Its now impossible to imagine any other Captain America except Chris Evans, or Iron Man without RDJ, or Thor without Chris Hemsworth. However, it was not like that. Many others tried and had been offered the role of the Avengers. Let’s take a look at the best 15.
15. JOHN KRASINSKI- CAPTAIN AMERICA
Jim Halpert of the famous NBC’s series. The Office was the first one to try his hands on leading the Avengers. However, the casting crew didn’t like the serious side of him.
14. EMILY BLUNT- BLACK WIDOW AND AGENT CARTER
With movies like Edge of Tomorrow and The Girl on the Train under her belt, Emily Blunt is now director’s first choice for any action movie. However, back in 2011, there was no one to stand against Scarlett Johansson, except Angelina Jolie of course.
13. TOM HIDDLESTON- THOR
The God of Mischief actually wanted to be the God of Thunder. But he was just too charming and cute to be a king.
12. LIAM HEMSWORTH- THOR
The younger brother tried his hands on the role too. However, he lacked the charisma of Chris and lost the opportunity to play the mightiest Avengers.
11. OLIVIA WILDE- GAMORA
One of the hottest Hollywood Stars of today, Olivia Wilde wanted to star opposite Chris Pratt as his love interest in the Guardians of Galaxy.
10. JASON MOMOA- DRAX THE DESTROYER
He might have made a better Drax but he refused to shave for the role.
9. JOAQUIN PHOENIX- DOCTOR STRANGE
With his role in the movie, Her, JOAQUIN PHOENIX made a mark in Hollywood as one of the most versatile actors. However, he lacked the humor that Doctor Strange is bound to have, hence losing up the part to Benedict.
8. DAVID DUCHOVNY- THE HULK
The Californication superstar was the director’s first choice for The Incredible Hulk. However, when Edward Norton applied for the role, there was no competition left.
7. JENSEN ACKLES- HAWKEYE
It wouldn’t have made much of a difference. But Jensen’s height was an issue as the role ultimately went to Reener.
6. JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT- ANT MAN
Choosing Paul Rudd over JGL was a big risk for the MCU. However, Paul Rudd proved to be just too perfect.
5. MICHAEL B. JORDAN- FALCON
Falcon never had a major part to play in the Avengers. So it would have been quite a waste of talent for Michael B. Jordon to be the Falcon.
4. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY- DOCTOR STRANGE
This would have been interesting.
3. OSCAR ISSAC- DOCTOR STRANGE
The Star Wars star also tried but was kind of charming to fir for the role.
2. ADAM SANDLER – ROCKET RACCOON
Adam Sandler must have given a neck to neck competition to Bradley Cooper for the Rocket.
1. TOM CRUISE- IRON MAN
Even the most popular Hollywood actor wouldn’t have made a better Iron Man than Robert Downey Jr. I mean RDJ is literally Tony Stark and we couldn’t agree more.