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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Creating Strong Female Characters
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Francois Duhamel13/40

13. Creating Strong Female Characters

Allowing for mistakes like Elektra (see No. 33) and the fact that a woman has yet to play the lead role in any Marvel film, these movies don't get nearly the respect they deserve for bringing strong women into a universe thoroughly dominated by men. Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts, Jaimie Alexander's Lady Sif in Thor, Halle Berry's Storm and Famke Janssen's Jean Gray in the X-Men films, Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter in Captain America and, of course, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow have all held their own with the boys in the capes. (Soon to be onboard: Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch in the Avengers sequel.) There's more work to be done, but these ladies have nothing to be ashamed of.

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