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20 Actors Who Have Got Their Roles In Both DC And Marvel Movies

Since its inception, the MCU and the World of DC have been in a rivalry, and performers are bound by tight regulations not to appear in any content produced by their competitors.
Because of their wonderful cinematic series, fantastic narratives, and, of course, their immensely skilled characters, both of these franchises have contributed to the madness and excitement of our childhoods. We were so engaged in the storylines and battles that we frequently missed the fact that our beloved childhood figure not only performed one role but also featured in other films.

Once an actor signs a contract with Marvel or DC, they are bound to that universe exclusively. We merely didn’t notice these terms because we were so engrossed in the plot, or because the overall makeover and scenes were so powerful that we didn’t notice them. Whatever the cause, these renowned performers never failed to provide us with a thrill via their unique and magnificent performances.

Whether it’s Halle Berry, who played Catwoman in the X-Men films, or Captain America, who also starred in the Fantastic Four films. Whether it’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, they justified their positions in whichever franchise they work in.

Keep scrolling down and find out who are they. We hope you enjoyed this article as much as we do!!!

#1 Halle Berry (Catwoman In Catwoman & Storm In X-Men)

Source: The Wrap & E! News

DC hasn’t had much luck with Catwoman films so far.

Halle Berry’s performance as Catwoman was “abysmal.” There was something about her that didn’t seem right for the part. She was, however, fantastic as Storm in the original X-Men movie, provided she got rid of the accent she had in the first one.

#2 Chris Evans (Human Torch In Fantastic Four & Captain America In The Captain America Series)

Source: Animated Times

Chris Evans has appeared in several comic book roles.

Chris initially appeared as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four films. Later, he played communication specialist Jensen in the film The Losers, a job that didn’t allow him much to work with. However, many will agree that his finest performance to date is that of Captain America, a character he was born to play.

#3 Michael Fassbender (Magneto In X-Men & Burke In Jonah Hex)

Source: Pinterest & IndieWire

Michael Fassbender is a talented actor who got saddled with a sinking ship when he was cast for the role of Burke in Jonah Hex.

He was able to make up for it though as the younger version of Magneto in the new X-Men film series, a role that he has truly brought to life.

#4 Natalie Portman (Jane Foster In Thor & Evey In V For Vendetta)

Source: ScreenCrush & Pinterest

Many will agree that the role of Jane Foster in the Thor films was a horrible one, and an A-lister like Natalie Portman deserved a lot better.

Natalie’s role as Evey in V for Vendetta was a lot better than her role as Jane Foster. She truly stepped out of her comfort zone and dug deep for this role.

#5 Hugo Weaving (Red Skull In Captain America & V In V For Vendetta)

Source: Cultjer & IMDb

There’s no doubt that Hugo Weaving was fantastic in the part of Red Skull. When he didn’t return for Avengers: Infinity War, it was a real letdown.

However, his performance as V in V for Vendetta was “wonderful.” It’s not an easy effort to keep his face hidden for most of the film and rely exclusively on physicality instead of facial emotions.

#6 Tommy Lee Jones (Colonel Chester Phillips In Captain America: The First Avenger & Two-Face In Batman Forever)

Source: Pinterest

Tommy Lee Jones is a character actor who thrives in parts that allow him to roar and command others.

Tommy played Two-Face, one of Batman’s arch-nemesis, in Batman Forever. His characterization of the villain was a little absurd and over-the-top. Years later, he was cast in Captain America: The First Avenger as Colonel Chester Phillips, a part that was tailor-made for him.

#7 Ciaran Hinds (Steppenwolf In Justice League & Roarke In Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance)

Source: Pinterest & Ghost Rider Movies Wiki – Fandom

For his part as Steppenwolf in the Justice League, Ciaran Hinds wore so much make-up that he was scarcely recognizable. Sadly, despite giving it his all, he was nonetheless chastised for the character being dull and lacking in motivation.

His portrayal of Roarke in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is not the same. His portrayal was over-the-top, and he didn’t seem to fit in with the character.

#8 Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern In Green Lantern & Deadpool In The Deadpool Series)

Source: Variety

Ryan Reynolds had the misfortune of starring in the Green Lantern disaster in 2011, a picture that fared so poorly that ambitions for a DC shared cinematic universe was put on hold.

Ryan was able to compensate for that job loss by landing a part in Deadpool, which he was born to portray. He played the part twice, the first time in the critically panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine

#9 Zachary Levi (Fandral In Thor: The Dark World & Thor: Ragnarok & Shazam In Shazam)

Source: Digital Spy & ABC News – Go.com

Many people are unaware that Zachary Levi played Fandral in both Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. He opted to take up a new post on the DC side once his previous one was terminated.

Levi is now the lead in Shazam! It’s a significant advancement for him, and he appears to be having a lot more fun in this role.

