Movie adaption of comic books are the biggest money-making machines of Hollywood these days. It is not easy to translate the comic book stories into films unless careful casting decisions are done to make sure the characters are portrayed with justice. The following are the 15 most perfect comic book movie castings till date:
15. Blade (Wesley Snipes)
Before comic book film adaptations were a big thing, Wesley Snipes was already starring as the vampire hunting superhero known as Blade. With an intimidating look and martial arts, the actor convincingly played the Marvel Comics superhero.
14. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.)
Arrogant, smart, cocky and full of himself. These are some of the words that perfectly describe Tony Stark. Not only that, they are a perfect description of Hollywood A-lister Robert Downey, Jr. as well.
So it made perfect sense that the actor was fit to play the part of Iron Man. The casting was great decision as Downey, Jr. received universal acclaim for the role and has proved himself as the most important piece of the puzzle known as Marvel Cinematic Universe.
13. Marv (Mickey Rourke)
Dark Horse Comics is a home to many of the strangest characters ever and Marv is definitely one of them. Created by Frank Miller for the graphic novel series Sin City, the character is not someone anyone would like to meet in a dark alley.
In the 2005 film adaptation and its 2014 sequel, Academy Award nominated actor Mickey Rourke played the menacing madman to the point of receiving appraisal for not only being a great comic book character but also a film character.
12. Captain America (Chris Evans)
After being cast as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch in not one but two Fantastic Four disasters, one might think that Chris Evan would have chosen to say no to comic book roles in the future.
On the contrary, he did exactly the opposite when offered the role of the most patriotic superhero of all time: Steve Rogers aka Captain America. Fans considered him a miscast but Evans made everyone eat their words as he magnificently portrayed the first Avenger.
Exactly like his comic book counterpart, the actor beautifully showed how a weak but brave kid from Brooklyn enrolled in the Army and became the test subject of super soldier serum to become a superhero.
11. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie)
For her first ever live-action appearance, Harley Quinn will debut in Suicide Squad portrayed by Margot Robbie. Incorporating the sweetness yet psychotic nature of the female adversary of Batman, the actress is the perfect choice for the Joker’s girlfriend.
Though the movie version of Harley Quinn does not feature her in her much familiar red and black jester costume, it showcases her New 52 attire to give a realistic touch to the character.
10. Hellboy (Ron Perlman)
If you take a look at Anungun Rama aka Hellboy and then take a look at Ron Perlman. If you did n’t instantly think that the actor was born to play that devilish character then there is something seriously wrong with you.
It was the role that defined a turning point in Perlman’s career and made it clear that the actor not only plays a good supporting character but can take a strong tone when given the task to take the lead role.
9. The Joker (Jack Nicholson)
Before Heath Ledger fan boys get a minor heart attack for the blasphemous entry, it should be reminded that the article showcases the actors who portrayed comic book characters with absolute accuracy.
While Heath Ledger’s Joker was face-painted terrorist given a touch of realism, Jack Nicholson’s Joker was a criminal who fell into a vat of chemicals and emerged with bleached white skin, green hair and a permanent smile with red lips – exactly like the Clown Prince of Crime in the comics.
From the origin story to the comedic nature of the deranged character, Nicholson was undoubtedly the perfect choice to portray the Joker during the production of the 1989 Batman movie.
8. Dennis Mitchell (Justin Cooper)
Unlike almost everyone in the list, Dennis Mitchel does not belong to a world of superheroes but still can be a handful for them if he becomes a bad guy. Dubbed as Dennis the Menace for a very good reason, the boy is one of the most famous comic strip characters of all time.
The character has been portrayed by three different actors in three different live-action movies but it was Justin Cooper’s performance in Dennis the Menace Strikes Again the most convincingly perfect one.