Are you also a fan of superhero movies? Who is your favourite? Captain America, Deadpool or something else? Well, before you start thinking about it, do you know that these famous superheroes were already part of another superhero movie, before becoming known for what they are today.
From Ryan Reynolds to Chris Evans, here’s a list of superheroes who smartly went from flop superhero movies to blockbuster movies.
More than his real name, all fans recognize Ryan as dead Pool. But, he had his share of flops, and before he could shoot famed superhero Deadpool for us, he was The Green Lantern which bombed big time at the box office. Until Deadpool roared into theaters in 2016 and raked in a huge $782 million At the box office, Ryan Reynolds was in real danger of earning a reputation as someone who exclusively starred in terrible comic book adaptations. Green Lantern turned out to be so horrifying that Ryan didn’t stop making fun of it for nearly a decade.
Back when superhero movies were just starting to take off, Chris was cast as the Human Torch in the The Fantastic Four movies. Even though Chris really enjoyed playing the role and got the highest payday ever, the movie didn’t do well at the box office. In fact, Marvel President Kevin Feige said in an interview that Evans having played a superhero had already prevented him from being cast as Captain America. And now there are so many who don’t even know Chris’ real name and call him Captain America.
Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan had big roles before his superhero days. You might remember him from Josh Trank’s Chronicle or even Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station. A few years later, Michael B Jordan will play in The Fantastic Four like the human torch. Much like Chris Evans, Michael B. Jordan played Johnny Storm in a gruesome Fantastic Four movie only to be given a second chance at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jordan most recently played Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. Not only did this film reunite Jordan with Ryan Coogler, but it also gave him a role often referred to as one of the best villains in the MCU.
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