These 10 actors who said NO to Marvel for a role in the MCU, and it’s a shame

With great power comes great responsibility, these actors said no to Marvel to join the MCU.

These stars who said no to Marvel

In the Marvel Family I would like… actors who turned down a role in the MCU. With over 80 years of history, comicsseries and films, Marvel is now a bigfinally rather a immense family. Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson… these stars have brilliantly taken on the costume of super heroes, or super villains. But “With great power comes great responsibility” and the actors must respect very strict rules. A sacrifice that some are not ready to make.

1. Timothée Chalamet

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The young rising star of cinema and headliner of Dunes, Timothée Chalamet has already publicly declared that he does not want to play a superhero in the cinema. Yet on the list of potential actors by Spider-Manwith Tom Hollandthe actor opened up in an interview with Timea friend -whose identity he does not give- would have advised him to avoid such roles:

“One of my heroes – I can’t say who or he would kick my ass – put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice. No hard drugs – and no superhero movies.”

2. Matt Damon

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Daredevil released in 2003 is surely one of the MCU films that we would like to forget, it is also one of the titles with the worst ratings by viewers. Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, then played by Ben Affleck, failed to convince fans, so much so that the actor no longer wanted to put on the superhero costume for a while. It wasn’t until 13 years later that Ben Affleck made his return, but this time…to the DC Family as Batman. A trauma that was well taken care to avoid Matt Damon who was also Matt Murdock.

3. Olivia Wilde

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The “most dangerous woman in the galaxy” or Gamora is played by Zoe Saldana, and while she fits the role perfectly, the first name on the list was Olivia Wilde. Officially, the latter would have refused the role due to time constraints. But for several years, it seems that the actress is collaborating with Sony and Marvel on making a Spider Woman, as reported by Deadline.

4. Emily Blunt

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Would we imagine anyone other than Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow? Today maybe not, but, before the famous SHIELD agent enters the MCU, Emily Blunt’s name was retained by Marvel. Due to its filming in Gulliver’s Travels, the interpreter of Princess Mary declined the offer. When we see the commercial failure of the latter, it was ultimately not the best choice for the actress.

5. Bryan Cranston

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We love Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad. The actor’s performance will go down as one of the best performances in a series for fans for a long time to come. We would have loved to see him take on the role of supervillain Sebastian Shaw in X-Men: First Class. Bryan Cranston had to turn down the offer to star in Drive. Ultimately,Kevin Bacon got the role.

6. Jason Momoa

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Jason Momoa has been tapped by Marvel to play Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. With his imposing physique, the actor could very well have integrated the MCU. But…much to the chagrin of Marvel fans, Jason chose DC to embody Aquamanthe king of Atlantis.

7. Joaquin Phoenix

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Best actor of 2020 thanks to his performance as the Joker, Joaquin Phoenix has always refused offers from Marvel. He first passed his turn for the role of Bruce Banner then more recently Doctor Strange, now played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

8. Leonardo DiCaprio

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When you see Leonardo DiCaprio on the poster, it’s often a good sign and Marvel obviously wanted to offer him a place of choice in the MCU. The multiple Oscar-winning actor was approached by James Cameron when he was directing Spider-Man. Leonardo DiCaprio, however, refused the offer, stating that the superhero costume didn’t fit him.

9. Jessica Chastain

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The interpreter of Murphy Cooper in the hit film Interstellar turned down the role of Maya Hansen, supporting character inIron Man. According to her, this secondary role would be “boring” and prefers to skip her turn. But his bond with Marvel isn’t completely severed as he reunites with her as a cast member of X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

10. Jensen Ackles

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First auditioned for the role of Captain Americathe actor was ultimately not selected, but his performance did not go unnoticed. Some time later, Marvel returns to the charge and offers him the role of Hawkeye (hawkeye), but Jensen had just landed the role Dean Winchester in the hit series Supernatural. After hesitating, Jensen Ackles finally chose supernatural.

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