Secret Stage Top Fives: Marvel Casting Choices

Marvel is best known, as most people remember, as a comic book publisher. But over the years, many of the iconic characters they've created have made the jump to other forms of media. Most notably, Marvel adaptations have become some of the biggest blockbuster films of all time. And while large crews bring these movies into fruition, we thought it would be fun to pick our favorite actors and actresses who have taken on roles as our beloved super heroes and villains. 

Allison

5. Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow

4. Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

3. Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool

2. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man

1. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine - "A huge role that I don't think anyone else is capable of playing."

Chris

5. Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow

4. Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk

3. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man

2. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

1. Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man - "I thought he did a good job of capturing the depth of Peter Parker’s/Spiderman’s personality."

Dan

5. Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America - "He has come to be someone that will be a big comparison point for this role now. He plays the good 'ole boy with the moral compass for the team very well."

4. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man - "The way he brings that over-confident playboy persona and mixes it perfectly with the companionate hero idealism is great. He's the guy you want to hate but can't as Tony, and the hero you count on as Iron Man."

3. Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto - "A great job at being intelligent, determined, cocky, and his misguided intentions. He just brings it all across in the right way."

2. Tom Hiddleston as Loki - "Played a very good mischievous Loki. The right amount of crazy, intelligent, cocky, and mischief."

1. Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic - "I'm just a big fan of Miles, and I'm quite interested in him playing this type of role."

Hales

5. Michael Fassbender as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto

4. Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man

3. Tom Hiddleston as Loki

2. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man

1. Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord - "My reason for choosing all 5 of these actors is the same: They are the perfect choice for the characters they portrayed. From the minute I heard they would be playing these characters, I knew the role would be in good hands and I was not disappointed."

Jordan

5. Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus

4. Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique 

3. Toby McGuire as Peter Parker/Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

2. Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy

1. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stake/Iron Man - "I admittedly was going to try and not mention him, but even though Iron Man could be done in a different fashion, I throughly enjoyed Downey's performance. He is a joy to see on-screen."

Nick

5. Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America

4. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

3. Chris Hemsworth as Thor

2. James Spader as Ultron

1. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stake/Iron Man - "I don't really think I could get used to someone else playing that part."

Keenan

5. Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk

4. Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow

3. Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stake/Iron Man

2. Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man

1. Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord - "He plays it so well because he does the comedic relief and the strong super hero so well."

Zachary

5. Stan Lee as Stan Lee - "The king of cameos! He's shown up in a slew of Marvel films, and each appearance tops the last! Shout-out to his oblivious library-keeping in The Amazing Spider-Man while Spidey and the Lizard duke it out behind him."

4. Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus - "Molina took Otto from caring and practical to cold and driven in a very real way. He was able to capture both the genius and bitterness that makes Doc Ock so interesting."

3. Sir Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier/Professor X - "There's no objection that Patrick Stewart is an amazing actor, but I think his role of Professor X should be counted among his triumphs."

2. Sir Ian McKellen as Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto - "The other Knighted actor on the X-Men films captured everything that makes Magneto so incredible, and gave it his own spin. Magneto has never had such swagger."

1. J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson - "There's simply no one who has played an adapted character so close to the source material. Simmons was an absolute show-stealer in the original Spider-Man trilogy."