Top 5 Actors Who Played 4 or More Live-Action Comic Book Characters

Author Thumbnail Nobelle Borines June 02, 2020 11:20 AM

3Chris Evans

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We already know and love Chris Evans as the All-American Good Boy Steve Rogers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But before we loved him as Captain America, Evans' first comic book role was in Fantastic Four where he portrayed the cocky and fun-loving Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch. But did you know that Evans played other comic book characters who didn't exactly play by the rules?

In 2010, Evans portrayed two different characters who had a lot in common. He first appeared in the adaptation of Vertigo Comics The Losers where he played the team's hacker Jake Jensen. Later on the same year, Evans joined Brandon Routh in Scott Pilgrim vs The World where portrayed Lucas Lee, Ramona Flowers' second ex. We might also have to point out that he played Loki pretending to be Captain America in two separate MCU flicks but that still counts as playing Cap, right?

I could have ranked Evans a little higher for Snowpiercer, which is actually based on a French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. However, his character Curtis Everett does not appear in the original novel. Additionally, Evans appeared in the sci-fi flick Push which came with a prequel comic book series but I can't really count that since the comics were based on the film itself and not vice versa. Nevertheless, the top spots go to Evans' co-stars in the MCU and The Losers.

4Ryan Reynolds

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There is little doubt that Deadpool is Ryan Reynolds' most well-known comic book character although his first version of Wade Wilson was rather disastrous in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He might even want you to forget he ever played Hal Jordan in that Green Lantern movie. On the other hand, these aren't Reynolds' only comic book movie roles.

The first comic book character Reynolds played was actually vampire hunter Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity opposite Wesley Snipes. In addition to that, he later appeared in the live-action adaptation of Peter M. Lenkov's R.I.P.D., which also starred Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon.

I would have wanted to rank Reynolds a little higher but the next three actors deserve the top spots since they played five different comic book characters (sort of). He gets fourth for the bad-ass sword action in two of his movies (Trinity and X-Men Origins).

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