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MCU: 15 Marvel Actors That Were Recast In The Movies

When the makers are comfortable in working with an actor, they try to recycle them and use them to their fullest potential. This practice is common in MCU. So many actors have been recast in MCU movies that the list can go on forever. But here we’ll only mention a few. So, check the list out! Some of them you might not have noticed. If you didn’t, let us know in the comments.

1. Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan as Sersi and Minn-Erva MCU
Gemma Chan as Sersi and Minn-Erva

Chan first appeared in Captain Marvel as Minn-Erva. Recently, she appeared as Sersi in Eternals.

2. Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi as Jim Morito and later as his grandson, Principal Morito MCU
Kenneth Choi as Jim Morito and later as his grandson, Principal Morito

Choi played Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger. Then he went on portraying Principal Morita, Jim’s grandson, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

3. Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali in MCU
Mahershala Ali

Ali first appeared in Marvel’s Luke Cage as Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth. He then cameoed with his voiceover in Eternals’ post-credit scene. Now, he’s all set to star in the upcoming Blade. Marvel has used him finely.

4. Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn in X-Men movies and The Punisher MCU
Rebecca Romijn in X-Men movies and The Punisher

Romijn appeared in The Punisher as Joan. She was heavily used as Raven Darkholme/Mystique in X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: First Class.

5. Chris Evans

Chris Evans in Fantastic Four and Captain America MCU
Chris Evans in Fantastic Four and Captain America

Before Marvel cast Evans as the beloved and all-time favorite Captain America, Chris appeared in Fantastic Four (2005) and its sequel as Johnny Storm/Human Torch.

6. Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch and Killmonger in MCU
Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch and Killmonger in MCU

Marvel saw Michael’s potential way back in 2015 when they cast as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2015). Later, we saw him as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.

7. Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn in Iron Man 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse MCU
Olivia Munn in Iron Man 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse

Remember reporter Chess Roberts in Iron Man 2? It was played by Olivia Munn. Later, she got to appear in X-Men: Apocalypse as Elizabeth Braddock/Psylocke.

8. Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Kraven the Hunter MCU
Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Kraven the Hunter

Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff was played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron where in the latter he sacrificed his life for Hawkeye and a kid. Now, he is all set to star as Kraven in Kraven the Hunter.

9. Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds at his best! MCU
Ryan Reynolds at his best!

Reynolds has appeared as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Later, he donned the suit once again to rock the revamped version of Deadpool in its trilogy. Additionally, he also played Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity.

10. Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin as Thanos and Cable
Josh Brolin as Thanos and Cable

One character who ruled over MCU films till Endgame was Thanos, portrayed best by Josh Brolin. This one character gave a hard time to so many superheroes! Josh also played another remarkable role of Nathan Summers/Cable in Deadpool 2.

11. Damion Poitier

Damion Poitier in The Avengers and Civil War
Damion Poitier in The Avengers and Civil War

As we said above, Josh Brolin was the best to portray Thanos. Why the best and not the only one? That’s because, before he played the character, it was played by Danion Poitier in The Avengers. However, not many people know about it because it was uncredited. Damion also played one of the Crossbones’ mercenaries in the Civil War.

12. Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard in Civil War and Luke Cage
Alfre Woodard in Civil War and Luke Cage

Remember the lady who confronted Tony Stark that shook him to the extent that the whole war in Civil War took place over a difference of opinion between him and Steve? Yes, that lady was played by Alfre Woodard. She played Miriam Sharpe in Civil War. She also appeared in Luke Cage as Mariah Dillard/Black Mariah.

13. Tony Curran

Tony Curran as Bor and Finn Cooley
Tony Curran as Bor and Finn Cooley

Curran portrayed Bor, the former King of Asgard, father of Odin, who defeated the Dark Elves in Thor: The Dark World. He also portrayed Finn Cooley in Daredevil.

14. Ben Foster

Ben Foster as Spacker Dave and Angel
Ben Foster as Spacker Dave and Angel

Foster first appeared as Spacker Dave in The Punisher. Later, he appeared as Warren Worthington III/Angel in X-Men: The Last Stand.

15. Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson as Punisher and Volstagg
Ray Stevenson as Punisher and Volstagg

Volstagg from Thor’s group was played by Ray Stevenson in the Thor trilogy. He also played Frank Castle/Punisher in The Punisher: War Zone.