9) Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum is an odd one on this list because, as of 2016, he has actually yet to play any superhero in a live-action movie. Nonetheless, he has voiced one and is signed onto play another, so we think he deserves a mention here.
Firstly, Tatum provided a cameo in 2014’s smash hit The LEGO Movie. He played Superman himself alongside The Avengers’ Cobie Smulders as Wonder Woman and his 22 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill as Green Lantern. It’s a role he is bound to reprise in next year’s The LEGO Batman Movie as well, and we can’t wait to hear him pop up again.
His second superhero role will be as Remy LeBeau in Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit… if that one ever actually gets off the ground. The movie has already burned through two directors though and has still yet to film anything, so there’s a very good chance that it will ultimately fail to come to fruition.
8) Doug Jones
Doug Jones has played two supporting superheroes in his time, but you would be forgiven for not recognizing his face. He played both parts with his own face obscured – due to either prosthetics or CGI enhancement.
Hollywood’s go-to guy for masked rules, Jones first appeared in a comic book film as one of the Penguin’s clown henchmen in 1992’s Batman Returns. However, his first actual superhero role was as Hellboy’s piscine best bud Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films.
In the first movie, the character was voiced by David Hyde Pierce. However, after being impressed with Jones’ physical performance, Pierce bowed out of the sequel and Jones got to voice Abe himself. In 2007, he supplied the on-set performance as the titular chrome crusader in sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Laurence Fishburne, meanwhile, provided the voice on this occasion.