If there is one movie genre that works like magic at the box office these days, then it has to be the Superhero movies. Every actor and actress wants to play a role in a Marvel or DC production, and this craving is not unjustified. Superhero world is full of galactic adventures, fantasies, costumes, superpowers, crazy action and an assured league of devoted fans of each superhero. Over the years, both Marvel and DC have given great starts to several careers and boosted the graph of rising stars as well as established actors. Let’s have a look at ten well-known actors who have worked for both Marvel and DC films.
1) Ben Affleck
Ben’s first performance in comic book role was when he got a chance to play the lead in Daredevil. Sadly, the film bombed at the box-office. However, he more than redeemed himself when a few years down the line he played the character of Bruce Wayne in Batman vs. Superman. Though he received a lot of flak initially for having been cast as The Bat, his performance garnered all round praise.
2) Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynold’s first Marvel outings were Blade: Trinity and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Both the roles disappointed his fans, and he switched over from Marvel to DC. The move failed to change fortunes for him as Green Lantern turned out to be one of the biggest disasters at the box-office and damaged his career in the process. Later, he has managed to create a space for himself in the great league of Superhero performances. He received a fair bit of appreciation for his work in Deadpool.
3) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins is another actor who has over the years been infamously associated with biggest superhero duds for both the studios. Way back in 1986, he played a role in the Howard the Duck movie, which grossed only 37 million $ globally. 25 years down the line, he again played a part in the legendary flop, Green Lantern.
4) J.K. Simmons
JK Simmons has been superb as the Daily Bugle Boss J. Jonah Jameson in the original Spider-Man trilogy. After completing his Marvel projects, he moved over to DC.
5) Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana is better known as Gamora from the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise, and she has been a key member of the group. However, you might not even know that she has also been a part of a DC Comics film titled as ‘The Losers’ in which she worked alongside Chris Evans.
6) Chris Evans
Chris Evans is globally recognized as ‘Steve Rogers’ or shall we say ‘Captain America’ from Captain America: The First Avengers. Only a few of his die hard fans might know that he had also appeared in a Vertigo DC Comics movie ‘The Losers’ as a character named Jensen.
7) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is renowned as Magneto, a supervillain X-Men trilogy. However, he also had a nearly forgotten part in the 2010 DC production ‘Jonah Hex’ wherein also he played the part of a villain Burke.
8) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
His name isn’t easy to pronounce, but, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is famous for his role of Killer Crock in DC movie, Suicide Squad(2016). He played an unimpressive part in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. In this film, he played Kurse, the henchman of Malekith.
9) Natalie Portman
This Oscar winning superstar has played the character of Evey in DC Comics Vertigo movie, V for Vendetta. Natalie was also seen as Jane Foster in the 2011 Marvel film ‘Thor.’
10) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne has given the voiceover for the character of Silver Surfer in Marvel movie Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Besides this, he has also played the part of Perry White in DC films ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman V Superman.’