Superhero Worship: Top 40 Marvel Movie Ideas, Ranked

From smart casting choices to Spidey and X-Men reboots, we rank the decisions that have shaped Marvel's superhero universe, from worst to best

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 Casting Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
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37. Casting Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider

Not only is former-motorcycle-stunt-rider-turned-vengeful-hellspawn Johnny Blaze a bad choice for the big-screen treatment, but Cage — who for years has badly wanted to play a superhero, any superhero — was just beginning to fully embrace his Kabuki-like, inhibition-free "crazy" phase to the exclusion of all else when he got the role. The result? A bad movie featuring a talented actor giving in to his worst instincts. Talk about flaming out….

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