#2. Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
It’s amazing to think that ahead of Jackman’s first outing as the clawed antihero, he was virtually unknown. Nearly fifteen years on, he is arguably the most recognised actor of the Marvel universe, having portrayed the character a total of seven times (including the upcoming Days of Future Past). His commitment to the role has been pivotal to the series’ success, with every appearance upping the ante, delivering strong emotional beats alongside fierce physicality to equal measure. With The Wolverine 2 having just been green-lit, hopefully Jackman won’t be hanging up the claws anytime soon.