13 'Twilight' saga stars who have also played Marvel or DC characters

13 'Twilight' saga stars who have also played Marvel or DC characters
On the left: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman in "The Batman."
On the left: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman in "The Batman."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros.
  • There are several stars from the "Twilight" films who have also played Marvel or DC Comics characters.

  • Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) made his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 2022 movie "The Batman."

  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria in "Eclipse") starred as Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3."

After years of being known for his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" franchise, Robert Pattinson made his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in "The Batman."

On the left: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Pattinson as Batman in "The Batman."
On the left: Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Pattinson as Batman in "The Batman."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros.

The 2022 film, directed by Matt Reeves, costarred Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler.

In a 2019 interview with the New York Times, Pattinson said that he was surprised at how positively people reacted to him being cast as the Caped Crusader, compared to how fans felt about him landing the "Twilight" role.

"Maybe I'm just used to abuse by now," he said. "At least I didn't get death threats this time — that's a plus!"

Peter Facinelli went from playing Dr. Carlisle Cullen to portraying a villain on "Supergirl."

On the left: Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Facinelli as Maxwell Lord on season one of "Supergirl."
On the left: Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in "Twilight." On the right: Facinelli as Maxwell Lord on season one of "Supergirl."Summit Entertainment; The CW

He played the antagonist and tech CEO known as Maxwell Lord on season one of the show, which originally aired on CBS before switching to The CW.

Edi Gathegi starred as Laurent in "Twilight" and "New Moon" before portraying a mutant in the 2011 film "X-Men First Class."

On the left: Edi Gathegi as Laurent in "Twilight." On the right: Gathegi as Darwin in "X-Men: First Class."
On the left: Edi Gathegi as Laurent in "Twilight." On the right: Gathegi as Darwin in "X-Men: First Class."Summit Entertainment; 20th Century Fox

In "First Class," Gathegi played a character named Darwin who could alter his body to adapt to any environment he was in.

Three years after playing the iconic Spidey character Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," Bryce Dallas Howard took over the role of Victoria in "Eclipse."

On the left: Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in "Eclipse." On the right: Howard as Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Man 3."
On the left: Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria in "Eclipse." On the right: Howard as Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Man 3."Summit Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing

The villainous "Twilight" character was originally portrayed by Rachelle Lefevre.

In a 2020 interview for PeopleTV's "Couch Surfing," Howard revealed that she had a crush on Pattinson prior to joining the franchise and called him a "total sweetheart."

Billy Burke played Bella Swan's dad, Charlie, in all five "Twilight" films. He also voiced Commissioner Gordon in the two-part animated movie "Batman: The Long Halloween."

On the left: Billy Burke as Charlie Swan in "Twilight." On the right: Commissioner Gordon in "Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One."
On the left: Billy Burke as Charlie Swan in "Twilight." On the right: Commissioner Gordon in "Batman: The Long Halloween — Part One."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros. Animation

"Batman: The Long Halloween" also starred "Supernatural" alum Jensen Ackles as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Two years after the final "Twilight" film hit theaters in 2012, BooBoo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) joined the "X-Men" franchise.

On the left: BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Stewart as Warpath in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
On the left: BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Stewart as Warpath in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."Summit Entertainment; 20th Century Fox

He went from playing a werewolf in the "Twilight" movies to portraying the Marvel character Warpath in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Stewart has also done voice work for animated projects like Disney XD's "Spider-Man" and "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors."

Lee Pace, who played a vampire named Garrett in "Breaking Dawn: Part 2," also starred as Ronan in two Marvel films.

On the left: Lee Pace as Garrett in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Pace as Ronan in "Captain Marvel."
On the left: Lee Pace as Garrett in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Pace as Ronan in "Captain Marvel."Summit Entertainment; Marvel Studios

Pace appeared as the Kree warlord in "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014) and "Captain Marvel" (2019).

Dakota Fanning's extensive acting resume includes playing Jane in the "Twilight" saga and voicing young Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on "Justice League Unlimited."

On the left: Dakota Fanning as Jane in "New Moon." On the right: Young Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on "Justice League Unlimited."
On the left: Dakota Fanning as Jane in "New Moon." On the right: Young Diana Prince/Wonder Woman on "Justice League Unlimited."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros. Animation

Fanning's terrifying "Twilight" character was part of the Volturi and had the ability to inflict imaginary pain in peoples' minds.

Chaske Spencer, who played wolf pack alpha Sam Uley, had a minor role on season three of Netflix and Marvel's "Jessica Jones."

On the left: Chaske Spencer as Sam in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Spencer as Jace Montero on season three of "Jessica Jones."
On the left: Chaske Spencer as Sam in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Spencer as Jace Montero on season three of "Jessica Jones."Summit Entertainment; Netflix/Marvel

Spencer played a property developer named Jace Montero on "Jessica Jones."

The actor will also appear in Marvel's upcoming Disney+ series "Echo," set for release in 2023.

Years prior to playing a member of the Volturi in the "Twilight" films, Cameron Bright portrayed a young mutant in "X-Men the Last Stand."

On the left: Cameron Bright as Alec in "New Moon." On the right: Bright as Jimmy/Leech in "X-Men: The Last Stand."
On the left: Cameron Bright as Alec in "New Moon." On the right: Bright as Jimmy/Leech in "X-Men: The Last Stand."Summit Entertainment; 20th Century Fox

Bright's "X-Men" character, Jimmy/Leech, had the ability to nullify the powers of a person in close proximity to him.

In the "Twilight" franchise he played Jane's twin brother, Alec.

The same year that Julia Jones made her first appearance in the "Twilight" franchise, she had a minor role in the DC Comics film "Jonah Hex."

On the left: Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Jones as Cassie in "Jonah Hex."
On the left: Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater in "Breaking Dawn: Part 1." On the right: Jones as Cassie in "Jonah Hex."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros. Pictures

She played Cassie, the wife of the titular character (played by Josh Brolin) in the 2010 film "Jonah Hex."

In the "Twilight" movies, Jones portrayed Leah Clearwater, Seth's older sister and fellow wolf pack member.

Aside from his role as Volturi member Marcus in the "Twilight" saga, Christopher Heyerdahl has played a few characters in comic-book-based shows and movies.

From left: Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus in "New Moon," Jack Gruber on "Gotham," and Captain Caspar Locke on "Peacemaker."
From left: Christopher Heyerdahl as Marcus in "New Moon," Jack Gruber on "Gotham," and Captain Caspar Locke on "Peacemaker."Summit Entertainment; FOX; HBO Max

He played the villain Jack Gruber on two episodes of season one of "Gotham" and portrayed Captain Caspar Locke on season one of the DC Comics show "Peacemaker."

Heyerdahl also had minor roles as Damian Darhk's assistant on season three of "Arrow," Rocker in "Catwoman," and Caulder in "Blade: Trinity."

Alex Meraz, who played another werewolf named Paul, had a minor role as a member of the Seal Team in "Suicide Squad."

On the left: Alex Meraz in "Eclipse." On the right: Meraz in "Suicide Squad."
On the left: Alex Meraz in "Eclipse." On the right: Meraz in "Suicide Squad."Summit Entertainment; Warner Bros.

The 2016 DC Comics movie costarred Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Jared Leto as the Joker.

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