It’s Oscar season, and we are looking for a Gabbing Geek way to cover Hollywood’s biggest night, so today we take a look at the best and worst performances by an Oscar Winning performer while playing a character in a comic book superhero film. Some of them were future winners when they donned the tights, others already had the Oscars on the shelf.
We are leaving out movies like Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles and other non-superhero comic films, so you gotta be a superhero property to be eligible here! So who is the best and who is the worst (and a bonus for comic completionists, the full list of every Oscar winning performer to play in the genre!)? Let’s read on, shall we?
I was stunned when the Legion of Superheroes was not part of the DCU slate. I actually thought it was more DC’s X-Men than their Guardians of the Galaxy, but with the MCU exploring space faring adventures, it is only time before DC copies Marvel blatantly gives the audiences what they love. Is a LSH feature film on the horizon?
You think you know Superman? You think just because you read some comics and watched some movies that you know Clark Kent? You suppose that since you’ve seen 7 different Batmen, that you can pick one out of a crowd? Want to test your ability to psycho analyze? Well step right up – and compare your abilities to the best psychologists out there.
HULK SMASH TIME LOOP. Hulk smash Marvel Universe. Actually, Hulk smash nothing, since we’re about to reboot the entire Marvel Universe. Yep, you read that correctly… the whole Marvel Universe is about to be rebooted. System failure? Nope, this is not your standard reboot.
Quick question! Who invented Superman? Yup, Siegel and Shuster! Who created Batman? Bob Kane! What about Spiderman? Bing! Lee and Ditko! Hey, who created one of the longest lasting, best-selling series of all time, The Archies? If you know who the guy above is, I want you on my team come bar trivia night!