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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Putting the 'Daredevil' Mask on Ben Affleck
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28. Putting the 'Daredevil' Mask on Ben Affleck

 Affleck actually isn't that bad as the Man Without Fear (though the actor himself has taken to trashing his performance and the film in recent interviews), but everything from the script to the ridiculous actions scenes in Mark Steven Johnson's 2003 misfire does nothing to support him. (One imagines that everything swirling around him off the set — including his tabloid-fodder relationship with Jennifer Lopez and a string of other high-profile flops — proved quite a distraction as well). There's a longer director's cut of Daredevil that works better, but the movie will never be able to escape the context of its release. It's best seen as a cautionary tale, though clearly it did not put Affleck off from the notion of getting involved with high-profile superhero films.

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