Two-Timing Superheroes: Ben Affleck and 11 Actors Who've Played Multiple Comic Characters
6:59 PM PDT 8/23/2013 by Sophie Schillaci
While Affleck will attempt to remove the memory of "Daredevil" as Warner Bros.' new Batman, THR looks back on other actors -- including Chris Evans, Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson -- who've donned tights, capes or masks more than once.
Ben Affleck's turn in Daredevil might have proved a box office disappointment, but the actor hopes to turn things around as he channels the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder's as-yet-untitled Man of Steel sequel. Lest we forget: Affleck also played George Reeves -- who starred in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman -- in 2006's Hollywoodland. Think he could give Henry Cavill any pointers?
Scene stealer Chris Evans made his super hero debut as Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but it was his turn as Captain America that became a major career boost. Not only does he carry two films as the character (Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due out next year), but he also holds a hefty role in Whedon's Avengers and its forthcoming sequel.
Who could forget Halle Berry in that leather cat suit for Catwoman? And, well, she doesn't look half bad as Storm for X-Men, either.
Samuel L. Jackson
Avengers fans love Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury -- and kids love him as Frozone in The Incredibles.
Aaron Taylor Johnson
Aaron Taylor Johnson stole hearts as the titular ass-kicker in Kick-Ass, and can currently be seen on the big screen in the sequel. Meanwhile, Avengers fans can expect to see him take on the role of Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's highly anticipated Avengers 2.
Ellen Page reprises the role of Kitty Pryde in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, but she also channeled super powers opposite Rainn Wilson as Boltie in 2010's Super.
While Ryan Reynolds (along with the rest of Hollywood) is probably trying to forget about his ill-fated turn as Green Lantern, he can take solace in the fact that, as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, he didn't have to shoulder the burden that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Doug Jones might be unrecognizable as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy franchise, but he's, well, also unrecognizable as the Silver Surfer in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White played the titular role in Spawn back in 1997, and this fall he'll hit the small screen as the Bronze Tiger in The CW's hit supernatural drama Arrow.
It might not have been a super role, but White also played Gambol -- facing off against Heath Ledger's menacing Joker -- in 2008's The Dark Knight.
Nicolas Cage was the Ghost Rider himself in both Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In between the two, he got his Kick-Ass on as Big Daddy.
Ray Stevenson did some serious punishing in Punisher, and then became a warrior for Thor as Volstagg.
Tom Hardy broke The Batman in 2012's The Dark Knight rises as the terrifying Bane. He'll be returning to the DC Universe for 2016's villain teamup movie Suicide Squad, in which he'll play the group's leader, Rick Flagg.
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