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The Marvel Cinematic Universe and The Strolling Lifeless are two of essentially the most beloved franchises in fashionable popular culture, every operating for properly over a decade after a humble starting. Within the years since, each universes have grown exponentially, spawning a big fanbase and an ever-expanding forged of characters, together with the upcoming Maggie and Neegan spin-off, Isle of the Lifeless.
With such a big forged in every franchise, crossovers amongst actors are inevitable. As such, there are a number of actors from the MCU which have additionally made an look on The Strolling Lifeless, bridging the hole between the 2 universes.
10 Corey Hawkins
Corey Hawkins portrayed Heath, an Alexandrian whom Rick and the group meet throughout Season 6. Regardless of main plans for Hawkins’s character within the sequence, dedication to different initiatives brought about the actor to depart the sequence just one season later, making Heath one character followers hope to see extra of within the upcoming Tales of the Strolling Lifeless.
Hawkins has a really minor cameo in Iron Man 3 as a Navy Operations Specialist in a command middle. The third movie within the Iron Man trilogy got here out in 2013, simply two years earlier than Hawkins’s breakout function in Straight Outta Compton, making his look a pleasant shock for anybody unfamiliar with the actor on the time of launch.
9 Kerry Condon
Kerry Condon makes a visitor look in The Strolling Lifeless‘s season 4 premiere episode, “30 Days With out An Accident.” Condon portrays a survivor named Clara, whom Rick meets within the woods exterior the jail settlement, just for the girl to aim to feed him to her husband, who has been changed into a walker. Clara dies shortly thereafter, together with her zombified corpse showing in a number of following episodes.
Whereas MCU followers will not be intimately aware of Kerry Condon’s face, they could acknowledge her voice as F.R.I.D.A.Y., Tony Stark’s substitute AI after J.A.R.V.I.S. is remodeled into Imaginative and prescient in Age of Ultron. Condon would go on to voice F.R.I.D.A.Y. on a number of events till Tony Stark’s dying in Avengers: Endgame.
8 Cailey Fleming
Cailey Fleming joined the forged of The Strolling Lifeless in season 9 as an older Judith Grimes following the most important time leap in “What Comes After.” Fleming has since been a serious character within the sequence, persevering with to look all through the tenth and eleventh seasons.
At simply fifteen years outdated, Fleming already has a powerful resume. Not solely has the actress additionally appeared in Star Wars: The Power Awakens as a younger Rey, she formulated her personal popular culture trifecta in 2021 when she appeared as a younger Sylvie through the opening flashback of Loki‘s fourth episode.
7 Elizabeth Ludlow
Elizabeth Ludlow had a recurring function on The Strolling Lifeless starting in Season 7 as one among Negan’s Saviors, Arat. Arat managed to outlive the Savior Warfare and ultimately joined the coalition of communities within the years thereafter. She was ultimately murdered by Cindy as revenge for executing her brother years earlier on Negan’s orders.
Ludlow had a really minor cameo in a scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, quantity 2. Within the movie, she performed an Easik lady who makes an attempt to flee Ego’s poisonous sludge that has been set unfastened throughout the galaxy. This cameo would come again to shock even director James Gunn, who claimed he didn’t notice he had labored with Ludlow previous to Peacemaker.
6 Ross Marquand
Ross Marquand’s Aaron has been a serious character in The Strolling Lifeless since his introduction in Season 5. Rapidly becoming a member of the ranks of sequence favorites, Aaron has been part of a number of main moments through the years, together with Negan’s notorious lineup. Aaron continues to combat for survival in TWD‘s last season, changing into one of many longest-lasting characters within the sequence.
Many MCU followers may not have even realized when Marquand joined the franchise in Avengers: Infinity Warfare. The actor, who’s famed for his impersonations of well-known celebrities, changed Hugo Weaving because the Pink Cranium, who reappears on the planet Vormir. Marquand additionally voiced Ultron in What If…? and the Ultron sentries in Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.
5 Jon Bernthal
Jon Bernthal was a sequence common in The Strolling Lifeless‘s first two seasons, portraying Shane Walsh. Shane acted because the foil to Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes, ultimately succumbing to the cruel world round him and dropping his honor alongside the best way. Shane is killed on the finish of Season 2, although he would later seem in Rick’s hallucination within the Season 9 episode “What Comes After.”
Bernthal made a reputation for himself amongst Marvel followers along with his portrayal of Frank Fortress, a.okay.a. the Punisher, in Netflix’s Daredevil, which ultimately led to the character receiving his personal self-titled spinoff, which ran for 2 seasons. With Netflix’s Marvel characters starting to rejoin the bigger MCU, many followers have begun to anxiously surprise the place the Punisher could present up once more within the franchise.
4 Matt Lintz
Matt Lintz portrayed an older model of Henry following Season 9’s large time leap, taking on the function from his youthful brother, Macsen Lintz. As Henry, Lintz performed out Carl’s well-known romance with Whisperer Lydia from the comics, although he ultimately meets a tragic finish as part of the notorious pike scene.
Matt Lintz has lately joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Bruno Carrelli, Kamala Khan’s finest buddy in Ms. Marvel. Lintz’s Ms. Marvel character is distinguished by his intelligence and coronary heart, immediately making him a fan favourite with an extended and affluent future within the franchise.
3 Lauren Ridloff
Lauren Ridloff joined The Strolling Lifeless amongst a gaggle of different survivors in Season 9, changing into the primary Deaf actress to look on the sequence. Ridloff portrays the character of Connie, who has since develop into a beloved fan favourite with potential romantic ties to Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus’s perpetually single character.
Eternals sports activities a forged of mythological characters, which incorporates Ridloff because the speedster Makkari. Although the movie obtained blended evaluations from followers and critics, Makkari’s character emerged with particular reward, seemingly securing her future within the franchise. When Makkari was final seen, she and her mates had simply joined with Harry Types’s Starfox, indicating a really thrilling future certainly for the characters of their subsequent look.
2 Michael Rooker
Michael Rooker appeared in The Strolling Lifeless‘s first three seasons as Merle Dixon, Daryl’s brother. After an unlucky first assembly with Rick Grimes, Merle finds himself joined with the villainous Governor. Although he ultimately sees the error of his methods, Merle’s redemption comes too late, with the Governor capturing him to dying on the finish of Season 3.
Within the years after his tenure on The Strolling Lifeless, Rooker has develop into a frequent collaborator of James Gunn, showing in a number of of the director’s movies. Most famously, Rooker portrayed Ravager captain Yondu Udonta, Peter Quill’s adoptive father, in each Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Although Yondu dies on the finish of quantity 2, many followers nonetheless anticipate to see his return in some type when the highly-anticipated sequel hits theaters subsequent yr.
1 Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira’s Michonne was a serious character from Seasons 3 to 10 of The Strolling Lifeless. Throughout her time on the sequence, Michonne proved to be one of many new world’s most succesful survivors, even performing as a good match for Rick Grimes himself, culminating in a fan favourite romance between the 2. Michonne exited the sequence in Season 10 seeking Rick, although she is predicted to look once more within the trilogy of characteristic movies at present in improvement.
Gurira has additionally starred as Okoye within the MCU, making her debut within the colossally profitable Black Panther. Rapidly rising in recognition following her first look, Okoye has since proven up within the newest two Avengers movies and is confirmed to look as soon as extra in Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly, which is ready for launch later this yr.
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