Here Actors that compelled Marvel Studios to recast them
Marvel Studio is known to cast the crew and stuntmen is multiple roles sometimes even directors. But repeating a known figure for an important role that the Studio steer clears from. However, there are meticulous actors whose acting chops compelled Marvel Studio’s to cast them for various roles.
- Jon Favreau: Iron Man & Daredevil
- Thomas Kretschmann: Captain America & Blade: 2
- Laurence Fishburne: Fantastic Four & Ant-Man
- Daz Crawford: Blade 2 & Agents of SHIELD
- Ray Stevenson: Thor & The Punisher
After over a decade of films and subsequent TV shows, one can only remember much of the characters. Here is a list of actors who played two different roles in the Marvel.
Jon Favreau: Iron Man & Daredevil
Let’s start from the start! Jon Favreau plays the role of Happy Hogan. He is Tony Stark’s closest friends, his personal chauffeur, bodyguard and the head of security of Stark Industries.
We all know and love this character. Favreau is also responsible for bringing Robert Downey Jr on board as Iron Man while he directed the first two instalments. (We love you 3000 Jon!)
Jon has also appeared in the 2003 Daredevil as the Foggy Nelson. Foggy Nelson is a lawyer and the best friend of Matt Murdock. Eventually, he discovers that Murdock had been living a secret life as a masked vigilante known as Daredevil. His performance in the Daredevil led the first conversation for 2008 Iron man.
Thomas Kretschmann: Captain America & Blade: 2
Thomas played the role of Wolfgang Strucker in the MCU’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Strucker is the most powerful and notorious leaders of HYDRA. Von Strucker was born in a family of German barons which had a large influence in HYDRA. He joins HYDRA Preparatory Academy and gains popularity among the students due to his family name. Later he becomes a member of HYDRA and already a Sleeper agent of SHIELD leads his professional life separately.
Kretschmann played the role of Eli Damaskinos who was a pureblood vampire in the Blade 2. He was not just a pureblood but an Overlord of the Vampire nation. Eli is centuries-old vampire perhaps even millennia. Eli seeks out a way to genetically alter the Vampire’s evolutionary line by removing all of the species’ weaknesses.
Laurence Fishburne: Fantastic Four & Ant-Man
Laurence Fishburne who is famous for his role as Morpheus in Matrix Trilogy and was also seen in DC universe movies Man of Steel and Superman v Batman as Perry white. You must remember the old release of Marvel’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer but a few would know that he voiced Silver Surfer cause he obviously wouldn’t have played the role and you know why.
Fishburne also played the role of Doctor William Barret Foster in Ant-Man and The Wasp, who is a biochemist and a former member of SHIELD. He has worked with Hank Pym on the Project GOLIATH until some of the disagreement caused Hank Pym to close the project. Foster met Ava Starr, a young girl whose exposure with the Quantum Realm caused severe damage to her body.
Daz Crawford: Blade 2 & Agents of SHIELD
Daz Crawford portrayed the Lighthammer as a supporting character in Blade 2. Lighthammer is a member of the Bloodpack. It was a team of Vampires trained to hunt and kill Blade. Daz appeared to be the lover of the colleague of the Bloodpack Verlaine. He can be recognized by the face with tattoos and his signature weapon a Warhammer.
Crawford appeared in five episodes of Agents of SHIELD in 2015. Kebo is a supporting antagonist. He was an enforcer who worked for HYDRA and later became the right hand of Grant Ward. Grant Ward contact Kebo to find any remaining heads of HYDRA.
Ray Stevenson: Thor & The Punisher
Ray Stevenson played the role of Volstagg in the Thor Trilogy. Volstagg is an Asgardian warrior and a member of the Warrior Three. He is a good friend of Thor. Volstagg takes part in a poorly considered strike against all the Frost Giants of Jotunheim, Which eventually resulted in Odin banishing Thor to the Earth without his powers.
Later in the movie, Volstogg with his fellow warriors play a key role in saving Thor from the Destroyer before bringing him back to Asgard.
Stevenson played a pretty famous role of The Punisher in the Marvel’s TV series. The Punisher, actual name Francis David Frank Caste Junior is a violent vigilante and a former member of the US Marine Corps, who joins Cerberus Squad and serves in Afghanistan. Eventually, he returns back to his home and becomes the Punisher and aims to clean up NYC of all crimes by any means necessary.
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