As I've done before with some High Concepts and movie treatments, we can analyze various Marvel characters and how they might translate to film and screen. With so many summer superhero movies, why not speculate on a few more?
TIGRA: The Claws of the Cat
High Concept: She looks like a tiger, and fights crime! What more do you need?
Her true comic book origin is a bit messy, not to mention her current status quo. But the character makes a great visual and is instantly marketable, not to mention she is one of the few Marvel heroines that aren't derivative of a male counterpart. She's got the potential to make a unique property in her own right, if we can just streamline her story a bit more.
Movie-version Greer Nelson is a lab assistant to Dr. Tumolo and wife to a Chicago cop. When her husband is beaten into a coma at the hand of a mysterious cult, Dr. Tumolo urges Greer to submit to her experiments, turning her into a costume crimefighter - the Cat. Turns out, the cult is really the mysterious Cat People, who are operating in Chicago in some kind of demonic turf war (Chicago ganster-style, but not as overt or public knowledge). It turns out too that Dr. Tumolo is a Cat Person herself! Greer freaks out, of course, believing it all to be a set up so that she would be forced into some kind of "Chosen One" role, but it turns still more out that Dr. Tumolo was actually working against the Cat People, as a renegade. The full expression of her "science" will turn Greer fully into Tigra, so she can take down the Cat People once and for all. The big demonic turf war is headed by some guy calling himself Pandemonium, who awakens/brainwashes Tigra's husband as his own champion. They battle, of course, but power of love or whatever helps take Pandemonium down once and for all, although her husband is lost forever, plus the resulting demonic underground power vacuum will likely keep Tigra busy for several sequel and/or the animated series spin-off!
What do you think? Would you watch it?
(Or, you know, you can push it in the direction of a Twilight-ish story, but this time the girl is the werewolf, instead. But trust me. There would be more explosions and bullets in my version!)