7 Celebs Who Morphed into Superheroes This Year
In case you haven’t noticed, comic books are kinnnndddd of having a moment (and giving us plenty of Halloween costume ideas to boot!). From the Suicide Squad to the X-Men crew, these beloved animated characters are making the leap from their respective glossy pages to the big and small screens (we’re looking at you, Jessica Jones!), and just about everywhere in between. Incidentally, September 25 just so happens to be National Comic Book Day, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to take a look back at some of the celebs that have answered the call of superhero duty this year. Acting as inspiration for us all, these stars are here to prove that anyone can be a superhero (especially when you consider the fact that most of them actually started off as villains: hello, Margot Robbie!) — maybe not the telepathic, super strong/fast/flying kind, sure, but with a few good intentions and a little (or a lot!) of makeup, it’s easy as pie. See for yourself below!
1. Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad: A former psychiatrist (and thus extremely manipulative) criminal tapped as a US government agent, it’s the formerly evil Harley-turned-hero. Fans were so taken with the crazy character that she’s rumored to be getting her own movie, directed by none other than Margot herself. (Photo via Warner Bros./Suicide Squad)
2. Jennifer Lawrence, X-MEN: Apocalypse: Jennifer Lawrence’s mutant X-Men character Mystique has been hailed as one of the most evil comic book characters of all time, and yet, in this new adaptation of the series, we see her changing her ways, joining the X-Men as a bonafide hero. Maybe it’s all that blue goop Jennifer reportedly wants to kick to the curb due to its chemical makeup? (Photo via 20th Century Fox)
3. Ben Affleck, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice: Though he is duped into fighting the wrong guy (AKA Superman) for much of the film thanks to the evil villain Lex Luthor, we still consider Batman a good guy at heart, merely doing what he believes to be right. Ben Affleck is the latest in a long line of celebs to take on the iconic role of the man in black, holding his own against favorites Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. (Photo via Warner Bros./Batman vs. Superman)
4. Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool: Ryan Reynolds not only took on the film’s lead character of regular guy Wade who becomes a wisecracking superhero after an experimentation gone wrong, but he was an integral part of having it made. Fans are certainly happy he did — as perhaps Betty White put it best, [he] “looks so f*cking handsome in his red suit!” (Photo via 20th Century Fox)
5. Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: Civil War: Another former bad-girl-turned-good, Scarlett’s Natasha Romanova, AKA Black Widow, was initially an enemy to the Avengers as a member of the USSR, but now fights alongside them, using her powers of intelligence and tactical weaponry for good. (Photo via Walt Disney Pictures/Captain America: Civil War)
6. Robert Downey Jr., Captain America: Civil War: Much like the Batman/Superman sitch, Robert Downey Jr.’s reprised Iron Man character is pitted against a fellow hero in the form of Chris Evans’ Captain America in his 2016 Civil War role. He’s still considered a hero, however, with the real villain, the evil Zemo, on the loose. (Photo via Walt Disney Pictures/Captain America: Civil War)
7: Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnorak: Chris not only morphed into a superhero in 2016 — he reprised his role as a God. Set for release on November 3, 2017, the upcoming film see’s Chris’s heroic character reportedly fighting in a series of gladiatorial games as he simultaneously attempts to save the world — you know, everyday hero stuff. (Photo via Ethan Miller/Getty)
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(Featured photo via Walt Disney Pictures)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)