We’re currently living in a Golden Age of superhero movies. As such, it’s only natural that nearly every Tom, Dick, and Harry in Hollywood is vying for a role in the latest Marvel or DC blockbuster. However, while some are lucky enough to land leading roles, others are forced to make do with minor cameo appearances, lest they not appear in the film at all.
Some of them are obvious, but others require an incredibly sharp eye to spot. If that’s something you lack, then perhaps you’ll appreciate this list of 10 cameos you might have missed in popular superhero movies:
Not only was Ed Brubaker the writer of the comic book storyline with which Captain America: The Winter Soldier shares its namesake but he also had the opportunity to appear in the film. Although he’s only credited as “Scientist #2,” Brubaker can be seen, clear as day, as one of Alexander Pierce’s henchman, who aids in brainwashing Bucky to quite literally bring his creation to life.
Most fans remember Michael Rosenbaum as the fresh-faced Lex Luthor on the long-running CW series Smallville. However, the former frenemy of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent is virtually unrecognizable in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where he plays the crystal faced original Guardian Martinex. Of course, it’s easy to see how this one may have slipped by most moviegoers, but once you realize it’s actually him, it’s sort of hard to unsee.