20 Unrecognizable Photos of Celebs Before Their Superhero Movies

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Before getting their leading roles in Marvel movies, Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., and other celebrities were simply actors and actresses from Hollywood. Along the way, they started to be associated with famous characters from Marvel comics and brave superheroes opposing villains for the greater good, like Spider-Man, Iron-Man, or Captain America.

1. Zendaya (Mary Jane Watson — MJ)

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2. Tom Holland (Spider-Man)

3. Chris Evans (Captain America)

4. Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff)

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5. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

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6. Brie Larson (Captain Marvel)

7. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man)

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8. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

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9. Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

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10. Tom Hiddleston (Loki)

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11. Natalie Portman (Jane Foster)

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12. Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man)

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13. Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane Watson — MJ)

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14. Paul Rudd (Ant-Man)


15. Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

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16. Mark Ruffalo (Hulk)

17. Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Pots)

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18. Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)

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19. Evangeline Lilly (Wasp)

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20. Henry Cavill (Superman)

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Please note: This article was updated in March 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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