12 Actors Who Initially Wanted to Turn Down Their Superhero Movie Role
It’s hard to think of anyone portraying Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy other than the one and only Chris Pratt. Like, he was pretty much born to play Peter Quill. Similar things could be said about Chris Evans portraying Captain America. Yet, surprisingly, they, along with a bunch of other superhero movie stars, actually considered shooting down the big-time offers!
Just like all the actors who originally turned down their YA film roles — like Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss, The Hunger Games), Shailene Woodley (Tris, Divergent) & Robert Pattinson (Edward, Twilight) — and stars who nearly brushed off their big-deal TV parts — like Penn Badgley (Dan/Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) — here are 13 actors who initially wanted to shoot down their once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to star in a superhero flick:
Prior to the release of Captain America: Civil War, Chris admitted that his career-defining role as Steve Rogers/Captain America almost never happened.
He revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, "I was scared because at first it was a nine-picture contract, and there are parts of me that have a little bit of social anxiety with this industry. Doing movies one at a time, if all of a sudden you decide you don't want to do them anymore, you're afforded the opportunity to take a step back and recalibrate. When you have a giant contract, if all of a sudden you're not responding well, too bad, you gotta suit up again. That was scary."