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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!