The actors in question are Jeremy Renner and Evan Peters, both of whom played Jeffrey Dahmer in biographical dramas. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye), while Evan Peters appears as Peter Maximoff, better known as Quicksilver, in the X-Men film franchise. Peters also had a guest role as “Ralph Bohner,” the fake Quicksilver, in the MCU series “WandaVision.”
Renner’s performance as Jeffrey Dahmer came in the 2002 biopic “Dahmer,” which tells the killer’s story via a non-linear narrative that alternates between his troubled youth and his days as a murderer. Evan Peters plays Dahmer in the recent Netflix miniseries “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which chronicles his murders from the perspective of his victims.
The fact that these two Marvel stars have both played Dahmer is quite a coincidence, though perhaps the oddest part is seeing these two prolific superhero actors portraying such a horrific figure. Indeed, although they are both known for playing some of Marvel’s greatest heroes, fans are sure to look at Peters and Renner a bit differently after learning about their shared role.