With all the comic books we see turned into massive blockbusters, it's no surprise that die hard fans are often dissatisfied with the visual representation of their favorite characters. However, there are a handful of heroes and heroines that are done justice by the filmmakers.
7: Ant-Man (2015)
This year we saw a modern take on the half-size hero. It was very unlikely that Ant-Man's comic book outfit would translate well on the silver screen, but we were shown otherwise. In the comics, Ant-Man is usually seen with an open mouthpiece on a more rounded out helmet. In the film , his face is fully covered with a sleek take on the headwear. His suit also got a technical upgrade, with a quite fancy belt and wristbands, along with buttons on his palms which give him control over his size.
6: Doc Ock - Spider-Man 2 (2002)
After seeing Alfred Molina's portrayal of the Doc in the second Spider-Man film, it's hard to picture what he would've looked like if he looked closer to how he did in the comics. Although it doesn't resemble said comic book costume very much, giving him a more grounded and realistic costume made sense, and turned out to be very visually appealing.
5: Batman - Batman vs. Superman (2016)
He is fear. He is vengeance. He is... in a surprising well made costume. After decades of films and television, we see a less stylized version of the Batsuit. To me, the Dark Knight trilogy Batsuit felt somewhat militarized, but fitting for the films. The Tim Burton Batsuit was great for it's time, but today feels outdated in my opinion. As for the Joel Schumacher version, there's not much more to say about that other than Batnipples. Many a reboot later, we get to see Ben Affleck don the iconic cowl in a bulkier and more simplistic take on the Batsuit. The costume features a wider Bat-Symbol and shorter ears, akin to his The Dark Knight Returns counterpart. My only gripe with this suit would be how the texture appears to resemble duct tape.
4: Spider-Man - Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Though this film may not have been amazing, Spidey's costume sure was. Almost indiscernible from the comic book counterpart, this new take on Spider-Man was absolutely stunning. We finally saw his massive, white eyes as opposed to his smaller, yellow eyes in the previous film of the franchise. Even though we won't see any more of this adaptation, I have confidence that Disney and Marvel will do great things with a new costume. Here's what Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige had to say in regards to the fresh take on Spidey's costume:
I was more involved in the Raimi ones, and think they did a very good job. But that being said, we’ve already designed the costume, which is different than any of the ones that have come before. And yet ours is classic Spidey, as I think you’ll see.
3: Loki - MCU (2011-Present)
Before you kneel before Zod, don't forget this god of mischief. From his first appearance in the 2011 film, Thor, he was a fan favorite. I think part of this is due to his majestic outfit. Laden in gold, accented with a green cape, and topped off with his Mind-Stone staff. Just looking at him instills intimidation, but at the same time gives off that signature Loki charm. He, and only he, can pull off those #HelmetHorns.
2: Deadpool (2016)
It's hard to think of a more accurate representation of a character. Even though the film hasn't even released, it's clear that the costume designers for the movie took note of his comic book counterpart. Everything from his signature belt buckle to his animated eyes is just absolutely perfect in my opinion.
1: Superman - Man of Steel (2012)
If I had to pick my favorite thing about this representation, it would be the fact that he wore his underpants inside the suit. There's just something about this costume that makes it so remarkable, whether it be his sleek, flowing cape, or the broad Superman logo on his chest with the pale yellow. Something that makes it feel so heroic.
So now that you've seen my top picks, what are yours?