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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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301 139
Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

2
195 205
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

3
179 243
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

4
130 176
The Toxic Avenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

5
161 231
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

6
127 197
Wasp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

7
130 209
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

8
116 185
The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

9
105 169
Darkman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

10
129 212
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

11
146 243
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

12
123 204
Invisible Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

13
96 162
The Shadow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

14
126 220
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

The Best Comic Book Superheroes of All Time

15
113 196
Quicksilver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

16
110 196
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

17
38 65
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
120 224
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

19
87 169
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

20
81 158
The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

21
89 175
Mr. Fantastic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

The 18 Most Random Character Changes in Marvel Comics

22
92 185
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

23
79 161
Constantine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

24
86 180
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

25
91 192
Superman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

26
79 175
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

27
85 188
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

28
69 156
Jonah Hex is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

29
84 195
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

30
68 175
Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

31
60 162
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

32
63 173
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races

33
49 194
Thor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Superheroes You'd Like to See Played by Actors of Different Races