Throwback Thursday is a trend on social media pages where users post old pictures of themselves with the hashtag [#ThrowbackThursday](tag:2798395) , giving us the opportunity to see old and frequently embarrassing pictures of friends, family and celebrities.
As you can imagine, the trend has really taken off among the celebrity community, who we usually associate with glamour and luxury. But what about celebrities who play superheroes? More often than not these superhero celebrities are in fantastic shape and are are known for looking their best in the very worst of situations.
Have a look at these superhero celebrities and bask in the knowledge that we aren't as far removed from them as you think.
1. Robert Downey Jr: Tony Stark / Iron Man
Known for his role as Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man, RDJ is a huge name in modern cinema.
Much like his Avengers counterpart, RDJ is wealthy, cocky and boisterous, but don't worry, he used to own a sleeveless sweater... the universe really does balance itself out.
2. Hugh Jackman: Wolverine
You'll undoubtedly recognize Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from X-Men. If not, then remember the guy with the adamantium claws who can't manage to keep his shirt on? Yeah, that's him.
Well, here's Hugh with a bowl-cut and a bowtie. You're welcome.
3. Stephen Amell: Oliver Queen / The Green Arrow
Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, a.k.a. The Green Arrow, in the hit CW superhero series Arrow.
In Arrow, Queen is known for kicking ass and being in incredible shape, but here we see a teenage Stephen at a wedding with braces! Thank you Internet, you have done well.
4. Chris Pratt: Star-Lord
This is Douchemaster McChest's first headshot from 15 years ago... no critique is needed whatsoever.
Frankly it's a wonder he ever got work, but the star of Guardians of the Galaxy somehow managed to button his shirt and get a damn good career.
5. Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool
Reynolds says it all in the critique of his own picture... no commentary is necessary.
Ryan Reynolds is known for his role as Deadpool in the upcoming 2016 movie, which is the only superhero he has ever portrayed... I promise.
6. Krysten Ritter: Jessica Jones
Captioned "It gets better kids," Marvel's Jessica Jones proves that anyone can go on to become a superhero.
Those glasses though... Ritter should definitely rock those in the next J.J.
7. Jeremy Renner: Hawkeye
Jeremy Renner portrays Hawkeye in Marvel's Avenger movies; I won't hate on the Hawk as I'm a fan, but I'll definitely tease Renner just this once.
This picture either needs to be destroyed or used on every Avengers promotional add until the end of time!
8. James Franco: Harry Osborne / The Green Goblin
Okay, so James Franco didn't play a superhero in Spider-Man, but this one was too good to waste.
Franco is known for an array of talents, including: acting, directing and writing. So just as a treat, here's a young James Franco looking... exactly the same. Damn it!
Which Superhero celebrity TBT is your favorite?