Marvel Actors Who Auditioned For Other MCU RolesMay 10, 2020
At this point it's almost like every big name actor in Hollywood is tied to a specific comic book superhero or villain in the movies, the luckiest of them getting a role in the MCU, which for all intents and purposes is the king of a hill. When it comes to superhero movies, certain
actorswere lucky enough to land the role of a lifetime while
others had to deal with being told no and probably venturing to DC or something, so there's a small group of
auditionedfor a role in the MCU. and I got it just that it wasn't the part they were auditioning for.
I went through a phase of just making autotapes and saving to autotapes, yes that's right, the MCU is what we know and love today. Different Casting Options Many actors you're familiar with seeing in Marvel movies now tried to play a different role. Can you imagine what things would have been like if Chadwick Boseman was someone
otherthan T'Challa or if someone else? r one of the Avengers played the role of Captain America because we're about to go over a lot of different Marvel actors who tried out for different
roles. Chris Pratt as Captain America is hard to imagine now because everyone knows that Chris Evans is the Captain.
America and Chris Pratt - star lord, but those were not the original plans. Pratt originally
auditionedfor the role of Captain America several years before he landed the role of Peter Quill again. Pratt was still starting out in parks and recreation, having yet to appear in any dramatic
roles, whether it was Moneyball or Zero Dark Thirty, he didn't get the part, but he made enough of an impression to stay in the casting director's mind. Sarah Finn, who recommended him to Guardians director James Gunn for the role of Star-Lord. It's a good thing things worked out this way because Pratt's hilarious personality was made so much better with Peter Quill's character and Chris Evans as a clean, wholesome image paired perfectly with America's hero Steve Rogers Chadwick Boseman as Drax the Destroyer. this would certainly have altered the character a bit, no?
Did you know that he originally auditioned for a different role? Yes, he first tried out for the role of Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, the role ended up going to Dave Bautista, who did a wonderful job with a character. Bozeman is a great actor and I'm not so sure his style would have fit well with the goofy comedic tone of the Guardians movie and Drax's character Sulu Bozeman was probably upset when he didn't get the part as he had just come out of a leading role in 42 as jackie robinson ultimately everything worked out for the best she couldn't play drags but ended up in the MCU regardless with only a leading role in a massive blockbus movie after we can't help but wonder how he would have been Drax's character if Bozeman got the role.
It would certainly be weird, but not so weird if Dave Bautista played Shella Lupita Nyong'o as Nebula while on the subject of the black panther. actors who almost played other roles, did you know that Lupita Nyong'o originally auditioned for the role of nebula? Sheesh, that first Guardians of the Galaxy movie would have been very different, that's right, young O originally intended to join the Marvel Universe long before her Black Panther debut as Nakia, she had just wrapped up her future Oscar-winning role in 12 years out of slavery and was looking for her next project, she ultimately didn't get the part because it went to Karen Gillan but it worked for all the parts because Nyong'o was one of the black panther highlights Karen Gillan as Sharon Carter talking about nebula who it's not even the role that Karen Gillan originally auditioned for her first attempt at joining the MCU was a Sharon Ca Later in Captain America, the Winter Soldier, she met with Marvel and auditioned to be the captain's new love interest in the by which time she was wrapping up her time on Doctor Who as the character Amy Pond.
Ultimately, Gillan did not get the part. Emily VanCamp instead in hindsight worked better for Karen Gillan also deal with Marvel casting process Karen Gillan wanted to play Sharon Carter but instead they gave her Nebula Lupita Nyong'o wanted to play Nebula , so instead they gave Nakia, is it just a never-ending process of moving someone to the next available role Tom Hiddleston as Thor, this is probably the most awkward to think about on the entire list. Tom Hiddleston is famous for playing the role of Loki Thor's mischievous and sometimes downright evil little brother. he plays such an iconic role that it's almost uncomfortable to think of hiddleston playing the part of thor, that's certainly what almost happened when hiddleston went to audition for the movie he was testing for the lead,
marveldid some testimonials screen with him and even had him sport blonde hair and hold the famous hammer Mjolnir, of course, they ultimately cast Chris Hemsworth in the role, but Hiddleston left such a lasting impression. the impression he was brought on board is Loki instead he has since proven to be a fan favorite and one of the most integral parts of the MCU Sebastian Stan as Captain America this is another one that feels gross to visualize that We all know and love Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes the Winter Soldier is Captain America's best friend, but things would have been much different if he was Captain America when it came time to audition for Captain America the First Avenger.
