Unchanged Heroes: 5 Most Faithful Comic Book Character Transitions to the Big Screen

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When it comes to the ever-proliferating process of bringing comics to film, strict adherence to source material can prove difficult for many reasons. Much to the chagrin of the die-hardest nerds, we will most likely never see a 5’5’’ Wolverine in his blue and yellow spandex/pointy mask getup or Galactus stomping around cities as an eighty-foot man in a purple horned helmet. So what are the rare instances in comic cinema, where characters were dead ringers for the originals, visually, behaviorally and functionally all at once? We can start with…
Unchanged Heroes: 5 Most Faithful Comic Book Character Transitions to the Big Screen

3Nightcrawler, X-2: X-Men United (2003)

Actor Alan Cumming doesn’t just get to open this superior sequel with an awesome scene showcasing his character’s teleporting powers, he gets to prove a bright and welcome addition to the large cast throughout as the fan favorite Nightcrawler. Replete with the trademark blue skin, pointed tail, German accent, circus background and devout Catholicism, the much shunned and abandoned mutant born as Kurt Wagner is imbued by Cumming with his traditionally kind exterior and pained soul.

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