Utah Video Production Blog 116: 10 Most Controversial Superhero Casting Decisions

Look. Up In the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s just that actor comic book fans really hate. The superhero genre in film has always been popular but in the last couples of years, the genre has exploded. Several superhero films have been major successes, such as, Superman (1978), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008), The Avengers (2012) andGuardians Of The Galaxy (2014). Now it’s common for a few superhero films and TV shows to be released each year. Superheroes first appeared in comic books in the 30s/40s. For a long time it was difficult to bring superheroes to life because of a lack of special effects and restrictions in film. There were few attempts to bring these heroes to film or TV. Most of the characters are firmly established and have been around for years and decades in some cases.

It’s impossible to keep everyone happy but comic book fans are some of the most passionate and dedicated fans out there. They’re always hesitant when they hear that their favorite superhero is going to be brought to live action. Comic book fans want the film to be faithful to the source material. In several instances, controversy has erupted when an actor that fans feel is not right for a part is cast as a Superhero. Sometimes fans are right but other times have been proven wrong. Here is a look at 10 of the most controversial superhero casting choices.

Utan Video Production Blog 115: 10 Most Surprisingly Popular Characters In The MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially the most successful movie franchise of all time. Eleven movies down the line, it has grossed a whopping $8.5 billion at the worldwide box office. With another movie – Ant-Man – set to be released next month, and another ten planned up until 2019 after that, the amount of success it could go on to achieve is almost limitless. The fact that it has also spun-off onto television is quite unprecedented.

A franchise doesn’t garner that kind of success without great characters, however. The franchise is built around a huge ensemble cast, playing characters from the pages of Marvel’s comic books, and some of the adaptations have proven to be extremely popular with movie audiences.

The success of some of these characters was almost inevitable; Scarlett Johansson in tight leather pants was always going to go down well with the male audience, a giant green monster who was already extremely popular from the comic books was always going to go down a storm, and a beacon of American patriotism with unrivalled courage was a sure-fire hit, for example.

That being said, a number of characters who you might not have thought would be particularly popular have gone on to be some of the stars of the franchise – and that’s what this article will take a look at. Here are the ten most surprisingly popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.