Avengers : the actors who could play Thor, Iron Man and others

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor

Liam Hemsworth

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Liam Hemsworth has failed to play Thor

Tom Hiddleston

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 !

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Tom Hiddleston has failed to play Thor

Alexander Skarsgard

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Alexander Skarsgard has failed to play Thor

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Robert Downey Jr plays Iron Man

Sam Rockwell

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Sam Rockwell has failed to play Iron Man

Timothy Olyphant

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Timothy Olyphant has failed to play Iron Man

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Chadwick Boseman is playing Black Panther

Wesley Snipes

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Wesley Snipes has failed to play Black Panther

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow

Eliza Dushku

Revealed in 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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Eliza Dushku has failed to play Black Widow

Emily Blunt

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…

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Emily Blunt has failed to play Black Widow

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Chris Evans plays Captain America

John Krasiński

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

John Krasinki has failed to play Captain America

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Elizabeth Olsen is playing Scarlett Witch

Saoirse Ronan

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Saoirse Ronan has failed to play Scarlet Witch

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Mark Ruffalo plays the Hulk

David Duchovny

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

David Duchovny has failed to play the Hulk

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Jeremy Renner plays Hawkeye

Jensen Ackles

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Jensen Ackles has failed to play Hawkeye

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Chris Pratt plays Star Lord

Glenn Howerton

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Glenn Howerton has failed to play Star Lord

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

David Bautista plays Drax

Jason Momoa

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Jason Momoa has failed to play Drax

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Joseph Gordon-Levill has failed to play Ant-Man

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Zoe Saldana plays Gamora

Olivia Wilde

In 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.

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Olivia Wilde has failed to play Gamora

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Doctor Strange

Joaquin Phoenix

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 !

Avengers : les acteurs qui auraient pu jouer Thor, Iron Man et les autres

Joaquin Phoenix has failed to play Doctor Strange

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