Comic book movies have delivered some amazing plot twists over the decades. There have been surprising villain switcheroos (e.g. Iron Man, Batman Begins, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), shocking deaths (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Logan) and revelations that turn the hero’s story on its head (Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). All of these examples proved to enhance the story and lift the films up to another level in some way.
Unfortunately though, for every successful plot twist we get, there’s one that just plain stinks. A lot of the time these twists sounded like good ideas on paper but somewhere along the line they were poorly handled. Other times, the ideas were rotten from the beginning and you have to wonder what the filmmakers were thinking when they thought viewers would lap it up. Either way, these awful twists ended up damaging their movies as a whole. Sometimes the film was able to survive the blow and still be enjoyable, but mostly, these twists killed all the good will fans had beforehand.
Be it the X-Men franchise, the DC Extended Universe or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero movies of all kinds have served up some atrocious plot twists that would make even M. Night Shyamalan blush, and here are 8 of the absolute worst.