Welcome to the 2015 DC/Marvel Comic Character Tournament!
As the NCAA basketball tournament goes along, so will a series of polls matching various comic book characters against each other. This year, we're mixing it up. We're using just the cinematic versions of DC and Marvel superheroes (I didn't count Jonah Hex and Constantine as "superheroes" for this bit, but I did count Nick Fury. Also, no Kick-Ass as that's not a Marvel character). You're voting for which superhero character (as portrayed by that actor) that you like the best.
You might differ with some of the rankings. In fact, let's just take for granted that you will, in fact, differ and save yourself the time of saying, "A #6 seed? Character X should be a #4 seed!" or whatever, and just vote on what the Selection Committee came up with (especially since I'm not going to be changing anything).
Here are the four regions!!
1 Superman (Christopher Reeve)2 Thor (Chris Hemsworth)3 Blade (Wesley Snipes)4 Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)5 Superman (Kirk Alyn)6 Gamora (Zoe Saldana)7 Drax (Dave Bautista)8 Batman (Val Kilmer)9 Superman (Brandon Routh)10 Hulk (Ed Norton)11 Human Torch (Chris Evans)12 Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler)13 Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) 14 Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone)15 Silver Surfer (Doug Jones/Laurence Fishburne)16 Catwoman (Halle Berry)
NEW YORK CITY REGION
1 Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)2 Captain America (Chris Evans)3 Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson)4 Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)5 Batman (Adam West)6 Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)7 Groot (Vin Diesel)8 Robin (Burt Ward)9 Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming)10 Silk Spectre (Malin Ackerman)11 The Thing (Michael Chiklis)12 Beast (Kelsey Grammar)13 Daredevil (Ben Affleck)14 Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage)15 Punisher (Ray Stevenson)16 Punisher (Dolph Lundgren)
1 Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)2 Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire)3 Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)4 Superman (Henry Cavill)5 Professor X (Patrick Stewart)6 Storm (Halle Berry)7 Jean Grey (Famke Janssen)8 War Machine (Don Cheadle)9 Beast (Nicholas Hoult)10 Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley)11 Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd)12 Swamp Thing (Dick Durreck)13 Supergirl (Helen Slater)14 Punisher (Thomas Jane)15 Elektra (Jennifer Garner)16 Steel (Shaquille O'Neal)
GOTHAM CITY REGION
1 Batman (Michael Keaton)2 Batman (Christian Bale)3 Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)4 Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)5 Professor X (James McAvoy)6 Falcon (Anthony Mackie)7 Cyclops (James Marsden)8 Rogue (Anna Paquin)9 Dr Manhattan (Billy Crudup)10 Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson)11 Hulk (Eric Bana)12 Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba)13 Batman (George Clooney)14 Robin (Chris O'Donnell)15 Iceman (Shawn Ashmore)16 Captain America (Dick Purcell)
Here is the tournament bracket - click on it to get the full bracket and feel free to print it out if you'd like (I doubt it fits on one page though).
Remember, all you're voting on here is who you like better between the two choices. Who did you like better? Christopher Reeve's Superman or Halle Berry's Catwoman?
Here are the first two regions up for voting!