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

Rebooting the Spider-Man Franchise
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24. Rebooting the Spider-Man Franchise

There are definitely pros and cons to this choice: Andrew Garfield has been strong in the role, and he and Emma Stone have had solid chemistry in their two films together. There are also some individual sequences in both Amazing Spider-Man entries that really shine (the you-are-there webslinging scenes around New York; Spidey saving Time Square tourists from Electro's singular brand of shock treatment in Amazing Spider-Man 2). But retelling his origin story was a poor choice, the handling of the villains have been lackluster at best and trying to build out a whole new universe (with four films coming in the next five or six years, including a possible Sinister Six spin-off) seems like a real stretch. We're not sure this is headed in a good direction.

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