15 Actors Who Have Been In Both Marvel & DC Comics Movies

With the rivalry between Marvel and DC Comics, it’s hard to believe that avid fans would accept actors moving between the two superhero worlds. And yet, as Ryan Reynolds proved with the smash hit Deadpool, sometimes it takes the perfect character in the right franchise to get things just the way they need to be. Here are 15 actors who have been in both Marvel and DC Comics movies.

James Marsden
James Marsden, Superman Returns, Warner Bros, X-Men, 20th Century Fox, Everett, 042116
20th Century Fox/Warner Bros./Everett
As far as we're concerned, James Marsden doesn't get nearly enough attention. Though we fell in love with him as Allie's jilted fiance in The Notebook, he has also been quietly slaying as Cyclops in four of the X-Men films. With all of this fanfare, you probably didn't even notice when Marsden jumped from Marvel to DC when he starred in 2006's Superman Returns as Richard White. (To be quite frank, we forgot about that film alltogether.)
Chris Evans
Chris Evans, Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Everett, 042216
20th Century Fox/Paramount/Everett
We all know and adore Chris Evans as the yummy Captain America. However, we're sure you didn't forget he starred in the mid '00s Fantastic Four films as Johnny Storm. But he also starred in the DC/Vertigo film, The Losers which was unfortunately rather forgettable. Let's just say that Evans best look has been when he's holding a shield.
Idris Elba
Columbia/Warner Bros/Paramount
While we're still crossing our fingers that he is the future James Bond, Idris Elba first stepped in the superhero world in 2010's DC/Vertigo film The Losers. In the film, Elba played Captain William Roque, an expert in detonating and deactivating explosives. Two years later, Elba starred in the tragedy that is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance . Luckily the hunky Brit found his comic book footing in another Marvel franchise, as Heimdall in the Thor films and Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
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Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, Daredevil, 20th Century Fox, Everett, Batman v Superman, Warner Bros, 042116
20th Century Fox/Warner Bros/Everett
It's no secret that some of Ben Affleck's early career choices were...questionable. Perhaps even more than Gigli, his performance in 2003's Daredevil was one of the lowest points of his career. Therefore, many people were not thrilled to learn that Affleck was going to put on the bat-suit and embody the caped crusader in DC's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Luckily, Affleck's seasoned, salt and pepper haired Bruce Wayne was one of the highlights of the polarizing film. We'll see Affleck as Batman again in Suicide Squad and The Justice League films.
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins, Howard the Duck, Universal, Green Latern, Warner Bros, 042416
Warner Bros/ Universal
Academy Award winner Tim Robbins has had the worst luck in both the DC and Marvel Universes. Back in 1986, he starred in the tragic Howard the Duck as Phil Blumburtt. To this day, the film is still the lowest rated Lucasfilm of all time. Sadly things didn't improve much for Robbins in the superhero world when he starred in 2011's Green Lantern as senator Robert Hammond. We all know how wretched that turned out.
Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou, Constantine, Warner Bros, Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney, 042416
Warner Bros./Disney
Back in 2005, Djimon Hounsou starred in Constantine, the DC/Vertigo film adaptation of "Hellblazer", as Papa Midnite, a former witch-doctor who once fought against Hell. Papa's nightclub served as a neutral meeting ground for both heaven and hell. Leaving DC behind, Hounsou moved into the Marvel Universe by starring as intergalactic bounty hunter Korath in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin, Jonah Hex, Warner Bros, Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney, 042416
Warner Bros/Disney
Jonah Hex is not a film that anyone wants to remember, especially since it only made $11 million dollars on a $45 million budget. Josh Brolin starred in the titular role even though he initially hated the script. He probably should have gone with his gut feeling. Leaving DC behind, Brolin has been doing small cameos as the devilish mad titan Thanos, in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thanos is set to really stir shit up in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War films.
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne, Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox, Batman v Superman, Warner Bros, Everett, 042416
20th Century Fox/Warner Bros/Everett
You probably never even realized that Hollywood veteran Laurence Fishburne has dabbled both in the DC and Marvel Universes. Before he was Daily Planet Editor Perry White in 2013's Man of Steel and this year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fishburne voiced the menacing Silver Surfer in 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender, Jonah Hex, Warner Bros, X-Men, 20th Century Fox, 042416
Warner Bros/ 20th Century Fox
No one probably even realized that Michael Fassbender spent some time in the DC Comics Universe, especially considering the fact that Jonah Hex tanked so badly in the box office back in 2010. It's rated 12% Rotten Tomatoes rating. Luckily, Fassbender has left the psychopathic Burke behind, and has gone on to play a young Magneto in the X-Men prequels including the upcoming, X-Men: Apocalypse.
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Suicide Squad, 20th Century Fox, Thor, Paramount, 042416
20th Century Fox/Paramount
From G.I. Joe to the Bourne films, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has proven that he is the king of franchises. His work in the both the Marvel and the DC Universes are no exception. In 2013's Thor: The Dark World he played Dark Elf Algrim. Hopefully, his upcoming role as Killer Croc in Suicide Squad is a bit more devious, especially considering all of the extensive makeup he had to wear for the role.
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman, V For Vendetta, Warner Bros, Thor, Paramount, Everett, 042416
Warner Bros/Paramount/Everett
Before she was scientist Jane Foster and Thor's bae in 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World, Natalie Portman starred in 2006's V for Vendetta as Evey Hammond who finds herself caught up in freedom fighter's V's web. Now that Portman is being replaced by Tessa Thompson in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, we wonder if Portman will hop back over to DC Comics.
Tao Okamoto
Tao Okamoto, The Wolverine, 20th Century Fox, Batman v Superman, Warner Bros, 042416
Warner Bros/20th Century Fox
After playing our favorite clawed X-Men's love interest Mariko Yashida in 2013's The Wolverine, Tao Okamoto said bye-bye to Marvel and headed over to the DC Universe where she recently starred as Lex Lutor's ill-fated assistant Mercy Graves in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We're sure this isn't the last we're going to see of Okamoto in the superhero world.
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Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds, Blade, New Line , Green Lantern, Warner Bros, Deadpool, 20th Century Fox, Everett, 042116
New Line Cinema/ 20th Century Fox/Everett/Warner Bros.
Like Ben Affleck, it took a hot second for Ryan Reynolds to hit his stride in terms of his career. Reynolds first starred in Marvel's Blade: Trinity back in 2004 as Hannibal King of the Nightstalkers. Um...let's just say that the entire film left little to be desired. After the disaster that was 2011's Green Lantern, we thought we'd never see Reynolds as a superhero ever again. Luckily this year, he revitalized his role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool, which he first took on in 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With the full suit, perfect humor, and amazing script, 2016's Deadpool proved that the fourth time was the charm for Reynolds.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones, Batman Forever, Warner Bros, Captain America, Paramount, 042416
Paramount/Warner Bros.
Acting veteran Tommy Lee Jones was no fan of his Batman Forever character, Harvey Dent aka Two-Face. The experience was so irritating for Jones that it took him 15 years to return to the world of superheros. This time it was as Colonel Chester Phillips in Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger. The lack of extensive makeup and Jim Carrey probably helped this time around.
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving, V For Vendetta, Warner Bros, Captain America, Paramount, 042516
Warner Bros/Paramount
We know you had no idea that it was Hugo Weaving behind either of these iconic characters. In 2006's V for Vendetta, Weaving played the anarchist V who thwarted his government. Leaving DC behind, Weaving became the villainous Red Skull in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. He legit gave Voldemort a run for his money with that horrendous nose!