There are quite many alternative universes that exist in the comic world. These are commonly referred to as the ‘Multiverses.’ In the real world, many scientists tried to gather knowledge and research about these alternate realities but found nothing as such. In fact, famous scientists like Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse tried to process these types of theories. While the scientists only thrived to gather its knowledge, comic writers brought it up on their pages.
With that said, both DC and Marvel have presented the concept of Multiverses in their comics years ago via its characters. One such character is the famous Web-Slinging superhero, Miles Morales’ Spider-Man from Earth-1610 or the Ultimate Universe. He’s soon going to get his own film named as Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. However, he’s not the only real character that fans are hoping to see on screen.
These are the 5 characters from the alternate realities that we wish to see on screen –
Superman: Red Son
This is perhaps one of the most nuanced examples of a comic book event where a superhero turns against the traditional values for hope. With that said, it was Mark Millar who wrote this comic book that was based on the foundation of what if the Man of Steel would have not landed Kansas but the Soviet Union? While he wasn’t being a Soviet war machine anyway, he wanted to help humanity and save the world in the end. This version of Superman was socialism’s champion who fought to expand the Union’s prosperity just because he was brought up believing that it was right. On the other hand, Jimmy Olsen and Lex Luthor opposed this. Precisely, it was a classic Superman vs Luthor story, which also served as a prominent analog of the Cold War.
It was Earth-616’s Doctor Doom who wants to fix everything before entering the alternative versions. But when it happened, the first version that was supposed to be explored was from House of M. It was perhaps a world where the humans looked down upon the mutants who were the ruling class. With that said, in this reality, Sue Storm, Reed Richards, and John Jameson were killed when Ben Grimm got his intelligence reduced. Then it was Doom who created a team of superheroes, the Fearsome Four. It included Doctor Doom, Grimm, Valeria, and Kristoff. Thus, this introduced a classic version of Fantastic Four led by a significantly brutal leader.
Alexander Luthor Jr.
As much despicable Lex Luthor has been on Earth-1, there have been quite some versions of him who were somewhat more heroic. With that said, Luthor Jr. from Earth-3 actually served as the only hero on Earth who fought against the Crime Syndicate of America. Wonder how heroic this version would have been while facing the evils of that reality. Now wonder what it’d be like watching Luthor in a film fighting for the good reason after all. For the majority of the time, audiences will find the superheroes doing their best so that they can stop Lex’s actions. But in this reality, people will get to see the opposite.
She has been the DC Universe’s fiercest warrior but no version of her has been displayed the way 2011’s Flashpoint has done. This alternate version of the character saw the Flash traveling back in time and thriving to save his mother. As a result, it caused a ripple effect around the universe. Thus, the audience got to see Aquaman and Wonder Woman fighting each other. With that being said, watching someone as powerful as Diana in her full potential is quite a breathtaking sight. Additionally, Wonder Woman’s compassion got way more highlighted in this exact reality than the sacred timeline.
He is already at his most compelling version of Venom. However, the character has been somewhat different in other realities. With that said, Venom in the Ultimate Universe took a step further. He wasn’t an alien but a suit that Peter’s father invented to cure cancer. However, that exact suit grants the person who wears it some superhuman-type powers. Moreover, Eddie Brock in this alternate universe was Peter’s pal during his childhood. Thus, a film featuring this version of Venom will not just be brutal, but also emotional and sensitive for the audience.