Actors Who Have Appeared in Both the MCU and the DCEU

Florence Kasumba

Making her debut with the immortal line "Move, or you will be moved" in Captain America: Civil War, Florence Kasumba plays Ayo, a member of Black Panther's all-female bodyguard team, the Dora Milaje. She reprised the role in both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, but we don't yet know if Ayo was one of the fifty percent of people turned to dust as a result of Thanos' finger snap. Kasumba played another warrior woman, Senator Acantha, in the DCEU's Wonder Woman, and while she hasn't been confirmed for a return in Wonder Woman 1984, we wouldn't rule out seeing Acantha again in a future Wonder Woman sequel.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in Thor 2 and Suicide Squad

If you don't remember seeing Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in the MCU or DCEU, it's probably because his roles on both sides of the aisle involved heavy make-up. In fact, the make-up for his role as Killer Croc in Suicide Squad contributed to that movie winning an Oscar. Over in the MCU, Akinnuoye-Agbaje appeared in Thor: The Dark World, and started out being mostly recognizable as Algrim, a Dark Elf and lieutenant to Malekith. However, during the attack on Asgard he transformed himself into a terrifying and powerful horned creature called Kurse, who murdered Thor and Loki's mother, Frigga. Loki was, at least, able to avenge his mother's death by activating a black hole grenade on Kurse's belt, killing him in a rather gruesome fashion as his body folded up and was sucked into the black hole.

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Callan Mulvey

Callan Mulvey in Batman v Superman and Winter Soldier

When Superman said "Save Martha" in Batman v Superman, this was the guy she needed to be saved from. Callan Mulvey played Anatoli Knyazev (a.k.a. KGBeast in the comics), a mercenary working for Lex Luthor who kidnaps Martha Kent and holds her hostage. When Batman arrives in the scene, Knyazev threatens to burn her alive with a flamethrower, so Batman shoots the tank and blows Knyazev away. Mulvey apparently has a good face for playing comic book henchmen, because he played a similar role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. His character, Jack Rollins, was part of the same STRIKE team as Captain America and Brock Rumlow, and like Brock he was soon revealed to be one of the many HYDRA agents working within SHIELD.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith - Doctor Strange and Justice League

In Doctor Strange, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith plays a physiotherapist who tries to help Stephen Strange recover the use of his hands after the car accident, and tells him about another patient who underwent a seemingly miraculous recovery - leading the good doctor to eventually make his way to Kamar-Taj. His character in the movie isn't named, unless you count Doctor Strange derisively referring to him as "Bachelor's Degree." Holdbrook-Smith became part of the DCEU in last year's Justice League, where he played Detective Crispus Allen (a.k.a. Spectre in the comics), who works with Jim Gordon at the Gotham City Police Department.

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Key Release Dates
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
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