12 Iconic Marvel Actors and Their Theatrical Credits

12 Iconic Marvel Actors and Their Theatrical Credits ...

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) excels in establishing strong performers for each character, although most of the cast members are well-known for their film roles, but several MCU cast members have also appeared on stage in captivating dramas, comedies, and other productions.

Which Marvel actors have been nominated for a Tony nomination? What are some of their current theatrical projects? This article will answer your questions.

Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner/Hulk

Mark Ruffalo plays Bruce Banner, a well-known scientist and founding member of the Avengers. During an experiment, he was exposed to dangerous amounts of gamma radiation, leading to Hulk's birth, a massive, rage-fueled, primitive beast.

Ruffalo has been a familiar and active figure on Broadway since 1996 and has appeared in a number of well-known and critically acclaimed musicals, including This Is Our Youth, where he received a Theater World Award for his portrayal of Warren Straub, The Moment When, Awake and Sing!, and most recently, The Destiny of Me from 2018.

Chris Evans Captain America

Chris Evans portrays Captain America, who is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young artist who, after enlisting in the military to support the American government's efforts in World War II, is transformed into the pinnacle of human perfection by an experimental "super-soldier serum."

Evans received a Drama League Award for his role in Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero in a 2018 revival, but also a theater credit for a 2017 benefit reading of 1938's Our Town alongside his Marvel co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

Scarlett Johansson Black Widow

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the world's best spies and assassins, and she is a founding member of the Avengers. She was raised in the Red Room by General Dreykov (Ray Winstone) and eventually recruited by Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) to join S.H.I.E.L.D.

Johansson made her stage debut at a young age in an off-Broadway production of Sophistry with Ethan Hawke, which she had two lines. She later made her official Broadway appearance in a revival of A View from the Bridge, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 2010. Then in 2013, Johansson returned to Broadway with a revival production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which received mixed reviews both from audiences and critics.

Paul Bettany Vision

Paul Bettany depicts Vision, a Ultron-synthezoid creature created by James Spader, who was given life by a powerful artifact known as the Mind Stone. The stone is responsible for most of his abilities, including flight, matter phasing, and energy-based beam assaults.

Bettany made his Broadway debut under the direction of Stephen Daldry in the revival of An Inspector Calls. He also attempted his hand at Shakespeare, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar. Moreover, he will play Andy Warhol in his Broadway debut, The Collaboration, in London this autumn of 2022.

Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange

Doctor Stephen Strange is played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was once a brilliant but conceited neurosurgeon until he was injured in a car accident that left his hands paralyzed. He was trained by the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), and he took over in her place.

Cumberbatch made his West End debut in Hedda Gabler in 2005. Along with Johnny Lee Miller, he starred in Frankenstein at the National Theatre, with Miller as the doctor and him as the creature. In 2015, he also appeared in Hamlet on Broadway.

Don Cheadle War Machine

Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine, a United States Air Force member, is the military's liaison with Stark Industries in the Department of Acquisitions. Tony Starks is his best friend. (Robert Downey Jr.)

Cheadle appeared in an off-Broadway adaptation of Cymbeline in 1989, and his most recent stage appearance was in Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Topdog/Underdog in 2001.

Elizabeth Olsen Scarlet Witch

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, a native of Skolavia, is played by Elizabeth Olsen, who initially opposes the Avengers, but later joins them and becomes one of their most powerful members.

Olsen made her Broadway debut in a 2008 off-Broadway production of Dust and later in 2009, in a Broadway play of Impressionism. Her most recent appearance in New York was in Romeo and Juliet at Classic Stage Company in 2013, where she played one of Shakespeare's most well-known heroines.

Anthony Mackie Falcon

Anthony Mackie plays Sam Wilson/Falcon in the MCU, a United States Air Force pararescueman veteran who flys an articulated jet pack. He is also a close friend and ally of Steve Rogers.

Mackie has appeared in Broadway and off-Broadway productions of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldiers Play, and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk, for which he received an Obie Award in 2002. His last Broadway appearance was in 2010's Martin McDonaghs A Behanding in Spokane.

Paul Rudd Ant-Man

Scott Lang/Ant-Man is played by Paul Rudd in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was persuaded by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to become Ant-Man, a superhero who can reduce the wearer to a tiny size while increasing one's strength and agility.

Rudd last appeared onstage in the play Grace in 2012, costarring with Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Ed Asner. Before that, he appeared in the 2006 play Three Days of Rain with Julia Roberts and his MCU co-star Bradley Cooper.

Bradley Cooper - Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon is a genetically engineered creature that is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He is an intelligent, anthropomorphic raccoon who is a skilled tactician, expert marksman, and weapon specialist.

Cooper made his Broadway debut in the play Three Days of Rain in 2006, sharing the stage with Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd. In 2014, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Joseph Merrick in a Broadway adaptation of The Elephant Man.

Tom Hiddleston Loki

Loki is the adopted son of Odin and Thor's brother in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he is often a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, attempting to conquer Asgard or Earth or collaborating with stronger opponents to further his agenda.

Hiddleston was recently nominated for a Tony award for his performance in Jamie Lloyd's West End production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Other theater credits include Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline, and The Changeling.

Sebastian Stan Winter Soldier

Sebastian Stan plays James Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a World War II veteran, a former officer of the 107th Infantry Regiment, and Steve Rogers' closest pal since childhood. Barnes was given a version of the Super Soldier Serum by Arnim Zola (Toby Jones).

Stan made his Broadway debut in Talk Radio in 2007 before starring as Captain America's tense friend Bucky Barnes. Additionally, in 2013, he appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of William Inge's Picnic.