15 Stars Who Were PERFECT as Superheroes
There is no denying that superhero movies have been gaining more and more space in movie theaters. And in the hearts of viewers. In 2019, they launched captain marvel, Shazam!, hellboy, Avengers: Endgame, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Avengers: Endgame and… the villain movie joker.
Knowing the public’s passion for the genre, CinePOP decided to remember 15 actors who perfectly embodied superheroes. It is important to note that the list includes only films, so series from Marvel/Netflix or DC/Warner partnerships ended up being left out. The team doesn’t have any villains either, so there’s no point in complaining about the absence of names like Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger or Tom Hiddleston.
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15 | Michael Keaton (Batman)
Many years before taking a risk like the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Michael Keaton played the Batman in Batman – The Movie and Batman: The Returnboth led by Tim Burton. The actor, like no other after him, embodied the glamorous side of Bruce Wayne like no one else. Keaton ended up leaving the character after leaving Burtonbut wrote his name in the history of comic book adaptations.
14 | Wesley Snipes (Blade)
It’s difficult Wesley Snipes get on a “best anything” list. He was always an average actor. And, in recent times, he ended up in prison for problems with American justice. But it is undeniable that the actor was the perfect choice for the role of Blade in the trilogy formed by Blade: The Vampire Hunter, Blade II and Blade: Trinity. The chemistry between actor and character was so good that to this day (15 years later) snipes is tipped to return to live Blade.
13 | Chloe Grace Moretz (Hit Girl)
Launched in 2010, Kick-Ass: Breaking Everything It’s a great adaptation of the comics from Mark Millar. And the main highlight is the presence of Chloe Grace Moretz like Hit Girl. At the time, the actress was only 13 years old. It was insane (and brilliant) to see someone so young in such a violent role. The character stood out so much that she ended up gaining more space in the sequel. kick-ass 2. There was talk of the possibility of a solo film, but it ended up not happening.
12 | Ron Perlman (Hellboy)
As we said in the opening, we have a new hellboy hitting theaters in 2019. Now, played by David Harbor. As much as there is a curiosity to see the actor from Stranger Things on paper, there is also a lament that Ron Perlman is no longer in the character’s skin. even more than Ron and Guillermo del Toro have always expressed an interest in making a hellboy 3. They deserved it. And so are we. Ron He has the perfect build and sense of humor for the role.
11 | Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach)
Jackie Earle Haley is the only case on this list that played the character only once. And the actor managed to stand out even without showing his face. In Watchmen – The Movie, jackie created a Rorschach to leave Alan Moore proud. It can be argued that the film Zack Snyder cares more about style than content. But this is undoubtedly not the case with the actor’s performance.
10 | Chris Hemsworth(Thor)
Chris Hemsworth seemed to have been chosen to be just a pretty face (and all) on Thor. Over time, and the development of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor showed that he was much more than that. In addition to doing well in action scenes, Hemsworth showed to have charisma and even good humor. He’s having a lot of fun Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. You almost forgive him for not aiming for Thanos’ head.
09 | Christian Bale (Batman)
Another Batman in the area. Don’t worry, it’s the last one – sorry, good! Christian Bale gave more depth to the hero in the trilogy formed by Batman Begins, Batman the dark knight and Batman the Dark Knight Risesall led by Christopher Nolan. The actor is charming, arrogant and intense. In other words, a perfect Bruce Wayne.
08 | Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)
Showing that nerdy tantrums don’t usually make sense, Gal Gadot proved to the world that she is a top-notch Wonder Woman. The actress was the best thing about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justicerocked his solo film and went back to doing well in Justice League. In addition to being beautiful, the actress showed a lot of sense of humor and charisma in the skin of the heroine. Let it come Wonder Woman 1984.
07 | Tom Holland (Spider-Man)
Tobey Maguire, in its pre-Spider-Emo phase, shone in the skin of the friend in the neighborhood, so the dispute over who is the best interpreter of the hero deserves attention. One thing is clear, however, none of the previous actors have embodied the Spider-Man from the comics as well as Tom Holland. The young actor revealed to have charisma, talent and a lot of resourcefulness for the action scenes, in addition to a perfect sense of humor for the character.
06 | Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)
Sam Jackson could be in this article by Gelado, a character that he voiced in The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2. But his participation as Nick Fury is even more legendary, after all he was the connecting link of the Marvel Cinematic Universe until we got to The Avengers. The actor is present in nine MCU films, including the still unreleased captain marvel. And always imposing a presence worthy of those who manage to lead all those heroes.
05 | Patrick Stewart (Professor Xavier)
James McAvoy did an amazing job as Professor X in the last few movies of X-Menbut even so it did not come close to scoring as much as the participation of Patrick Stewart in the character’s skin. The 78-year-old gave legitimacy to the mutant universe and created a complex and nuanced Charles Xavier. And he even made an amazing partnership with Ian McKellenwho shone in Magneto’s skin, and who is only out of this story for being a villain.
04 | Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Ryan Reynolds starred in a double case of “turn around”. the success of Deadpool not only gave the actor a new opportunity in the world of superheroes (how to forget Green Lantern?), as it gave the character a new chance. For those who don’t remember, Ryan played Deadpool for the first time in the tragic X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Fortunately, the actor didn’t give up on the character and, with the help of fans, managed to get Fox to invest in Deadpool and deadpool 2. Reynolds showed resourcefulness for the action scenes and, better, an insane humor completely befitting the character.
03 | Christopher Reeve (Superman)
Henry Cavill is (or was) a good Superman, but no one has scored – and hardly ever will – as much as Christopher Reeve. The star lived the character in Superman: The Movie, Superman II: The Adventure Continues, Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Reeve he had an accident in the 90’s and ended up quadriplegic, dying in 2004. Even so, he will always be in the public’s memory as the ideal Man of Steel, passing on charm, elegance and strength. A hero in real life.
02 | Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)
It was hard to leave Robert Downey Jr. out of first position. The actor is practically responsible for making the Marvel Cinematic Universe a success. He was the one who opened the doors with Iron Man (2008) and went on to shine in several other films from the studio. Now, rumors say that he can say his farewell in Avengers: Endgame. There’s no way to prepare for it. The truth is Downey Jr. is the perfect Tony Stark. Charming, arrogant and with a great sense of humor. Hard to imagine what the MCU would be without him. But…
01 | Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)
There is a reason to Robert Downey Jr. be with the silver medal and this reason is Hugh Jackman. The Australian star took on the role of Wolverine by chance. Cast for the character, Douglas Scott saw your filming schedule in Mission Impossible 2 harm the production of X-Men: The Movie. Unable to wait, Fox gives up on the actor and scales jackman. After that, everything is history. Hugh lives the character in eight films, in addition to being quoted/shown as a joke in the two Deadpool. If we had as a parameter the five films of X-Men or the first two of Wolverineperhaps Hugh Jackman stay behind Downey Jr. in the selection. But that’s where it comes in logan. In 2017, the actor said goodbye to the character in a touching and brutal way in one of the best superhero movies ever made. And indeed, it elevated the genre and delivered a real drama.
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