The Real Reasons These Actors Are No Longer Part Of The MCU
Sadly, not every actor who joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe ends up sticking around. Some become unhappy with Marvel, some fall out of love with blockbusters altogether, and some become victims of scheduling conflicts. These are the reasons some of the MCU’s key players have said farewell to that universe.
A lot of fans were surprised when Marvel Studios announced in 2010 that it wouldn't ask Incredible Hulk star Edward Norton to reprise his role in Avengers. The company put out a press release saying, in part:
"Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."
Norton's agent called the statement "offensive" and claimed the studio unexpectedly cut off negotiations. Norton changed his story over the years, telling NPR in 2014 that he chose to leave the role because he wanted more diversity in his career.
Before 2010 there was already bad blood between Norton and Marvel. Norton signed on to the lead in The Incredible Hulk under the condition that he could rewrite Zak Penn's script. Marvel agreed and while Norton's added scenes were filmed, most were cut before release. Two months before the movie’s premiere, Entertainment Weekly reported Norton was refusing to do press for the film.
And the break with Marvel still appears to be on Norton's mind. In July 2018 - just over a decade after Incredible Hulk's release - he took a swipe at Marvel during Comedy Central's Roast of Bruce Willis.
Tim Roth, who played The Incredible Hulk’s main villain Emil Blonsky, has revealed in the past that Marvel actually considered bringing him back for the sequel to The Avengers.
It isn't clear from what Roth said whether they were considering Abomination as the main villain, or if he would have been working with Ultron. Roth has since said he isn't confident about returning to the MCU, and considering the unlikelihood of a Hulk sequel, his doubts are understandable. Keep watching the video to see the real reasons these actors are no longer part of the MCU!

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Edward Norton | 0:19
Tim Roth | 1:42
Terrence Howard | 2:42
Natalie Portman | 4:01
The Warriors Three | 5:27
Hugo Weaving | 6:34
Damion Poitier | 7:35
Aaron Taylor-Johnson | 8:50

  • Looper

    Which of these MCU actors do you miss the most?

    • Anne Baril
      Anne Baril

      Looper I miss Natalie Portman and Aaron Taylor Johnson

    • Emma Crawford
      Emma Crawford

      Aaron Taylor Johnson as Quicksilver. That was the dumbest decision EVER. I almost gave up the whole MCU franchise after Age Of Ultron because I was so upset (Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch were always my favorite Marvel characters)

    • Mindaugas Miseikis
      Mindaugas Miseikis

      Michael Rooker as Yondu ;)

    • Driver Motor
      Driver Motor

      natalie portman

    • Brandon Buboire
      Brandon Buboire

      Toby lmao

  • Gaming king
    Gaming king

    i love edward norton! :D Take him and Tobey for spiderman back pls!

  • Steve Fortney
    Steve Fortney

    At least now I know what MCU means...

  • Bethany Hanna
    Bethany Hanna

    Edward Norton was the worst Hulk so far in history anyway. His replacement was a win-win.

  • dickheadmilkyway

    i hated thor's friends, both asgardian and human friends

  • Chasey

    How Terrence Howard seems to credit himself for Downey getting the role leaves a bad taste in the mouth

  • dawe82

    eric bana and mark ruffalo are much better as hulk than norton ...

  • waseem khan
    waseem khan

    Hugo Weaving was in the Matrix

  • Tinheart Nowak
    Tinheart Nowak

    Let's be honest, Quicksilver only died because he would be able to steal the stones from Thanos in Infinity War

  • Joshua Patrick
    Joshua Patrick

    No, Natalie Portman is no longer in the MCU because she's a goddess who finds snogging a Hemsworth for money beneath her....

  • Ingrid Dubbel
    Ingrid Dubbel

    I just assumed it was the embarrassment became stronger than a desire for the money.

  • May Jarsh
    May Jarsh


  • 787brx8

    I am no longer with the MCU. Not that it matters...

  • Emilie W.
    Emilie W.

    Wish quicksilver lived. He was super cool.

