Warner Bros. and DC Comics have been attempting to play catchup with Marvel Entertainment and Disney when it comes to superhero movies ever since The Avengers first sold like gangbusters at the box office in 2012. 2013’s Man of Steel was their first stab at inter-connected continuity, which did decently at the box office and divided fans, but WB is hoping that their upcoming sequel/Justice League prequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is good enough to throw themselves into the ring as a true contender. At this point, this is Marvel’s game to lose, especially with Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s release just around the corner, but DC’s definitely not going down without a fight.
WB released a teaser trailer…for the teaser trailer, which is debuting on Monday, April 20th. While we continue to chew on Batman/Superman costumes for a few more days, it’s interesting to note that Batman will be the second superhero that Ben Affleck has played on screen; remember, he was also Daredevil in the 2003 film that the Netflix/Marvel series thankfully saved us from. That led us to thinking: what other actors/actresses have pulled double duty in the superhero department, especially because continuity in these movies is more important than ever? Check out some of our picks below!
Chris Evans (Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier/Human Torch in Fantastic Four)
Chris Evans may be best known as the star-spangled soldier nowadays, but his first introduction to the world of heroes was as Johnny Storm, the Human Torch in the 2005 Fantastic Four flick. He’s better off as Cap, we promise.
Michael Clarke Duncan (Kingpin in Daredevil/Killowag in Green Lantern)
The late actor’s spirited portrayals were the only honest and compelling thing about either the 2003 train wreck that was Daredevil or the 2011 septic sludge that was Green Lantern.
Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex in Jonah Hex/Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy)
Not many people saw this so-so Western hero flick that Brolin starred in, but most everyone caught him at the Mad Titan Thanos in the middle of Marvel’s not-so-surprise hit Guardian of the Galaxy last year.