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What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled?

May 7, 2020 1.6k votes 138 voters 1.6k views20 items

List RulesVote up the superhero movies that assembled truly next-level casts.

It isn't hyperbole to say we're in the Golden Age of superhero cinema. Where once Adam West and Burt Ward slipped on ill-fitting pajamas and pretended to shimmy up fake buildings, now Disney produces multi-million-dollar Avengers films that rake in several billion more.

With due respect to Misters West and Ward, the era of superhero films didn't really begin with 1966's Batman. That honor goes to 1978's Superman: The Movie starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, and Academy Award-winner Marlon Brando. These actors lent the film a sense of legitimacy that later franchises sought to emulate, and now every superhero film is headlined by A-listers. Vote up the greatest ensembles below.

  • Main Cast

    • Robert Downey Jr.
    • Chris Evans
    • Mark Ruffalo
    • Chris Hemsworth
    • Scarlett Johansson
    • Jeremy Renner
    • Don Cheadle
    • Paul Rudd
    • Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Chadwick Boseman
    • Brie Larson
    • Tom Holland
    • Karen Gillan
    • Zoe Saldana
    • Evangeline Lilly


    Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh Brolin) wiped out half of the population, the Avengers must find a way to save their fallen heroes and protect the world. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
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  • Main Cast

    • Christian Bale
    • Heath Ledger
    • Aaron Eckhart
    • Michael Caine
    • Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Gary Oldman
    • Morgan Freeman
    • Monique Gabriela Curnen
    • Ron Dean
    • Cillian Murphy
    • Chin Han
    • Nestor Carbonell
    • Eric Roberts
    • Ritchie Coster
    • Anthony Michael Hall
    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organized wrong doings in Gotham City, but are menaced by a mad man known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and create chaos. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
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  • Main Cast

    • Chris Hemsworth
    • Tom Hiddleston
    • Cate Blanchett
    • Idris Elba
    • Jeff Goldblum
    • Tessa Thompson
    • Karl Urban
    • Mark Ruffalo
    • Anthony Hopkins
    • Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Taika Waititi
    • Rachel House
    • Clancy Brown
    • Tadanobu Asano
    • Ray Stevenson


    Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in order to return to Asgard and stop the villainous Hela (Cate Blanchett).... more on Wikipedia
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Taika Waititi
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  • Main Cast

    • Patrick Stewart
    • Hugh Jackman
    • Ian McKellen
    • Halle Berry
    • Famke Janssen
    • James Marsden
    • Anna Paquin
    • Rebecca Romijn
    • Brian Cox
    • Alan Cumming
    • Bruce Davison
    • Aaron Stanford
    • Shawn Ashmore
    • Kelly Hu
    • Katie Stuart


    X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by Bryan Singer, written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, and David Hayter. The plot, inspired by the graphic novel "God Loves, Man Kills", pits the X-Men and their enemies, the Brotherhood, against Colonel William Stryker. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Bryan Singer
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