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Protagonists in an important Marvel film look like a luxury concert. In reality, in some respects, it is an actor's dream. It allows them to appear in immensely popular properties, immediately recognizable, seen and loved by millions of people around the world. It also means a greater awareness of an actor's brand, giving these actors a ton of projects for the near future . It is a constant work with well-rounded characters that is practically certified to be successful – both financially and critically. What's wrong? Especially in a fickle business like Hollywood, Marvel is a sure thing.

Well, suffice it to say , the Universe cinematographic Marvel is not for everyone . While it may seem that everyone and their brother appeared – or tried to appear – in a Marvel movie, there are some people who missed the opportunity or missed the opportunity to be at the forefront of an important Marvel movie. Opportunities do not always work. Or someone else comes to work or the actors themselves switch to different projects. In both cases, these are just some of the actors who missed the chance to star in a Marvel movie. At least for now. With so many movies left in the store, there's always another one coming.

Tom Cruise - Mission: Impossible III

Tom Cruise could have played Tony Stark / Iron Man

It is difficult to imagine anyone besides Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man. If the studio bosses and some of the producers had made their way, however, the part would have been a completely different actor. Back in 1759 – 07, when Iron Man was created and the character was not as famous as he is today outside comic book stores, financiers were the best choice of director Jon Favreau for the title role, Robert Downey Jr., was not a name big enough to adequately sell the film. Downey Jr. had a troubled past that still haunted him at this point, and there was no guarantee of his commercial success. Therefore, the studio managers thought that Tom Cruise would have been a smarter investment and the actor was interested in acting and producing.

Eventually, however, Jon Favreau clung to his guns and made a convincing case for Robert Downey Jr. to play the part, since his life seemed to reflect the bow and journey which the main character has in the inaugural film MCU. It is not clear how Robert Downey Jr. was chosen (it was also said that Nicolas Cage was interested in playing the part), but no matter the reason, it is clear that the studio chose the right choice, since the performance was the spark through which the MCU fired for the first time. Meanwhile, Tom Cruise claims to “not be close” to playing Tony Stark in an interview , but it is difficult to know exactly where the talks stopped. It does not matter. While Cruise would have been interesting, Marvel made the right choice.

John Krasinski - Jack Ryan

John Krasinski could have played Steve Rogers / Captain America

In 2011, it was difficult to imagine Jim Halpert from The office becoming one of the greatest action stars on the planet. While John Krasinski has since proved himself in the action genre with his hit series of Amazon, Jack Ryan , becoming an action star could it happened before, since Krasinski he was almost damn close to getting the part. He even got to wear the Captain America suit , although in the end Chris Evans won the role. While it is difficult to complain about this choice, since Evans gave an impact performance as the best American hero, it would have been interesting to see what John Krasinski could have done in this role.

In the end, Chris Evans has had an advantage over John Krasinski since he was already in the comic book movies like Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer , and Scott Pilgrim vs. The world before Captain America: The First Avenger threw his shield on the screen, but Krasinski does not seem terribly disappointed with how he came out. While it was a luxurious concert, Krasinski believes he would not be given the chance to direct To Quiet Place or continue with The Office if he had played Captain America. It's hard to know what would have happened with his career, but I'm happy with the way Cap came out

Emily Blunt - Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Blunt could have played Peggy Carter and Black Widow

Evidently, Marvel aimed to choose Emily Blunt in one of her key roles. The actress had the chance to play both Peggy Carter and Black Widow, but eventually refused the opportunity to play both roles for two separate reasons. When it was possible to play Peggy, the actress eventually discovered that programming conflicts prevented her from playing the part. Meanwhile, when it came to playing Natasha Romanova, the British actress was not interested in being limited for the next decade. These roles went to Hayley Atwell and Scarlett Johansson respectively.

Similar to her husband John Krasinski, Emily Blunt made peace without appearing in the vast Marvel film universe. He believes in the choices he made in place of this growing franchise, including A Quiet Place , Edge of Tomorrow , Sicario, and many others were more suited to his time and efforts in the end, and she has no resentment for leaving both possibilities to appear within this huge universe.

