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Which Star Has Played A Superhero Most Often?

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By the time that X-Men: Days Of Future Past hits screens next year, Hugh Jackman will have played Wolverine seven times on the big screen. So how does that compare to his similarly costumed avengers in other films? We counted up the films already released as well as contracts signed (Henry Cavill is not, at the time of writing, officially locked in for the Man Of Steel sequel) and digested the lot into this easy-to-read format…

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HENRY CAVILL
as
MAN OF STEEL
Man Of Steel
2013 1- - - - - -

CHRISTOPHER REEVE
as
SUPERMAN
Superman
1978 Superman II
1980 Superman III
1983 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
1987 4- - - - - -

DICK DUROCK
as
SWAMP THING
Swamp Thing
1982 The Return of Swamp Thing
1989 2- - - - - -

BILLY ZANE
as
THE PHANTOM
The Phantom
1996 1- - - - - -

WESLEY SNIPES
as
BLADE
Blade
1998 Blade II
2002 Blade: Trinity
2004 3- - - - - -

HUGH JACKMAN
as
WOLVERINE
X-Men
2000 X2
2003 X-Men: The Last Stand
2006 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2009 X-Men: First Class
2011 The Wolverine
2013 X-Men: Days of Future Past
2014 7- - - - - -

CHRISTIAN BALE
as
BATMAN
Batman Begins
2005 The Dark Knight
2008 The Dark Knight Rises
2012 3- - - - - -

NICOLAS CAGE
as
GHOST RIDER
Ghost Rider
2007 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
2011 2- - - - - -

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
as
IRON MAN
Iron Man
2008 The Incredible Hulk
2008 Iron Man 2
2010 The Avengers
2012 Iron Man 3
2013 The Avengers 2
2015 The Avengers 3
TBC 7- - - - - -

SAMUEL L. JACKSON
as
NICK FURY
Iron Man
2008 Iron Man 2
2010 Thor
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger
2011 The Avengers
2012 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2014 6