Comic Strip Double Dip Blogathon

Comic Strip Double Dip Blogathon

I’ve always enjoyed the idea of a blogathon, but for the longest time couldn’t come up with an idea interesting enough for one. But now I think I’ve got it, so here I am with the Comic Strip Double Dip Blogathon. The idea of the blogathon is based around actors who have appeared in more than one superhero or comic book movie as different roles. The easiest ones to point out are Chris Evans who played one of the leads as one of the Fantastic Four, and then several years later snagged the lead as Captain America. And there’s also Ryan Reynolds who didn’t play a great version of a favorite Marvel anti-hero Deadpool and then went and didn’t play a great version of a favorite DC hero the Green Lantern. There are many of these roles out there, and I’ve collected as many as I could find and listed them below.


Update #4

Things are heating up as this blogathon starts to come to a close. There’s still one more week left where I’ll be doing my last update and un-stickying this post a few days later. I say this every time, but I do mean it when I say thank you to everyone who’s contributed so far. It’s been a pretty great blogathon and I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s post. This week Caz over at Let’s Go To the Movies takes a look at both of the roles of rubberface himself, Jim Carrey. Click here to read more. Also, Shah Shahid over at Blank Page Beatdown took a look at a man with a much less expressive face, when he looks at two of the roles of Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith and V. Click here to read more. Yet another entry this week where Bernardo Villela over at The Movie Rat took a look at comic book and box office master Samuel L. Jackson and a mere two of his many roles as both Nick Fury and Elijiah Price. Click here to read more. And I wrote my last contribution to the blogathon with my piece on Uma Thurman, they’ve been fun to write, but I’m ready to give it a rest.

Update #3

A couple more new entries this week as we enter the home stretch in this blogathon. If you signed up, don’t wait till the last minute, let’s see those posts! And again, thanks to all those who have contributed so far, there’s a lot of great entries and I enjoy seeing each new one and how differently everyone approaches the topic. This week Spikor from Fat Guy With Glasses takes a look at the master of cheesy action movies Dolph Lundgren and his turns at both the Punisher and He-Man. Click here to read more. And next up we’ve got Mirella Snape from Yam Mag and her look at the two sides of Chris Evans as both a smartass Human Torch, and the leader of the Avengers Captain America. Click here to read more. And finally I take a look at another X-Man who lost his girl to Wolverine only to gain Superman’s girl in Superman Returns. Click here to read more.

Update #2

We’ve got a few new entries this week and a couple more sign-ups. There’s still four weeks left in the blogathon and plenty of double dipping actors if you’re interested in joining. But as for those who have already joined in, first we have Monkeyboy from Bananas About Movies who pitted both of Ellen Page’s characters in a face off comparing their unique superheroic qualities to see which one would come out victorious. Click here to read more. And next up we have Andrew over at A Fistful of Films who took a look at the career of Scarlett Johanssen who has almost bookend roles in comic book films which are very different from each other, and Andrew thinks it might be a good idea for her to get back to her roots. Click here to read more. And finally I add my own two cents with a look at Halle Berry’s heroic roles. Click here to read more.

Update #1

I’ve posted my first entry for Nathan Fillion which you can read by clicking his name below. If you’ve signed up already, be sure to post your article so it can be shared here for everyone. And there’s still plenty of spots and time left for anyone else to sign up! Just leave a comment and I’ll save your spot.

What I’d like to see from someone who participates in this blogathon is to take a look at both of these roles, compare and contrast them. Was one of them a better choice, was one a good performance in a bad movie? Share your thoughts on the movies as well if you feel like it, and I will link all the ones that are submitted to me. I’d prefer if you sign up so there aren’t multiples, though in the case of an actor who has done more than two roles, you can choose to focus on only two of those roles, and someone else can take a look at a different two roles. And finally, if you would like I am glad to host any articles on this site. If there’s any roles that I’ve missed, feel free to let me know about them.

blogathon light

This blogathon will run for the next 6 weeks, each Monday I’ll collect any entries and share them in a single post. I will also collect all the links on this page. Feel free to post your entry at any time on your site, I will be working on an alternate image with a white background that will be available to use in the next day or two. Thanks for all your support so far, looking forward to making this a great blogathon!

