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4 Hollywood Stars Who Said They’ll Never Come To MCU (& 3 Who’re Still Trying Hard)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe employs some of the biggest and most famous Hollywood stars to ever exist. But it is still not big enough for a few stars to take notice. On the other hand, there are some Hollywood stars who would do anything it takes to get into the MCU bandwagon.

The superhero genre can be a wild ride for any actor. It takes commitment and dedication. While some of the accomplished actors aren’t ready for that, a few of them are more than willing to.

Doesn’t Want To: John Cho Hates The Crazy Superhero Workout Routine

John Cho Cowboy Bebop
John Cho Cowboy Bebop

John Cho has recently shot to fame after his movies Searching and the Star Trek films helped him gain international fame. The star of the Harold & Kumar films said the reason he hates superhero movies and would not like starring in one is because being a part of it is a lot of commitment. Apart from the insane gym routines to get you shredded, he likens the multi-picture deals to “indentured service contracts”.

Wants To: Norman Reedus Is Dying To Play Ghost Rider

Norman reedus Ghost Rider
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead

After his success in The Walking Dead franchise, Norman Reedus is gaining grounds as the top fan choice to play Johnny Blaze. He has been fueling fan speculation by liking tweets and fan made posters that depict him as the new Ghost Rider. Reedus once went on record to say this to Comicbook.com:

“The Ghost Rider conversation has been coming up for years, and yeah, tell them to put me in it.”

Doesn’t Want To: Amanda Seyfried Says Stunt Work Scares Her

Amanda Seyfried ted 2
Amanda Seyfried Ted 2

The In Time and Ted 2 star is one of the hottest and most renowned actresses of the industry. Amanda Seyfried brings massive star power to whichever movie project she comes to. But sadly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never get to see her in their movies. That’s because Amanda Seyfried believes being a part of such movies means she has to go through copious amounts of stunt work again. She had already gone through that during the filming of Pan and she hated it.

Wants To: John Krasinski Thinks The MCU Is “Amazing”

John Krasinski Mr. Fantastic
John Krasinski Mr. Fantastic

For many years now, the A Quiet Place and The Office star has been fan cast as the new Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic in the MCU. To be honest, we find no other actor who looks and talks the part better than Krasinski. While his wife Emily Blunt is still resisting the charms of Marvel Studios, Krasinski has all but given in. The actor has gone on record to state that the Marvel World is “Amazing” and it’s an honor that Marvel fans would even consider him for a role.

Doesn’t Want To: Reese Witherspoon Has No Interest In The Superhero Genre

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is one actor no one can ever hate. She is like a blonde version of Keanu Reeves. Her quirky acting chops would make anyone fall in love with her. Once the queen of rom-coms, she has starred in movies like Sweet Home Alabama and Just Like Heaven. But the Oscar winning actor wants nothing to do with the genre because it does not intrigue her. Despite the indifference, she was still supportive of captain Marvel as MCU’s first female led superhero film.

Wants To: Halle Berry Wants To Revisit Storm

Halle Berry Storm
Halle Berry Storm

In an interview with Comicbook.com, Halle Berry opened up about her X-Men role and if she ever gets an opportunity to play Ororo Munroe again:

“I loved all [Storm and Catwoman] and I was always grateful to get to play them and be a part of those big franchises, you know? So I would revisit any of them.” 

Doesn’t Want To: Jon Hamm Hates Getting Into Projects He Has No Idea About

Jon Hamm Superhero Movies
Jon Hamm

The Baby Driver actor has been considered for way too many superhero roles. From Batman to Deathstroke, Doctor Strange. and Superman, Hamm has turned down one major superhero role after another. The reason being being:

“you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do.”

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.