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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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307 144
Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

2
198 210
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

3
181 252
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

4
130 180
The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

5
161 238
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

6
128 202
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

7
119 189
The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

8
150 251
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

9
130 215
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

10
131 218
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

11
106 174
Darkman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

12
124 210
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

13
128 227
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

14
96 167
The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

15
113 203
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

16
41 67
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races
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17
110 204
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

18
120 232
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

19
87 176
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

20
81 164
The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

21
89 181
Mr. Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

22
93 191
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

23
79 167
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

24
92 198
Superman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

25
86 186
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races