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Do you know you superheroes?

July 09, 2008 12:42 IST
We have seen them take off from comics to the big screen in a big way. From Superman to Iron Man, these super strong and noble characters are here to stay.

And joining this justice league are newer supermen like the unlikely superhero Hancock, played by Will Smith. While we await the drunken hero to save the world, let us test your IQ on the more popular ones.

Also see: The Year of the Superhero

1. Val Kilmer was considered for this role but declined in favour of playing Jim Morrison's character in The Doors. Kilmer went on to play a super hero a few years later in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. Name the film he rejected?
a. Captain America
b. Superman
c. Ghost Rider

2. Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Eric Bana, Will Smith and Colin Farrell were among the many actors that were up for the role of this super hero. Who finally played the character?
a. Brendan Routh
b. Ben Affleck
c. Christian Bale

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B
He plays Daredevil in the 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The story is about a young orphan Matt Murdock, who is blinded in an industrial accident but gets a heightened "radar sense" as a result that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Later, he becomes a respected criminal attorney and assumes the secret identity as Daredevil, the masked super hero who patrols the neighbourhood in the night. Farrell stars as an antagonist named "Bullseye."

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He plays Daredevil in the 2003 movie directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The story is about a young orphan Matt Murdock, who is blinded in an industrial accident but gets a heightened "radar sense" as a result that allows him to "see" far better than any man. Later, he becomes a respected criminal attorney and assumes the secret identity as Daredevil, the masked super hero who patrols the neighbourhood in the night. Farrell stars as an antagonist named "Bullseye."

3. Anthony Edward Stark, after being kidnapped, is forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, he creates a suit to save his life and help protect the mankind. Name the film?
a. Daredevil
b. Iron Man
c. Hulk

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Robert Downey Jr plays the super hero, who is a billionaire industrialist, genius inventor and CEO of Stark Industries, a chief weapons manufacturer for the US military. This Jon Favreau-directed film released earlier this year. Favreau had initially planned to cast a newcomer in the role but ultimately chose Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr plays the super hero, who is a billionaire industrialist, genius inventor and CEO of Stark Industries, a chief weapons manufacturer for the US military. This Jon Favreau-directed film released earlier this year. Favreau had initially planned to cast a newcomer in the role but ultimately chose Downey Jr.

4. He described this character as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy." The character happened to be his final on screen appearance. Who is 'he'?
a. Christopher Lee
b. Jack Nicholson
c. Heath Ledger

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Ledger plays Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past and has reportedly agreed with his interpretation of the character made famous earlier by Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman Returns (1989). Ledger was found dead in January this year and Nolan has dedicated the film to his memory.

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Ledger plays Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past and has reportedly agreed with his interpretation of the character made famous earlier by Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman Returns (1989). Ledger was found dead in January this year and Nolan has dedicated the film to his memory.

5. The original character from the comics is named Selina Kyle. But in this movie she has an entirely new name, Patience Phillips. The question is simple. Identify the movie?
a. Hulk
b. Catwoman
c. Ghost Rider

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Halle Berry plays the title role in this 2004 film directed by Pitof (French director Jean-Christophe Comar). The character is loosely based and inspired by the DC Comics character Catwoman, who is traditionally a supervillain and love interest of the superhero Batman. This film received seven Golden Raspberry (Razzies) nominations in 2005. It won in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Halle Berry accepted the award for Worst Actress personally, only the third person ever to do so.

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Halle Berry plays the title role in this 2004 film directed by Pitof (French director Jean-Christophe Comar). The character is loosely based and inspired by the DC Comics character Catwoman, who is traditionally a supervillain and love interest of the superhero Batman. This film received seven Golden Raspberry (Razzies) nominations in 2005. It won in the categories of Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. Halle Berry accepted the award for Worst Actress personally, only the third person ever to do so.

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Compiled by Bikash Mohapatra