2 Marvel Actors Who Are Still Successful After MCU Retirement And 2 Who Are Struggling To Get a Hit Movie Outside Of MCU

With these stars leaving the MCU, some of them have made significant strides in their careers while others are still trying to lift themselves up.

2 Marvel Actors Who Are Still Successful After MCU Retirement And 2 Who Are Struggling To Get a Hit Movie Outside Of MCU

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  • As the MCU keeps expanding, new stars take center stage, and old stars take their leave.
  • Many iconic stars like Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. have left the franchise behind.
  • While some have found success outside the MCU, some of them are yet to make a big splash.
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As the MCU becomes a perpetual machine for bringing characters of Marvel Comics to life on the big and small screens, there are a lot of new stars that have entered the cinematic franchise, and also many that have left it behind after giving it their all for a significant part of their careers. Thus, it becomes quite important for them to establish themselves outside the cinematic juggernaut.

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A still from Avengers: Endgame
A still from Avengers: Endgame

And so far, many of the old-time icons of the cinematic universe have bid their farewells from their iconic superhero roles. But life goes on, and so does their career, which has prompted all of them to take the next big steps. Naturally, some of them have seen overnight success in the industry, while others are still trying to find their footing.

1: Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. in a still from Oppenheimer
Robert Downey Jr. in a still from Oppenheimer

After his departure as Iron Man from the MCU with the release of Avengers: Endgame, everyone wanted to know what was next for Robert Downey Jr., the man who arguably made the MCU possible. For some years after his MCU retirement, he took a deserving break from the film industry, and this year, he made his big-screen return with none other than legendary filmmaker Christopher Nolan in his recent masterpiece Oppenheimer. The film has grossed a total of $950 Million globally.

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2: Tom Holland

Tom Holland in a still from Uncharted
Tom Holland in a still from Uncharted

Most iconic for playing the role of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man in the MCU, Tom Holland made the portrayal of the web-slinger in the franchise the most successful iteration in cinema history. Thus, at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, he took his leave from Marvel to pursue his career in the industry. So far, he has seen commercial success with his film Uncharted but has failed to create an impression on the critics, who called it a bad film.

3: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana in a still from the Avatar series
Zoe Saldana in a still from the Avatar series

Playing the role of Gamora in the cinematic universe, actress Zoe Saldana has by far been the most successful actress outside of the MCU. Her pivotal role as Neytiri in James Cameron’s hyper-successful film series Avatar has made her one of the highest-grossing stars of all time with both the films in the franchise thus far making more than $5 Billion at the box office.

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4: Chris Evans

Chris Evans in a still from Ghosted
Chris Evans in a still from Ghosted

After making waves across the MCU and the world with his depiction of Captain America in the franchise, Chris Evans too said his goodbyes to Marvel with the release of Avengers: Endgame. But unlike his co-star Robert Downey Jr., he has not been able to make it big outside the MCU. With his film Ghosted with Ana De Armas being called a critical disaster and his recent film Pain Hustlers leaving audiences unsatisfied, it seems like the star has a long road ahead of himself.

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