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This morning, the next James Bond installment went from being known as “Bond 24″ to having an actual title we can sort of hold on to. And also wonder about. The movie, which is being helmed by Skyfall director Sam Mendes, is now called SPECTRE, which should probably always be capitalized as it’s the acronym name of the franchise’s most notable villainous organization. For more than 50 years, since the Ian Fleming novels, SPECTRE has stood for “SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion,” and their shadowy existence has been either prominently featured or in the background of many of the 007 movies, beginning with the first, Dr. No. The current reboot of the screen franchise with Daniel Craig as Bond had seemed to be purposefully avoiding the organization, with a similar group known as Quantum being invented for the series instead. In fact, it was intentionally, having to do with a copyright dispute going back decades, but that legal matter was settled last year allowing Bond movie producers EON to use the SPECTRE name as well as that of a certain iconic nemesis who many of us (including former 007 Roger Moore) assume will also be in SPECTRE: Ernest Stavro Blofeld. If he is, it’s all but completely obvious that he’s being portrayed by Christoph Waltz. However, that significant detail was not confirmed by the studio or filmmakers today.



Films like this week’s Iron Man give me hope that not just the huge, iconic characters like Superman and Batman are going to get their own film. Knowing that the comic book market is fresh for the picking, here’s ten superheroes who deserve their own movie… and some might actually get it.

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