#10 Michael Keaton (Batman In Batman & Adrian Toomes In Spiderman: Homecoming)

Source: Film & Newsarama

For many years, Michael Keaton was recognized for two roles: Beetlejuice and Batman.

He received a lot of backlashes when he was originally cast as Batman, but that all changed when he demonstrated to the world that he was the right man for the job. On the other hand, his performance as Adrian Toomes in Spider-Man: Homecoming was stunning, and some have even compared him to Batman.

#11 JK Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson In Spiderman & Commissioner Gordan In Justice League)

Source: Marvel Database – Fandom & Comic Book

Although Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man wasn’t as popular as Jon Watts’ Spider-Man, it did have one advantage that the other didn’t: JK Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle.

Once his stint as JJ ended, he went on to another epic role, Commissioner Gordon in the Justice League, which he was born to play.

#12 Michelle Pfeiffer (Catwoman In Batman Returns & Janet Van Dyne In Ant-Man And The Wasp)

Source: Hollywood Reporter & GamesRadar

Michelle Pfeiffer has appeared in two films based on comic books.

Her first role was as the burglar Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. Her second appearance came in the film Ant-Man and the Wasp when she played Janet Van Dyne, a character that some consider superior to her Catwoman performance.

#13 Idris Elba (Heimdall In Thor & Roque In The Losers)

Source: Syfy Wire & DC Database – Fandom

Idris Elba has been in five Marvel Cinematic Universe films, but the parts were so minor that it seemed like a waste of his skills.

Idris Elba’s role as Roque in The Losers was a bigger chance for him than his position as Heimdall. He was given more opportunities to shine, and it was clear that he enjoyed playing the villain.

#14 Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex In Jonah Hex & Thanos In Avengers)

Source: Reddit & The Verge

Jonah Hex, like Green Lantern, was a complete failure. We’re just relieved that it didn’t deter Josh Brolin from pursuing another comic book picture.

After the film bombed at the box office, Josh moved on to bigger fish, playing X-Men character Cable in Deadpool 2 and Thanos in Avengers, a role for which he will be remembered.

#15 Taika Waititi (Korg In Thor: Ragnarok & Tom In Green Lantern)

Source: Syfy Wire & Stuff.co.nz

A few years back, Taika Waititi starred as Hal Jordan’s friend Tom in the Green Lantern flop.

Taika was the director in charge of the Thor: Ragnarok film. He also starred as Korg, a large pile of boulders that provided a lot of comedic relief in a picture that was already full of them.

#16 Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock In Venom & Bane In The Dark Knight Rises)

Source: Pinterest & Batman Wiki – Fandom

Venom is a FANTASTIC movie, and Tom Hardy is fantastic as Eddie Brock.

However, his position as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises completely outweighs his work as Eddie Brock. Tom Hardy, like Hugo Weaving, had to act while wearing a mask that covered the majority of his face. This meant he had to rely heavily on his eyes to convey his emotions and other details, which was no easy feat.

#17 Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One In Doctor Strange & Gabriel In Constantine)

Source: ScreenGeek & listal.com

When Tilda Swinton accepts a part, she is serious about it. She throws her whole heart and soul into the role she is playing and sincerely attempts to become the character she is portraying.

Tilda Swinton’s portrayal of the Ancient One in Dr. Strange was done with a sense of reverence and levity. Many would agree, however, that she excels in parts that allow her to flirt with the evil side, such as her performance as Gabriel in Constantine.

#18 Ben Affleck (Batman In Batman & Daredevil In Daredevil)

Source: Metro

Many people were critical of Ben Affleck’s portrayal as Batman in the DCEU, but they couldn’t dispute that it was superior to his Daredevil character.

Daredevil may not have performed as well as everyone had planned, and it is undoubtedly a part Ben Affleck wishes he could rewrite, but it was Daredevil that inspired Jon Favreau and Kevin Feige to create Marvel’s own film company.

#19 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Kurse In Thor: The Dark World & Killer Croc In Suicide Squad)

Source: Quora & Yahoo

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has had two big villain parts in the comic book world, each of which had him dawn so much makeup he was unrecognizable.

Adewale has played both Kurse in Thor: The Dark World and Killer Croc in Suicide Squad. He was fantastic in both parts, although it appeared like he was having more fun portraying Killer Croc than Kurse.

#20 Laurence Fishburne (Perry White In Batman VS Superman & Bill Foster In Ant-Man And The Wasp)

Source: Superman Homepage & Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki – Fandom

Many would agree that Natalie Portman’s portrayal of Jane Foster in the Thor flicks was abysmal, and she deserved so much more.

Natalie’s part as Evey in V for Vendetta, was far superior to her role as Jane Foster. She pushed herself to the limit and dug deep for this part.

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