Marvel is famous for having stellar castings in its films and for making unexpected actors immortalize characters. After all, who thinks Marvel is missing the lineup after we can’t separate Robert Downey Jr from Iron Man, Chris Evans from Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth from Thor? However, as far as many don’t remember, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has already undergone a rescheduling. With Ultimato in theaters, we’ve decided to separate the main changes! Check it out!
Edward Norton’s portrayal gave us a cornered and embittered Bruce Banner with his own existence to be linked to the Hulk. A fugitive and fearful character, hesitant to live, focusing only on survival and the search for a cure. It was a very faithful version of the comics and fans liked it a lot. But a series of creative disagreements between Edward Norton and the great mind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige, ended up causing the actor to resign.
The behind-the-scenes stories tell that Ed’s involvement was very large and directly influenced the approach to the character and the direction of the plot. But it wasn’t something that Feige liked, who wanted another imprint for the union in The Avengers. There’s also a story that one of Norton’s requests was to direct The Avengers, something that wasn’t even considered.
With Norton out, Mark Ruffalo has been called in and brought in a less aggressive, yet still elusive Hulk, who evolves and becomes more friendly as he fits into Earth’s Mightiest Heroes supergroup.
Terrence Howard was the highest paid actor in the first Iron Man (2008). Today it seems absurd, but the context of the time he was cast completely justifies the actor’s high fees. At the time, Terrence was going through an enlightened phase of his career, coming from numerous accolades for his role in Crash – No Limit (2004), even more accolades for Rhythm of a Dream (2005) and a Best Actor award. of the NAACP Image Awards for her role in Pride (2007). Simply put, the guy was in his prime.
Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. was having a very dark time in his life, having been arrested twice for drug possession, until one day he, completely drugged, broke into a neighbor’s house thinking he was ‘it was hers. After that, Robert was sent to a rehabilitation clinic. In other words, despite being an actor with awards and nominations, Downey Jr. was a controversial name and was frowned upon by Hollywood. So Iron Man’s big name for the general public was Terrence.
With the resounding success of the first Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. got a huge fee hike. Terrence, on the other hand, was offered a 50% lower salary proposal to return as Rhodes, but with more screen time and visibility. Howard was also known for some celebrity attacks on the sets of the first film.
After the actor declined the offer, Marvel ran after Don Cheadle, who was heralded as the new James Rhodes. Even without having as much charisma, Don has held the role and is winning well in the Avengers franchise, such as Combat Machine.
THE OTHER THANOS
The Geeky world was shocked by the post-credits scene from the first The Avengers (2012). A speech about humanity not being the promised weak race and an evil smile on the stage. Yes, Thanos was there and devised his plan to have the Infinity Stones.
The euphoria for Ultimatum started in exactly that scene. But many people don’t remember Thanos being played by Damion Poitier, an actor best known for his stunt work.
With the character gaining colossal prominence in the Marvel Universe, Disney pursued a more well-known player in the market. Thus, Josh Brolin was chosen to play the Crazy Titan. But Damion wasn’t completely thrown around the corner. He participated in Captain America: Civil War (2016) as one of the mercenaries facing the Black Widow in Lagos.
IT WAS A PRO SPACE
Hugo Weaving is one of the famous actors of Geek Cinema and his portrayal of the Red Skull was one of the highlights of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Although fans loved his portrayal, Hugo disliked living the character, even complaining in public about the countless hours he spent wearing makeup that inhibited his performance.
In an interview with Collider, he said, “This type of work has already tired me. It was good to do it and try it out, but to be honest, it’s not something that I seek out and turn me on the most. I like to get involved in projects with which I have a kind of connection ”. In other words, although he signed a contract for several films, he did not want to return to the role and made it known to Marvel, who did not give up on the actor in Infinite War.
The Russo Brothers spoke to Hugo and explained their plans for the character to him. Still, the actor didn’t want to return to the role and had to postpone it.
The process was very simple. The Russo Brothers went after actors who could emulate the voice of Hugo Weaving, and therefore came to Ross Marquand, who had previously played in The Walking Dead.
Finally, Josh Dallas arrived in the Thor franchise (2011) to play Fandrall, the leader of the Three Warriors of Asgard. But with his schedule conflicting with the Once Upon a Time series, the actor gave up the role and was postponed.
So, Zachary Levi, the current Shazam! of cinemas, was called in a hurry. It’s curious why Zachary was the initial choice for the role, but he couldn’t agree precisely due to scheduling conflicts. He participates in Thor: The Dark World (2013) and only one scene, that of his death, in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
Avengers: Endgame debuts April 25, 2019
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