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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Rebooting the X-Men Franchose With 'First Class'

X-MEN, FIRST CLASS, Lucas Till,
20th Century Fox Film

After the twin disappointments of The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the franchise was at a tipping point. A prequel chronicling the early years of Magneto, Professor Xavier and the young X-Men didn't sound very appealing at first, but director Matthew Vaughn surprised everyone with a funny, sexy and thoroughly satisfying reboot — helped immensely by terrific central performances from Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as the professor. X-Men: Days of Future Past looks set to build on that foundation, and hopefully, puts the mutants squarely back on track.

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