Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is vast with ever-expanding stories and characters. With more than two dozen movies, you might think that MCU would be capable of including different actors for different roles in their movies. However, you will be surprised to know that several actors have played multiple roles in Marvel movies. And it is not just small-time actors, instead, some of the Hollywood biggies are on the list.
Read on to find out if you were able to identify these actors while watching your favorite movies.
Taika Waititi: One of Hajo’s Head and Korg
Being a versatile artist, Taika Waititi has contributed to the MCU in more than one role. He was one of the Hajo’s heads along with another popular actor that you will see in the list below. Taika Waititi has been already appreciated for his direction of Thor: Ragnarok.
He is also the motion capture for Korg along with being the motion capture for Hulk and Surtur. Nothing is stopping Taika Waititi from making a significant mark in the MCU.
Chris Hemsworth: One of Hajo’s Head and Thor
Oh yes! Didn’t we say another popular actor accompanied Taika Waititi as one of the Hajo’s heads? Well, Chris Hemsworth is one of them! Although he is known for his outstanding portrayal of Odinson, Thor in multiple movies in MCU, he has also played this minor role in Thor: Ragnarok.
Benedict Cumberbatch: Dormammu and Doctor Strange
If you can think of a character that took the MCU by storm, it was Doctor Strange’s epic and remarkable portrayal by Benedict Cumberbatch. This was one of the breakout characters of MCU’s third phase. Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Stephen Strange appeared in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War.
Although that’s not it! Benedict Cumberbatch also became the voice of Dormammu. And now if you remember the climax scene of the movie where we see Doctor Strange bargaining with Dormammu, technically, Doctor Strange is bargaining with himself. How cool is that!
Laura Haddock: Meredith Quill and A Random Captain America Fan
You might know Laura Haddock as Meredith Quill, the mother of star-lord in Guardians of Galaxy 1 and 2. But that’s not the first time she has appeared in MCU movies. In the year 2011, she was also in Captain America: The First Avenger as some random Captain America fan who was excited to meet the superhero.
She played the role of the fan who wanted an autograph of the superhero in the movie. But some fans have wanted to consider this random Captain America fan as Peter Quill’s grandmother.
Sean Gunn: Rocket and Kraglin
Brother to Guardians of Galaxy director James Gunn, Sean Gunn was part of the movie franchise in two different roles. On one hand, he plays the role of Kraglin who is a loveable character in the movie whereas on the other he is the motion capture for Rocket in the same movie franchise.
Voiced by Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn wears a green suit and crouches down to get to the height of Rocket. This does sound like a sibling pulling a prank on their other sibling. But Sean Gunn does showcase his professional acting talent in both roles.
Alfre Woodard: Mariah Dillard and Miriam Sharpe
You might know Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, the main antagonist in Luke Cage seasons 1 and 2. While she was making a mark with her amazing performance on Marvel TV, she was also making her debut in Marvel movies.
She also played a small character in Captain America: Civil War named Miriam Sharpe. Alfre Woodard is the grieving mother who is an important part of Tony Stark’s growth in the movie. She is the reason why Tony Stark embarks on the moral path for the rest of the movie.
Paul Bettany: Vision and J.A.R.V.I.S
Fans might argue that whether Paul Bettany played two different characters in the MCU, however, he does appear as the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S and in the synthetic flesh of Vision. Sure, Vision has the characteristic features of J.A.R.V.I.S, so you might argue that he is just an extension of the J.A.R.V.I.S, rather than a new character.
But the actor’s ability to perform both the roles with different aspects is certainly commendable and hence deserves to be on the list.
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