Reboots and remakes of past TV shows and films are all the rage right now. (Who needs original ideas when whole plots are already available?) And because of this phenom, multiple actors are picked to portray the same characters. Batman, for example, has had at least seven men play him on screen (not including Ben Affleck in the upcoming Superman flick).
To make things even more interesting for the viewing public, on occasion, those talents who’ve portrayed/will portray the same characters have met up in real life to give us a double dose of fun. Here are eight times in which that’s happened:
Lily Collins & Kat McNamara
CHARACTER: Clary Fray
Lily Collins in 2013's The Mortal Instruments; Kat McNamara on Freeform's Shadowhunters.
The caption under Kat's picture: "When Clary met Clary... So glad we finally met @lilyjcollins! #GoldenGlobes"
Lily's response: "keep our clary alive"
Photo: Instagram (@kitkatsmeow)
Chris Evans & Michael B. Jordan
CHARACTER: Johnny Storm/The Human Torch
Evans in 2005's Fantastic Four and 2007's Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer; Michael B. Jordan starting in 2015's The Fantastic Four.
Photo: Instagram (@michaelbjordan)
Daniel Radcliffe & Darren Criss
CHARACTERS: Harry Potter AND J. Pierrepont Finch
Radcliffe portrayed Harry Potter in the film franchise from 2001-2011; Criss portrayed the character on YouTube via Team Starkid's 2009 production, A Very Potter Musical.
They both had stints on Broadway as the lead in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as well.
Photo: Twitter (@DarrenCriss)
Sarah Jessica Parker & AnnaSophia Robb
CHARACTER: Carrie Bradshaw
Parker from 1998-2004 on Sex and the City , plus the 2008 and 2010 films; Robb on The Carrie Diaries.
Photo: Twitter (@robbannasophia)
Bryce Dallas Howard & Emma Stone
CHARACTER: Gwen Stacy
Howard in 2007's Spider-Man 3; Stone starting in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and continuing with 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
James McAvoy & Patrick Stewart
CHARACTER: Professor X
Stewart began playing the role of Professor Charles Xavier in 2000's X-Men, while McAvoy started in 2011's X-Men: First Class; they will both portray the older & younger versions of Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past this year.
Hugh Jackman & Colm Wilkinson
CHARACTER: Jean Valjean
Wilkinson originated the role in Les Miserables in the West End and on Broadway; Jackman portrayed the character in the 2012 film version.
Photo: Universal Pictures
William Shatner & Chris Pine
CHARACTER: Captain Kirk
Shatner from 1966-1969 on the Star Trek TV series; Pine starting in 2009's Star Trek movie and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness.