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Total Nerd Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races  

Jacoby Bancroft
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List Rules Vote up the heroes you'd most like to see played by a person of a different race and gender in their next movie.

As characters like Miles Morales, Riri Williams, and now the Rocketeer prove, superheroes are often changed from white guys to completely different demographics. While superhero movies rake in wheelbarrows full of cash, Hollywood has on more than one occasion been called out for the lack of diversity in superhero films. Remember when all of Marvel's superheroes seemed like they were just played by white dudes named Chris?

It's been a major problem and studios are finally recognizing that we want a little more variety in our superheroes. When news broke that the 1991 superhero film The Rocketeer was finally getting a follow-up film with an African-American actress in the lead, it became clear that the trend of diversifying familiar characters would spread to superhero films too. 

With Hollywood more willing than ever to change up established formulas, why can't they race-swap superheroes or gender-swap superheroes if they feel there's a better story to be told? Below is a list of superheroes you've come to know and love through cinema. Vote up the superheroes you'd like to see with a different race and gender.

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305 141
Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

2
197 207
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

3
181 247
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

4
130 178
The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

5
161 235
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

6
128 199
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

7
119 186
The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

8
130 212
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

9
150 248
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

10
131 215
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

11
106 172
Darkman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

12
124 207
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

13
128 224
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

14
96 165
The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

15
113 200
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

16
110 200
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

17
39 67
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races
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18
120 228
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

19
87 173
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

20
81 161
The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

21
89 178
Mr. Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

22
93 188
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

23
79 164
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

24
86 183
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

25
91 195
Superman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

26
79 178
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

27
85 192
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

28
69 158
Jonah Hex is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

29
84 198
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

30
69 177
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

31
60 163
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

32
63 174
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

33
49 196
Thor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races