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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Greenlighting a Second 'Ghost Rider' Movie
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38. Greenlighting a Second 'Ghost Rider' Movie

Yes, the first Ghost Rider, released in 2007, earned a respectable $110 million at the U.S. box office — but let's face it, it wasn't exactly the Citizen Kane of Flaming-Skull Biker Superhero movies. Still, Sony Pictures doubled down for a sequel, one blessed with the straight-to-VOD-ish title Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance; the notion of hiring the poster children of attention-deficit-cinema, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank), to direct was not going to improve the situation. The results were somehow even worse the first go-round, and although the rights have quietly reverted back to Marvel, we doubt you'll be seeing that hot-headed undead hero onscreen again anytime soon.

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