Okay, I thought I’d do something different this week! My very own top ten list!
So, let’s crack on!
TOP TEN BEST SUPERHERO PORTRAYALS IN FILM/TV. I’ll be counting down a few of my favourite superheroes as seen on the screen!
First, some ground rules! I’m avoiding Batman and Spiderman actors. There are too many and for the most part, they’ve all done a good job! And I’m also picking these on comic accuracy over the talent offered. And finally these are only my opinion, not legitimate fact, please feel free to voice your own opinion if you disagree with mine, but please be respectful and avoid saying I work for Hydra. Okay? Cool. 🙂
Number 10, Ron Perlman as Hellboy!
I really liked Perlman’s performance as big red. He was cool, calm and collected for the most part and added a real humanity, almost to the point where you forgot he was bright red. Plus the dudes a literal beast in real life.
Number 9! Chris Hemsworth as Thor.
I may be biased here because Hemsy is an Aussie boy like me, but you can’t deny the guys a very convincing Norse god. He’s got the flowy blonde locks and the build, and he swings a hammer as good as anyone. (I don’t know much about thor but I’ve gathered that’s all he does) yay for Australia!
Number 8! Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
From the second they released the promo image for the Amazon princess in BVS I knew they’d do a good job. Warner Bros. last good casting decision… They took a little known actress and turned her into a household name! And it payed off.
Number 7. Jon Berenthal as The Punisher.
They got it right. Frank Castle is a tough guy to make likeable, but Berenthal does it! You truly see in his performance that he believes the life he’s chosen is the only option and from the second he was introduced in Daredevil season 2, it was clear that they weren’t holding back of the rage and violence that made ole’ franky so popular, but there was also so much heart to it as well (the scene in the graveyard where he’s telling Daredevil about his daughter. Tears.)
Number 6. Charlie Cox as Daredevil.
Speaking of the man without fear! Netflix blessed us with a darker side of the MCU for the first time with Daredevil season 1, and it was fantastic! Thanks in no small part to the leading man! He’s a fantastic actor (who’s not really blind btw. He’s acting. I did not know that at first.) with a physical build you only get from working with marvel.
Number 5 James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier.
Number 5 is a two for one deal. Only because I tried so hard to choose between the two and couldn’t do it. Both are incredible talents and both accurately represent Chuck at different points in his life (McAvoy the junior and Stewart the senior) both give their all in the role and both have the right look. Especially now that McAvoy is bald.
Number 4. Christopher Reeve as Superman.
Now, when the 70’s rolled around, Superman was still a Boy Scout who spat out cheesy dialogue with a grin whilst holding an eagle and standing in front of the Stars and Stripes. Reeve perfectly gave us a last son who was not only all of those things but more he was a nice, charming guy who just happened to be one of the most powerful individuals in the galaxy.
Number 3. Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.
If you think he’s not perfect in the roll, then grab a Chimichanga and take another look at that picture. He perfectly blends childish humour, fourth wall breaks and as many Christmas references as he can stuff into a stocking. You know what, I’m not even going to talk about it anymore, I’m just gonna go watch Deadpool. See ya.
Number 2. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Another Aussie! For me, Hugh was my my very first introduction into Wolverine and from there I read a lot more comics. Hughey has always been a favourite of mine and 99% of the reason why is Wolverine. He absolutely kicks arse in the role and his rage yell is genuinely terrifying. Also. Abs.
And finally number 1! (Drum roll)
Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man!
Admittedly, I had no idea who Iron Man was before the movie, but once I did some research and looked into some older stories, I realised how perfect RDJ is. FYI one of the issues I read was demon in a bottle. The parallels between Downey and Stark are quite obvious for anyone who knows. But the most important thing is they both had major comebacks!
And yhats my list, let me know what you thought and share your list with me! Also if you guys have any other idea for lists, I’d like to do more in the future, so swing em on over!
Peace out homies!