The MCU has a very interesting trend going on in all its movies and TV shows altogether as they keep casting actors for multiple side roles and puts them in places where people would not even notice them actually being the same person. Here is the list:
Sean Gunn, the brother of James Gunn, the director of the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies has been seen playing the role of Kraglin, the fellow ravager and follower of Yondu Udanta. Well if you had seen the credits for once, you would have found out that he was involved in making the physical movements of Rocket the Raccoon as well. Bradley Cooper voices the characters while Sean Gunn gives the physicality of the character in a mo-cap suit.
We saw Clancy Brown playing Frank Castle’s former commanding officer in Daredevil season 2. Castle did end up killing him in the show Clancy’s work with Marvel did not just end there. Clancy is a terrific actor and has a big career of voicing various characters in countless series and video games. Well, we should be hyped as he has voiced Surtur, the lord of fire as well in Thor: Ragnarok.
Alfre Woodard is known for her villainous character in the Luke Cage series, but what most people might have missed that she did star in Captain America Civil War as well. She played the mother of the dead kid and ended up motivating Tony to sign the Sokovia Accords. This means she played 2 different MCU roles in just one year.
Starr played Mr. Harrington in Spider-man Homecoming. He leads the Decathlon team of Peter and other students for a contest to be held in Washington DC. Well, this role was pretty small and rather uninteresting. His other role in MCU is actually more interesting. You might remember him from The Incredible Hulk, in the scene where Bruce Banner sneaks into Culver University. He is the guy who gives Banner entry in exchange for some pizza. The movie credits Starr as “Computer Nerd” and he was further named as Amadeus Cho. Amadeus is a fan favorite character from the comics and has a lot of relevance to the Hulk comics.
Damion Poitier is both an actor and a stuntman and has worked in a lot of movies. Well, 4 of those movies we in fact from the MCU. He recently played one of the team members of Crossbones and fought against Black Widow. While his other role might have been for 2 or 3 seconds but it was of a huge character. He played Thanos in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers. He was also a stuntman in Thor 2 and Civil War.
Rob Zombie is an old friend of James Gunn who directed Guardians of the Galaxy. Zombie is a voice actor and voiced a Ravager, Navigator. Similarly, he gave his voice to an unseen Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
We have seen Tony in two small roles within the MCU. One, Curran played the Irish Gangster, Finn Cooley who wanted to take out the Punisher but ended up being killed by him, while his other role was pretty small but the character was really big. He played the father of Odin, Bor.
Haddock has played two small roles in the MCU and one of them was pretty significant, while the other, not so much. Let’s start with the smaller one. She played a fan who wanted an autograph from Captain America when Rogers tried his USO CA outfit for the first time. The other role that we did not notice was her playing the mother of Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy. We might not have noticed it as we saw her bald in the first movie.
Choi has played two different characters and both of them are from two different times. One was during the World War 2 in the first Captain America movie where he was one of Cap’s team members. He continued to play the role in Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD as well. His other role was in the latest MCU movie Spider-man: Homecoming. He played the principal of Peter’s School.
Enver first played a policeman who we saw for a brief moment during the battle of New York in the Avengers. His second role was quite big as he played an SSR agent in Agent Carter for two seasons. We would have seen more of him if the show did not get canceled after two seasons.
Nathan Fillion featured in a small role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy as an inmate who comes to say hello to Star-Lord but got picked up by Groot through his snoot and slammed down in the prison. The other time he featured as Simon Williams in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in a deleted scene which was set on Earth. He was featured on a bunch of posters for a film festival.
Matt Gerald played the character of Melvin Potter in both the seasons of Daredevil. The character is both an ally and an enemy in the comics. Gerald also played the character of White Power Dave in All Hail The King One-Shot which was included on the Thor: The Drak World Blu-Ray edition. The character showed what happened to Trevor Slattery after the events that took place in Iron Man 3.
Jonathan Lipow is one of the most prominent voice actors in the MCU. He voiced both the Hulk and Abomination is the movie The Incredible Hulk. He also provided voices for the Sakaarans in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Spencer Garrett played a small role of a newsreel announcer in Captain America: The First Avenger. Garrett also played a role of an unfortunate Sheriff of Rose Hill in Iron Man 3. Remember the guy in the background when Ellen Brandt comes to attack Tony Stark in the bar? Yes, he’s that guy who almost got killed for being too good at his job.
We might know him as Doctor Strange in the MCU, but he has a liking for various roles that involve motion capture. He had played Smaug in the Hobbit trilogy and with this character, he showed his skills in such a role. In the MCU, he also did the motion capture of Dormammu as well. So he played the main hero and the main villain in the same movie!