From its very first film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has
done one thing exceptionally well: casting. Robert Downey Jr. was an unexpected
choice to play a superhero but we all know how well that worked out. Since
then, the universe has continued to grow and it's now at the point where it
seems like Marvel can basically hire anyone they want and it will work.
Hollywood legends like Michael Douglas and Robert Redford to play the superhero
game. They've also convinced Tilda Swinton and Glenn Close to have some mainstream fun. And
yet with all its success, there are still a few stars who have managed to
refuse the MCU’s calls.
These rare actors have gone against the grain and turned
down offers to star in some of the most popular films of all time. These bold
men and women have decided not to let the lure of international box office
success and fanboy love tempt them into the ever-present cinematic universe.
Some have refused due to a dislike of the material, some for scheduling
reasons, and some have even refused once, only to be persuaded further down the
line. Whatever the case, let's look at the actors who dared to turn down the MCU.