And They Pulled Him Out of the Cold, Cold Ground: Film's Hottest Costumed Superheroes and Villains

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And They Pulled Him Out of the Cold, Cold Ground: Film's Hottest Costumed Superheroes and Villains

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | July 16, 2012 | Comments ()


In four days, the Dark Knight shall rise and the theaters shall swell. But we won't fill their seats based on the story alone--we fill them because of the hotness that is Bale in a rubber suit. Just let your mind wander to the other actors who have played Batman on film; try as they might, Keaton, Kilmer and Clooney didn't come near Bale's sex appeal. It's not easy to carry off those ears...




Clearly there are those who wear their rubber, leather, helmets and capes better than others:

10. Michael Fassbender as Magneto


9. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow


8. Jennifer Garner as Elektra


7. Tom Hiddleston as Loki


6. Terence Stamp as General Zod


5. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury


4. Henry Cavill as Superman


3. Christopher Reeve as Superman

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2. Christian Bale as Batman


1. Chris Hemsworth as Thor


For the purposes of this list, the focus was on appearance alone (I'm talking to you, ScarJo).

Cindy Davis is already in her The Dark Knight Rises theater seat, trying to wash away her Prometheus memories with copious amounts of Sno-Caps.

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  • Haystacks

    No Eartha Kitt? Sigh

  • Annapurna

    That photo of Loki is too sexy. Agree that Thor's photo looks very photoshopped. Is that even Hemsworth body??

  • Morgan_LaFai

    I would have put Tom Hiddleston and Scarlett Johansson way higher on the list, Scarlett cause damn she is fine and Hiddleston for actually being able to pull of those horns.

  • Um, um, not that I disagree because Thor is a tree I wanna climb, but...what? That picture hurts.

  • Samantha

    And here I was ashamed of my thing for General Zod.
    I don't get the Hemsworth thing.

  • Bedewcrock

    Google "Christ Hemsworth" "baby". There.

  • PDamian

    Yesssss! Kneel before Zod!

    Well, I would ...

  • DorothyShaw

    Unacceptable. Danny Pudi is my Batman.

  • Puddin

    Can I ask you one question? Are you my uncle?

  • Kip Hackman


  • BendinIntheWind

    Does Chris Evans' white-t-shirt-and-khakis-plus-dogtags combo count as "costumed"? If so, one thousand votes for "Captain America".

  • Pookie

    You don’t have Wesley Snipes’ “Blade” character on this list so that tells me this is not a serious list at all, the motherfucker walks around with a sword, a sword I said, If that ain’t no gangsta shit I don’t know what is.

  • BierceAmbrose

    What he said.

    Wait, I just agreed with Pookie again. That can't be right.

  • BobbFrapples

    Jennifer Garner as Elektra

    What is wrong with her neck?!

  • Zirza

    C'mon, I know Pajiba is basically the Fassbender Emporium these days, but James McAvoy was way hotter in X-men, if only for the lack of ridiculous costuming.

  • BWeaves

    Christopher Reeve was not wearing a rubber suit. The man looked DAMN FINE in spandex leotards. Reeve for the win!

  • hapl0

    That's your number 1 pic of Hemsworth's Thor?


  • hapl0

    And oh, Keaton and Kilmer don't deserve this. Blame the suit. Especially, Kilmer's. Goddamn! Clooney definitely deserved it though.

    And hello, where is Tony Stark?! Is this Agent Bedhead?

  • NoPantsMcLane

    You could not even find a real picture of Hemsworth as Thor? This is just pathetic.

  • " Henry Cavill as Superman" - He looks like he can barely stand upright in the suit, and he compares very poorly to the following pic of Reeves. I don't think the people making "Man of Steel" like a single thing about Superman, and it shows.

  • Amy

    Yay Terence Stamp and Tom Hiddleston! Surely that photo of Thor isn't real. Is it? It looks like a Photoshop disaster to me.

  • Dumily

    Am I the only one who doesn't get the Thor thing? Give me Hawkeye any day.

  • I'll take them both. But if I had to choose, I'd probably go with Hawkeye.

  • Maguita NYC

    Never pick a superhero you can easily lift in your own arms!

  • puddin

    You can put him in your pocket and feed him M&Ms. Or carry him around like Paris Hilton's dog.

  • Maguita NYC

    Tinker Hawkeye! Now that's cute. But never hot.

  • DeistBrawler

    That's a dumb fucking picture of Thor.

  • csb

    Adam West FTW.

  • Weekly Sauce

    Given all of the internet to choose from, and you use one of worst photoshop jobs of Thor I've ever seen? That's not even his actual costume from either movie.

    Maybe it's an intentional joke photo, because this took all of three seconds to find:

  • Anne Lucchesi

    Mmm, thank you. I much prefer that one. Was the other one early concept art or something?

  • space_oddity

    Seriously. What is up w/ that photo. It's like someone photoshopped Hemsworth's face onto a drawing then added digital stubble.

  • Maguita NYC

    More like Madame Tussaud's bad replica.

  • Maguita NYC

    Oh yes! This one is much more worthy of Thor hotness.

  • eeeee

    That is one waxy picture of Thor. Is that even a photograph? Don't disagree with the ranking, he just looks a little shrink-wrapped.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I'm kinda surprised there aren't more women on this list. Also, I just don't think the Magneto affair up there is sexy.

  • FireLizardQueen

    Agree! Rebecca Romjin as Mystique in X-Men was way hot, as was Halle Berry as Storm...I'm ignoring the Catwoman elephant in the room.

  • Four Eyes

    Halle Berry may have been cute in her Storm costume but she wasn't Storm, nor was she sexy. Sorry. I'm still holding out for an X-Men film with Naomie Harris as Storm. Hot and kick-ass!

  • Iforgotmyhandle

    Yes! A thousand times yes to Naomie Harris as Storm. I love that woman so goddamn much. Somebody make this happen please.

  • Maguita NYC

    I respectfully disagree (I know, not supposed to respectfully anything on Pajiba), but Halle Berry was nothing but a shit storm.

    From her "power storming" with nothing but a slack face and semi-raised hands, to the dull-witted and bland delivery of her (very few - thank goodness) lines.

    She didn't even look good in her X-Men suit!
    Wholeheartedly agree though on Mystique. Now that was impressive make-up and sleek-slithery movement to go with it.

  • FireLizardQueen

    I take it back. I just google-searched the image. My memory made Halle hotter than she was... Understandable I suppose.

  • Maguita NYC

    And why this particular picture of Thor... So many other available pictures that show his hotness under better lighting!

  • Scottieboy

    No Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman? INSANITY.

  • Bert_McGurt

    She's got nothing on Lee Meriwether.

  • Maguita NYC

    Val Kilmer's lips were always too luscious to wear a Batman mask, and George's too thin and un-giving.
    Whereas Bale's are a perfect fit.

    Yes, I am the Goldie Locks of superhero lips.

  • foolsage

    Kilmer went way too heavy on the bat-lipgloss. It just looks silly.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Exactly what I was thinking, scrolling down. Kilmer's too gimpy. Clooney's too stern-but-smarmy schoolteachery

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