It isn't uncommon for superheroes to be portrayed as action heroes, but what about the other way around? Could an action star really be a superhero, too? To quote WWE pro wrestler and occasional actor “Stone Cold” Steve Austin: “Hell, yeah!” In fact, there are big-screen bad*sses who are probably even better than the wearers of capes and tights in the MCU and DCEU.
We have rounded up a list of the best action characters around and identified who fits the mold here. From born naturals like John Wick and Rambo to the super-super spies like James Bond and Jason Bourne, let's see who has all the hallmarks of being a superhero.
- 1134 VOTESPhoto: The Matrix Reloaded / Warner Bros. Pictures
- 2156 VOTESPhoto: John Wick / Lionsgate
- 397 VOTESPhoto: Pitch Black / USA Films
- 470 VOTES
Evelyn WangPhoto: Everything Everywhere All at Once / A24
- 559 VOTES
Harry HartPhoto: Kingsman: The Secret Service / 20th Century Fox
- 690 VOTESPhoto: The Bourne Identity / Universal Pictures