Stars of ‘the Hunger Games’ Who Also Played Marvel or DC Characters | Popgen Tech
Jennifer Lawrence simultaneously starred in two major franchises in the 2010s, “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men.”
Lawrence first portrayed the skilled archer Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” released in 2012 and based on Suzanne Collins’ young-adult book series of the same name.
He reprized the role in three sequels: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” (2014), and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” (2015).
The year after the first “THG” movie hit theaters, Lawrence made her debut as character-shifting Marvel Raven/Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.” He returned as a mutant in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016), and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019).
Long before Peeta Mellark starred in the “THG” franchise, a young Josh Hutcherson voiced Van-El in an episode of the animated show “Justice League Unlimited.”
Hutcherson’s “Justice League Unlimited” character is the child of Kal-El/Superman and Loana in a simulation.
Stanley Tucci’s decades-long career includes roles on “THG” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He portrayed the colorful (literal and figurative) host of the Hunger Games, named Caesar Flickerman.
A year before his first appearance in the “THG” franchise, Tucci played Dr. Abraham Erskine, the creator of the original Super Soldier Serum, in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Before transforming into the stylish Effie Trinket in the “THG” movies, Elizabeth Banks had a role in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as the Marvel web-slinger.
She played Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson’s secretary at The Daily Bugle in the “Spider-Man” movies.
Woody Harrelson, who played Katniss and Peeta’s sarcastic mentor in “THG,” later played the main villain in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”
Actor Haymitch Abernathy plays Cletus Kasady/Carnage in the 2021 “Venom” sequel.
Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright, who played Beetee in the “THG” movies, has also participated in projects for DC Comics and Marvel.
Wright played James Gordon in Matt Reeves’ 2022 film “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the titular superhero. He also serves as the voice of The Watcher in Marvel’s animated series “What If…?”
“Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer had roles in the last two “Hunger Games” movies and in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
In parts one and two of “Mockingjay,” Dormer played a film director named Cressida who followed Katniss’s adventures as the leader of the rebellion.
In the first “Captain America” movie, her character Lorraine flirted with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and kissed him before being interrupted by Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).