15 MCU Casting What Ifs That We Almost Got
A movie is made by its stars – it’s why the writer can make 50 grand while the main lead rakes in a couple million. They’re who people go to see – the actors who portray the characters become those characters. RDJ said it, “I am Iron Man.” But sometimes, classic roles are almost played by someone completely different. This has almost happened dozens and dozens of times in the history of Marvel films.
What If? opened the door to alternate worlds, alternate heroes, alternate universes – and in some of those universes, everyone’s favorite heroes are completely different people.
Now that the multiverse is open, who knows how long it is until we see all of these faces? All of these people were almost cast in the Marvel Universe, with their casting sometimes having radically different effects on the universe that is now populated by roughly two out of every 10 movies or TV shows made today.