Actors Who Turned Down Comic Book Movies


Superhero movies are all the rage these days, no secret. Everyone and their brother/mother/dog are getting in on the action. Marvel Studios and the production team for the MCU movies are promising at least 68 characters on screen in the next Avengers instalment. It would seem that anyone who WANTED to be in a comic book movie would have a good chance to don tights and a mask. But funnily enough, there are mega-stars who have been offered the chance to play along in the fantasy comic book universe, and for one reason or another, have turned down the opportunity. Why are these celebrities declining roles in superhero movies? Watch our video Actors Who Turned Down Roles In Comic Book Movies to find out!

Matt Damon

No stranger to huge action blockbusters

Matt’s been considered

For both sides of good and evil

Declining roles as Daredevil and Two-Face

Chloe Moretz

Having come a long way from Kick-Ass

Chloe was short-listed for a young Jean Grey

Moretz turned down the X-Men role

Likely due to her jet-set schedule

Leonardo DiCaprio

After refusing the role of Robin

And passing up playing Spidey

DiCaprio doesn’t rule out playing a hero

Wonder who he’s holding out for?

Emily Blunt

Blunt was once the first choice

In the running for Black Widow

But being incredibly busy

she sadly (for us) had to pass

Tom Cruise

Cruise lost interest in Iron Man

rejecting an early script

after years of being attached

as the potential Tony Stark

Paul Walker

Much loved all-american Paul Walker

when offered to play Clark Kent

knew he wouldn’t want to be remembered

As another ‘Superman’

Although he just might have been perfect