Marvel Characters That Were Poor In the Movies

The Top Ten

1 Scott Summers / Cyclops

I thought that the casting of James Marsden was a great idea for this, and he absolutely nailed the fact that Cyclops is meant to be a lonely and unemotional character. However, Cyclops seemed to be too much of a wuss and teacher's pet for my liking. Plus, every fight that came about, he had his ass kicked, and he really just wasn't badass enough. - Tobzz

I was not expecting too much from Cyclop, as often with group leaders, character results boring and bland. James Mardsen is just the eight of his Comic counterpart. - Toshin

2 Emma Frost Emma Grace Frost is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men . The character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980), and was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne . Emma Frost, more.

Certainly quite difficult to embody such a charismatic character. The idea was there but the expectations were too high and January Jones and/or the script didn't fulfill it. She was certainly sophisticated and arrogant as the White Queen is supposed to be, however she didn't manage to spread sensuality and sex'appeal. - Toshin

For her bland and boring performance in an amazing movie

3 Elektra Elektra Natchios is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
4 Bruce Banner / Hulk

I thought Ed Norton nailed it in The Incredible Hulk, but going back to Hulk from 2003, there were some serious issues with Eric Bana. Bruce Banner is meant to be always on edge, and in the 2003 movie, Bruce Banner was just way too calm all the time. - Tobzz

5 Remy LeBeau / Gambit

Ha ha, y'know, I used to secretly think that people who adapt X-Men for film as well as some writers just didn't like him because in the comics his character is mostly a big hit with female fans. Wolverine is win-win because girls love Hugh Jackman and guys have always identified with him or wanna be him, but Gambit is a little different. Not sure any live-action actor could pull off pink quite the same way as the comic book version did, though.

For me it was just the movie that ruined it really. Gambit is a key X-Men, but in X-Men Origins: Wolverine he was used as a way of transport. - Tobzz

6 Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider
7 Sue Storm / Invisible Woman

In all honesty I don't even mind Fantastic Four, if you take a comic book franchise like this, you can't expect anything more than a cheesy Hollywood movie. BUT whoever it was who played Sue Storm was really irritating, and I felt the need to slap her way too many times in both movies. - Tobzz

8 Wade Wilson / Deadpool

There's nothing to be said: they shut up the deadpool!

9 Frank Castle / The Punisher
10 Howard The Duck Howard the Duck is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

This had the real potential to be quite a popular and funny movie really, it's a shame it was so bad. I really do hope a reboot is made. - Tobzz

The Contenders

11 Victor Creed / Sabretooth

Only in X-Men, for the pure reason that there should be no reason that Victor doesn't remember Logan. The fact that the only time he recognizes Logan is when he picks up the tag (which is a controversial matter anyway) shows that this part of the film is the only part that wasn't thought through enough. - Tobzz

12 Dark Phoenix Jean Grey-Summers is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
13 Venom Venom, or the Venom Symbiote, is an alias used by several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with Spider-Man.
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