Comic book castings are always controversial. Fans have come to know these superheroes and villains through their comic book pages and when it comes to immortalizing them on screen, they want to see the characters they know and love represented accurately. Fans all too often become skeptical when directors try to stray from comic book characters’ origins or take the character in a different direction.
Directors are forever deviating from comic book portrayals. In their defense, they want to do something fresh. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Nobody thought that Robert Downey Jr. would work as Iron Man or Heath Ledger as the Joker, but most people consider these two as some of the best. Of course, sometimes the risk in casting someone different in the role doesn’t work - the actor just isn’t believable in the role or the audience can’t get past his or her household name. Other times, it comes down to a bad script.
Of course, there are other reasons why comic book castings just don’t pan out. It might come down to the actor’s abilities - perhaps their acting skills didn’t have the range to be able to live in a character and make these powerful characters come to life. In other words, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. With that, here is a list of some of the worst comic book movie casting fails.
13 Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
12 Topher Grace as Eddie Brock/Venom
11 George Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman
10 Julian McMahon as Dr. Doom
9 Halle Berry as Catwoman
8 Seth Rogen as Britt Reid/The Green Hornet
7 Jennifer Garner as Elektra
6 January Jones as Emma Frost
5 Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze
3 Nicholas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
2 Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman
1 Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
This one didn’t end well. A lot of people have credited Jesse Eisenberg with flat out ruining Batman v Superman. In fact, nearly everyone agreed that he turned out to be a really bad choice for the role, even though he had some potential. Why? People said his acting was over the top and was out of place considering the general tone of the movie. His attempts to portray a psychotic super villain with all of his facial ticks made the audience aware that he was trying really hard, which is kind of what you want to avoid in a movie. Then there was all the stuff about how Eisenberg stole everything from Heath Ledger’s Joker. But you get the point.
Sources: Comic Book Movie, Cinema Blend, Fandango, Forbes, Mirror, Today
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