Everyone is familiar with superheroes like Superman and Batman, but Thor — a Marvel superhero better known to comic-book fans than to the general public — was considered a somewhat riskier property for Marvel to adapt into a film, at least until it blew past its initial expectations at the worldwide box office over the last month. Now that Thor has proved that audiences have an insatiable appetite for all things caped and crusading, it's time to familiarize yourself with the next tier of superhero projects, from Ant-Man to Luke Cage, who may soon get the chance to suit up on-screen. Some of them may have dorky powers or toil in near-obscurity, but all of them are hoping that with a little luck and a development greenlight, they could be the next big thing.
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