Hollywood Stars playing MCU characters are special. They embody the Superhero characters we have come to love and adore. The roles of MCU superheroes are different from those of ordinary films. This is as fans adore their favorite superhero characters, and this adoration rubs on the stars who, as a result, get elevated in the eyes of the masses. They often acquire larger-than-life personalities and hold a special place among Hollywood celebrities. However, the fact remains that they are ordinary humans like the rest of us and have their likes and favorites. In this light, it becomes fascinating to learn about their favorite superheroes as kids. Today we look at various MCU stars and their favorite Superheroes as kids.
1. Tom Hiddleston: Superman!
Tom Hiddleston played Loki, which was the first central villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Although his role was that of an antagonist, later there was a streak of heroism and morality, which makes sense, since his favorite superhero growing up was Superman. Like many children his age, in his era, he was awed by Superman, played by Christopher Reeve. He once commented: “As a kid, I loved Superman. For me, Christopher Reeve as Superman was the first superhero. I sat smack-bang in the middle of the audience for that movie. I was the right age at the right time, and I spent a lot of my childhood playing Superman games in the playground”
2. Top Holland: Iron Man
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tony Stark helps a young Peter Parker as a mentor. He aids him in his journey to become a full-fledged Superhero. Likewise, in fact, Tom Holland was amazed by Robert Downey Jr’s Role as Iron Man, who was his inspiration early in his life. Holland, in an interview, told IMDB: “Iron Man is one of the greatest superhero movies. Iron Man is one of my favorites because, obviously, it was one of the first times I was ever introduced to the MCU. Robert Downey Jr. is the perfect person to play that role. No one ever in the history of movies should ever try to play Tony Stark ever again.”
3. Josh Brolin: Hulk and Thor
Brolin played the role of Thanos The Mad Titan and became an iconic star instantly. However, far from his role as a supervillain in films, he was an avid fan of superheroes which he shares in an interview where he says: “Richie Rich, which I am ashamed to admit. Richie Rich, Hulk, and Thor (I had a thing for blonds?) And then got into the graphic novels of Frank Miller and all that, which isn’t just to promote this film, it’s the truth.”
4. Benedict Cumberbatch: Batman
Benedict Cumberbatch played the role of Dr. Strange and was the lead sorcerer in the MCU. However, growing up, he had a strong affinity with batman and even had posters of him in his room. He said in an interview, “But I was into superhero comics when I was younger – I liked Tim Burton’s Batman. I had the posters on my wall. In the playground we’d listen to the Prince soundtrack and do imitations of Jack Nicholson.”
5. Chris Evans: Batman
Chris Evans, as Captain America, has been the moral authority in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, as a child he picked his favourite superhero from a different company. He was a huge fan of Batman, and in an Interview he said: “I’ll say Batman. I really liked that, I mean I probably shouldn’t say that, DC, it’s… I don’t want to get in any trouble. But those Michael Keaton movies, those were pretty big, so yeah. I’ll say Batman.”