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16 Marvel Stars Who Change Beyond Recognition For Their Roles

Since the majority of MCU characters were adapted from original Marvel comics, the team frequently spends hours helping actors apply makeup in order to produce effec

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Most MCU characters are created based on original Marvel comics, and to make their appearances as close to the design as possible, sometimes the crew has to spend hours to help the actor apply makeup, not to mention the visual effects afterward. Because of this, some performers transform beyond recognition for their roles, so you can run into them in real life without realizing the person who plays your favorite character is standing right behind you.

We’ve chosen 16 Marvel actors in this post who we think have made the most incredible on-screen makeovers. They all have to give up a lot for their jobs, including, of course, their endearing appearance. Check out this collection by scrolling down, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment box!

#1. Michael Rosenbaum as Martinex

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, EVERETT COLLECTION / EAST NEWS

#2. Pom Klementieff as Mantis

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, pom.klementieff / instagram

#3. Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, michael_rooker / instagram

#4. Josh Brolin as Thanos

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Source: Avengers: Infinity War / Marvel Studios, joshbrolin / instagram

#5. James Spader as Ultron

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Source: Avengers: Age Of Ultron, 2015 / Marvel Studios, spaderjamesofficial / instagram

#6. Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Marvel Studios, leeepfrog / instagram

#7. Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, elizabethdebickinators / instagram

#8. Paul Bettany as Vision

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Source: Avengers: Age Of Ultron / Marvel Studios, paulbettany / instagram

#9. Karen Gillan as Nebula

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Marvel Studios, karengillanofficial / instagram

#10. Taika Waititi as Korg

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Source: Thor: Ragnarok / Marvel Studios, Piovanotto Marco/ABACA/Abaca / East News

#11. Zoe Saldana as Gamora

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, zoesaldana / instagram

#12. Michael James Shaw as Corvus Glaive

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Source: Avengers: Infinity War / Marvel Studios, mjshawnuff / instagram

#13. Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy / Marvel Studios, davebautista / instagram

#14. Ben Mendelsohn as Talos

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Source: Captain Marvel / Marvel Studios, benmencom / instagram

#15. Chris Sullivan as Taserface

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Source: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 / Marvel Studios, sullivangrams / instagram

#16. Hugo Weaving and Ross Marquand as Red Skull

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Source: Captain America: The Winter Soldier / Marvel Studios, Hahn Lionel/ABACA/Abaca / East News, Avengers: Infinity War / Marvel Studios, rossmarquand / instagram