The other night, my friend was over and I noticed him watching Superman Returns for the umpteenth time on television. When I made fun of him for watching it again (keep in mind, the two of us have had lengthy discussions regarding Returns, in which we always wind up pointing out what went wrong moreso than what went right), he claimed he was only watching it because it was in HD. (See, the film was playing on one of the three HD movie channels that I currently have at home.) So after I poked fun at him, he went in this direction:

HIM: I could've made a much better Superman flick than Bryan Singer.
ME: Oh yeah?
HIM: Yeah, and in my movie, I'd want you to play Lex Luther.
ME: I don't want to play Lex Luther -- he's an a**hole.
HIM: So then who would you want to play? Actually, that's a good question -- if you could be any superhero or supervillain, who would you choose and why?
ME: You know what, this would make a good Monday Morning Poll.

And so here we are. Following our discussion -- and considering all the hoopla currently circling the Justice League of America movie -- I thought it would be fun to ask readers which superhero or supervillain they'd like to be. Our conversation sort of ended after that -- and I'm not sure why -- so I never got to give an answer. Since I was obsessed with The Incredible Hulk as a kid, I'd probably have to go with him. Sure, he's all conflicted, but girls dig conflicted men. And if someone pissed me off, or tried to assault me, they'd be in a world of hurt. I guess Superman would be cool too, but I don't like the fact that he's stuck on this one girl ... all the time. And at least Bruce Banner is kind of cool, whereas Clark Kent is an idiot.

So, I ask you: If you could be any superhero or supervillain, who would you choose and why?

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