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Who do you consider the best casting choices ever made in a comic book movie?

 

I'd start it off with this guy...

 

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So good the makers of the reboot would rather pretend the character doesn't exist than try to follow his performance.

 

Others?

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Robert Downey Jr.

Iron Man.

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Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy

....to name a few.

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Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy

....to name a few.

The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.

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I would say the whole casting of Watchmen was amazing.

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Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.

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Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.

 

Hadn't thought of him (though I see he's now rumored) because of all the Johnny Depp rumors, but I'd love that. 

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The only one I'd disagree with you on is Keaton.

 

 

I wasn't a fan of Hathaway either.

 

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Joaquin Phoenix to play Dr. Strange. Young, but you know he'll nail it.

 

You could argue he's already got the 'Strange' part down pat.

 

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Heath Ledger, The Joker

Tom Hardy, Bane

Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man

Michael Keaton, Batman

Patrick Stewart, Professor Xavier

Tom Hiddleston, Loki

Terrence Stamp, General Zod

Hugh Jackman, Wolverine

Jackie Earle Haley, Rorschach

Anne Hathaway, Catwoman

Ron Pearlman, Hellboy

....to name a few.

 

Not that I disagree with his inclusion, but how do you mention Terrence Stamp and then not mention Christopher Reeve?

 

I expected Reeve to be one of the first names mentioned and haven't seen him yet.

 

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Honestly, Jackson was a bad choice for Wolverine.  He's way too tall.  He's like 6'2" and Wolverine is supposed to be like 5'5" or something and look way more rugged.  That being said, I think he obviously has done it well though.   I guess for movies someone taller makes sense, but just sayin'.

 

From what I hear Chris Pratt as Star-Lord is pretty spot on so far in Guardians.  I actually think Scarlet was a great casting choice for Black Widow too.   Hemsworth as Thor is pretty good as well.

 

Speaking of Watchman, the casting of Rorshache was perfect.

 

Walking Dead did an excellent casting of Glenn.

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Not that I disagree with his inclusion, but how do you mention Terrence Stamp and then not mention Christopher Reeve?

I expected Reeve to be one of the first names mentioned and haven't seen him yet.

To be honest, while I found his Kal-El to be quite physically imposing, I never found his Superman to be what I had envisioned for the character in a live action film.

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