25 Greatest On-Screen Portrayals of Comic Characters

Throughout the years there have been some incredible performances in comic book movies. This was a ridiculously difficult list to whittle down to 25. Once I finally did, ranking them proved to be even more of a challenge. What criteria do you use to rank them? Do I rank them based on staying closest to the comic character or the actual job they did in creating a compelling character? I tried to view them as a combination of both. Some of this list definitely lean more towards one or the other, but I believe all of them at least somewhat end up on both sides. Also, with so many new characters about to make their debut in comic movies, I fully expect this list to change soon. Heck with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man set to appear in Captain America: Civil War on May 6, this list could change in just a few weeks. Since some of these characters have been played by multiple people, I’ve listed the actor in parentheses. Without further ado, here goes:

25.  Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) – Road to Perdition

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24. Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) – The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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23. Marv (Mickey Rourke) – Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

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22. Kilgrave (David Tennant) – Jessica Jones

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21. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) – X-Men

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20. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) – The Walking Dead

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19. Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) – Guardians of the Galaxy

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18. Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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17. V (Hugo Weaving) – V for Vendetta

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16. Superman (Christopher Reeves) – Superman

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15. The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) – Watchmen

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14. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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13. Rorschach (Jackie Earl Haley) – Watchmen

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12. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises

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11. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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10. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) – X-Men

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9. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) – Deadpool

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8. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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7. Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) – Daredevil (TV Series)

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6. Batman (Christian Bale) – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises

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5. Daredevil (Charlie Cox) – Daredevil (TV Series)

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4. Captain America (Chris Evans) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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3. Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) – Marvel Cinematic Universe

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2. J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) – Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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1. The Joker (Heath Ledger) – The Dark Knight

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There you have it folks. How does my list line up with yours? Who was ranked too high? Who was snubbed? Let me know what you think?

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