Superheroes are sexy. They fight evil, protect the innocent from dastardly criminals and power-hungry alien forces, and they do so while looking good in form-fitting outfits. The heroes of the DC Comics universe are among the strongest– and sexiest– beings in film and television, ranging from a brooding billionaire to an Amazon princess, and even a man who talks to fish. Click through our gallery above of the 15 sexiest heroes from the world of DC comics, including Gal Gadot, who stars as “Wonder Woman,” which opened in theaters on June 2 to rave reviews and huge box office.
DC found success on television in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s with shows like “Superman,” “Batman” and “Wonder Woman.” In recent years DC characters have found a new home on the CW, with had its own collection of crossover shows like “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.”
DC’s movies have been more of a mixed bag. After boffo box office for Richard Donner‘s “Superman” in 1978 and the Tim Burton-directed “Batman” films of the late ’80s and early ’90s, DC experienced a bit of a lull on the big screen. However,b eginning in 2005 Christopher Nolan‘s “Dark Knight” trilogy reinvigorated the DC brand, raking in more than two billion dollars at the box office and earning critical acclaim and Oscar recognition, including a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Heath Ledger‘s iconic Joker in 2008’s “The Dark Knight.”
After a series of critical disappointments, DC has had a resurgence on the big screen, launching the new DC Extended Universe with 2013’s “Man of Steel.” The franchise hit its stride in 2016 with “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” the latter of which won an Oscar for Best Makeup. Now with the success of “Wonder Woman,” DC is giving rival Marvel Studios a real run for its money.
DC’s cinematic universe will continue to expand in the coming years. Along with “Wonder Woman,” 2017 will also see the release of Zack Snyder‘s highly anticipated crossover film “Justice League,” while 2018 brings a stand-alone “Aquaman” movie. In upcoming years, we will also see big-screen outings for popular DC characters Shazam and Cyborg, as well as a reboot of Green Lantern. Which of the super-powered heroes of the DC universe made our list of the sexiest? Scroll through the gallery above to find out.
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