In a recent livestream, the committee for The Hollywood Walk of Fame announced their recipient line-up for 2017, and comic book fans will see several familiar names included in the honorees list.
Vin Di Bona, the 2016-2017 Committee Chair, spoke with the audience to break news on who would be receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Divided into separate categories, over twenty recipients will be gifted a star for the organization’s Class of 2017. Stars like Amy Adams, Dwayne Johnson/The Rock, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, and Mark Ruffalo will all be receiving a plaque.
Each of these actors have a stunning resume attached to their names, and they all have something else in common: comic book films. With studios like DC Entertainment and Marvel bringing in the major revenue with their adaptations, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have joined the movement to star as famous superheroes.
Most recently, Ryan Reynolds sent fans into fits of laughter with his portrayal of Deadpool in Fox’s solo film which scored high with audiences. Previously, Reynolds has starred in X-Men: Origins and the fairly disappointing Green Lantern film starring Blake Lively. Amy Adams, of course, has played Lois Lane in the recent Superman films, Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Chris Pratt, while loved for his role on Parks & Rec, launched into global stardom with his leading role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And, similarly, Mark Ruffalo exploded into public consciousness after he appeared in Marvel’s The Avengers as Bruce Banner/The Hulk.
As for Dwayne Johnson/The Rock, his film career has included several sci-fi films, and he will soon be taking on the role of Doc Savage. While some may be unfamiliar with the pulp fiction hero, comic book enthusiasts know Doc Savage as the character who inspired Superman. The Rock is also set to play the DC Comics character Black Adam in a Shazam movie.
Dates for the award ceremonies have not be released yet, but you can be sure that each of these stars are excited to finally get their own stars hung in Hollywood.