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


Casting Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Zade Rosenthal

So much of what works in these movies is based on casting, and making Samuel L. Jackson the head of the world's biggest covert defense agency, S.H.I.E.L.D., was a masterstroke. Who else but one of the screen's best bad-asses could tackle such a role? Fury has been one of the linchpins of the Marvelverse, graduating to full co-lead in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier while evolving as a character as well. Even death, or something close to it, can't stop Nick Fury — and we're all the better for it.

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