‘the Hunger Games’ Stars Who Also Played Marvel or DC Characters

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Jennifer Lawrence simultaneously starred in two major franchises in the 2010s, “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men.”

On the left: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." On the right: Lawrence as Mystique in "X-Men: First Class."

On the left: Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games.” On the right: Lawrence as Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.”

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Lawrence first portrayed the skilled archer named Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” released in 2012 and based on Suzanne Collins’ young-adult book series of the same name.

She reprised 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 the shape-shifting Marvel character Raven/Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.” She returned as the mutant in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016), and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” (2019). 

Long before playing Peeta Mellark in the “THG” franchise, a young Josh Hutcherson voiced of Van-El on an episode of the animated show “Justice League Unlimited.”

On the left: Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games." On the right: The animated character Van-El on the show "Justice League Unlimited."

On the left: Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games.” On the right: The animated character Van-El on the show “Justice League Unlimited.”

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Hutcherson’s “Justice League Unlimited” character was the son of Kal-El/Superman and Loana in a simulation.

Stanley Tucci’s decades-long career has included roles in “THG” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

On the left: Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman in "The Hunger Games." On the right: Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine in "Captain America: The First Avenger."

On the left: Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman in “The Hunger Games.” On the right: Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

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He portrayed the colorful (literally and figuratively) host of the Hunger Games, named Caesar Flickerman.

A year before his first appearance in “THG” franchise, Tucci played Dr. Abraham Erskine, the creator of the original Super Soldier Serum, in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

Prior to transforming into the stylish Effie Trinket in “THG” movies, Elizabeth Banks had a role in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire as the Marvel web-slinger.

On the left: Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games." On the right: Banks as Betty Brant in "Spider-Man 2."

On the left: Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in “The Hunger Games.” On the right: Banks as Betty Brant in “Spider-Man 2.”

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She played Betty Brant, J. Jonah Jameson’s secretary at The Daily Bugle in the “Spider-Man” films.

Woody Harrelson, who starred as Katniss and Peeta’s sarcastic mentor in “THG,” later played the main villain in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

On the left: Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy in "The Hunger Games." On the right: Harrelson as Cletus Kasady in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage."

On the left: Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy in “The Hunger Games.” On the right: Harrelson as Cletus Kasady in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.”

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The Haymitch Abernathy actor starred as Cletus Kasady/Carnage in the 2021 “Venom” sequel. 

Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright, who starred as Beetee in “THG” movies, also participated in projects for DC Comics and Marvel.

On the left: Jeffrey Wright as Beetee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." On the right: Wright as James Gordon in "The Batman."

On the left: Jeffrey Wright as Beetee in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” On the right: Wright as James Gordon in “The Batman.”

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Wright portrayed 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 on Marvel’s animated series “What If…?”

“Game of Thrones” alum Natalie Dormer had roles in the last two “Hunger Games” films and in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

On the left: Natalie Dormer as Cressida in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1." On the right: Dormer as Lorraine in "Captain America: The First Avenger."

On the left: Natalie Dormer as Cressida in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.” On the right: Dormer as Lorraine in “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

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In parts one and two of “Mockingjay,” Dormer played a film director named Cressida who followed Katniss’ 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 getting interrupted by Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). 



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