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Here's How Much Film Portrayals Of Marvel And DC Superheroes Have Evolved Over The Decades

They weren't always this buff.

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With Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League on all of our minds this month, it's worth taking a look at how far our fave superheroes have come from their earlier on-screen appearances.

And last week, Twitter user @cmilaloser conveniently tweeted out some seriously fascinating comparisons of Marvel and DC characters then and now. Here are the highlights from her thread:

1. Here's the Hulk, in The Incredible Hulk (1978) vs. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Universal Pictures, Marvel

2. And here's Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, in X-Men (2000) vs. The Wolverine (2013)


3. This is Spider-Man, in Spider-Man (1977) and in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Columbia Pictures / Marvel

4. Captain America: the 1979 TV movie version vs. Chris Evans' in 2016.

CBS / Marvel

5. Batman in 1943 (!!!) vs. Dawn of Justice Ben Affleck in 2016.

Columbia Pictures / DC Comics

6. And Superman, in 1948 vs. Man of Steel in 2013.

Columbia Pictures / DC Comics

7. Thor, in The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) and Thor: The Dark World (2013)

NBC / Marvel

8. And here are The Fantastic Four, in 1994 and in 2015.

New Horizons / Marvel

9. Wonder Woman, in 1975 vs 2017.

CBS / DC Comics

10. And Catwoman, in Batman (1966) and in The Dark Knight Rises (2015).

20th Century Fox / DC Comics

11. And here's the Joker, from that same 1966 Batman series, and later in 2016's Suicide Squad.

20th Century Fox / DC Comics

12. Daredevil in 2003 vs. Netflix's 2015 version.

Marvel / Netflix

13. Meanwhile, here's The Flash from 1990 vs. The CW's 2014 series.

DC Comics / Warner Bros. / CW

14. Here's Doctor Strange, from the 1978 film vs. the 2016 one.

Universal / Marvel

15. And finally, 1997 Justice League of America Green Lantern vs. 2011 Green Lantern.

CBS / DC Comics

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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