While over the years we’ve been given some fantastic comic book movies, many of them fall short and leave us wondering how stories so amazing could be treated so poorly.
From plot points to costumes to direction, the movies miss the mark in a multitude of ways. One of the worst offenses is poor casting, for many movies casting isn’t the only problem, but it is the one that sets the tone for the entire film.
A movie can have an awesome script and director, but if the actors cannot portray the characters that we love so much, the movie has little hope. We’ve decided to look at these terrible moments in our list of 10 Worst Comic Book Movie Castings.
Often the trick with casting is to get the character’s essence in both the way that the actor looks and carries him or herself as well as their ability to believably carry lines.
The problem with comic book movie castings is that the characters are already so well-known. Actors tend to want to play the character too close to what they know, and be safe, or want to be the one to update and change the character, thus destroying it in a mess of over the top lines carried with an embarrassing amount of energy or feeling.
Fans all over the world hope that their favorite characters will be treated with respect and honored, but that isn’t always the case.