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5 Actors Who Each Played 4 Different Comic Book Characters

These actors just can't stop popping up in comic book movies!

Some roles are just too good to pass up. Actors are understandably eager to play comic book characters in the movies. After all, these roles could mean a multi-film deal and a huge paycheck. However, some stars are luckier than others when it comes to landing roles in comic book films and TV series.

Several actors have portrayed at least two different comic book characters in different films. For instance, Michael B. Jordan previously played Johnny Storm a.k.a Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot. He later took on the role of Erik Killmonger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Panther.

For some stars, two roles might not be enough. Here are five actors who have portrayed four different comic book characters.

1. Josh Brolin as Dwight McCarthy, Jonah Hex, Thanos, and Nathan Summers/Cable

Source: 20th Century Fox/Marvel

Jonah Hex bombed at the box office but that didn’t stop Brolin from taking on more comic book roles. He portrayed Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War.

Brolin also replaced Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For before starring in Deadpool 2 as Cable,

2. Brandon Routh as Dylan Dog, Todd Ingram, Clark Kent/Superman, and Ray Palmer/The Atom

Source: The CW/Warner Bros. Pictures

Routh appeared in the film adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim as Ramona Flowers’ third evil ex Todd Ingram. In addition to playing Clark Kent in Superman Returns and Ray Palmer in The CW’s Arrowverse shows, he also took the title role in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, which is based on an Italian comic book series.

3. Chris Evans as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jake Jensen, Lucas Lee, and Steve Rogers/Captain America.

Source: 20th Century Fox/Marvel

He is best known as the First Avenger yet Evans has already played three other comic book characters before Steve Rogers. He appeared in the big screen adaptation of the Vertigo comics The Losers as Jake Jensen then played Ramona’s second evil ex Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – all in the same year!

4. Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake/The Comedian, Franklin Clay, Thomas Wayne, and Negan

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

People already know him as the worst villain in The Walking Dead but Morgan also had a small role in the first five minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Bruce Wayne’s doomed father. He previously led future Marvel stars Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana, and Idris Elba in The Losers. Plus he also played The Comedian in Zack Synder’s Watchmen adaptation.

As if that wasn’t enough, Morgan also had an uncredited role as Jeb Turnbull in Brolin’s Jonah Hex.

5. Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King, Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, and Nick Walker

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/20th Century Fox

Reynolds’ first comic book role was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity. He then followed up Green Lantern by appearing in R.I.P.D., which is based on the Dark Horse comic book. The character is originally known as Nick Cruz but was changed for the Deadpool actor.

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