The Star War series and Marvel series have a large audience from all over the world. But, you will be surprised to see few characters being a part of the movies in both series. Some characters might be noticeable, while another character might not have such relevance. Therefore we have mentioned 31-star wars actors who have also played Marvel characters. So, let’s get started.
1) Natalie Portman
In the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Natalie played Padmé Amidala, and in the Thor films, she played Jane Foster. The character of Padmé Amidala performed by her has played a remarkable part in the original trilogy. It acts as an ardent supporter of Senator Palpatine’s intentions, she helps put in motion everything that happens to her.
When you put all Marvel movies in order, you’ll realize that Mendelsohn has been a part of few Marvel movies. He was a main Star Wars villain too, named Orson Krennic. Ben Mendelsohn was one of the first people Gareth [Edwards] started talking about for Krennic. He played a lot of villains, so it was a nice surprise to see his Skrull character “Talos.”
3) Paul Bettany
Bettany believed he was done with the MCU when a producer warned him he’d never work in Hollywood again after portraying Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence for years. Then he got a call from someone asking whether he wanted to play Vision. And that’s how he became a part of both the movies.
4) Felicity Jones
It is not necessary to be a Star Wars lover to play a character from the galaxy. Felecia Jones starred with Andrew Garfield in the Spider-Man 2 movie and was cast in star wars too. Jones was “by far” the highest-paid cast member, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with a “seven-figure” pay given in advance.
5) Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor who starred in the prequel trilogy as Jedi Master Mace Windu. He went on to voice his character in both the movie: The Clone Wars as well as the computer game LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Jackson’s voiceover can be heard in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and he was last seen in Spider-Man: Far from Home to seek Spidey’s help.
6) Mads Mikkelsen
According to Mikkelson, playing in Star Wars and Marvels was a unique experience. Mikkelsen is known for playing fierce villains (such as Hannibal Lecter and a James Bond baddie), and yet he still starred as the general’s father in Rogue One and as the evil Kaecillus in Doctor Strange in the same year.
7) Woody Harrelson
Harrelson’s character in the film has been described as “a godfather to Han Solo” and “somewhat of a crook.” He also appeared alongside Andy Serkis in the 2017 sci-fi film War for the Planet of the Apes. Harrison’s portrayal of Cletus Kasady is a one-man performance.
8) Andy Serkis
Serkis portrayed the intriguing Snoke role in The Last Jedi, and he appeared in both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther as a vibranium obsessed with Ulysses Klaue. Serkis is best known for playing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, along with Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and King Kong in Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005).
9) Hannah John Kamen
Hannah John-Kamen, a British actress, has established herself as one of Hollywood’s finest promising young talents since her debut in 2011. She was promoted from a supporting role in The Force Awakens to the Ant-Man and the Wasp villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp movie. In the Star Wars film, Hannah John-Kamen plays an anonymous First Order officer.
10) Benicio del Toro
In Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Benicio del Toro played DJ. He appeared as a cunning burglar with a penchant for gathering unique things and creatures throughout the galaxy. And indeed he has been a part of marvel studios too.
11) Richard Armitage
Before participating in the first Captain America film, Richard Armitage had a minor cameo in the Phantom Menace.
12) Spencer Wildling
In Rogue One, Spencer Wildling played Darth Vader, and in Guardians of the Galaxy, he played a famous figure.
13) Ken Leung
Ken Leung had featured in several episodes of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Inhumans” on A.B.C. After that, he played Admiral Statura in the new trilogy.
14) Donnie Yen
Years before he became a warrior in “Rogue One,” Donnie Yen was a vampire in Blade II.
15) Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp made his film debut in The Phantom Menace before mentoring Electra in the 2005 sequel. Prior to the rise to power of chancellor Palpatine, the stamp played a minor part in the Star Wars prequel.
16) Stellan Skarsgård
Professor Eric Selvik, represented by Stellan Skarsgard, was James’ colleague in Marvel’s movie. He is also expected to appear in upcoming Star Wars episodes.
17) Cailey Fleming
Cailey Fleming starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is set to appear in the future film of “Star Wars.”
18) Rosario Dawson
Ahsoka Tano is played by Rosario Dawson in a live-action adaptation of it. She previously worked as the ties that bind all of Netflix’s Marvel shows together. Dawson will play a live-action Ahsoka Tano in the second season of “The Mandalorian,” according to Slashfilm. “Star Wars: Clone Wars” and “Star Wars: Rebels” were the first two films to feature the character.
19) Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke, who starred in “Game of Thrones,” also appears in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and will participate in Marvel’s future Disney Plus series “Secret Invasion.”
20) Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick starred in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Netflix series Marvel’s “Iron Fist.” In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she portrayed a rebel pilot.
21) Oscar Issac
As debonair pilot Poe Dameron in “Star Wars,” Isaac became a fan favourite. He’s the type of person who won’t just save the life of his friends but will also hand over his kickass and most beloved leather jacket. His character in the 2016 X-Men villain Apocalypse was almost unrecognisable.
22) Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o, an Oscar winner, travels across Benin, West Africa, to learn the incredible reality about an army group of female fighters. Nyong’o later played Nakia, a member of Wakanda’s intelligence organisation, in the film “Black Panther.” T’Challa/Black Panther’s ex-girlfriend Nakia was also a past flame.
23) Ming Na Wen
Wen originally appears in the Mandalorian’s first season as an A.B.C. agent. Wen is one of the few actresses who has appeared in the Star Wars franchise. In the 1998 animated film Mulan, she provided the voice of Mulan.
24) Forest Whitaker
In 2019, Forest Whitaker was featured as Zuri, the King of Wakanda’s Council. He appeared in numerous movies like Rogue One, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Black Panther.
25) Rose Byrne
In The Phantom Menace, Rose Byrne played as handmaiden. Later he appeared in the X-Men film series too.
26) Peter Serafinowicz
Darth Maul was voiced by Peter Serafinowicz in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, and he appeared briefly in Guardians of the Galaxy. The scenes illustrate the protagonist’s area of action in the Phantom Menace, while Park played the physical manifestation of the role on film.
27) Richard E Grant
Richard E Grant was a member of the cast on Disney as well as the future Loki series, and he appeared in the Rise of Skywalkers.
28) Ben Schwartz
Ben Schwartz worked with Bill Hader to bring BB-8’s voice to life, and he also played a stormtrooper in “The Force Awakens.” On Hulu’s Marvel drama “M. O.D.O.K.,” the actor voices 12-year-old Lou. He’s the child of M.O.D.O.K., the show’s main villain.
29) Ray Park
Ray Park is most remembered for his role as Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the first X-Men film, he played the toad. Park can be seen alongside the other X-Men before he became Maul.
30) Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau was a major figure in both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. He is renowned for co-creating and executive producing the Mandalorian. In the film Solo, he plays Rio Durrant. Since 2008, he has been Tony Stark’s loyal chauffeur and buddy, as well as directing Iron Man.
31) Donald Glover
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, he played a youthful Lando Calrissian and had a tiny role. In the non-canon special Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, Glover played the voice of Jedi Master Mace Windu.
If you think you missed watching some of the characters in Star War, you can always go back and stream it on your favorite online platform. The characters mentioned are cast in both the series; so do check them out!