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Comic Book Heroes on The Big Screen

Superheroes are everywhere these days, especially in the movies. You've seen Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, the X-Men have hit the big screen a couple time and now this summer you can look forward to even more superhero action. Batman Begins starring Christian Bale and Katie Holmes is at a theater near you and soon you can catch Jessica Alba in the Fantastic Four flick. See what I mean? Superheroes cannot be stopped.

Superhero Movies - Spider-Man

Tobey Maguire has suited up a couple of times now as the infamous Spider-Man. And of course he also plays spidey's alter ego Peter Parker.

Spider-Man (2002)

  • Tobey Maguire - Peter Parker/Spiderman
  • Kirsten Dunst - Mary Jane Watson
  • William Dafoe - Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

  • Tobey Maguire - Peter Parker/Spiderman
  • Kirsten Dunst - Mary Jane Watson
  • Alfred Molina - Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius

Superhero Movies - X-Men

The first X-Men movie (released in 2000) was a huge hit, with X-Men battling for equality while the Evil Mutants try to take over the world. In 2003, these comic book heroes hit the big screen again in X-Men 2. Bet you already have them in you DVD collection, huh?

X-Men & X-Men 2 (2000 & 2003)

  • Patrick Stewart - Professor Charles Francis/Xavier/Professor X
  • Halle Berry - Storm/Ororo Munroe
  • Hugh Jackman - Wolverine/Logan
  • Anna Paquin - Rogue
  • Ian McKellen - Erik Magnus Lensherr

Superhero Movies - Batman

The whole Batman saga was pretty crazy. In 1989 Michael Keaton played the caped crusader in Batman and received awesome reviews. He returned in 1992 to play the same character in Batman Returns. Three years after that came Batman Forever with Val Kilmer as Batman. He didn't receive the hottest reviews but it was still a good show. In 1997, the creators busted out with Batman and Robin and George Clooney took the Batman role. Clooney was arguably the worst Batman of them all. Most recently Christian Bale has donned the black cape in Batman Begins.

Batman Begins (2005)

  • Christian Bale - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Liam Neeson - Ducard
  • Katie Holmes - Rachel Dawes

Batman and Robin (1997)

  • George Clooney - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Chris O'Donnell - Robin
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - Mr. Freeze/ Dr. Victor Fries
  • Uma Thurman - Poison Ivy/ Dr. Pamela Isley
  • Alicia Silverstone - Batgirl/Barbara Wilson

Batman Forever (1995)

  • Val Kilmer - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Chris O'Donnell - Robin/Dick Grayson
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent
  • Jim Carrey - The Riddler/Edward Nygma
  • Nicole Kidman - Dr. Chase Meridian
  • Drew Barrymore - Sugar
  • Debi Mazur - Spice

Batman Returns (1992)

  • Michael Keaton - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Danny Devito - The Penguin/Oswald Chester Cobblepot
  • Michelle Pfeiffer - Catwoman/Selina Kyle

Batman (1989)

  • Michael Keaton - Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Jack Nicholson - The Joker/Jack Napier
  • Kim Basinger - Vicki Vale

Superhero Movies - Upcoming Flicks

  • Fantastic Four - Stars Jessica Alba and Chris Evans. Due in theaters July 8, 2005.
  • X-Men 3 - Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen and Alan Cumming return for the third X-Men installment. You'll be able to check this flick out on May 24, 2006.
  • Superman Returns - The role of Superman has gone to a virtual unknown named Brandon Routh. You have a little while to wait for this one. Super Man Returns is due in theaters on June 30, 2006.
  • Spider-Man 3 - This flick is currently in pre-production and has a tentative release date of May 4, 2007.
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