Superhero fatigue is a myth. At this point, the genre is just a license to print money and they aren't slowing down anytime soon. After 2008, superhero films would never be the same again. They've relaunched careers, redefined what a superhero film could be and even created the structure of a cinematic universe that has forever changed Hollywood. It's not surprising that some of the most talented actors in the world are looking to be in one.
From the late Heath Ledger winning an Oscar for his role as the Joker, to Anthony Hopkins playing Odin in Thor, to Robert Redford showing up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This is no longer just silly, children's entertainment. So many comic book movies are now being written and directed with substance and real human emotion. The latest Batman v Superman trailer gives us a glimpse into what could be the greatest and most dramatic rivalry between two heroes on screen. It would definitely be a smart move for young, up-and-coming actors to work towards snagging one of these roles.
But who really deserves one? There are a plethora of talented performers, male, female and of all different races and cultures. Young Hollywood is seeing some of the most promising talent out there, and it would be great to see some of those actors land their own franchise. But even for the well-seasoned stars who have been at it for years, the time has come for some of them to be given the superhero spotlight, as well.
10 Vin Diesel
9 Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The former 3rd Rock From the Sun actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way during the last several years. He made a pretty big leap into the mainstream when he was cast in Christopher Nolan's Inception, and from that point forward, he's been skyrocketing to success. He even became a filmmaker in his own right in 2013, when he wrote and directed his first film Don Jon, snagging the gorgeous Scarlett Johannson as a co-star. Gordon-Levitt has earned the fame that he is now and it's time for him to get rewarded with a major superhero tentpole.
8 Tom Hanks
7 Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac is up-and-coming, delivering one stellar performance after another. He first got his commercial break with Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch in 2011, and since then, he's worked with Joel and Ethan Coen as well as J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to make him a household name for sure, and he will be playing a supervillain in next year's X-Men:Apocalypse. Playing a comic book villain is one of the best roles an actor can get, but it's still nothing like playing the hero in a trilogy. He's got enough acting talent, charm and good looks to headline his own franchise.
6 Emily Blunt
5 John Boyega
If you have not seen Attack The Block, the first film John Boyega was in, do yourself a favor and seek it out. The young man, who looks a lot like a young Denzel Washington, just oozes with charisma. His role as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is fantastic, and he knocks it out of the park with his performance. If there are any young, new actors that deserve to be the lead in high profile films, Boyega is high on that list. There is a black Batman in comic books - Batwing - with two different people donning the costume. David Zavimbe, who is African, and the son of Lucius Fox, Luke Fox.
4 Rebecca Ferguson
You may know and recognize Rebecca Ferguson from what was probably the best spy movie of 2015 - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Before that film, she wasn't really on everybody's radar, but after people saw the movie - that all changed. Rightfully so, critics gushed over Ferguson in the film, not only for her acting prowess but her awesome physicality. She's got what it takes to perform in a very physical, stunt-heavy action film, what a perfect opportunity to give her a superhero role. Rebecca has even been talked about as a possibility for Captain Marvel, which may leave Emily with some pretty stiff competition for the role.
3 Hailee Steinfeld
2 Matthew McConaughey
1 Lupita Nyong'o
She is easily one of the most beautiful and talented actors in Hollywood. Lupita Nyong'o pretty much had the Best Actress Oscar locked with her performance in 12 Years a Slave. Lupita is also the third actor on this list who has a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Once Halle Berry is done playing Storm in the X-Men series and Fox is ready to recast, Lupita could take the reigns. Maybe in the hands of a better actor, the character could be interesting this time around.