Worst MCU Casting Choices, According To Fans

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,Since the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man in 2008, the vast film franchise has casting choices of some of the top actors in the industry. Given the large number of contemporary and famous actors who have appeared in the MCU throughout the years, fans might argue endlessly about the series’ best casting decision. Similarly, many fans have determined which were the worst casting choices in MCU history. Here’s a rundown of the same:


1. Edward Norton as Bruce Banner

One of the worst casting choices of MCU
The Incredible Hulk (2008) featuring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner.

Edward Norton is well-known in Hollywood circles for being difficult to work with. Collaborating with Marvel on The Incredible Hulk appears to have been no different. Despite the fact that Norton was paid to contribute to the script as well as play Bruce Banner, the finished version wasn’t all that fantastic, and Norton had yet another outburst when his recommendations weren’t incorporated in the final cut. Much of the issue with Norton’s hiring appears to derive from his desire to play a serious Hulk vs Marvel’s desire for a more playful Hulk. Thankfully, Norton was replaced with Mark Ruffalo, who, in the eyes of fans, is a far better choice for the Hulk.

2. Halle Berry as Storm

Halle Berry as Storm: One of the worst MCU casting choices
Storm from the X-Men: Days of Future Past, played by Halle Berry.

Halle Berry was bound to hear everyone’s thoughts on her performance as Ororo Monroe a.k.a. Storm while playing the character. In the X-Men films, she played quite an important role. It wasn’t simply Halle Berry’s performance that left many folks with a foul taste in their mouths. A mix of awful writing, terrible catchphrases, a variable accent, and Berry’s somewhat subservient appearance in comparison to the comic book character’s qualities left fans baffled.


3. Liv Tyler as Betty Ross

Liv Tyler as Betty Ross: Worst MCU casting choices
Betty Ross from The Incredible Hulk, played by Liv Tyler.

While Liv Tyler appears to be a wonderful woman, there is one flaw in her professional choice: she isn’t a particularly excellent actress. She’s played just slightly varied variations of her standard act in her twenty-plus years in the film industry – flimsy, breathy, and virtually always on the edge of tears. In Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk, she played Betty Ross, Bruce Banner‘s love interest. She’s as fragile, petulant, and tear-jerky as ever, and she and her co-star Edward Norton have about as much spark as a block of wood.

4. Jessica Alba as Susan Storm

Jessica Alba as Susan Storm: One of the worst MCU casting choices
Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in Fantastic Four. played by Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba has mentioned in many interviews that the second Fantastic Four film, made her feel like quitting acting entirely. This was owing to differing aspirations between her and director Tim Story. At the end of the day, Susan Storm was supposed to be an intellectual, sensible, and sophisticated scientist. The movies, however, depicted an over-sexualized Alba who seemed to be chosen more for her beauty than anything else. It must however be noted that the actress tried her best to contribute more than looks.

5. Natalie Portman as Jane Foster

Natalie Portman as Jane Foster: Worst MCU casting choices.
Widely regarded as MCU’s worst casting choice: Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Thor.

We won’t deny that Jane Foster is a crucial figure in the Thor films. However, there is a gap in status between the character and the actress, which is disconcerting. “The only casting worse than Natalie Portman in Thor is Natalie Portman in Thor: The Dark World,” wrote user odiin1731 on Reddit. Many people think Natalie Portman isn’t the most convincing astrophysicist, despite her popularity. She appeared to be phoning in her performance, especially in the second film, which did not help matters.


Written by Alfeeya Pathan

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