In this list, we will take a look at 15 worst superhero casting decisions in recent memory.
Ang Lee’s 2003 film “Hulk” was a highly anticipated adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics character.
Halle Berry’s portrayal of Catwoman in the 2004 film of the same name is widely considered one of the worst casting decisions in superhero movie history.
David Hasselhoff’s portrayal of Nick Fury in the 1998 TV movie “Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD” is widely considered a poor casting decision.
The 1997 film “Steel” starring Shaquille O’Neal as the titular character, was a critical and commercial failure. The film was released during a period of decline for DC Comics.
Malin Akerman’s portrayal of Silk Spectre in the 2009 film “Watchmen” directed by Zack Snyder, was met with mixed reactions.
The 2008 film adaptation of “The Spirit” directed by Frank Miller was a critical and commercial failure. The film was based on the 1940 comic book series of the same name.
The 2011 film “The Green Hornet” starring Seth Rogen as the titular character, failed to impress audiences and critics.
Dolph Lundgren’s portrayal of The Punisher in the 1989 film of the same name is widely considered a poor casting decision.
Jessica Alba’s portrayal of Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in the 2005 film “Fantastic Four” and its 2007 sequel was met with mixed reactions.
The character of Venom is a former investigative photo journalist for the Daily Bugle who loses his job at the newspaper.
Taylor Kitsch’s portrayal of Remy LeBeau/Gambit in the 2009 film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was met with mixed reactions from audiences and critics.
Jennifer Garner’s portrayal of Elektra in the 2005 film “Elektra” was not well-received by audiences and critics. Elektra is a skilled assassin, who was born on a Greek island.
Dr. Doom, also known as Victor von Doom, is one of Marvel’s most beloved and powerful villains, and his casting in the 2005 film “Fantastic Four”.
In the 2006 film “Superman Returns,” Kate Bosworth played the role of Lois Lane, the hard-hitting reporter for the Daily Planet.
When it comes to portraying the menacing Blackheart, the son of the demon lord Mephisto, actor Wes Bentley falls short.