  • Random Videos Studio
    Random Videos Studio

    what about sif

  • Erick Nsabimbona
    Erick Nsabimbona

    10:08 What movie is that

  • XxBeautifulLoudXx

    Jane foster is better 😁

  • C. Malheur-T
    C. Malheur-T

    I like Ruffalo as Hulk, but Norton is just at a different league as an actor. Might be that this opinion of mine is just due to the fact that Ruffalo is kind of a late bloomer actor-wise (which isn't a bad thing and my opinion might be based on to my affinity to mainstream movies). But his performances are nowhere near Norton's (--> American History X, Fight Club etc.). Oh and Tim Roth is just brilliant. Love him since I first watched Resevoir Dogs twenty years or so ago.

  • abdullah choudhary
    abdullah choudhary

    you do no there is something called a contract

  • renoloverxoxo

    Didn't the original Hulk director want Ruffalo to begin with? Norton is notoriously difficult to work with as well. Hence why you don't see him in much. The last film I remember seeing him in was a 30 second cameo in Alita.

  • Salvare

    I prefer norton's hulk than ruffalo

    • r-quan solution
      r-quan solution

      Yup me too. besides personality. he is my first hulk

  • Oscar Simmons
    Oscar Simmons

    Quicksilver's death add stakes? Really??😂

  • prarthana e
    prarthana e

    I like the Don cheadle version of war machine

  • Armando Alvarez
    Armando Alvarez

    Quicksilver would have been OP. THAT'S why he was killed!

  • wickedphantom24601

    Loved Ruffalo and Norton both. I think I favor Ruffalo a little but probably only because hes had more screen time as the Hulk. Norton was wonderful in his movie. I dont dislike Natalie but she didnt seem a good fit for the Marvel universe. She was just not that interesting.

  • DonGius1

    0:45 Norton was the Better Hulk

  • SH4D3 123
    SH4D3 123

    what’s stupid in the mcu Jane Foster consumes the reality stone and becomes it Star Lord almost dies holding it me: waaaa

    • Thiago

      ​@SH4D3 123 Jane Foster was consumed by the Aether which was the container of the reality stone, so she didn't absorved the stone full powers. And in Thor 2, the Aether is mentioned being a parasite.

    • SH4D3 123
      SH4D3 123

      same amount of power

    • Thiago

      Star Lord held the power stone not the reality one

  • Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat

    Marc ruffalo sucks. Ed was better.

  • Folami Alamudun
    Folami Alamudun

    Hugo Weaving... only LOR? I guess Matrix wasn't a thing?

  • K Ronnie
    K Ronnie

    Yes, Cheadle is great as Rhodey people but I think Howard would have been also. If you have a true criticism with Howard it would have been when he calls Stark To-NAY.

  • CH Al
    CH Al

    And... And... And what about Robert Downey Jr.(Tonny Stark)

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  • Neyruto Kun
    Neyruto Kun

    Hela easily killed shazam...

  • Massage First Airlie Beach
    Massage First Airlie Beach

    my first name is Levi

  • Meghan Lyckman
    Meghan Lyckman


  • Flashback007

    Didn't the fact that Hugo Weaving left also had something to do with the prosthetics/make-up he was supposed to wear as Red Skull?

  • Tiger Kidd
    Tiger Kidd

    2:28 he was actually in his late 30s he said he was 39 years old

  • Shikiouji

    how they not going to mention Hugo being in the Matrix trilogy..LoTR and the Matrix werent too far apart..

  • N. Jacobs
    N. Jacobs

    Terrance Howard made Robery Downey Jr. great? Did he also invent the internet? Here's a bottom line for Mr. Terrance Howard: they felt what he brought to the table was easily replaceable... and according to ticket sales and fan response, *he was*

  • not my opinion
    not my opinion

    terrence howard is so unlikable as a person. 'the person who i helped become iron man took the money that was suppossed to be for me' no! just no! It's not robert downey jr problem, if the studio cuts his half of the money and decides to give it to someone else... you can't just argue like that. If they raised his payment and cut yours, doesn't mean that 'your money' was given to someone else... he sounds like douchebag tbh

  • Aisah Alawiya
    Aisah Alawiya

    Tanginang edward norton na yan napaka yabang

  • Landon Johnson
    Landon Johnson

    Because their contracts ended

  • Jordan McCallan Eph: 6-12
    Jordan McCallan Eph: 6-12

    How did you forget about him playing agent smith?! 🤦🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️ I like how you tried to play him. Lol

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton

    Wait the red skull dude was also in the matrix. So,he has only been in big movies

    • Jimmy Jericho
      Jimmy Jericho

      Lafe Denton he’s Elrond in lord of the rings 🙄

  • Lafe Denton
    Lafe Denton

    Waaa Waaa Waaa I am Terrance Howard. Waaa Waaa I forgot the movie was called iron man and not the Terrance Howard show. You were not important to the script. The reason Ironman worked was because of Downey ' s talent not because of the lack of yours.,night F'ing baby

  • BluePhantom Productions
    BluePhantom Productions

    "Some fans were outraged by the killing of the warriors three." Bitch, HELL NO! They were terrible...

