10 Worst Pre-MCU Marvel Movies Of All Time, Ranked

Before the MCU, Marvel still had a movie presence. While we know Blade, the X-Men, and Spider-Man, there’s a lot more from where those came from. Let’s get started.

Captain America

Captain America (1990)

Matt Salinger, known for his work in Revenge of the Nerds, stars as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in this 1990 direct to video movie. The movie was a joint Yugoslavian-American venture. Steve Rogers becomes a super soldier, battles the Red Skull and is then frozen in time. He wakes up years later to battle a family who wants to harm the President of the United States for his environmental reforms.

Captain America II: Death Too Soon

Captain America II

The Nineties were not the only era someone tried to make a Captain America movie. In 1979, CBS aired the movie directed by Ivan Nagy. It starred Reb Brown as Captain America. Rogers must fight a group of terrorists who want to use an aging accelerating chemical to poison the USA. It does not get any worse than this. To top it off, it was marketed as a sequel to another Captain America movie released the same year.

The Punisher

Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren is a highly underrated actor. The people do not take him seriously because of his choice of movie projects. He once tried his hand in portraying Frank Castle in The Punisher (1989). The movie is heralded as one of the worst movies ever made despite Lundgren giving a very sordid take on the character of Frank Castle.

Dr. Strange (1978)

Dr. Strange

In 1978, Philip DeGuere gave us a made for television movie version of Doctor Strange. Peter Hooten stars as Doctor Strange. In this movie. Stephen Strange is not a surgeon. He is a psychiatrist. After Morgan le Fay possesses a young woman and uses her as a weaponry, Strange must embrace his mystical side and beat her.

Daredevil

Daredevil

By far one of the worst Marvel movies ever made, Daredevil was destined for greatness. it had a stellar cast and all the necessary elements to become memorable. What killed it was the poor direction and the execution. The movie also suffered from a bad screenplay and script.

The Fantastic Four (1994)

Fantastic Four – Constantin Films

Constantin Films, who owned the movie rights to Fantastic Four, partnered up with New Horizon Studios to make a Fantastic Four movie. The result was a 1994 movie that was synonymous with disaster. The movie remained unreleased back then but a digital copy is not out of reach if you look through the internet.

Man-Thing

Man-Thing (2005)

He is a Marvel knock-off of the DC superhero Swamp Thing. Just like his DC Counterpart, Man Thing is the guardian angel of mother nature. When a greedy oil baron eyes on a Louisiana Swamp, Conan Stevens, who is now Man-Thin, starts murdering his people.

Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer

Rise Of The Silver Surfer

While the movie did get a few things right, like the Silver Surfer for example, it got way too many things wrong. Fox Studios got distracted by what could only be called as a lucky success with the first Fantastic Four movie. With Fantastic Four 2, they ended up making things worse. the franchise never recovered from this debacle again.

Elektra

Jennifer Garner – Elektra

This 2005 Daredevil spin-off movie was so bad even the lead star, Jennifer Garner, hated it. She only did the role because it was in her contract.

Howard The Duck

Howard The Duck

Some call it underrated. Some call it a cult-classic. We like calling it what it is – a sheer cluster-freaking catastrophe. And there’s a majority of people who agree to that.

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