Avengers : the actors who would have been able to joeur in the saga
The Avengers are back… on TF1 ! This Sunday 22 December, the station broadcasts the Avengers : age of Ultron, the second film dedicated to the group of super-heroes. But did you know that the cast was almost very different ? Here are the other players who have failed to play Thor instead of Chris Hemsworth, Iron Man instead of Robert Downey Jr and Black Widow instead of Scarlett Johansson.
Chris Hemsworth plays Thor
A Hemsworth can hide another ! If it is Chris Hemsworth who has got the role during auditions for the first film solo dedicated to the hero, he was competing with his brother Liam Hemsworth ! This is director Kenneth Branagh who wanted to recruit the future star of
Hunger Games , but his big brother has finally defeated.
Liam Hemsworth has failed to play Thor
The one who played the villain Loki (he would return in a series for Disney+) had also auditioned to embody Thor before the casting director does not choose Chris Hemsworth. To such A point that Tom Hiddleston had to take 9 kilos of muscle in six weeks for an audition for the role. In the end, the producers have said that there was more to Loki. Too bad for the muscles !
Tom Hiddleston has failed to play Thor
Star of the series
True Blood, Alexander Skarsgard would have been able to also play Thor. It was in the short list of producers and has even auditioned in costume for the role.
Alexander Skarsgard has failed to play Thor
Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man
It’s Impossible to imagine another actor than Robert Downey Jr in the role of Iron Man, however, is… Jon Favreau, the director of the first film solo dedicated to the hero had entrusted to have seriously considered Sam Rockwell (winner of a best actor Oscar to secondary school in 2018 for his role in
3 Billboards) to embody Tony Stark. It was after his meeting with Robert Downey Jr Jon Favreau changed his mind. Small consolation : Sam Rockwell played the role of Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2.
Sam Rockwell has failed to play Iron Man
Another actor considered by the director ? Timothy Olyphant. The one that we have seen in the series Santa Clarita Diet has passed several auditions and was on the short list of Jon Favreau, but did not have as much convinced that Robert Downey Jr. “
I’m still waiting for an answer” had the actor in 2015 during an interview.
Timothy Olyphant has failed to play Iron Man
Chadwick Boseman is playing Black Panther
Well before his arrival in
Captain America : Civil War and his film solo, which tops in the world and has even been nominated for an academy award, a film on Black Panther was in the project. In the early 2000s, a development project around the super-hero is born, and it was Wesley Snipes who had to incarnate. It is ultimately in the form of Chadwick Boseman as the hero has taken on a life.
Wesley Snipes has failed to play Black Panther
Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow
Buffy the vampire slayer, Eliza Dushku has publicly explained wanting to play the Black Widow. Among its strong points ? The fact that she was accustomed to action scenes but also had learned the Russian for his series Dollhouse. A call of the foot remained in vain since it is finally Scarlett Johansson who got the role.
Eliza Dushku has failed to play Black Widow
Before Scarlett Johansson joined the cast of
Iron Man 2 in which Natasha Romanoffs made its first appearance, another star was in the running : Emily Blunt. That which was then embodied Mary Poppins would have been on the verge of signing for the film before a conflict of schedule the strength to give up the project. She had to actually shoot the film Gulliver’s Travels which has been a big flop at the box office. Damage to it…
Emily Blunt has failed to play Black Widow
Chris Evans plays Captain America
If Emily Blunt has failed to play the Black Widow, her husband John Krasiński , to him, was in contention to embody Captain America ! The actor was reportedly in the running to play Steve Rogers, but had confided in interviews on tv that he had freaked out seeing Chris Hemsworth in costume of Thor. Claiming to be too skinny, he would have dropped the case. The role is then returned to Chris Evans.
John Krasinki has failed to play Captain America
Elizabeth Olsen is playing Scarlett Witch
Another character who has failed to have a other face : the Red Witch ! It is Elizabeth Olsen who incarnates in the movies (and even soon in the series), but Saoirse Ronan was also nominated to join the team of the Avengers. The actress has received an offer to play in it but has admitted to having denied, without saying why.
Saoirse Ronan has failed to play Scarlet Witch
Mark Ruffalo plays the Hulk
The Hulk has changed many times face since he was portrayed by Eric Bana, Edward Norton and most recently by Mark Ruffalo. During the preparation of
The incredible Hulk, David Duchovny has failed to get the role before being topped at the pole by Edward Norton. The latter was then replaced by Mark Ruffalo after having abandoned the role of Bruce Banner after a dispute with Marvel.
David Duchovny has failed to play the Hulk
Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye
And to say that the star of
Supernatural would have failed to play Hawkeye ! For the little story, know that Jensen Ackles had also auditioned for the role of Captain America but had been beaten by Chris Evans. Since Marvel liked his performance in the trials, they gave him the role of Hawkeye. The actor was finally not able to escape because of Supernatural and it is Jeremy Renner who has been chosen.
Jensen Ackles has failed to play Hawkeye
Chris Pratt plays Star Lord
Chris Pratt has transformed to play Star Lord in The Guardians of the Galaxy ! If it was the first choice of director James Gunn, the latter had also given what actor he would cast in his place if the star of
Parks and Recreation has abandoned the role : Glenn Howerton seen in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Glenn Howerton has failed to play Star Lord
David Bautista plays Drax
Before joining DC to embody Aquaman, Jason Momoa had auditioned for a role in Marvel : that of Drax. Vying to be the guardian of the galaxy, the former star of
‘Game of Thrones’ has finally dropped, finding that Drax was too similar to other characters he has played in the past. This is David Bautista, who must be pleased.
Jason Momoa has failed to play Drax
Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man
Joseph Gordon-Levitt would have been able to play for DC AND Marvel ! After having played John Blake in
The Dark Knight Rises, the actor was among the favourites to play the role of Ant-Man. Finally it is Paul Rudd who has outstripped.
Joseph Gordon-Levill has failed to play Ant-Man
Zoe Saldana plays Gamora
The Guardians of the Galaxy, it is Zoe Saldana who plays Gamora, but the actress was not the first choice of the director. Olivia Wilde had received an offer to play the heroine but decided to refused the role. We do not know still not clear why the former star of Dr. House did not want to participate in the film.
Olivia Wilde has failed to play Gamora
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange
Yes, the one that proved a massive hit with Joker has failed to be… Doctor Strange. Before the role went to Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s good Joaquin Phoenix was in talks to play the hero before refusing to participate in the film. The actor has recently confided that he does not think that this role was made for him. And he was surely right !
Joaquin Phoenix has failed to play Doctor Strange