The Real Reasons These Actors Are No Longer Part Of The MCU

  • Published: 25 April 2019
  • Sadly, not every actor who joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe ends up sticking around. Some become unhappy with Marvel, some fall out of love with blockbusters altogether, and some become victims of scheduling conflicts. These are the reasons some of the MCU’s key players have said farewell to that universe.

    A lot of fans were surprised when Marvel Studios announced in 2010 that it wouldn't ask Incredible Hulk star Edward Norton to reprise his role in Avengers. The company put out a press release saying, in part:

    "Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."

    Norton's agent called the statement "offensive" and claimed the studio unexpectedly cut off negotiations. Norton changed his story over the years, telling NPR in 2014 that he chose to leave the role because he wanted more diversity in his career.

    Before 2010 there was already bad blood between Norton and Marvel. Norton signed on to the lead in The Incredible Hulk under the condition that he could rewrite Zak Penn's script. Marvel agreed and while Norton's added scenes were filmed, most were cut before release. Two months before the movie’s premiere, Entertainment Weekly reported Norton was refusing to do press for the film.

    And the break with Marvel still appears to be on Norton's mind. In July 2018 - just over a decade after Incredible Hulk's release - he took a swipe at Marvel during Comedy Central's Roast of Bruce Willis.

    Tim Roth, who played The Incredible Hulk’s main villain Emil Blonsky, has revealed in the past that Marvel actually considered bringing him back for the sequel to The Avengers.

    It isn't clear from what Roth said whether they were considering Abomination as the main villain, or if he would have been working with Ultron. Roth has since said he isn't confident about returning to the MCU, and considering the unlikelihood of a Hulk sequel, his doubts are understandable. Keep watching the video to see the real reasons these actors are no longer part of the MCU!

    #EdwardNorton #NataliePortman #MCU

    Edward Norton | 0:19
    Tim Roth | 1:42
    Terrence Howard | 2:42
    Natalie Portman | 4:01
    The Warriors Three | 5:27
    Hugo Weaving | 6:34
    Damion Poitier | 7:35
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson | 8:50
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Comments • 3 207

  • Looper
    Looper   3 months back

    Which of these MCU actors do you miss the most?

    • Anne Baril
      Anne Baril  6 days back

      Looper I miss Natalie Portman and Aaron Taylor Johnson

    • Emma Crawford
      Emma Crawford  2 weeks back

      Aaron Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver. That was the dumbest decision EVER. I almost gave up the whole MCU franchise after Age Of Ultron because I was so upset (Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch were always my favorite Marvel characters)

    • Mindaugas Miseikis
      Mindaugas Miseikis  4 weeks back

      Michael Rooker as Yondu ;)

    • Driver Motor
      Driver Motor  1 months back

      natalie portman

    • Brandon Buboire
      Brandon Buboire  1 months back

      Toby lmao

  • Yosafat Theo
    Yosafat Theo  22 hours back

    I've come from the future to tell y'all that Marvel Studios today confirm that Natalie Portman will reprise her role in future Thor Movies not only as Jane Foster but as woman Thor.

    • Sadie Michele
      Sadie Michele  23 hours back

      And now Natalie’s going to be the female Thor 😊

      • LeonD011
        LeonD011  23 hours back

        Natalie Portman is coming back in Thor 4

        • Unknown User
          Unknown User  1 days back

          Oh no looper

          • Saurabh Singh
            Saurabh Singh  1 days back

            Haa ha Natalie Portman is back.

            • ljcool17
              ljcool17  1 days back

              Jane is back! Just announced at comic con! She will be the new Thor!

              • Minh Do
                Minh Do  1 days back

                Who came back to this video after the annoucement that Natalie Portman was coming back in Thor 4??

                • Julie K
                  Julie K  1 days back

                  I bet you didn't see that one coming! Thor 4 Jane Foster, female Thor. Personally can't wait though I really only want Chris Hemsworth as Thor!

                  • Gaming king
                    Gaming king  6 days back

                    i love edward norton! :D Take him and Tobey for spiderman back pls!

                    • Steve Fortney
                      Steve Fortney  6 days back

                      At least now I know what MCU means...

                      • Bethany Hanna
                        Bethany Hanna  6 days back

                        Edward Norton was the worst Hulk so far in history anyway. His replacement was a win-win.

                        • dickheadmilkyway
                          dickheadmilkyway  6 days back

                          i hated thor's friends, both asgardian and human friends

                          • Chasey
                            Chasey  1 weeks back

                            How Terrence Howard seems to credit himself for Downey getting the role leaves a bad taste in the mouth

                            • dawe82
                              dawe82  1 weeks back

                              eric bana and mark ruffalo are much better as hulk than norton ...

                              • waseem khan
                                waseem khan  1 weeks back

                                Hugo Weaving was in the Matrix

                                • Tinheart Nowak
                                  Tinheart Nowak  2 weeks back

                                  Let's be honest, Quicksilver only died because he would be able to steal the stones from Thanos in Infinity War

                                  • Joshua Patrick
                                    Joshua Patrick  2 weeks back

                                    No, Natalie Portman is no longer in the MCU because she's a goddess who finds snogging a Hemsworth for money beneath her....

                                    • Ingrid Dubbel
                                      Ingrid Dubbel  2 weeks back

                                      I just assumed it was the embarrassment became stronger than a desire for the money.

                                      • May Jarsh
                                        May Jarsh  2 weeks back


                                        • 787brx8
                                          787brx8  2 weeks back

                                          I am no longer with the MCU. Not that it matters...

                                          • Emilie W.
                                            Emilie W.  2 weeks back

                                            Wish quicksilver lived. He was super cool.

