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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Wasting the Character of Deadpool
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36. Wasting the Character of Deadpool

The wisecracking, fourth-wall-breaking mercenary and antihero who first appeared in the New Mutants comics has a certain cool factor that's always endeared him to many readers. So what a way to ruin the character with an appearance in the lousy X-Men spinoff film, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. To wit: The plan was to introduce him in the form of an extended cameo by Ryan Reynolds, then warp him into another actor entirely for his climactic return as a half-assed mutant hybrid? Both Reynolds and producer Lauren Shuler Donner have recently been saying a solo Deadpool film is in the works, but if the intention is simply to repeat the same mistakes and mishandle the fan favorite, they should let the "Dead" rest in peace.

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