Sure, you know your Robert Downeys from your Chris Hemsworths, but do you know how MCU actors were chosen in the first place? The Marvel Cinematic Universe might be the biggest film franchise in the galaxy now, but it wasn't always that way, and the iconic actors who brought the comics to life haven't always been household names.
Did you know Chris Evans turned down Captain America multiple times? Did you know Chris Pratt initially didn't want anything to do with Star-Lord? Or that Scarlett Johansson was actually Marvel's second choice for Black Widow? There are a lot of fascinating tidbits about Marvel's casting process. Read on to find out how your favorite superheroes - and supervillains - got the job.
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