Stan wanted the part. Casting director Sarah Finn felt that she was bringing in too much darkness. to the installment that simply wasn't suited for the role of the calf, she was still impressed by what she saw and suggested that Stan play the role of Bucky Barnes in his next Captain America installment and the rest was history, in fact, with Bucky Barnes set to appear in the upcoming show Falcon in the Winter Soldier on Disney Plus. Stan's character will actually spend more time in the MCU than Captain America. how important and helpful it is for Marvel to plan their movies so far in advance this way they can keep an eye out for potential talent for future roles that aren't being cast yet.
Anthony Mackie as Mandarin talking about Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The role of Wilson has been famously played by Anthony Mackie, while the character isn't one of the original Avengers and doesn't have his own standalone movie to speak of, he's still one of the most important characters in the MCU, he's certainly one of the most iconic heroes, but did you know that Anthony Mackie was originally intended to play a bad guy? His first audition occurred before he was cast as Falcon when he scream tested for the role of Mand. arin in Iron Man 3, the role would eventually go to Ben Kingsley which really makes me wonder what the casting call looks like talking about Falcon, that role almost went to someone else entirely as well while Anthony Mackie was auditioning to play the Mandarin, it was Michael B.
Jordan who was auditioning to play Falcon, luckily he wouldn't get the part and would join the MCU as the iconic role of Erik Kill Monger and Black Panther while Michael B Jordan would probably have been great in the role of Falcon. It was probably for the best, in fact, it wasn't even Jordan's first time appearing in the Marvel Universe in 2015, he played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four, a movie that was a historic flop, while it was a Marvel movie, did not exist. within the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we know today and it's good that people barely remember the movie Fantastic Four Sam Rockwell as Iron Man looks Sam Rockwell is a fantastic actor, he's funny, he's talented and he always delivers in whatever role he plays having Said there's just no conceivable way he would have been as perfect for the role of Tony Stark as Robert Downey Jr.
If it's just not possible, RDJ was perfect for the role. Pat Rockwell was the lead role and was the one that launched the MCU in 2008. There's just no telling where the franchise would be today. However, Jon Favreau likes what he saw with Rockwell and I ended up using him as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2, the role of Justin Hammer was meant to be a Tony Stark wannabe with a very similar attitude only you know wrong, which wanted to be star-lord, this one is interesting because there were several big-name actors in the running to play Star-Lord before the part where two Pratts, in fact, three of the actors they were considering ended up in the MCU playing different roles first Lee Pace auditioned to play Peter Quill instead he ended up getting cast in the movie just to play the antagonist of the movie Ronan the Accuser imagine going to audition for a role and end up being chosen as the opposition of the characters. or the role as Michael Rosenbaum also auditioned Rosenbaum is a close personal friend of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn so he had a leg up on the competition of course the role would eventually go to Chris Pratt but Gunn still found a way to use his Buddy cast him to play Martin X in Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Zachary Levi was another actor who tried out for the role of Star-Lord, he didn't get the role but was eventually cast to replace Josh Dallas in the role of Fandral in 2013's Thor.
Levi would land his lead role in a superhero movie starring Shazam in 2019. Other actors who were seriously considered for the role of Peter Quill included Joel Edgerton, Jim Sturgess, Jack Hudson and Eddie Redmayne, all that to say. alright by Chris Pratt Jake Gyllenhaal as Doctor Strange Jake Gyllenhaal has wanted to be a part of the MCU for quite some time and it makes sense that he's a bona fide actor with some serious acting chops, so why shouldn't he land? a prominent role in the biggest movie franchise of all time seemingly every big-name celebrity Under the Sun plays a corresponding superhero made almost no sense to the likable and popular good guy Jake Gyllenhaal reportedly didn't have one he was very close to play the role of dr.
Strange, of course, that part would eventually go to Benedict Cumberbatch, who did an absolutely wonderful job. Gyllenhaal is a great actor, but there's no telling if and how we could top Cumberbatch's masterful performance and not feel too bad for Jakey Boy. Getting his MCU part playing the role of Mysterio in Spider-Man Far From Home, whether or not we see him in that role on the big screen again is still up in the air, it's crazy to think how drastically different it could have been. the MCU with only a couple of different casting options, we're glad things worked out the way they did, though which of these entries do you really wish would happen?
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