Bella. It’s time to remake Twilight into a Netflix show, cut the romance, give us some vampire history, et voilà!
Is there a supporting character that we missed who you think should get their own movie? Pitch us your movie idea in the comments! And check out more of our TV & Movies coverage here.
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