Superheroes are permeating our society like never before and that was never more true than in the movie world in 2014.
The top grossing movie of the year was a superhero movie and, surprisingly, it was one comprised of characters we had never met before!
There was also huge news in the superhero world from all corners of the DC Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But, which character rose above all the others and was the most super?
Click through and discover our top 13 superheroes of 2014.
The mere announcement that a Suicide Squad movie is coming would have been enough. But, the fact that it would be directed by David Ayer and star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto as The Joker? Well, that just sent us over the moon! We can't wait to see what happens next with this DC property.
One of the more astute superhero debuts in years had to be Anthony Mackie as the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He was not just a sidekick, but in many ways served as our eyes and ears into this Marvel-ous world. Mackie’s performance personalized the superhero in ways that few could have accomplished. We know the S.H.I.E.L.D. landscape well. But in The Winter Soldier, through Falcon, it was like we were Marvel-ing at it for the first time.
Sure, Iron Man wasn’t in a movie this year, but his presence is always felt in superhero circles. The Robert Downey Jr. character makes the list of top superheroes of the year, circa 2014 for one reason, and one reason only -- Hulkbuster armor in that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer!
Without Kitty Pride (Ellen Page), the entire possibility of saving the world from the Sentinels would not be possible in X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was she that used her powers to send Wolverine back in time to the '70s and gave us one heck of a whopping fantastic story. Meow.
We finally have an Aquaman! The sea-based superhero got a face and a (huge) body in the form of Jason Momoa. He could not have been better cast and now that we know he will make an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and get his own movie in the future AND be played by the human superhero that is Momoa, well then, we cannot wait to get into the water with Aquaman.
As voiced by Bradley Cooper, Rocket was one serious bad-ass raccoon. The Guardians of the Galaxy made quite a splash in 2014 and that little guy who adores machine guns was largely a reason.
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