We’ve all come out of our local movie theater thinking that the leading character we saw on film was absolutely the right choice from day one. What you may not know is that there were plenty of times when it turns out that the superhero movie producers actually landed on a completely different actor to do the job. Most of the time, it was actually the actor who was first offered the role that turned it down and saved us all the fallout from some seriously bad casting decisions. Check out our list of 10 awful superhero movie castings that we can all be incredibly happy didn’t happen. Then thank your lucky stars and thank whatever celestial being you worship they didn’t happen.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Spider-Man
While Sam Raimi eventually went with Tobey Maguire as the original Spider-Man, there was quite a push for DiCaprio to originally get the role. In the end, it’s hard to picture Leo playing a nerdy high school student no one really likes.