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  • Superhero movies are under intense scrutiny from the very start, with millions of passionate

  • fans eager to dissect everything from the storyline to the costume. Casting is the most

  • vital part: the wrong actor can break a movie before it hits theatres, and fans may never

  • know how many close calls involved their favourite heroes. Here are Screen Rant�s 5 Awful Superhero

  • Castings That Almost Happened.

  • Superman

  • Nicolas Cage may have an Oscar to his name, but that doesn�t mean he was right for director

  • Tim Burton�s short-lived reboot Superman Lives. Better known for bringing hyper and

  • hysterical characters to life, those traits would have been a strange fit for the calm

  • and collected Kal-El. Clark Kent is supposed to be an unassuming everyman who can blend

  • in with the crowdnot a personality Cage is known for. The actor didn�t even look

  • the part in his costume test, coming off as more of a bad Halloween get-up than the Man

  • of Steel. We partly regret not getting to see a Nic Cage Superman in action, but that�s

  • a sacrifice worth making.

  • Iron Man

  • For years, it was Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise who was attached to star in an Iron Man film

  • before dropping out and giving way to Robert Downey, Jr. While Cruise has returned to top

  • blockbuster form in recent years, Downey�s casting as Tony Stark turned out to be a match

  • made in Heaven. It would have been nearly impossible for audiences to separate Tom Cruise

  • from his superhero character, and picturing Cruise spitting Stark�s banter still seems

  • wrong. The same challenges turned out to be a good thing for Downey, having conquered

  • demons of his own before landing in the Marvel spotlight. No offense to the actor, but it�s

  • for the best that Cruise lost interest.

  • Spider-Man

  • Leonardo DiCaprio is one of his generation�s most respected actors, but there are some

  • parts even he�s not cut out for. Sony originally wanted the Titanic star for the lead role

  • in Spider-Man before Sam Raimi cast Tobey Maguire. While almost anyone can be convincing

  • under the Spider-Man mask, it would have been hard to buy DiCaprio as Peter Parker, the

  • geeky science nerd who gets bullied at school, and tongue-tied when talking to Mary Jane

  • Watson. DiCaprio is the kind of celebrity most men aspire to be, and not someone they

  • see themselves in. That�s simply the wrong dynamic for Spider-Man, whose everyman struggles

  • are vital character traits.

  • Batman

  • Everyone loves Bill Murray, but would they feel the same way if he had donned the cape

  • and cowl? Warner Bros. had to scrap plans for a Murray-led Batman film in the vein of

  • the campy Adam West TV show when they decided to pursue Tim Burton�s movie, and fans can

  • once again breathe a sigh of relief. Even if the project was light-hearted and fun,

  • it�s hard to see Murray striking fear in the hearts of criminals, or playing a clean-cut

  • billionaire playboy. Murray�s deadpan wit and dramatic chops may have been worth seeing,

  • but Michael Keaton�s Batman helped build the mold that all other superheroes would

  • follow afterward.

  • Green Lantern

  • Fans didn�t really care for the Green Lantern film they eventually got, but at least it

  • wasn�t this. For years, Jack Black was attached to star in an adaptation asJud Plato,�

  • a slacker schmuck who is selected to become a member of the Green Lantern Corp. Black�s

  • casting completely misses the point of the character, typically defined by his strong

  • will and determination. Whether it�s Hal Jordan, John Stewart, or anyone in between,

  • a potential Lantern at least gives the impression theyre hero material, which the Black most

  • definitely does not. Admittedly, Black may have been right for Jud Plato, but Jud isn�t

  • right for the Lanterns. At least Ryan Reynolds had the right physique.

  • Those are our picks for superhero castings that luckily never made it to screen. Are

  • there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to subscribe to our channel

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