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.