Doppelhëro…

Am I the only one who finds it weird when the same actor plays two different comic book hero/villain roles?

Chris Evans as The Human Torch and Captain America

Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern and Deadpool

Josh Brolin as Cable and Thanos

Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch and Killmonger

Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Batman

Michael Keaton as Batman and Vulture

Jared Leto as Morbius and Joker

Tom Hardy as Bane and Venom

But these multiple comic dalliances can be explained away pretty readily.

Reynolds, Affleck, Keaton, Leto, and Hardy were acting for competing comic publishing houses/studios (Marvel and DC).

Evans and Jordan, while both playing two Marvel characters, the series in which their shared character is featured (The Fantastic Four) will be rebooted… again… to fit it into the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe and their roles will no longer be canon. So who cares?

Brolin is a little tougher. Both his characters are Marvel and both are still canon so far as we’re led to believe (Marvel has said the Deadpool movies that featured Cable will be wrapped into the MCU). But Thanos is in such heavy makeup and CGI that you cannot tell it’s the same actor.

Then there’s the casting of Aaron Taylor Johnson as Kraven the Hunter.

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Kraven is a traditional Spider-Man villain so, while made by a different studio than the bulk of the films, it is canon MCU and could feature actors from other MCU films.

But Taylor Johnson previously played Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver, brother to Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the MCU’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Sure, there will likely be facial hair and maybe some makeup for the role of Kraven but his face will still be very visible and that’s gonna bug me. I worry I won’t be able to separate them.

Just me?

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Dave2

Don't forget Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Kick-Ass!

This usually doesn't bother me because usually one of the roles is so much better...
Fandral was the far better role for Zachary Levi (Shazam was awful)
Captain America was the far better role for Chris Evans (Fantastic Four was awful)
Deadpool was the far better role for Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern was awful)
Vulture was the far better role for Michael Keaton (Batman was not great)
Killmonger was the far, FAR better role for Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic 4 was terrible)
Daredevil was the far better role for Ben Affleck (BvS & Justice League were horrific)

What DOES kinda bug me is when the roles are both great...
Bane and Venom were both great for Tom Hardy
Cable and Thanos were both great for Josh Brolin

kapgar

I forgot to say that Brolin was also Jonah Hex!! We all know how much you adore that movie. 🙄

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