9 Actors Who Have Played Multiple Superheroes

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9) Channing Tatum

Fans have been begging for a Channing Tatum-led Gambit movie forever now, and in 2016, they're finally going to get one. With the character set to appear in both X-Men: Apocalypse and his own solo outing in 2016, all eyes are on 20th Century Fox to see if they can give us a better version of the character than we got with 2009's X-Men: Origins Wolverine. With the way the franchise is currently going though, we're pretty confident that they can.

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

There were quite a few things wrong with 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the look of the titular and iconic shiny hero wasn't one of them. The look itself isn't hard to pull off (especially with CGI), but I give director Tim Story credit for not trying to ground the character in some sort of reality or resort to any half measures in adapting Silver Surfer. Too bad he didn't employ the same amount of confidence with Galactus...

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.

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