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 • 3 127

  • Looper
    Looper   4 weeks back

    Which of these MCU actors do you miss the most?

    • FightFairLoseEasy
      FightFairLoseEasy  2 days back

      Unfortunately not Brie Larson but hope springs eternal

    • Chronicle37 Gaming
      Chronicle37 Gaming  3 days back


    • Thomas Sears
      Thomas Sears  4 days back

      Warriors 3 and Siff

    • Vince Hurley
      Vince Hurley  4 days back

      Quicksilver. I loved his portrayal, and wish he would return. Who knows?

    • FakeSharkBate700
      FakeSharkBate700  5 days back

      +nono agent smith.....hey boss these looper kids are born after 1997......let them rot in their retardate state in ignorance hell

  • ArcanePath360
    ArcanePath360  8 hours back

    Seriously, no one cares about Black Widow? I know she's been dialing in her performances lately and the scripts haven't been the best, and she's not as fit as she once was...... oh wait I answered my own question.

    • Tony Ottomanelli
      Tony Ottomanelli  20 hours back

      I liked the interpretations throughout this video. However, I must point out that claiming the actor Hugo Weaving was never really in any big blockbuster films besides Lord of the Rings and only on screen for a few seconds is absolutely FALSE. Here’s why, Hugo Weaving was in the Matrix Trilogy as the main villain — that was a pretty big blockbuster film trilogy. Right? Not to mention, he also was the voice of Megatron in the first 3 Transformers movies — another major blockbuster trilogy. So, do your research before you create content. At the same time, everything else in this video was very entertaining— thanks for your work.

      • Dontaz Bailey
        Dontaz Bailey  21 hours back

        Just wanted to say great video good seem to be very talented at this and doing decent research. I applaud you for your efforts. Truly enjoyed.

        • Roger H Werner
          Roger H Werner  1 days back

          Matrix isnt a blockbuster? Hugo Weaving was in the 3 Matrix films, the LOTRs trilogy, and The Hobbit. Weaving has been in plenty of them.

          • Bernie Atacador II
            Bernie Atacador II  2 days back

            Zachary levi wont return cuz he is now shazam

            • KG Supreme [ 713 ]
              KG Supreme [ 713 ]  2 days back

              2003 Hulk ( Eric Bana ) > 2008 Hulk ( Edward Norton )

              • Kendra LaLonde
                Kendra LaLonde  2 days back

                I thought Abomination dies in The Incredible Hulk?

                • Hillary C
                  Hillary C  2 days back

                  Hugo Weaving's only blockbuster franchise was LOTR?? Um, do you not know who Agent Smith is??

                  • Zaappp !!!
                    Zaappp !!!  3 days back

                    Glad Natalie Portman is gone. She's a lackluster actress with very little range. Her acting, or lack of, was one the many problems with the Star Wars prequels

                    • Evangelos
                      Evangelos  4 days back

                      She is his superior? Feminism is destroying today's world. haha smh An in many ways he is her superior too. I feel like you wanna please girls by putting guys down. Which isn't strength that is desperation.

                      • Evangelos
                        Evangelos  4 days back

                        Norton seems like more of a serious actor. A good actor. I don't think he was made for acting badly which is marvel it is more comedy.

                        • Rony Triwardhana
                          Rony Triwardhana  4 days back

                          don cheadle suck, no one is expecting to see iron patriot, although he has suit as strong as ironman

                          • French Coupon
                            French Coupon  5 days back

                            Terence Howard is the biggest loss for the MCU.

                            • Tea in Korea
                              Tea in Korea  5 days back

                              i thought quicksilver was killed bc marvel didnt have the rights to him then

                              • ryugajin
                                ryugajin  6 days back

                                Again... Where's Lady Sif? Shouldn't she be the one to fulfill the role of romantic interest of Thor after he and Jane broke up?

                                • Detertronix GunFuphoniex

                                  Don Cheadle is way better Terrance Howard as Roadie aka Iron Patriot/ War Machine! How does he figure he would make more than Tony Stark/Iron Man.

                                  • Robin Banks
                                    Robin Banks  6 days back

                                    Dude you mentioned Hugo Weavings prior films and dont mention the Matrix!?

                                    • Aeon
                                      Aeon  6 days back

                                      7:26 Lol aren't we forgetting something? Matrix? Like 3 blockbuster movies with Hugo Weaving!

                                    • Tonya Parham
                                      Tonya Parham  7 days back

                                      Howard got fired because he's a jerk. It's not a coincidence that he was fired right after he got arrested for domestic abuse. Cheadle is FAR better anyway.

                                    • Brooklyn Kamson
                                      Brooklyn Kamson  7 days back

                                      i m shocked about red skull :')

                                      • legendofmario 93
                                        legendofmario 93  7 days back

                                        Norton was horrible as hulk ruffalo is by far the better hulk

                                        • Bill T
                                          Bill T  1 weeks back

                                          Ed Norton was always the wrong choice for Hulk. Ruffalo is soooo much better. Of all of these, I miss Quicksilver the most. Also, Howard was so replaceable. Cheadle does a fine job in the role.