  • JuJuxx uwu
    JuJuxx uwu


  • Hasin Sadab Hisham
    Hasin Sadab Hisham

    Looper: These Actors Are No Longer Part Of The MCU Thanos:Am I a joke to you?

  • Young The children
    Young The children


  • Sean Elitz
    Sean Elitz

    8:20 isn’t that mean

  • Kushi & Bhanu
    Kushi & Bhanu

    nice video for MCU fans

  • TM Entertainment
    TM Entertainment

    Ruffalo is definitely the better Hulk!

  • mqrshlollxpops

    I was feeling weird why banner dint look same ;-;

  • Annihilator2011

    Natalie Portman had no chemistry with Hemsworth her acting is always wooden and she never has chemistry with other actors. Of course she's open to playing Foster again, It's called a paycheck...

  • Kiauna McDaniel
    Kiauna McDaniel

    Hugo Weaving’s only blockbuster wasn’t just Lord of the Rings franchise - did you not watch the Matrix ???? He was the agent that fought w Neo . He’s a great actor and has had more than 1 blockbuster

  • Darren Payne
    Darren Payne

    Don Cheadle is way better as iron man's side kick anyway! Good riddance! Pfff

  • Inside Simple Finance
    Inside Simple Finance

    Wait. You forget one more character from Thor. Sif. Jaime Alexander.

  • Kids Ammash
    Kids Ammash

    what happened to Dr. strange’s girlfriend tho

  • Lynn V.
    Lynn V.

    Terrance Howard is super sexy fr n I wish they wouldn't have screwed him over I liked him better

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  • Richard Featherston
    Richard Featherston

    You talk about Hugo Weaving and fail to mention that he was Agent Smith from all THREE Matrix movies??? Really?

  • PiazzaGurl

    Lies. Terrence wanted the pay bump. He felt he deserved to get paid more. Also Howard wasn’t hired first, Downey was kept secret because MCU had issues wanting someone with RDJ’s past. Terrence and Jon had the issues. It’s funny when your let go because of your ego and then after talking smack you lighten up. Personally I prefer Don, he captured the essence of Rhodes. Everything happens for a reason.

  • phatbassanchor

    Ed Norton, who is a brilliant actor, was my favorite Hulk ever. I don't blame Norton or Tim Roth for not wanting to reprise those roles. Both actors are amazingly diverse in the types of roles they can play and should never be type cast. Besides, Mark Ruffalo is also an incredible Hulk, pun intended.

  • A. S.L
    A. S.L

    Glad. No norton, he sucks.

  • Valkyrie

    They kind of forgot to make me Thor's love interest, but he and Quill look cute together.

  • Aylar Javanmard
    Aylar Javanmard

    I would like norton as hulk

  • Saturnplanet5

    Wasn't Hugo Weaving in that small indie film called The Matrix? /sarcasm

  • Jiya Wadhwa
    Jiya Wadhwa

    i personally think that Don Cheadle was a better war machine

    • Reil TRJ
      Reil TRJ

      @shubhankar dey didnt you think that war machine died. Well im saying he didn't

    • shubhankar dey
      shubhankar dey

      @Reil TRJ i think what I said went over your head. Try reading the original comment slowly and thoroughly.

    • Reil TRJ
      Reil TRJ

      @shubhankar dey he is

    • shubhankar dey
      shubhankar dey

      'was a'? He isn't anymore?

  • ItBoris

    wheres tony stark lol dead 3000

  • Maria Lewis
    Maria Lewis

    Norton was ALWAYS wrong for Marvel and so was Terrence Howard...Mark Ruffalo is perfection and the Avengers Team is epic legend now!!

  • vijayalakshmyh kk
    vijayalakshmyh kk

    I used to love iron man 1 rhodey

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