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Do you believe in second chances?

You will.

Today we'll be talking about actors who failed on their first attempt as a superhero and yet have managed to win over our hearts on their second attempt. It's not always that you get a second chance to rectify your mistake, but when you do you should grab it with both hands. These actors did exactly that. Here's the list:

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds's 2011 Superhero venture, Green Lantern failed to make a lasting impression on the big screen. But, man oh man, what a comeback has this man made with the recently released Deadpool. People are still going crazy over this movie. Ryan Reynolds wasn't even afraid to mock his previous superhero avatar in this movie. If that's not what you call sportsmanship, I don't know what is. We are eagerly waiting for Deadpool 2 to hit screens, but trust me, no one wanted Green Lantern 2 to be made.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans was first seen as a superhero, in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), in which he played the Human Torch. Although the two movies turned out to be moderately successful, Evans went unnoticed in both the movies. He became a household name only after Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011, which was followed by Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron (2015). He was seen playing the role of Steve Rodgers a.k.a. Captain America in all those movies. Captain America: Civil War hits theatre this May.

Ben Affleck

The biggest mistake of Ben Affleck's career is probably deciding to become Daredevil. If it weren't for Charlie Cox and his amazing portrayal of Daredevil in the Netflix series, we would have probably hated the character for the rest of our lives. But life's given Affleck another chance, a chance that only a few can dream of. Ben Affleck was cast as Batman (a role EVERY actor dreamed to play) in the DC Cinematic Universe. We'll get to see him on the big screen as Batman, this March, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters. But if the trailers are any indications of things to come, we are in for a treat.

Brendan Routh

Brendan Routh's version of Superman hit face first into the box office in 2006. Out of these four, Brendan Routh probably faced the most criticism. But Brendan hit back at the critics with his performance as Ray Palmer a.k.a. The Atom in the third season of Arrow. His impressive performance also landed him a role on the new Arrow/Flash spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow.

Let me know, out of the second chances received, who do you think has made the most of it?

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