Most actors aren’t as lucky or wealthy as Robert Downey Jr. He is a household name, and he can star in any film that he finds interesting. That’s the privilege of being an internationally famous star. But the majority of people working in Hollywood don’t get those opportunities. Actors are constantly struggling to find parts that fit their reputation since most roles are hard to come by. Aspiring actors spend long hours in callbacks, only to make way for another hopeful who did something special. All in all, every single actor wants to be cast for that role where they will stand out and be remembered by millions of fans worldwide.
And frankly, we’re not really surprised at all. Superhero movies are big business, and studios are churning them out all the time. That being said, there are very few actors/actresses who’ve only been portrayed in films associated with superhero beings wearing masks and capes. From major appearances to villainous performances, here are the film stars who’ve only been in superhero movies –
Ella Jay Basco
Birds of Prey (2015) was referred to as the best DC Comics film from 2015. Cassandra Cain, played by Ella Jay Basco, was widely praised for being a star in her own right. Basco doesn’t seem to have too much lined up. But she has a few film roles in the pipeline. It appears that Birds of Prey hasn’t hindered her chances at future prospects on any upcoming films with the DC lineup.
As for its lead, Blu Hunt makes her movie debut portraying Dani Moonstar. She is not as high on the fame hierarchy as her fellow New Mutants co-stars such as Magik or Cannonball. Yet alongside Wolfsbane, she fights for the cause side-by-side. This changes how future movies are made in this genre of film targeting an older audience with adult themes. In The New Mutants, Dani Moonstar and Wolfsbane’s relationship marks a significant first in superhero movies, but, unfortunately, they didn’t garner more praise by starring in a better-received film.
Director Zack Snyder left 2017’s Justice League mid-production because his family was suffering from a tragedy. Jennifer Todd, DC Comics CCO and President of Worldwide Production at Warner Bros, noted for managing on-screen cinematic fun throughout the first Avengers adventure to complete the project. However, an unknown amount of footage focusing on Ray Fisher’s Cyborg that was shot for Justice League didn’t make it into the theatrical version. In this regard, Fisher was not thrilled about how Whedon and Warner Bros executives allegedly treated him throughout the process. But apparently, Fisher is not returning to play Cyborg anymore.