Ever since Marvel started out as Timely Comics over 75 years ago, literally thousands of heroes, villains, sidekicks, and supporting characters have been dreamt up to play a part in the countless stories printed by the now world famous publisher. And now that Marvel’s movie studio is firing on all cylinders, it’s someone’s job to choose which characters are deserving of a live-action adaptation in a big budget production. But, given that feature films generally don’t run much longer than two hours in length, sometimes characters that are an essential part of the comics end up getting shoehorned into smaller roles, to the point where they might not even be recognized by the fans who adore them. On that note, you probably had no idea that these 11 Marvel characters have made appearances on the big screen.
*Note: We decided to bend the rules a bit and include Marvel films that aren’t part of the Cinematic Universe because they include hidden characters that are just too good to pass up.