One of the most anticipated movies every year are the latest additions to the superhero universe.
There is no shortage of reasons as to why the films make hundreds of millions at the box office. Perhaps you go to experience the big explosions, mesmerizing score or some of your favorite male actors. But you also aren't going to be able to spend long thinking about superhero movies and not be blown away by how many gorgeous women have joined the universe.
While the general consensus in society may be that Marvel films are also better than DC, that definitely doesn't mean they have the hottest women. After all, Gal Gadot, Margot Robbie, and Amber Heard are nothing to sneeze at. But then again, neither are Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, and Scarlett Johansson.
We're taking a look at the past, jumping back decades for some entries, while also looking at some of the most exciting upcoming projects from both Marvel and DC and the drop-dead gorgeous women that you aren't going to be able to keep your eyes off of.
But something tells us you also aren't going to be able to keep your eyes off of our list as we show the hottest photos that the Marvel and DC women have perhaps ever taken.
16 Rachel McAdams - Doctor Strange
Rachel McAdams is no stranger to working with actors who are in the Marvel Universe as she teamed up with Robert Downey Jr. for both of the Sherlock Holmes films and is rumored to reprise her role when the 3rd one hits theaters.
Sadly for McAdams, she won't be able to interact with Tony Stark as she is not scheduled to appear in any future Marvel films. That being said, she is still one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and was fantastic in her role of Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange.
McAdams is also starring in a film set around a murder mystery entitled Game Night that will also star Kyle Chandler and Jason Bateman.
15 Kat Dennings - Thor Franchise
Kat Dennings time in the Marvel Universe may be over, but how do you compile a list of the hottest women in the comic book world and not put Dennings on the list? Dennings appeared in both of Thor movies as the character Darcy Lewis, but will not be appearing in the 3rd film which is set to be released later this year.
Dennings won't actually be appearing in much of anything after her television series 2 Broke Girls was canceled this year after running for 137 episodes.
We're sure Dennings was able to stash away plenty of cash from the series, but as of now she currently does not have any other projects in the works.
Perhaps that'll give her time to show off her body for various magazines?
14 Brie Larson - Captain Marvel And Avengers: Infinity War
If we want to make sure we consider every avenue for this list, we'd be foolish to at least not look at what projects are coming out in the near future. One of the most anticipated is Captain Marvel which is set for a 2019 release and will star Brie Larson.
That won't be the first time you get to check out Larson's rendition of the character Carol Danvers, as she is also set to make an appearance (albeit logically probably a pretty brief one) in Avengers: Infinity War.
Larson definitely has the acting chops to pull off whatever script gets put in front of her, as evident by her Academy Award win for Best Actress for her performance in Room.
13 Elizabeth Olsen - Avengers Franchise
There are plenty of superheroes or villains that would be able to kick your ass, but when it comes to which character on this list that you really don't want to piss off, there may not be a stronger candidate than Elizabeth Olsen and her take on the Scarlett Witch.
But when you consider that Olsen is one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, we wouldn't blame you if you let her get up close and personal with you.
Olsen signed a multi-picture deal with the Marvel universe meaning you should be able to expect her in both of the upcoming Avengers films.
Olsen will also be teaming up with Jason Sudeikis and Ed Harris for an upcoming film entitled Kodachrome.
12 Zoe Saldana - Guardians Of The Galaxy Franchise And Avengers: Infinity War
There are plenty of reasons as to why Guardians of the Galaxy has become one of the biggest franchises for Marvel. The soundtrack is absolutely fantastic, Groot is hilarious (and adorable), Chris Pratt is outstanding and while she may be a shade of green; Saldana is still beautiful and captivating as the character of Gamora.
Though something tells us you don't mind that we elected to pick a photo of Saldana in which she gets to show off her more natural skin tone!
Saldana is no stranger to box office success and along with appearing in the first Avatar film, she has signed on to appear in the next 3 which is set to come out in 2020, 2021 and 2024. Talk about setting yourself up for the future!
As a fun fact, Saldana will also voice the character Captain Celaeno in the upcoming film My Little Pony: The Movie.
11 Natalie Portman - Thor Franchise
Natalie Portman's role in the Marvel Universe is going to be limited to her two appearances as Jane Foster in the Thor franchise. Which is too bad because you wouldn't be alone if anytime Portman appears on the screen, you are left awestruck at how gorgeous she is.
While there may be no better example of that then her role in Black Swan where she gets hot and heavy with Mila Kunis, she definitely still knew how to turn some heads as Jane Foster.
No on-screen performance may compare however to how sexy Portman looks whenever she shows off her body for a photo shoot, as evident by the photo that we have selected for you above.
10 Hayley Atwell - Captain America Franchise And Television Series
Hayley Atwell is well-engrained in the Marvel universe, first making her appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger and reprising her role in the films Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.
Atwell has also taken the character to the small screen, appearing in a few episodes of Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D and even getting her shot at her own series, aptly named Agent Carter which ran for 18 episodes.
While unfortunately, it looks like Atwell's involvement in the universe is now all but over, we're sure you don't mind being reminded about just how sexy she looks.
9 Scarlett Johansson - Iron Man And Avengers Franchise
Scarlett Johansson is not only one of the sexiest women in the comic book universe, she is one of the sexiest women in the entire world. In fact, Esquire crowned her with just that title not once, but twice!