  • Halle Berry: Catwoman / Storm (X-Men 1-3) – Bubbawheat
  • Jim Carrey: The Mask / Riddler (Batman Forever) – Caz (Let’s Go To The Movies)
  • Chris Evans: Captain America: The First Avenger & Jensen (The Losers) – Ruth (Flixchatter)
  • Chris Evans: The Human Torch (Fantastic Four 1-2) & Captain America – Mirella Snape (Yam Mag)
  • Nathan Fillion: Captain Hammer (Dr. Horrible) / Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman animated) – Bubbawheat
  • Samuel L Jackson: Elijah Price (Unbreakable) / Nick Fury (Avengers, et al) – Bernardo Villela (The Movie Rat)
  • Scarlett Johansson: Rebecca (Ghost World) / Black Widow (Avengers) – Andrew (A Fistful of Films)
  • Dolph Lundgren: The Punisher / He-Man (Masters of the Universe) – Spikor (Fat Guy With Glasses)
  • James Marsden: Cyclops (X-Men 1-3) / Richard White (Superman Returns) – Bubbawheat
  • Ellen Page: Kitty Pryde (X-Men 3) / Boltie (Super) – Monkeyboy (Bananas About Movies)
  • Uma Thurman: G Girl (My Super Ex-Girlfriend) / Poison Ivy (Batman Forever) – Bubbawheat
  • Hugo Weaving: Agent Smith (The Matrix) & V (V for Vendetta) – Shah (Blank Page Beatdown)
  • Jessica Alba: Nancy Callahan (Sin City) / Sue Storm (Fantastic Four 1-2)
  • Josh Brolin: Jonah Hex / Kay (Men in Black 3)
  • Nicholas Cage: Ghost Rider / Big Daddy (Kick-Ass) / Dr. Tenma (Astro Boy)
  • Idris Elba: Heimdall (Thor) / Roque (The Losers) / Moreau (Ghost Rider 2)
  • Michael Fassbender: Magneto (X-Men: First Class) / Burke (Jonah Hex)
  • Jon Favreau: Happy Hogan (Iron Man 1-2) / Foggy Nelson (Daredevil)
  • Ben Foster: Angel (X-Men 3) / Dave (Punisher) / The Stranger (30 Days of Night)
  • Morgan Freeman: Lucious Fox (Dark Knight Trilogy) / Sloan (Wanted) / Joe Matheson (Red)
  • Danny Huston: Stryker (Wolverine) / Marlow (30 Days of Night)
  • Samuel L Jackson: Octopus (The Spirit) / Zog (Astro Boy) / Frozone (The Incredibles)
  • Scarlett Johansson: Black Widow (Iron Man 2) / Silken Floss (The Spirit)
  • Tommy Lee Jones: Kay (Men in Black 1-3) / Two-Face (Batman Forever) / Colonel Chester (Captain America)
  • Gabriel Macht: The Spirit / Robert Pryce (Whiteout)
  • John Malkovich: Quentin Turnbull (Jonah Hex) / Marvin Biggs (Red)
  • James McAvoy: Charles Xavier (X-Men: First Class) / Wesley Gibson (Wanted)
  • Ian McKellen: Magneto (X-Men 1-3) / Dr. Reinhardt Lane (The Shadow)
  • Eva Mendes: Sand Saref (The Spirit) / Roxanne Simpson (Ghost Rider)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan: The Comedian (Watchmen) / Clay (The Losers)
  • Liam Neeson: Ra’s Al Ghul (Batman Begins) / Darkman
  • Ray Park: Toad (X-Men) / Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)
  • Ron Perlman: Hellboy / Reinhardt (Blade 2)
  • Natalie Portman: Jane (Thor) / Evey (V for Vendetta)
  • Parker Posey: Danica Talos (Blade 3) / Kitty Kowalski (Superman Returns)
  • Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool (Wolverine) & Green Lantern – (Today I Watched a Movie)
  • Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool (Woverine) & Hannibal King (Blade 3)
  • Ryan Reynolds: Green Lantern & Hannibal King (Blade 3)
  • Rebecca Romijn: Mystique (X-Men 1-3) / Jane (Punisher)
  • Brandon Routh: Superman (Superman Returns) / Dylan Dog
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Mr. Freeze (Batman and Robin) / Kalidor (Red Sonja)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Mr. Freeze (Batman and Robin) / Conan – T (The Focused Filmographer)
  • Patrick Stewart: Professor X (X-Men 1-3) / Winters (TMNT)
  • Will Smith: Hancock / Jay (Men in Black) – Garrett (Cinema Train)
  • Terence Stamp: General Zod (Superman 2) / Pekwarsky (Wanted) / Stick (Elektra)
  • Petter Weller: Robocop / Batman (Dark Knight Returns part 1 & 2)
  • Bruce Willis: John Hartigan (Sin City) / Frank Moses (RED) / David Dunn (Unbreakable) / Greer (Surrogates)
  • About Bubbawheat

