The 10 weirdest superhero films

Hollywood’s superhero obsession has recently spawned some quirky comic-book adaptations, such as Ant-Man – but these are not the strangest in the genre. Luke Buckmaster rounds up the most bizarre.

Does Hollywood need another hero? Perhaps not, given the US film industry’s obsession with making movies about costumed do-gooders – an endless conveyor belt of special effects-splattered stories involving heroic crusaders saving the world from the clutches of half-mad geniuses.

Whether they are pre-empting audience fatigue or aspiring to achieve a point of difference, Hollywood studios have recently started adapting lesser-known, often quirkier comic book franchises (including Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Suicide Squad).

But this recent spate of superheroes-with-a-difference stories are nothing compared to some of the oddities of the past. Here are 10 of the strangest superhero movies ever made.

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