                                          • Bill T
                                            Bill T  1 weeks back

                                            Ed Norton was always the wrong choice for Hulk. Ruffalo is soooo much better. Of all of these, I miss Quicksilver the most. Also, Howard was so replaceable. Cheadle does a fine job in the role.

                                            • nodi db
                                              nodi db  1 weeks back

                                              Looper u make me sick..

                                              • Machine Gaming
                                                Machine Gaming  1 weeks back

                                                Valkyrie, especially Thompson, are "in many ways superior" to Thor and Hemsworth only in the same ways that being hit by a bus is superior to winning the lottery.

                                                • Talha mk
                                                  Talha mk  1 weeks back

                                                  what about Jaimie Alexander as Sif ?

                                                  • John Roberts
                                                    John Roberts  1 weeks back


                                                    • Draket Hunter
                                                      Draket Hunter  1 weeks back

                                                      where is loki

                                                      *cries in the corner*

                                                    • Ichram Handymasaputra
                                                      Ichram Handymasaputra  1 weeks back

                                                      I hate peter from xmen 20 cent fox

                                                      • Henri and Jessica
                                                        Henri and Jessica  1 weeks back

                                                        I think Ed Norton was a splendid Hulk, and those qualities are probably a huge part of it. They actually changed Hulk when they made the character an incorporation of other storylines. It's like he became part of a football team.

                                                        • Codi Sheppard
                                                          Codi Sheppard  1 weeks back

                                                          Glad Terrence Howard didnt come back. Don Cheadle is way better.

                                                          • Moon Shadow
                                                            Moon Shadow  1 weeks back

                                                            What Terrence Howard said is bullshit. Marvel already have stated its because Terrence wanted his salary to be as much as RDJ which is ridiculous since he is a supporting cast member and not the lead. On Iron Man 1, he is already the highest paid amongst the castmembers since RDJ was just released from prison so that was the exception.

                                                            • MoreThanAGirl
                                                              MoreThanAGirl  1 weeks back

                                                              I didn't miss Jane Foster in Thor Ragnarok, but I did miss Darcy. I really wanted Darcy and Loki to meet because I think it would be hilarious.

                                                              • Steffen Leth
                                                                Steffen Leth  1 weeks back

                                                                so Hugo Weaving dident star in the matrix? and the matrix was not a blockbuster? wtf.. get ur stories straigth

                                                                • Jakk Frost
                                                                  Jakk Frost  1 weeks back

                                                                  Wow, The Matrix came out AFTER Captain America: The First Avenger??? My mind is totally blown right now!

                                                              • jeaniebird
                                                                jeaniebird  1 weeks back

                                                                7:54 Are you pronouncing Poitier half right and half wrong, at the same time? Isn't it supposed to be PWAH TEE YAY?

                                                                • \__/
                                                                  \__/  2 weeks back

                                                                  All of these actors are now questioning their life choices.. 1 Billion dollar opening weekend for End Game.

                                                                  • y do you feel so down?
                                                                    y do you feel so down?  2 weeks back

                                                                    today I learnt that its Cheadle.. not cheeto

                                                                    • hokejfan123
                                                                      hokejfan123  2 weeks back

                                                                      wtf weaver its agent smith what is wrong with this chanel

                                                                      • AshleyM93
                                                                        AshleyM93  2 weeks back

                                                                        Hela killed my baby Fandral :-(!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

                                                                        • Elizabeth Radinovic
                                                                          Elizabeth Radinovic  2 weeks back

                                                                          Terrence Howard was much better. Cheadle is corny.

                                                                          • Levi Kirkpatrick
                                                                            Levi Kirkpatrick  2 weeks back

                                                                            How’s it going?! Just subbed to your channel.

                                                                            • Nichole Horn
                                                                              Nichole Horn  2 weeks back

                                                                              Hugo was also in the matrix movies and transformers. I think he was tired of franchise work.

                                                                              • ArwenFreyaHeix
                                                                                ArwenFreyaHeix  2 weeks back

                                                                                So you wanna say that Hugo's role as agent Smith was not for a blockbuster movie? You should never forget the role he played and it wasn't a short appearance.

                                                                                • Stephanie Jean
                                                                                  Stephanie Jean  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Im just confuse about quicksilver in xmen movies... But killed him in avengers?thrn introduce to xmen?arrgh

                                                                                  • Adiprima Sulakstono
                                                                                    Adiprima Sulakstono  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Holy shit, didn't know Chuck/ Zachary Levi was in Marvel movies..

                                                                                    • Itamarplayz
                                                                                      Itamarplayz  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I got here though LTT

                                                                                      • reicirith
                                                                                        reicirith  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Quicksilver dying was an amazing preview to how powerful Scarlet Witch is.