Another year, another crop of comic films, and another group of actors clad in superhero costumes lighting up the screen.
With 2016 kicking off, we figured it was time to look back at some of our favorite comic book movie performances from 2015.
Click through the article to see which actors we chose.
Avengers: Age of Ultron - Scarlett Johansson
While Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans may be Marvel's poster boys, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow continues to be an understated but powerful presence on screen. Whether she's playing it cool at the Avengers party, single-handedly saving an otherwise failed mission, making the tough decisions, or showing some vulnerability around Bruce Banner, Johansson continues to own the role.prevnext
Avengers: Age of Ultron - Paul Bettany
The role of the Vision had to have a strange one for Paul Bettany. You go through several movies as a disembodied voice, and then suddenly you're on screen with a brand new, red and green body. And yet Bettany handled it with aplomb, successfully making the transition from Jarvis to Vision, and doing so in a way that makes the Vision feel like the same entity that was in Tony Stark's ear all that time, yet fundamentally changed by his entering he corporeal world.prevnext
Ant-Man – Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas' role as original Ant-Man Hank Pym was somewhat limited, mostly to delivering exposition and backstory. Despite that, Douglas still managed to give his Pym personality and some bite. Its just a shame that he didn't have more to do.prevnext
Avengers: Age of Ultron - James Spader
I think it's safe to say most fans were expecting James Spader to do well as the titular villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron. While he didn't disappoint there, what he did was nonetheless unexpected. Rather than a monotonous, maniacal, mechanical mastermind, Spader's Ultron was surprisingly human, with wit and pathos. He served as the perfect dark mirror of Tony Stark, the Iron Man without the man inside, and a unexpectedly charming villain.prevnext
Kingsman - Colin Firth
In a landscape ripe with costumed characters, Colin Firth's Kingsman character was a gentleman's hero. More Bond than Batman, Firth's Harry was one part superspy, one part father figure to Eggsy. Firth managed to pull off both sides of the character equally well, without sacrificing one for another.prev