Nov 25, 2021
Did you know that the new kid in the MCU, Hailee didn't have to audition for her role as Kate Bishop in 'Hawkeye'? Marvel bosses approached her to play the part as they believed she was the 'prototype' for the character.
Chris Evans didn't just turn down the role of Captain America, he didn't even audition for part. However, film director Joe Johnston knew he wanted him from the start and repeated convinced him to take the role.
Ma Dong-seok marked his Hollywood debut with Eternals and he didn't even have to audition for the part. In fact, the character Gilgamesh was crafted in a way to best suit the Korean superstar.
Anthony Mackie didn't audition for the role of Sam Wilson. Kevin Feige knew he 'had his guy' who would go on to be the next Captain America.
Late Chadwick Boseman didn't have to audition to be Marvel's King of Wakanda aka the Black Panther. Apparently, the people behind 'Captain America: Civil War' knew of his great work in films and thought he was the ideal one to play T'challa.
While Marvel wanted Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Ant-Man, director Edgar Wright actually fought to have Paul Rudd play the lead and eventually signed the star.
Vin Diesel's popularity following the success of the 'Fast and Furious' series made him Marvel's top pick to play Groot. The actor didn't audition for the role that would have him saying just one line - 'I am Groot'.
Peter Dinklage's casting as Eitri in 'Avengers: Infinity War' also happened because the directors really wanted the star to surprise the audience by playing a giant dwarf in the film.
Clark Gregg didn't have to audition for his role. He was neighbours with 'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau and accepted the role of Agent Coulson as it wasn't meant to be important. He has since played the lead in Marvel's hit series 'Agents of SHIELD'.
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