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Actors Who Were THIS CLOSE to Playing Superheroes

Updated April 3, 2020 2.1m views20 items
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We’re sure that some people think that it’s easy to slap together a superhero movie, but a good movie, especially a good superhero movie, involves a lot of tough choices, especially when it comes to casting the hero. Big budget Marvel or DC movies spend millions on effects, the most important part of a comic book movie is who plays the lead role. In honor of those wonderful casting directors that make sure movies are just the way they’re supposed to be, we’ve put together this list of actors who came this close to playing superheroes.

Every day in Hollywood, actors are cast in films that are never made, or they’re cast and then quickly dropped for a myriad of reasons. The actors on this list were all finalists to play familiar heroes, or they actually had the jobs but lost them. They weren't just "considered" for iconic roles, they screen tested or received offers to star. Almost all of them actually wore the costumes and really got a taste for superheroics, only to see someone else play their superpowered roles.

Take a tour through some alternate dimensions with this slideshow of famous actors who came so, so close to suiting up as superheroes. And if you know of an actor who was almost a superhero, tell us about it in the comments.
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