    I'm a comic book movie enthusiast who has watched and reviewed over 500 superhero and comic book movies in the past seven years, my goal is to continue to find and watch and review every superhero movie ever made.

    Posted on March 17, 2013, in Blogs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

    1. Sounds like a lot of fun! Put me down for Will Smith in Hancock and MIB!

    2. I might be able to sign up for two if that’s allowed. I’m interested in these:

      Chris Evans: The Human Torch (Fantastic Four 1-2) / Captain America: The First Avenger / Jensen (The Losers)

      Hugo Weaving: Red Skull (Captain America) / V (V For Vendetta)

      When’s the due date?

      • I think I’ll run it for about 4-6 weeks, collecting posts once a week. And taking two actors is fine, do you what to do all three Chris Evans roles, or you can just pick two, either way works.

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        • I might just compare his role is Losers and Capt. America, it’s been a while since I see Fantastic Four. I might mention about that a bit though, we’ll see.

        • Hi Bubba, sorry I might not be able to do this until next week. Hope that’s still ok.

      • Not a problem at all, we’re still in the first half of it, getting ready to do an update post for this week soon.

    3. Hey man! I’m so down for this!!
      Would Hugo Weaving’s Mr. Smith count from the 1st Matrix movie? Considering it was based on a Graphic Novel? Let me know. If so, then I’d like him from THE MATRIX and V FOR VENDETTA.

      If not then, James McAvoy from X-MEN: FIRST CLASS & WANTED. Or both. I don’t mind.

      • The Matrix comics actually came after the movie, but it’s close enough I’ll allow it. I’m all for inclusion rather than exclusion. You’re welcome to do both if you want to, I’ll be running this for at least 4 weeks.

    4. Love this idea!

      I was going to request the V for Vendetta and Red Skull, but I see Ruth has asked for that one as well. ha.

      um, can I take Arnold Schwarzenegger? But are you okay if I choose Mr. Freeze vs. Conan?

    5. I’d love to take on ScarJo’s double dip of Ghost World and The Avengers 😀

    6. Nice idea bubba. I look forward to reading the responses. If I get a chance I’ll track down some films and let you know if I can take part.

    7. I’ve never participated in a blogathon before, but this one looks pretty cool! I’m interested in the Ellen Page: Kitty Pryde (X-Men 3) / Boltie (Super) one. And not just because I have the hots for Ellen Page!

    8. Hi! I’m Mirella from Yam Magazine. I wanna do Chris Evans: The Human Torch (Fantastic Four 1-2) & Captain America. Yeah, it’s the obvious chose but whatever 😀

    9. This is a brilliant idea for a blogathon! Can I take Jim Carrey – The Mask/The Riddler(Batman Forever)?

    10. As long as you’re pickiing multiple films for an actor, does it matter if you don’t discuss all the potential films?

    11. I’d love to tackle Dolph Lundgren in The Punisher and Masters of the Universe. It’s been a while since I watched either, and it’d be fun to look at them, and compare their cheesey greatness.

      Also… does Push count? It’s got meta-humans, but doesn’t come directly from a comic book or novel… And what about Manga based stuff… because, if you add Scott Pilgrim, that’s potentially two more roles to compare for Chris Evans… the Comic Role King.

      • Looking over your list, I guess Sam Jackson has Evans beat, even with 2 more movies. I didn’t realize he did a voice in Astro Boy. That might actually make the movie worth checking out.

      • I considered adding him for Scott Pilgrim, but I decided it was too small a role. Though I imagine I might have some other small roles in here that I’m less familiar with. I think I discounted Push because it was more sci-fi than superhero and based on a novel not a comic book. If someone wanted to do it, I’d allow it though. Thanks for joining, and I appreciate the suggestions!

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