While the actors who have been a part of the Supernatural are no stranger to supernatural beings and monsters. Supernatural revolves around the Winchesters who save lives by hunting Supernatural beings of all sorts; from angels, demons to vampires and werewolves. Supernatural has featured everything that one could think of. It has even crossed over with Scooby-Doo! Could you believe that? Probably one of the things that it has not done is feature popular comic book superheroes. Even though SPN has made numerous references to DC & Marvel comics and popular superheroes. But interestingly, various cast members who played a central role on Supernatural have also been part of the DC & Marvel Universes. They have either acted in the DC/Marvel shows or lend their voice in the animated comic book movies.

So Take A Look At 5 Supernatural Actors Who Have Appeared In DC & Marvel Universe


Jensen Ackles is an amazing actor. His expressions and mannerisms in Supernatural brought the character of Dean Winchester to life. But did you know he’s a very talented voice artist too? Jensen Ackles voiced Red Hood AKA Jason Todd in 2010 released animated Batman movie titled ‘Batman: Under The Red Hood. In Season 3, Jensen’s character Dean says the famous line ‘I am Batman’, but in 2021 Jensen actually became Batman when he voiced the caped crusader in the animated movie ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ which is based on the comic book of the same name.


Adrianne Palicki was there in the beginning of the show. Even though her character Jessica would meet her tragic fate in the first episode and would appear a few more times in small cameos or flashbacks, but Jessica played a crucial role in driving the story of Supernatural. But perhaps Adrianne’s biggest career role came when she was cast as Mockingbird in the MCU show ‘Agents of SHIELD’. The character of Bobbie Morse who dawns the persona of Mockingbird appeared in the episode ‘Hen in the Wolf House’. Adrianne played Mockingbird in a recurring role, but was soon promoted to the main cast and given significant storylines in the show.


Katie Cassidy has earned the reputation of a scream queen due to her appearances in horror films such as Black Christmas. She was cast as Ruby in the third season of the Supernatural. Ruby was a demon who makes her debut in Season 3 and helps the Winchesters against the demons. Katie portrayed the character of Ruby as a controlling, manipulative, and mysterious demon who is pretty sharp and brave. However, Katie Cassidy would depart from Supernatural due to which Genevieve would get cast in the role who portrayed Ruby in a different light. However, it is said that all things happen for a good reason. Katie would eventually get cast in the role of Laurel Lance in the CW show ‘Arrow’ which is based on the DC comics character of Green Arrow. This would become the highlight of her career. Laurel Lance is a legal attorney who dawns the mask of Black Canary, a vigilante who battles evil and fights alongside Arrow.


While Misha Collins is best known for playing Castiel in Supernatural. A role that would redefine his career. Castiel wasn’t supposed to that long on the show, but the response from the fans forced the creators & writers to keep him around, soon from a recurring character, he was promoted to the main cast. Misha Collins is now all set to portray a legendary comic book character. He has been cast in CW’s upcoming show ‘Gotham Knights’ where he would be portraying the role of Gotham’s DA Harvey Dent who is a good friend of Bruce Wayne, but tragedy strikes him, he loses his sanity and ends up becoming Two Face in the process. Numerous great actors such as Tommy Lee Jones, Aaron Eckhart have played the character in Batman movies. It would be pretty interesting to see how Misha Collins portrays the character. Gotham Knight is all set to premiere on the CW Network in the month of March.


Watchmen is a 2009 released film based on the DC comic book of the same name written by Alan Moore. The story takes place in a dystopian world where superheroes have been forced to retire and cannot operate outside the law. Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the role of a superhero named Edward Blake AKA ‘The Comedian’. JDM revealed that when he read his part and came to know that his character would meet his demise in the first few pages, he was not excited to play the part in the film. But he was told to read the graphic novel to grasp a better understanding of his character and its significance in the storyline. Eventually, he became convinced and portrayed the role which received great appreciation from the fans and critics.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the role of John Winchester in Supernatural. A man who after losing his wife in a ‘Supernatural’ tragedy becomes obsessed with knowing about the truth. He becomes a hunter and raises his kids in the same life. Although, John Winchester is a flawed character who received backlash from the fans for raising his kids not as children, but as soldiers. However, JDM did a full justice in portraying the complex character. Although his appearances have been limited, but the impact on the story of SPN is far greater. Currently, the actor Drake Rodger is playing the role of John Winchester in the SPN spin-off titled ‘The Winchesters’.


Source: thehumornation.com

By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.