Starting from 2008 with Iron Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has expanded and become one of the most popular superhero franchises in Hollywood. With the cast of A-list actors and advanced cinematic effects, each MCU movie always creates a global sensation upon its release.
Up to 2021, MCU has released more than 20 movies in which most of the characters were played by the same actor or actress. Over the years, global fans can see how they have changed with their characters and made a name for themselves in the universe of superheroes.
If you are a big fan of MCU movies, just take a look at 20 iconic characters since the first MCU movies. How have the avengers changed? They seem unchanged and are at the blossoming period of their career, right?
More Than 10 Years After The First MCU Movie, How Have The Avengers Changed?
#1 Chris Evans as Captain America (Steve Rogers)
Throughout the Captain America trilogy and The Avengers series, Chris Evans’ overall look almost stayed the same with his blonde hair and expressive eyes.
#2 Chris Hemsworth as Thor
The appearance of Thor has undergone such massive changes that fans are always eager to find out what this character will look like in upcoming Marvel movies. From the short hair in Thor to the long beard in Avengers: Endgame, Chris Hemsworth is definitely one of the MCU actors that have dedicated a great time to his role.
#3 Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Hawkeye – a member of the team S.H.I.E.L.D and recently joined the Avengers. This character did not undergo any major changes throughout the time. Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, had a similar look of an undercut in all movies.
#4 Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
Having appeared in some Marvel movies, Ant-Man, however, did not go through any recognizable changes.
#5 Chris Pratt as Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
Star-Lord (Peter Quill) is another Marvel character that barely changed over the last 5 years.
#6 Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Similar to Star-Lord and Ant-Man, it seems that Black Panther’s look stayed the same over the years.
#7 Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Having just appeared in two Marvel movies, Captain Marvel underwent some noticeable changes. From the long blond hair to this cool tomboy haircut, this character made fans excited for the next release.
#8 Sebastain Stan as Bucky Barnes
Bucky Barnes is one of the Marvel characters that surprised fans with the massive change over the years. His hair grew longer, as well as his beard.
#9 Zoe Saldana as Gamora
As one of the most popular female characters of the MCU, Gamora changed significantly over the last 5 years. There is no longer long black hair, but red wavy hair instead.
#10 Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
Iron Man would not win every battle without the great support and unbreakable patience of his wife, Virginia “Pepper” Potts. However, there seems to be not much change in the appearance of this character.
#11 Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
We have mentioned his wife. Now, it’s time for our main character, Iron Man. He did not go through much changes, didn’t he?
#12 Mark Ruffalo as Hulk (Bruce Banner)
Despite the green skin as one of Hulk’s iconic signature, this character barely changed even though he has made several appearances in many Marvel movies.
#13 Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff)
Black Widow with her iconic copper hair color is definitely one of the biggest impressions that this character has made on every audience. Her appearance is so popular that she barely changed during the last 10 years.
#14 Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Generally speaking, Nick Fury’s overall appearance stayed the same over the years. However, it is clear that Nick Fury appeared to be more mature in the latest movie.
#15 Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
In her first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, this character had brunette hair while this color changed into copper color in the latest movie Avengers: Endgame.
#16 Tom Holland as Spider-Man
First played by Tobey McGuire and then Andrew Garfield, this character is most popular when Tom Holland is in charge of this role. It is not Spider-Man’s appearance that changed. It is his suit that got a few adaptations and development.
#17 Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange
You can clearly see that his long beard was shortened, as well as his hair. Fans are eager to see how this character looks like in a future Marvel movie.
#18 Tom Hiddleson as Loki
Loki is a character that has made several appearances in many Marvel movies. Yet his look stayed unchanged over the years.
#19 Anthony Mackie as Falcon
Making his first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Falcon barely changed except for the short beard in Avengers: Endgame.
#20 Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
Over the years, Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, grew into a more mature man thanks to his longer haircut and a more angular face.