7 actors rejected by Marvel: Millie Bobby Brown could have been part of the X-Men

Discover which famous comedians could have been part of the Marvel universe.

Did you know that Millie Bobby Brownfamous for having played the young Eleven in the series Stranger Things, had almost become part of the X-Men? That Timothée Chalamethero of Dunes of Denis Villeneuve, had passed an audition to endorse the costume of Spider-Man in the MCU? Or that ryan phillippe had sought to interpret Captain America?

Back to 7 actors who tried to join the big Marvel family, without success.

Millie Bobby Brown / X23

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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“The best audition of my life was for Wolverine, Logan” confided the actress in a program of variety. “I had to play the little girl (…). It meant so much to me, I was shooting Stranger Things and I was like ‘this is going to be amazing, I’m really going to prepare [l’audition]’. I sat down, I learned the lines well, and I found myself facing Hugh Jackman (…) and I said to myself ‘good heavens’!” The role finally went to Dafne Keen.

Jim Sturgess / Star Lord

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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The actor of One day was among the finalists for the role of the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxyas echoed in MTV “I’ve gone much further than I thought I could. The closer you get to the finish line, the more you start to care about it. And the competitiveness starts to dawn on you.” Sturgess will go so far as to try out costumes but will ultimately lose to Chris Pratt.

Joseph Quinn / Spider-Man

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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The actor made famous by season 5 of Stranger Things in which he played Eddie Munson, the leader of Dungeons & Dragons fan of Metallica auditioned to play Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As quinn revealed it with humor to buzzfeed “I’m still waiting for a return from them”.

John KrasinskiCaptain America

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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In emission of Conan O’Brienthe actor-director of Without a sound confided that he was carrying out costume tests for the role of Steve Rogers, specifying that he had worked on his body to be a little muscular. Then, seeing Chris Hemsworth spend all muscles outside, Krasinsky would have given up saying to himself: “OK, that’s enough, it’s stupid, I’m not Captain America”.

Asa Butterfield / Spider-Man

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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Notably known for having embodied Hugo Cabret at the house of Martin Scorsese and young Otis in the Netflix series Sex Education, Asa Butterfield was one of the many candidates who auditioned hoping to wear the mythical Spider-Man costume (finally entrusted to Tom Holland).

“From time to time, there comes a role that you really want, and a scenario that you love”, had thus told the actor to Collider in 2020. “You put your heart and soul into it, and you don’t have it. It’s really hard, but I often find that you come out of it with something even better. In the case of Spider -Man, I did Sex Education, because I wouldn’t have been able to do both at the same time.”

Timothée Chalamet / Spider-Man

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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The young hero of Dunes, too, took a chance and passed trials to enter the MCU as Spider-Man. A casting which moreover totally stressed him, as he confided to the microphone at HollywoodReporter in 2018.

“I read the text twice, and I left in a sweat, and in total panic. I called my agent (…) and I said to him, ‘Brian, I have thought about everything a lot. this and I have to go back and knock on that door and read again.'”

Chalamet’s agent then dissuaded him from returning to the charge, telling him about the case of the actress Sean Youngwho had “scared everyone” by showing up to the studio in costume to try and get the role of Catwoman.

Ryan PhillippeCaptain America

7 actors rejected by marvel: millie bobby brown could have been part of the x-men
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Known for his roles in Sex Intentions or Remember… last summer, ryan phillippe attempted to lift Captain America’s shield instead of Chris Evans in the early 2010s. An attempt which, unfortunately for the actor, did not bear fruit, as he had confided to Screening :

“I would have loved to do it, but they didn’t want me. I met them, got really involved – especially having a 6-year-old son – I thought it would be a really big deal. amazing to do…but it didn’t happen.”

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