There are plenty of roles where Johansson lets her sex appeal become evident, including Under the Skin in which she lets you check out what she has under her clothes.
But even if she doesn't plan on ditching her costume as Black Widow in favor of some more skin anytime soon, something tells us you still won't be able to take your eyes off her whenever she is on the screen.
And judging by the hotness of the above photo, something tells us you'll also keep it on your radar whenever she strips down for a magazine photo shoot.
8 Amy Adams - Batman V Superman
There are several women on our list who not only look gorgeous in their respective roles, but they also have a variety of powers that help them lay the smackdown. When it comes to Amy Adams though and her rendition of Lois Lane, you're probably not going to see her storming head-first into battle anytime soon.
Adams had herself a fantastic 2016, as well as performing in Batman V Superman she also wowed critics with her performance in the movie Arrival, but sadly was not nominated for an Academy Award.
One of her biggest past successes also came with her role in the Disney universe, taking on the character Giselle in the hit Enchanted. Adams will once again return to that character with her 2018 film, Disenchanted.
7 Blake Lively - Green Lantern
If we were judging the people that were going to make this list based on how good their film is, Blake Lively would be nowhere near it. While you can't completely blame her, or the leading man Ryan Reynolds, their film Green Lantern was considered a huge bomb.
It made $220 million at the box office, but with a production budget of $200 million, it's clear the film did not live up to expectations. It was disappointing enough that a sequel was canceled and instead we're going to get a new take on the character with Green Lantern Corps which will release in 2020.
We're sure neither Lively nor Reynolds regrets signing up for the project, however, as the two started dating during filming and were married in 2012.
6 Anne Hathaway - The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Hathaway definitely did not have a high bar to live up to when she elected to take on the character of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Because while Halle Berry may have looked unbelievable in her tight leather "costume" that she wears in her rendition of the character, there wasn't much else to be said about the film except how terrible it was.
Thankfully for Hathaway, she got a much better script and take on the character. And while Berry is absolutely gorgeous, as we show from the above photo it is clear why Hathaway should be considered one of the best looking women in Hollywood.
Hathaway will be teaming up with Uma Thurman and Matthew McConaughey for one of her upcoming films entitled Serenity.
5 Amber Heard - Aquaman
When you look at the career of Amber Heard, it's impossible to completely ignore her relationship with Johnny Depp. The two began dating in 2011 and married in 2015, but by 2016 were divorced.
When talking about the reasons why Heard's representatives pointed to a history of domestic abuse inflicted against Heard at the hands of Depp.
Heard also made headlines earlier this year when she sued the producers of her film London Fields for violating the nudity clause of her contract after they hired a body double to insinuate that Heard is nude in the film.
Heard is going to get a huge chance to step away from all the negativity when she takes on the role of Mera in the upcoming Aquaman film.
4 Cara Delevingne - Suicide Squad
If you are looking at Cara Delevingne and her acting ability, you definitely would not be alone if you feel that she leaves plenty to be desired. But there is little point in arguing that Cara is not easily considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the entire world.
Delevingne has represented countless brands as a model, including winning "Model of the Year" in 2012 and 2014.
Delevingne may not have been her most seductive self in Suicide Squad, but there was no way we could leave her off this list. Delevingne is going to get another chance at showing off her acting chops with the upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
3 Nicole Kidman - Batman Forever And Aquaman
Nicole Kidman has the rare distinction of being the only person on our list who has managed to appear in not only one, but two separate DC franchises. Her first run came in Batman Forever when she was cast as Dr. Chase Meridian and starred Val Kilmer as Batman with Jim Carrey stepping into the role of The Riddler.
With over $300 million at the box office, the film was definitely considered a success, something the filmmakers of Aquaman are also going to be praying for.
Kidman will be stepping into arguably one of the most important roles in the franchise when she plays Queen Atlanna.
With Amber Heard also appearing in the film, at the very least you can rest assured that there will be no shortage of eye candy.
2 Gal Gadot - Batman V Superman And Wonder Woman
There are many females from both Marvel and DC that you would be able to make an argument that they are the "face" of their respective brand. When it comes to DC, there might not be a bigger star in their entire universe, male or female, than Gal Gadot and her performance of Wonder Woman.
Overshadowed by the mess that was Batman V Superman, Gadot recently shined in a huge way with her own standalone film. A huge hit with critics, the film has also been a smash at the box office and has currently made over $650 million in its first month.
When you consider Gadot is also one of the sexiest women in all of Hollywood, we're sure you can't wait to see whatever her upcoming projects are.
1 Margot Robbie - Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie is no stranger to appearing in movies that end up getting a lot of attention at the box office. The Wolf Of Wall Street which starred DiCaprio alongside Robbie ended up bringing in close to $400 million at the box office; as well as earning critical acclaim.
We're sure the fact that Robbie strips down to her birthday suit helped reaffirm anyone's decision to go and make sure they saw the movie on the big screen.
Critics were much less kind to her DC adventure Suicide Squad, but with a box office of close to $750 million, it's clear that people still showed up in droves to check Robbie out.
She may not have shown off all of herself in the latter role, but there is definitely no shortage of sex appeal coming from her rendition of Harley Quinn.
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