In the DC-Marvel crossover club: Danny Pudi, Matt Lanter decide what prize they deserve for that feat
There is a select but growing group of actors who have been in projects from both of the major comic book companies, Marvel and DC.
Pudi scored a small part in Captain America: The Winter Soldier thanks to his connection with the Russo brothers, who directed the 2014 Marvel movie and produced several seasons of Community.
He’s now in new workplace comedy/superhero series Powerless, which will premiere on NBC mid-season. The series is about insurance adjusters specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by crime-fighting superheroes. Pudi talks about his character Teddy and makes a funny observation about how superheroes and us regular folk are different in the video interview below:
Lanter, meanwhile, has supplied his voice to a few Marvel animated TV and video game projects, including a multi-season presence on Ultimate Spider-Man as Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson, and Venom. On the DC side, he voiced Aquaman in last year’s direct-to-video Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.
(He was also eager to point out that he’s in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin.)
Surely the folks in this special DC-Marvel crossover club must get some kind of members’ badge or certificate? I asked Lanter (at Comic-Con promoting new time travel series Timeless) what prize he should get for being in this distinguished group and he said, “I need a Captain America shield next to a Batman emblem — a medal or something. Or maybe I should just go with my [Aquaman] trident.”
I asked Pudi the same question, and he said, “Umm more jobs!” Which is probably exactly the prize he’ll get.