In Iron Fist, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is a billionaire who becomes a Buddhist monk and martial arts expert. Besides being proficient in kung fu, he is able to summon a mystical force known as the iron fist,
Taking inspiration from the Old Man Logan comic series, the film Logan has Hugh Jackman portraying a graying and gritty Wolverine, capping a 17-year run with his final appearance in the role. Logan is scraping a living as a limo driving, hustling medications south of the border for Professor X when a young mutant pleads for his help.
In Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) receives an experimental serum, with the aid of Peggy Carter, to transform his frail body into the peak of human ability in order to contribute to the US’s war effort. After a military mission, he’s made to don this colorful costume and tour the country to raise war bonds. Put into a deep sleep for 70 years, it’s not until he awakens to Nick Fury in present time that he puts away this vintage outfit for the Captain America costume we’re all familiar with.
In Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) starts off with his newfound superpowers not by fighting crime and saving lives, but fighting in a wrestling cage match to win some money. With his homemade costume, he fights as The Human Spider, facing off against Bonesaw McGray (portrayed by Randy Savage). He looks just a bit amateur compared to when he wears the Spider-Man costume made for him by Tony Stark.
In the X-Men, Psylocke (Olivia Munn), real name Betsy Braddock, is a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers that she can charge into deadly weapons. Not only is she a stealthy martial artist, but a former fashion model.
Blade (Wesley Snipes), born half-man half-vampire Eric Brooks, becomes a vampire hunter in order to seek vengeance on the monsters that killed his mother. He’s known as the day walker, because unlike full vampires, sunlight doesn’t affect him.
After a car accident ends Doctor Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) career as a neurosurgeon, he embarks on a journey of healing in the Far East. There he encounters the Ancient One, who teaches him the mystical arts, with some help from the Cloak of Levitation and Eye of Agamotto.