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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Letting Ang Lee Make an Art-House 'Hulk'
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26. Letting Ang Lee Make an Art-House 'Hulk'

Marvel Studios proper has been known for its offbeat directing choices, but this early experiment with acclaimed director Ang Lee (Life of Pi) didn't pass muster. Lee actually tried to make his Hulk film look like a comic book, with the screen breaking into panels, psychedelic flourishes of color and so on. But in the end, just making a comic-book movie resemble the source material wasn't enough; neither, for that matter, was trying to turn a Hulk origin story into a psychological character study. Add in some wildly inconsistent performances from Eric Bana and Nick Nolte, and you get a movie that, while laudable in some ways, was far from incredible.

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