8 Actors Who Didn’t Want To Be A Part of Superhero Movies

Many actors and actresses turn down the roles they are offered at first, but these actors then end up doing the roles after getting satisfied with what they are getting. Here are some popular actors who did not want to play a superhero in the beginning.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Cumberbatch has a lot of big movies and roles under his belt including the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Marvel was dead sure that he would be the perfect Actor to play Doctor Strange, but the actor due to earlier commitments had to deny as he was not free. The movie itself then got delayed for him to be available and he signed on.

Chris Evans

Back in 2008, Evans was not that big of a star as he is now as he was involved in a lot of unsuccessful movies, but when he was offered the role of the Super Soldier Captain America, he denied it thrice was a 6 movie contract and Evans did not want to commit for that long. At last, he accepted it when Robert Downey Jr himself called him and asked him to do so.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce gave a brilliant performance as Aldrich Killian in Iron Man 3. But at first, he was not ready to take on the role unless he would have seen a script. Superhero movies usually keep scripts a secret but he was then sent a script on his email as Marvel wanted him badly.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe initially did not want to sign up for the role of Gamora when she came to know that it would consist of sitting in make up for ours as she had already played a blue alien in Avatar. But when she read the script and read about her character, she grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

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Chris Pratt

Having auditioned for G I Joe earlier and not getting selected, Pratt did not think he would ever be taken seriously for the role of a superhero, so he did not want to be Star-Lord in Guardians Of The Galaxy. But when he got in shape, he gained more confidence and played Star-Lord who turned out to be like Chris Pratt himself.

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Emma Stone

At first, Emma Stone did not want to take up the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spiderman as it was such an iconic character and she was too anxious for it. Then she only signed on for the role after Jennifer Lawrence explained to her that the similar thing happened to her when she had to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has had a career full of ups and downs and considering his Daredevil was mocked a lot by the audience and even himself, he did not want to take up another Superhero role. After he met with Zack Snyder personally and saw that he was perfect for Zack Snyder’s vision, he signed up for the role and became the best part that BvS had to offer.

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Olivia Munn


When Brian Singer offered the role of Psylocke to Munn, she denied the role as she thought the character would only be there as it is too revealing and would not have a significant role. But when Singer explained that Psylocke would have exactly the similar powers she does in the comics, Olivia did not take a second to yes.

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Vansh Mehra

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