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What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled? 

Pierce Nahigyan
May 7, 2020 623 votes 74 voters 20 items

List Rules Vote 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.

Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled?
Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled?
Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled?
Photo: Warner Bros.

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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Captain America: The Win... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Are The Best Superhero Movie Casts Ever Assembled?
Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Main Cast

  • Chris Evans
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Robert Redford
  • Sebastian Stan
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Cobie Smulders
  • Frank Grillo
  • Maximiliano Hernández
  • Emily VanCamp
  • Hayley Atwell
  • Toby Jones
  • Stan Lee
  • Callan Mulvey
  • Jenny Agutter

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who had also worked in The First Avenger. ...more on Wikipedia

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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