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Kai's Top 10 Best Cast Comic Book Heroes

Man I Love Films writes:
Casting a Superhero is a very important part of whether or not a Comic Book Film will be successful. It’s hard enough to take a character from a page and breathe life into them but it’s even harder when many of these characters are so beloved to by the general population. Especially when many of us all ready have ideas in our head of what those characters would be like if they ever came to life.

Not to mention, while just about anyone can slap on a mask and tights and deliver a solid performance, often times, the actor charged with bringing the heroes alter-ego to life will often determine whether or not the film will be successful. (Example: Clooney as Bruce Wayne… not so much!)

That being said, I thought it would be fun to take a look at what I think are some of the best “good guy” casting decisions in the short history of Comic Book Films.

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artsaber2026d ago

Wolverine - Hugh Jackman
Spiderman - Toby McGuire
Professor Xavier - "Capt. Picard" lol a.k.a Patrick Stewart
Iron Man/Tony Stark - Robert Downey Jr.
Batman - Michael Keaton (it's the eyebrows that do it bro)
King Leonidas/300 - Gerard Butler (Don't know how he went from Phantom of the Opera to this - I die laughing every time I watch that movie)
Thor was cast well also

Worst Casting Ever:
Magneto - Xmen Basically a geezer in a rubber helmet
Juggernaut - XMen
Storm - Halle Berry (Angela Basset looks closer)
Colossus Xmen - Original character was a no show basically
Terrence Howard/Don Cheadle as war machine, they both sucked IMO

CobraKai2026d ago

Chris Reeves became Superman for me. Even in when reading a comic, it was Chris I was hearing. He was absolutely perfect, and to this day I am still amazed at his performance thinking; "He IS Superman".

Defectiv3_Detectiv32026d ago

It's hard for me to imagine anyone else playing Hellboy besides Ron Perlman.

alycakes2026d ago

I agree Defective3...Hellboy just wouldn't be the same without Ron Perlman. He's one of my favorites.

I have to go with:
Superman
IronMan
Xmen (Wolverine)
Ghost Rider
300
Spiderman
Green Lantern
Dark Knight

mindedone2026d ago

There's a lot missing from this list, but I can't deny any of the choices on it. Anything else is personal opinion