9 Superhero Role You Won't Believe Were Turned Down By These Hollywood Stars
Having to play a superhero in a Hollywood biggie is an achievement most actors would dream of. Given the vast universe of Marvel and DC Comics, there have been a lot of opportunities for stars donning a superhero suit. But what would you make of those stars who didn’t really care about playing superheroes on screen?
Yes it might surprise you after you learn that most of your favorite superheroes would have had different faces had the actors who were offered the part initially accepted it. From Spiderman, Superman and a lot of others to even the likes of Black Widow, all these superheroes were interestingly not the first choices.
Here are 10 Hollywood stars who rejected playing superheroes on screen:
While the two actors are thick of friends since a long time, it’s interesting how Tobey Maguire wasn’t the first choice to play Spider Man, it was Leonardo DiCaprio.
It’s difficult to picture anybody else but Henry Cavil when it comes to imagining Superman. However it was superstar Will Smith who was first approached to play the role.
This is one interesting superhero who we dearly love for who plays him. While Robert Downey Jr. is a clear favorite here, it was Tom Cruise who rejected playing Iron Man.
Popular actor Mel Gibson was offered to play the role of Thor’s father Odin but the actor humbly turned it down.
The new superheroes collaboration that happened in Suicide Squad was led by Joel Kinnaman, although it was Jake Gyllenhaal who was first offered to play the role.
We would have ideally loved to see Olivia Wilde to see her play Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy but she turned for reasons best known to her.
Jessica Chastain was almost confirmed to play the part of The Wasp until things didn’t work out and the actress announced the news on social media.
The role of Doctor Strange put Benedict Cumberbatch in the front line of new age superheroes. But if things are to be believed, it was Joaquin Phoenix who was first offered to play the role.
It’s virtually impossible to even imagine the possibility of seeing someone else in the role of Black Widow. But truth be told, it was actress Emily Blunt who first rejected the role before it went to Scarlett Johansson.