There are a few actors who have played more than one character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Linda Cardellini portrays Laura Barton and also voices Lylla in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
Stars like Judy Greer, Tara Strong, and Benedict Cumberbatch have also taken on multiple roles.
Linda Cardellini played Laura Barton in the MCU for years before voicing an important character in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
Cardellini has played Laura Burton, Clint Barton/Hawkeye's wife, in the MCU since 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
She most recently played the character in 2021's "Hawkeye" series.
Cardellini also voices Rocket Raccoon's friend, an otter named Lylla, in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
It makes sense that Cardellini makes a cameo in director James Gunn's "GotG Vol. 3." The actor previously starred in 2002's "Scooby-Doo" film as Velma, Gunn's first major Hollywood screenplay.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays both the hero and villain in 2016's "Doctor Strange."
Cumberbatch starred as both Dr. Stephen Strange in several MCU movies and inspired the look for Dormammu.
"Benedict did the facial capture for it," director Scott Derrickson told IGN in 2016.
"No one understood Dormammu better than Benedict did," said Derrickson, adding he wrote Dormammu's role as an "ultra-inflated version" of Strange.
Cumberbatch's voice is mixed with that of another unidentified actor to bring the character to life.
Michelle Yeoh had a brief cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" before appearing in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."
Yeoh briefly appeared as a Ravager, Aleta Ogord, in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2."
She later starred in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" as Ying Nan, Shang-Chi's aunt.
Paul Bettany played Tony Stark's virtual assistant for years before becoming an MCU superhero.
Paul Bettany voiced Tony Stark's AI, J.A.R.V.I.S., in the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" movies until 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
After destroying J.A.R.V.I.S., Ultron brought the AI to life using an Infinity Stone. The synthezoid went by the name Vision.
In 2015, Bettany told Insider that "Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon asked him if he wanted to play Vision in the next "Avengers" film right after having a meeting with a producer who told him he was "never going to work again" in Hollywood.
Even after getting killed off in "Avengers: Infinity War," Bettany returned to play the character in the Disney+ series "WandaVision."
David Dastmalchian has appeared in all three "Ant-Man" movies. He plays a different character in the franchise's third film.
Dastmalchian played Kurt, one of Scott Lang's best friends, in the "Ant-Man" franchise.
In "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," he voiced the alien Veb.
Tara Strong voiced a fan favorite in "Loki" and takes over another role in "GotG Vol. 3."
Voice actor Tara Strong voices the antagonistic artificial intelligence on Disney+'s "Loki" series.
In "GotG Vol. 3," Strong replaces Miley Cyrus as the voice of Mainframe, a Ravager who works alongside Sylvester Stallone's Stakar Ogord.
Strong previously worked with Gunn on a video game called "Lollipop Chainsaw."
She also previously voiced a young Adam Warlock for Disney XD's "Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series which aired for three seasons from 2015 through 2019.
Nathan Fillion appeared in two "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies.
One of Gunn's close friends, Fillion has appeared in the first and third "Guardians" movies.
In 2014's "GotG," Fillion played the Monstrous Inmate, the blue creature who goes head-to-head with Groot.
The actor shows his face as Master Karja, a member of Orgocorp security, in "Vol. 3."
In 2017, Gunn shared on Facebook that Fillion almost appeared in "Vol. 2" on some posters as actor and superhero Simon Williams/Wonder Man who would've starred in a Tony Stark biopic that was cut out of the film.
Judy Greer has an unrecognizable cameo in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3."
Judy Greer has played Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) ex-wife, Maggie, in the "Ant-Man" franchise.
A friend of Gunn's, Greer voices War Pig, one of the High Evolutionary's genetically modified creatures, in "GotG: Vol. 3."
In 2000, Greer worked alongside both James and Sean Gunn for the superhero comedy "The Specials."
Sean Gunn plays Kraglin in the MCU, but he is also the on-set stand-in for Rocket Raccoon and the voice of young Rocket in "Vol. 3."
Gunn's brother not only plays Kraglin, a Ravager, in the "Guardians" franchise, but he also delivers the on-set performance for Rocket Raccoon, who Bradley Cooper voices.
In "GotG: Vol. 3," Sean voices a young Rocket Raccoon in "GotG Vol. 3."
Laura Haddock fawned over Captain America before she played Peter Quill's mother.
Haddock played a woman wanting Cap's autograph in "Captain America: The First Avenger" before playing Peter Quill's mom, Meredith, in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise.
Years before he was Spider-Man's teacher, Martin Starr appeared in "The Incredible Hulk."
Starr is recognizable for his recent role in Tom Holland's "Spider-Man" franchise as Mr. Harrington.
He first appeared in the MCU in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" as a nameless computer nerd.
Despite appearing in two different franchises, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said in a Reddit AMA that he considers them to be the same character.
Before Kenneth Choi was Spider-Man's principal, he appeared in the first "Captain America" movie.
Starr isn't the only "Spider-Man" actor to appear in another early MCU film.
Years before he played Principal Morita in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," Choi appeared as Jim Morita, a soldier during World War II, in 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" who was recruited to work alongside Bucky Barnes and Cap.
He also reprised the character in an episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
That same last name isn't a coincidence.
A popular fan theory hypothesizes that Choi plays a direct descendant of his "Captain America" character in "Homecoming."
According to Digital Spy, a photo of Jim Morita can be spotted in Principal Morita's office. A good look at the photo is spotted in a deleted scene from the movie.
Seth Green had a minor cameo in "Iron Man 2" before voicing a minor character in the "Guardians" franchise.
Green played a fan at the Stark Expo in "Iron Man 2" before voicing Howard the Duck in each of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" films.
You can spot him in "GotG: Vol. 3" playing cards on Knowhere.
Gemma Chan appeared in "Captain Marvel" before leading her own MCU film.
Chan played Minn-Erva in 2019's "Captain Marvel" and starred as Sersi in 2021's "Eternals."
Patton Oswalt played five characters on Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series before appearing in "Eternals."
Oswalt played five different characters on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." who were all related — Eric, Billy, Sam, Thurston, and Ernest Koenig. The first four were siblings. The latter was a store owner in 1931.
More recently, Oswalt played Pip the Troll in an end-credits scene for Marvel's 2021 movie "Eternals."
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