Live Poll: The Greatest Superhero Recasting Choices

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For some of our most beloved superhero characters, we were unfortunately letdown with performances that were not 'ideal' for the portrayals we had in our head. And then... BAM! A re-cast later and we are treated to the character that we had always envisioned.

Which of the superhero recasting choices do you believe to be the most superior to its predecessor?

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Bump!
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 we were unfortunately letdown
I think you're missing a space here.
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Thanks Jess, it's been fixed! Wasn't sure if "let down" was one word or two.
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Bump!
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I wouldn't add The Beast to the poll, they were different actors indeed, but the reason for that was that they were in different timelines, and so a different person other than Kelsey Grammer was needed to play a young Beast. If you add him, then you would need to add every other younger version of an X-man, from Professor X to Angel, since all of them, except Wolverine due to the characteristics of the character, were played by different persons in the present/future and in the past.
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FYC:

Thomas Jane replaces Dolph Lundgren as Punisher

Ray Stevenson replaces Thomas Jane as Punisher

Edward Norton replaces Eric Bana as Hulk

Henry Cavill replaces Brandon Routh as Superman

Don Cheadle replaces Terrence Howard as War Machine

Andrew Garfield replaces Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man

Elodie Yung replaces Jennifer Garner as Elektra

Miles Teller replaces Ioan Gruffudd as Mister Fantastic

Kate Mara replaces Jessica Alba as Invisible Woman

Michael B. Jordan replaces Chris Evans as Human Torch

Jamie Bell replaces Michael Chiklis as The Thing (this four can also go as a single option in a group)

Melissa Benoist replaces Helen Slater as Supergirl






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Bump.
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Thanks J :)
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Kyle, were you planning on adding any of Pencho's suggestions? 
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It's been a while for this one (7 months since Pencho's comment!)

I'm going to ask for a re-push, as I added some of his suggestions. But ones like the Robocop or new Fantastic 4 re-casts I don't think I'll add because both the character portrayals and films themselves were deemed largely inferior.

Still some great suggestions he had though, so some are being added.
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It's been a while for this one (7 months since Pencho's comment!)

I'm going to ask for a re-push, as I added some of his suggestions. But ones like the Robocop or new Fantastic 4 re-casts I don't think I'll add because both the character portrayals and films themselves were deemed largely inferior.

Still some great suggestions he had though, so some are being added.
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Could you please remove the character links and write the names instead?
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Done! Thanks for the advice.
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Most of these aren't examples of recasting. 

For example, Helen Slater played Supergirl in 1984. When the Supergirl TV show came along in 2016, they didn't 'recast' Supergirl, as Helen Slater hadn't been Supergirl since 1984, and it was a completely different project. They just cast Melissa Benoist.

Don Cheadle replacing Terrence Howard - that's recasting. 
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