Now that the superhero movie genre is at the height of its popularity, it's becoming more common for actors who previously worked on a Marvel movie to jump onto the DC train, and vice-versa. The latest example came last week, when Joe Manganiello, who previously played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, was confirmed to be playing Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke, in the upcoming solo Batman movie. From Peter Parker's bully to one of the most deadly assassins in the DC universe, Manganiello has made an impressive shift.

In light of this recent development, we've decided to go over the 10 most high-profile actors who switched sides between DC and Marvel. To scale things down a bit, this list isn't including any actors who appeared in movies hailing from DC's more mature Vertigo imprint. It also doesn't include anyone who has yet to make their debut playing their second comic book character, so sorry, Michael Keaton, Willem Dafoe and J.K. Simmons.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds already had a history with superhero movies in the 2000s playing Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity and Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, he finally got to lead one of these adventures in 2011's Green Lantern, where he played test pilot Hal Jordan Unfortunately, his turn as the Emerald Knight was plagued with negative reviews, prompting Warner Bros and DC to abandon their sequel plans for the flick. Five years later, he revisited Wade Wilson, only this time, he got to play to play the character as the real Deadpool, from wearing the trademark red and black costume to repeatedly breaking the fourth wall. After years of waiting, fans finally got to see the actor properly be the character he was born to play.

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