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Poll: Live Action Superheroes Who Did Not Originate From Comicbooks

With all the live action comicbook movies being produced lately, it seems a character can only be considered a superhero if they came from a comicbook from one of the big Comicbook companies, or independent companies, or manga. Well, this list serves as a reminder that there are other sources from which a superhero can arise. Like: movies, TV shows, tv cartoon shows not based on comicbook characters, Comicstrips (remember those?), old radio shows, old movie matinee serials, pulp fiction, and novels. Well, which one of these who made it into a live action movie, should be considered a superhero?

To nominate another or to discuss the topic, click here. If you are nominating another, just remember to mention what the original source was. Sorry “Ben 10”, but nobody has done a live action movie of you yet. Live poll:

Results of 898 votes:

  1. 1.

    Mark Hamill in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    Luke Skywalker - movies.
  2. 2.

    Peter Weller in RoboCop (1987)

    Officer Alex J. Murphy, RoboCop — movie.
  3. 3.

    Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Gandalf - a series of novels by J. R. R. Tolkien.

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