ByStephen Johnson, writer at Creators.co
Amateur Time Lord, Professional Procrastinator. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzba-7LgTVI-YJE0UoXzTAQ
Stephen Johnson

EDIT: THIS IS BASED PURELY ON COSTUME DESIGN, NOT PERFORMANCE

It's far too often that superhero franchises are rebooted. Even though great movies come out of them, it can be confusing to keep up with the several iterations of a character(s). Take Batman for instance; he's been played by more than 10 actors in both live action and animation. With each reboot comes a brand new costume, and with each costume is a different style and feel.

*cough* Batnipples *cough*

Fans are often torn over which visual iteration of a character they like better, pitting fellow comic book enthusiasts against each other. But regardless, I think it would be a good idea to let YOU decide which designs you prefer.

It's time to play:

First up:

Ben Affleck vs. Charlie Cox

About a decade ago we saw Ben Affleck in the role of Daredevil. While the movie wasn't out of sight, the costume was pretty well made. This year, Charlie Cox took the mantle of the Man Without Fear in a well received, Frank Miller inspired costume. In the final episode of the series, we got to see Cox don the iconic red suit, which has it's flaws, but is suited for the show's mature tone. So what do you think?

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Who wore it better?

Jack Nicholson vs. Heath Ledger

In the classic Batman film from 1989, Academy Award winner, Jack Nicholson, became the Clown Prince of Crime on the big screen. He taught us never to rub another man's rhubarb, and asked us if we've danced with the devil in the pale moonlight, all while wearing the bright purple suit. In 2008, we saw the late Heath Ledger portray the Joker in a brand new way. With memorable dialogue and his flowing dark purple coat, he was an instant fan favorite. So tell me,

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Who wore it better?

Lou Ferrigno vs. Mark Ruffalo

Long before the strongest one was a hulking CGI behemoth, he was played by body builder Lou Ferrigno in the 1978 television series starring Bill Bixby. In 2008, during the dawn of the MCU, Edward Norton was in the role, only to be replaced by Mark Ruffalo in 2012's, The Avengers. In almost 40 years we saw the Hulk evolve into a character that comic book readers and casual moviegoers alike love. But between the original and the next generation,

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Who wore it better?

Lynda Carter vs. Gal Gadot

Fans have been longing to see Wonder Woman on the big screen, and that dream has finally came into fruition. Gal Gadot is set to appear as the Amazonian princess in next year's Batman v Superman, but before Gal ever had her sword and shield, Lynda Carter starred in a Wonder Woman television series during the mid '70s. She had a far more colorful and patriotic look, while Gadot wears a much darker and militaristic armor. But what do you think?

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Who wore it better

Tobey Maguire vs. Andrew Garfield (2012)

We've seen countless Spidey films, and we'll see another one with Tom Holland in the titular role. In every film we saw Spidey get a costume change in some form, whether it be the black suit from Spider-Man 3 or the drastic design change between The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2. These two costumes were from the beginnings of the two existing Spider-Man franchises, so who you think had the better origin outfit?

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Who wore it better?

Ryan Reynolds vs. Ryan Reynolds

There's not much to say about Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool. Fans were so excited when they found out the Merc with a Mouth would be shown in 2009's X-Men Origins - Wolverine. But when the mouth was taken away from the merc, nobody was pleased. Deadpool was given another chance, thanks to a leaked video of test footage. The fans cried out for another try at Deadpool, and Fox listened. We now have a much more comic-accurate version of Wade Wilson, and with that accuracy comes an amazing, beautiful, bad-guy-seeing-blood-proof, incredibly bada** suit. Now even though I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this question, I must know,

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Who wore it better?

Matt Salinger vs. Chris Evans

After the massive critical and box office success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's hard to imagine a not-so-great film starring the Star Spangled Man with a Plan. Regardless, it existed, but cinematic quality aside, his costume was very faithful to the comics, with Matt Salinger behind the shield. When Chris Evans first appeared as Cap in 2011, we learned that costume designers wanted to give him a more grounded and modern look, thus ridding him of his iconic gauntlet gloves, pirate boots, and his tiny white wings. Even though these are two vastly different designs, they both scream Cap. What do you think,

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Who wore it better?

Eric Allan Kramer vs. Chris Hemsworth

When Ferrigno was Bill Bixby's alter ego, The Hulk, he fought the Mighty Thunderer, played by Eric Allen Kramer. Younger fans may recognize him for playing the father in one of Disney Channel's longest running sitcoms, Good Luck Charlie. His costume was far less regal than what we got in 2011. Thor wore furry shoulder pads and the iconic helmet, which is the one thing Chris Hemsworth's portrayal lacks. However, the MCU version of Thor is always seen wearing a majestic crimson cape and glistening armor plates.

Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, will possess the power of a person with talented costume designs!

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Who wore it better?

Eric Bana vs. Edward Norton

Some of you may remember Eric Bana in the 2003 iteration of Hulk. Though the CGI wasn't amazing, it was visually stunning for the time. Only a few short years later, we saw Edward Norton become the jolly..erm...angry green giant. The CGI was a major improvement, along with some changes to his hair and pants. Whose Hulk do YOU think looked better?

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Who wore it better?

Michael Keaton vs. Christian Bale

He is vengeance, he is night, he is Birdman! No, that's not it...

Alongside Jack Nicholson's Joker was Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight himself. He bore the well known bat-symbol on his chest, along with a cowl that disallowed him to turn his head. In 2005 when Christian Bale donned the cowl, he was given a much more militarized Batsuit, along with a slew of military grade gadgets, including the Tumbler among others. Whose Batsuit do you prefer?

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Who wore it better?

Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis vs. Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart

This is probably the dynamic duo your parents are familiar with. From the creators of iconic shows like HR Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, came Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Played by Deidre Hall and Judy Strangis, they had an arsenal of gadgets which gave them the abilities of the world's finest heroes. Earlier this year it was revealed that YouTube stars, Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart would star in a revival of the series. They were given costumes that added a whole new level of bada**ery to the duo. Which set of costumes is your favorite?

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Who wore it better?

Willem Dafoe vs. Dane DeHaan

One of Spidey's most iconic villains is The Green Goblin. In the 2002 Spider-Man film, he was given a menacing robotic redesign. From the deathly golden eyes to his maniacal laugh, we saw how great Willem Dafoe is at pulling off villains. Over a decade later with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dane DeHaan's Harry Osborn took the mantle from his dying father and became the goblin. Though his performance was horrifying, many fans were displeased. He got a brand new glider and a brand new suit, but to some it didn't feel right, but comic accuracy isn't always of the utmost importance. His costume succeeded at showing us a somewhat accurate visual portrayal of Gobby. What do you think?

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Who wore it better?

Christopher Reeve vs. Henry Cavill

Last but not least is arguably the world's most popular hero. Having been portrayed in countless mediums and continuities, the Man of Steel is an iconic character to not only comic book readers but the general population. Much like the symbol on his chest, he is a symbol of hope to many. In the first mainstream Superman film, the late Christopher Reeve wore a simplistic but extremely fitting costume. His super suit is one we've come to know and love, regardless of the the fact that he wears his underwear on the outside. In 2013, when the DCCU was kicking off, Henry Cavill was our new Superman. He was shown in a grittier suit which very much matched the grittier style of the film. Which Superman outfit do you like better?

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Who wore it better?

Well my friends, that concludes the inaugural edition of Who Wore it Better:

Superhero Edition. Who do you think should be included in the next edition?

Thanks for reading, and as always,

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