Sometimes the most ideal approach to find another film is to glance back at your favorite actor’s past work. With countless actors playing your most loved superheroes and supervillains, sometimes when you look back, you find they’ve acted in a film with another comic book actor.
When we see/think about Robert Downey Jr., Tony Stark’s snap that saved the universe will almost always come to mind; he brought such a large amount of himself to that job that, for many, he is a hero. All things considered, it tends to be anything but difficult to disregard his broad filmography before Iron Man. Downey aside, it very well may be significantly simpler to disregard the filmography of other superheroes.
Let’s take a look at some of these are actors who starred together before they were superheroes!
The Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton) and Batman (Michael Keaton) do a play together, while Batman has delusions of being another superhero, Birdman.
Remember that time a young Daredevil (Charlie Cox) had to win the affections of a fair maiden (The Baroness of GI Joe, as it were) but she had a thing for Superman (Henry Cavill)? So he had to prove his worth and ended up taking on an evil Catwoman (Michelle Pfeifer) with the help of Robert Deniro and Claire Danes.
3) The Illusionist
Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) plays a young Bruce Banner/Hulk (Edward Norton) as he is being pursued by the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) for loving Whistler’s Daughter (Jessica Biel).
In the dystopian future, The Thing (Jamie Bell) and an alternate universe Human Torch (Chris Evans) grew up together and watched each other’s backs. When they finally decide to overthrow the tyranny of life on the train Thing tragically dies and Torch becomes the leader he was destined to be.
5) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) teams up with Batman (Val Kilmer) in a noir comedy to solve a murder mystery in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
6) The Town
Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Batman (Ben Affleck) are best friends since childhood and professional bank robbers. A couple of jobs get out of hand, and the FBI is on their tail, led by a man who looks suspiciously like Superman (Jon Hamm).
7) Star Trek: Nemesis
Bane (Tom Hardy) plays the young clone of Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who won’t understand that the entire universe needs a cleansing. A Romulan peace treaty cannot and will not be made with the universe as it is.
8) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Remember that time the Joker (Heath Ledger) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) found this mirror that allowed the user to fall through it to see and live their wildest dreams? Both Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Bullseye (Colin Farrell) end up in the mirrors too!
9) Stuart: A Life Backwards
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a man trying to help the homeless after befriending a young, deranged, homeless Bane (Tom Hardy).
One Quicksilver (Evan Peters) pretends not to know his friend, an alternate reality Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) is moonlighting as a superhero who occasionally teams up with Ghost Rider/Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage)
11) American Psycho
Batman (Christian Bale), a very successful and unhinged wall street mogul, kills The Joker (Jared Leto) a man he’d become very jealous of. He seemingly gets away with it, though the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) has his suspicions.
12) American Hustle
Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) is a wild FBI Detective sent to take down a brilliant conman Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), whose girlfriend is Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), and ends up ruining the life of mayor Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in the process.
Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) works in an office with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy)… and is a bit of a bully. But he eventually gets his when Xavier grows a pair.
14) 10 Things I Hate About You
Did you know that Robin (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and The Joker (Heath Ledger) went to high school together?
15) The Perfect Score
Did you think Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) had great chemistry in Captain America: Winter Soldier? Well, turns out they went to high school and took the SATs together.