19 Photo Comparisons Showing How The Looks Of Popular Superheroes Have Changed, Becoming Cooler And More Functional

The path of a superhero is thorny and difficult. The fight against evil is not only the possession of a special power that will inspire fear in the villains and delight fans. The choice of costume is also important. It should be comfortable, durable, as well as stylish, and recognizable. Many superheroes have spent decades perfecting their image. To what extent do they succeed, judge for yourself.


Dark Horse Entertainment; 

Ron Perlman in Hellboy Hero (2004) and David Harbor in Hellboy (2019).


Columbia Pictures Corporation; 
DC Films

Lewis Wilson in Batman (1943) and Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Power Rangers

Saban Entertainment; 

TV series “Power Rangers” (1993) and the film “Power Rangers” (2017).


Warner Bros. 
DC Comics

John Wesley Shipp in The Flash (1990) and Ezra Miller in The Flash (2022).

iron Man

Universal TV; 
Marvel Studios

David Ackroyd in Exo-man (1977) and Robert Downey Jr in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).


Columbia Pictures Corporation; 
Marvel Studios

Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man (2002) and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).


Bixby-Brandon Productions; 
Marvel Enterprises

Lou Ferrigno in The Incredible Hulk: Return (1988) and Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Captain America

Universal TV; 
Marvel Studios

Reb Brown in Captain America (1979) and Chris Evans in Avengers: Endgame (2019).


Greenlawn Productions; 
Warner Bros.

Lee Meriwether in Batman Returns (1966) and Zoë Kravitz in Batman (2022).

Wonder Woman

DC Films; 
Warner Bros. 

Linda Carter in Wonder Woman (1975-1979) and Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).


Greenway Productions; 
Warner Bros.

Cesar Romero in Batman (1966) and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019).


Columbia Pictures; 
Warner Bros.

Kirk Alyn in Superman (1948) and Henry Cavill in Man of Steel (2021).


20th Century Fox; 
Marvel Television

Ben Affleck in Daredevil (2003) and Charlie Cox in Daredevil (2015-2018).


Marvel Entertainment

Hugh Jackman in X-Men (2000) and Wolverine: Immortal (2013).


Marvel Studios

Eric Allan Kramer in The Incredible Hulk: Return (1988) and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: The Dark World (2013).


Orion Pictures; 
Columbia Pictures

Peter Weller in RoboCop (1987) and Joel Kinnaman in RoboCop (2014).


Major Studio Partners; 
DC Entertainment

Helen Slater in Supergirl (1984) and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015).

Nick Fury

20th Century Fox Television; 
Marvel Studios

David Hasselhoff in Decapitate the Hydra (1998) and Samuel L. Jackson in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

New Line Cinema; 
Nickelodeon Movies

The film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1990) and the film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2014).

Many heroes have thoroughly changed their costumes, some of them have focused on the details, without deviating from the original idea. It is worth saying that most of the reincarnations were a success, making the appearance of the characters even more expressive.