As Wolverine and Superman are fighting valiantly on the big screen, we decided to go over the actors who often dressed the same superhero costume, surpassing the fans’ expectations every time.
1. Hugh Jackman played Wolverine seven times
A mutant with an exceptionally long life with the rage of a beast and the spirit of a samurai, James “Logan” Howlett has a history marked by bloodshed, conflict and betrayal. Hugh Jackman showed his claws as Wolverine in X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011) and The Wolverine (2013).As we speak, Hugh Jackman is flexing his muscles on set, busily filming X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be released in April 2014.
Having a body with an accelerated regeneration factor, enhanced senses, strong claws improved with a material that gives them extraordinary strength, Wolverine is the ultimate weapon.
2. Robert Downey jr. played Iron Man five times
After being kidnapped by terrorists and seriously injured, billionaire industrialist and inventor Tony Stark was forced to design a weapon of mass destruction.
Instead, he built a protective suit that helped him escape. Vowing to defend a world that he once endangered, Stark became the invincible Iron Man.
The highest paid actor first wore the costume in Iron Man (2008). Also in 2008, Iron Man appears in a brief sequence in The Incredible Hulk. Next is Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Avengers (2012). The Avengers: Age of Ultron is in preproduction, but Robert Downey Jr. is certainly trying on the suit for size in this fifth movie where Iron Man will fight to the death.
3. Christian Bale played Batman three times
Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which you can all see with Comcast Boston have had Christian Bale as Batman.
Bruce Wayne was a child, witnessing his billionaire parents’ murder, which determined him to take revenge. Training to obtain physical and mental perfection, developing detective skills, he trains in martial arts and learns the psychology of criminals.
With a bat suit designed to exploit the fear of darkness and equipped with an arsenal to save Gotham City of crime, Batman is legendary. Fans are hoping Bale will say “yes” to playing Batman for the fourth time in Man of Steel 2.
4. Christopher Reeve played Superman four times
Sent on Earth from the planet Krypton when he was just baby, young Kal-El was adopted by a loving family and raised somewhere in America under the name of Clark Kent.
Using his huge power supplied by the sun he will become Superman, the hero who protects mankind from evil.
Christopher Reeve is the most famous and most beloved Superman. He wore the costume with red cape in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
5. Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man three times
Maguire dressed the superhero costume in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
Peter Parker was bitten as a teenager by a radioactive spider, which gave him spider traits. After the death of his uncle Ben, Peter learned that “with power, comes responsibility”.
Vowing to always defend the innocent, Peter Parker becomes the amazing Spider-Man!