Joaquin Phoenix - Joker

Joaquin Phoenix could have played Doctor Strange

Before Joaquin Phoenix adopted white face painting to play the Joker, there was a time when the acclaimed actor was considering joining the MCU. During the pre-production the Doctor Strange , Phoenix expressed interest in interpreting the magical superhero. He was even seen inside a comic book store that collected copies of Doctor Strange comics when he was given downtime during the production of An irrational man . Alas, there was quite a bit of back and forth with the potential Phoenix casting, as the actor was hesitant to sign a multi-movie contract. Unlike Joker, who is currently only a commitment of a photo , it was guaranteed that Joaquin Phoenix would appear in several Marvel films during his time within the MCU. In the end, those restrictions put him through.

In the end, it is difficult to know what Joaquin Phoenix would have done in this role. Benedict Cumberbatch has a great job in the role, but I don't think he stands out among his peers. It can be difficult not to compare it with Iron Man / Tony Stark, for example. Regardless of whether Phoenix would have been worse or better, he probably would have had a different interpretation of the role, especially given his generally less predictable acting choices. In any case, in recent years Phoenix has excelled in several exceptional rounds, so in the end this is not a loss for the exceptionally talented actor.

Mel Gibson - The Professor and the Madman

Mel Gibson could have played Odin

While Odin did not play an important role in the Marvel film universe outside of 2011 Thor underestimated, had an impending presence, particularly since the role is played by Thespian, Oscar winner, Anthony Hopkins. However, the Silence of the Lambs apparently she was not the first person asked to play the part. Apparently, Mel Gibson was also considered for the paternal role, although the upset actor / director rejected it.

This casting information emerged during an interview with Mel Gibson for his film Blood Father with The Guardian. In the end he didn't reveal why he didn't play the part, although his dumb feelings about the Marvel films he previously revealed in the conversation suggest that they're not entirely in his bag and that Mel Gibson doesn't seem to be angry that in the end refused the opportunity to play the recurring recurring character.

Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan could have played Scarlet Witch

There is no denying that Saoirse Ronan is one of the most talented and versatile actresses working in Hollywood today. The Irish actress demonstrates an impeccable range and dramatic weight, and the exceptionally bright young talent continues to excel in giving high quality shows that are wise beyond her years. However, there is an alternative timeline in which he did not make films such as Lady Bird is Little women and instead appeared as Scarlet Witch inside the Marvel film universe. During the making of Avengers: Age of Ultron , the role was offered; however, he eventually refused.

While Elizabeth Olsen does a great job in the part, it would be interesting to see Saoirse Ronan playing this growing character in the constantly evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alas, it was not expected to be, but Saoirse Ronan has certainly demonstrated his talent many times in many exceptional roles.

Glenn Howerton - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Glenn Howerton could have played Peter Quill / Star-Lord

Eventually there were two sitcom stars running to play Peter Quill, that is Star-Lord. Came to Parks and Recreation Chris Pratt and There is always the sun in Philadelphia Glenn Howerton. Of the two, it was Chris Pratt who was chosen to play goofball, but Howerton came close enough to get the part . Especially when taking into account his work in shows such as Sunny is AP Bio , you can see how it could have gone.

Alas, while Glenn Howerton does an extraordinary work as Dennis Reynolds in Always sunny , his person could have been too pungent compared to Chris Pratt. The actor has a boyish charm that makes him a natural choice for the concert, and he did a really solid job in the role – in particular in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 . Although Howerton would probably have been good, it seems that Marvel and James Gunn eventually made the right choice.

Danny DeVito - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Danny DeVito could have played Rocket Raccoon

Apparently, writer / director James Gunn is a big fan of It's Always sunny in Philadelphia . He should also be, of course. In addition to considering Glenn Howerton for the role of Star-Lord, there were also discussions on the possible casting her co-star worthy of Emmy Danny DeVito in clothes of the voice of Rocket Raccoon. Unfortunately, it didn't come together. Did it have something to do with DeVito's New Jersey accent on Rocket's strong New York accent?

It is hard to say, but while Bradley Cooper does a phenomenal job in the role (in my opinion, it is one of the most underestimated MCU performances, since it completely disappears in the role), it is difficult to imagine to refuse Danny DeVito for any concert, let alone one in which he plays a talking raccoon wearing human clothes. Oh good. Obviously, Guardians of the Galaxy turned into a film of incredible success, but you must also ask yourself here …

In addition to these casting opportunities, it is worth noting that Timothee Chalamet was considered for Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Amandla Stenberg was sought for Shuri and Amanda Seyfried almost played in Gamora. Everyone would have been an interesting choice for their respective roles, but you can't test the destiny. In the end, only Doctor Strange would have known what possibilities were found in throwing anyone on their respective actors. We can only guess.

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