                                            • Random Videos Studio
                                              Random Videos Studio  2 weeks back

                                              what about sif

                                              • Erick Nsabimbona
                                                Erick Nsabimbona  2 weeks back

                                                10:08 What movie is that

                                                • XxBeautifulLoudXx
                                                  XxBeautifulLoudXx  3 weeks back

                                                  Jane foster is better 😁

                                                  • C. Malheur-T
                                                    C. Malheur-T  3 weeks back

                                                    I like Ruffalo as Hulk, but Norton is just at a different league as an
                                                    actor. Might be that this opinion of mine is just due to the fact that
                                                    Ruffalo is kind of a late bloomer actor-wise (which isn't a bad thing
                                                    and my opinion might be based on to my affinity to mainstream movies).
                                                    But his performances are nowhere near Norton's (--> American History
                                                    X, Fight Club etc.). Oh and Tim Roth is just brilliant. Love him since I
                                                    first watched Resevoir Dogs twenty years or so ago.

                                                    • abdullah choudhary
                                                      abdullah choudhary  3 weeks back

                                                      you do no there is something called a contract

                                                      • renoloverxoxo
                                                        renoloverxoxo  3 weeks back

                                                        Didn't the original Hulk director want Ruffalo to begin with?

                                                        Norton is notoriously difficult to work with as well. Hence why you don't see him in much. The last film I remember seeing him in was a 30 second cameo in Alita.

                                                        • Salvare
                                                          Salvare  3 weeks back

                                                          I prefer norton's hulk than ruffalo

                                                          • r-quan solution
                                                            r-quan solution  3 weeks back

                                                            Yup me too. besides personality. he is my first hulk

                                                        • Oscar Simmons
                                                          Oscar Simmons  3 weeks back

                                                          Quicksilver's death add stakes? Really??😂

                                                          • prarthana e
                                                            prarthana e  4 weeks back

                                                            I like the Don cheadle version of war machine

                                                            • Armando Alvarez
                                                              Armando Alvarez  4 weeks back

                                                              Quicksilver would have been OP. THAT'S why he was killed!

                                                              • wickedphantom24601
                                                                wickedphantom24601  4 weeks back

                                                                Loved Ruffalo and Norton both. I think I favor Ruffalo a little but probably only because hes had more screen time as the Hulk. Norton was wonderful in his movie.

                                                                I dont dislike Natalie but she didnt seem a good fit for the Marvel universe. She was just not that interesting.

                                                                • DonGius1
                                                                  DonGius1  4 weeks back

                                                                  0:45 Norton was the Better Hulk

                                                                  • SH4D3 123
                                                                    SH4D3 123  4 weeks back

                                                                    what’s stupid in the mcu

                                                                    Jane Foster consumes the reality stone and becomes it
                                                                    Star Lord almost dies holding it

                                                                    me: waaaa

                                                                    • Thiago
                                                                      Thiago  4 weeks back

                                                                      ​@SH4D3 123 Jane Foster was consumed by the Aether which was the container of the reality stone, so she didn't absorved the stone full powers. And in Thor 2, the Aether is mentioned being a parasite.

                                                                    • SH4D3 123
                                                                      SH4D3 123  4 weeks back

                                                                      same amount of power

                                                                    • Thiago
                                                                      Thiago  4 weeks back

                                                                      Star Lord held the power stone not the reality one

                                                                  • Kitty Kat
                                                                    Kitty Kat  4 weeks back

                                                                    Marc ruffalo sucks. Ed was better.

                                                                    • Folami Alamudun
                                                                      Folami Alamudun  4 weeks back

                                                                      Hugo Weaving... only LOR? I guess Matrix wasn't a thing?

                                                                      • K Ronnie
                                                                        K Ronnie  1 months back

                                                                        Yes, Cheadle is great as Rhodey people but I think Howard would have been also. If you have a true criticism with Howard it would have been when he calls Stark To-NAY.

                                                                        • CH Al
                                                                          CH Al  1 months back

                                                                          And what about Robert Downey Jr.(Tonny Stark)

                                                                        • Neyruto Kun
                                                                          Neyruto Kun  1 months back

                                                                          Hela easily killed shazam...

                                                                          • Massage First Airlie Beach

                                                                            my first name is Levi

                                                                            • Meghan Lyckman
                                                                              Meghan Lyckman  1 months back


                                                                              • Flashback007
                                                                                Flashback007  1 months back

                                                                                Didn't the fact that Hugo Weaving left also had something to do with the prosthetics/make-up he was supposed to wear as Red Skull?

                                                                                • Tiger Kidd
                                                                                  Tiger Kidd  1 months back

                                                                                  2:28 he was actually in his late 30s he said he was 39 years old

                                                                                  • Shikiouji
                                                                                    Shikiouji  1 months back

                                                                                    how they not going to mention Hugo being in the Matrix trilogy..LoTR and the Matrix werent too far apart..

                                                                                    • N. Jacobs
                                                                                      N. Jacobs  1 months back

                                                                                      Terrance Howard made Robery Downey Jr. great? Did he also invent the internet?

                                                                                      Here's a bottom line for Mr. Terrance Howard: they felt what he brought to the table was easily replaceable... and according to ticket sales and fan response, *he was*

                                                                                      • not my opinion
                                                                                        not my opinion  1 months back

                                                                                        terrence howard is so unlikable as a person. 'the person who i helped become iron man took the money that was suppossed to be for me' no! just no! It's not robert downey jr problem, if the studio cuts his half of the money and decides to give it to someone else... you can't just argue like that. If they raised his payment and cut yours, doesn't mean that 'your money' was given to someone else... he sounds like douchebag tbh

                                                                                        • Aisah Alawiya
                                                                                          Aisah Alawiya  1 months back

                                                                                          Tanginang edward norton na yan napaka yabang