10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

Recently, action-packed movies from Marvel and DC Comics have been taking over theaters.

With recent box office hits like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it seems like comic book characters are everywhere. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But did you know that some of these iconic superheroes and villains weren’t just figments of imagination…but based on real people?

You may be surprised that some of these heroes were born as a result of fact, not fiction!

1. Ironman: Howard Hughes

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2. Batman: Robert the Bruce & Mad Anthony Wayne

3. Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston’s wife, Elizabeth, and his research assistant Olive Byrne

4. Constantine: Sting

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5. Bucky Barnes: Joe Simon, co-creator of Bucky, modeled the character after Bucky Pearson, a star player on his basketball team

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6. The Flash (Barry Allen): Barry Gray and Steve Allen

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7. J. Jonah Jameson: Stan Lee

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8. Professor Xavier: Martin Luther King Jr. (but modeled physically after actor Yul Brynner)

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9. Superman: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

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10. The Joker: Actor Conrad Veit’s character in The Man Who Laughs

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To get the full scoop on who inspired these characters, watch the full video below!

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Michelle Rodriguez Is Sorry For Telling Minorities To Stop Stealing White People’s Superhero Roles

The actress said she “stuck her foot in her mouth once again.”

Michelle Rodriguez has apologized for saying it was “stupid” that minorities “keep stealing all the white people’s superheroes.”

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The actress made the comments after she was asked by TMZ about rumors she was being considered to play the Green Lantern.

That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Yeah, I think is so stupid for like … because of this whole like minorities in Hollywood thing….But it’s so stupid. Like, stop stealing, you know, all the white people’s superheroes. Like, make up your own. Know what I’m saying, like what’s up with that?

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Her comments drew outrage on social media.

Guessing @MRodOfficial wasn’t knowing Green Lanterns been coming in diff colors. And species. Lawd.

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Rodriguez then posted a video to Facebook, saying she “stuck her foot in her mouth once again.”

She said she was sorry if people were offended by her comments, and that she thinks they were taken out of context.

The point she was trying to make, she said, was that she thinks there are “cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythology.”

Instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or Latin character I think that people should stop being lazy, and you know, that people should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology.

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What This Company Did With Its Employees Is Beyond Awesome. Can I Do This Too?

Nexen is a Canadian energy company based in Calgary. If that sounds to you like the most boring place in the entire world to work, you’d be wrong. How is that possible?

Well, would a boring company have the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Batman? I didn’t think so. Not only did the Nexen company break one of the coolest World Records, they doubled it. With their 542 employees, they made a gathering of 250 people dressed as Batman seem like child’s play. Take a look at this crowning achievement in Canadian energy history!  

A Guinness World Record official tallies the employees.

That’s a lot of people dressed as Batman.

Why so interested in ruining your company’s chances at getting a world record?

Looks like that one Joker was no match for 542 people dressed as Batman.

Congratulations, Nexen!

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Talk about a great day at the office. They may not be the heroes the Guinness Book of World Records deserves, but they’re the ones they needed. Keep on having fun at work, Nexen, and please keep providing the people of Canada with energy.

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