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!

#EdwardNorton #NataliePortman #MCU
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?

    • Chronicle37 Gaming
      Chronicle37 Gaming


    • Thomas Sears
      Thomas Sears

      Warriors 3 and Siff

    • Vince Hurley
      Vince Hurley

      Quicksilver. I loved his portrayal, and wish he would return. Who knows?

    • FakeSharkBate700

      +nono agent smith.....hey boss these looper kids are born after 1997......let them rot in their retardate state in ignorance hell

    • FakeSharkBate700

      syah captcaptacaptaicaptain America needs to wear his mask!!!! CA never not fought without his helmet in the comics....fuck Hollywood

  • Evangelos

    She is his superior? Feminism is destroying today's world. haha smh An in many ways he is her superior too. I feel like you wanna please girls by putting guys down. Which isn't strength that is desperation.

  • Evangelos

    Norton seems like more of a serious actor. A good actor. I don't think he was made for acting badly which is marvel it is more comedy.

  • Rony Triwardhana
    Rony Triwardhana

    don cheadle suck, no one is expecting to see iron patriot, although he has suit as strong as ironman

  • French Coupon
    French Coupon

    Terence Howard is the biggest loss for the MCU.

  • Tea in Korea
    Tea in Korea

    i thought quicksilver was killed bc marvel didnt have the rights to him then

  • ryugajin

    Again... Where's Lady Sif? Shouldn't she be the one to fulfill the role of romantic interest of Thor after he and Jane broke up?

  • Detertronix GunFuphoniex
    Detertronix GunFuphoniex

    Don Cheadle is way better Terrance Howard as Roadie aka Iron Patriot/ War Machine! How does he figure he would make more than Tony Stark/Iron Man.

  • Robin Banks
    Robin Banks

    Dude you mentioned Hugo Weavings prior films and dont mention the Matrix!?

  • Aeon

    7:26 Lol aren't we forgetting something? Matrix? Like 3 blockbuster movies with Hugo Weaving!

    • Albert Pardillo
      Albert Pardillo

      Tom Jones

  • Tonya Parham
    Tonya Parham

    Howard got fired because he's a jerk. It's not a coincidence that he was fired right after he got arrested for domestic abuse. Cheadle is FAR better anyway.

    • Stephanie Jackson
      Stephanie Jackson


  • Brooklyn Kamson
    Brooklyn Kamson

    i m shocked about red skull :')

  • legendofmario 93
    legendofmario 93

    Norton was horrible as hulk ruffalo is by far the better hulk

  • Bill T
    Bill T

    Ed Norton was always the wrong choice for Hulk. Ruffalo is soooo much better. Of all of these, I miss Quicksilver the most. Also, Howard was so replaceable. Cheadle does a fine job in the role.

  • Bill T
    Bill T

    Ed Norton was always the wrong choice for Hulk. Ruffalo is soooo much better. Of all of these, I miss Quicksilver the most. Also, Howard was so replaceable. Cheadle does a fine job in the role.

  • nodi db
    nodi db

    Looper u make me sick..

  • Machine Gaming
    Machine Gaming

    Valkyrie, especially Thompson, are "in many ways superior" to Thor and Hemsworth only in the same ways that being hit by a bus is superior to winning the lottery.

  • Talha mk
    Talha mk

    what about Jaimie Alexander as Sif ?

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts


  • Draket Hunter
    Draket Hunter

    where is loki *cries in the corner*

    • Tahari Withers
      Tahari Withers

      Alive and well in a different timeline

  • Ichram Handymasaputra
    Ichram Handymasaputra

    I hate peter from xmen 20 cent fox

  • Henri and Jessica
    Henri and Jessica

    I think Ed Norton was a splendid Hulk, and those qualities are probably a huge part of it. They actually changed Hulk when they made the character an incorporation of other storylines. It's like he became part of a football team.

  • Codi Sheppard
    Codi Sheppard

    Glad Terrence Howard didnt come back. Don Cheadle is way better.

  • Moon Shadow
    Moon Shadow

    What Terrence Howard said is bullshit. Marvel already have stated its because Terrence wanted his salary to be as much as RDJ which is ridiculous since he is a supporting cast member and not the lead. On Iron Man 1, he is already the highest paid amongst the castmembers since RDJ was just released from prison so that was the exception.

  • MoreThanAGirl

    I didn't miss Jane Foster in Thor Ragnarok, but I did miss Darcy. I really wanted Darcy and Loki to meet because I think it would be hilarious.

  • Steffen Leth
    Steffen Leth

    so Hugo Weaving dident star in the matrix? and the matrix was not a blockbuster? wtf.. get ur stories straigth

    • Jakk Frost
      Jakk Frost

      Wow, The Matrix came out AFTER Captain America: The First Avenger??? My mind is totally blown right now!

  • jeaniebird

    7:54 Are you pronouncing Poitier half right and half wrong, at the same time? Isn't it supposed to be PWAH TEE YAY?

  • \__/

    All of these actors are now questioning their life choices.. 1 Billion dollar opening weekend for End Game.

  • y do you feel so down?
    y do you feel so down?

    today I learnt that its Cheadle.. not cheeto

  • hokejfan123

    wtf weaver its agent smith what is wrong with this chanel

  • AshleyM93

    Hela killed my baby Fandral :-(!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

  • Elizabeth Radinovic
    Elizabeth Radinovic

    Terrence Howard was much better. Cheadle is corny.

  • Levi Kirkpatrick
    Levi Kirkpatrick

    How’s it going?! Just subbed to your channel.

  • Nichole Horn
    Nichole Horn

    Hugo was also in the matrix movies and transformers. I think he was tired of franchise work.

  • ArwenFreyaHeix

    So you wanna say that Hugo's role as agent Smith was not for a blockbuster movie? You should never forget the role he played and it wasn't a short appearance.

  • Stephanie Jean
    Stephanie Jean

    Im just confuse about quicksilver in xmen movies... But killed him in avengers?thrn introduce to xmen?arrgh

  • Adiprima Sulakstono
    Adiprima Sulakstono

    Holy shit, didn't know Chuck/ Zachary Levi was in Marvel movies..

  • Itamarplayz

    I got here though LTT

  • reicirith

    Quicksilver dying was an amazing preview to how powerful Scarlet Witch is.

  • Hannah Lara
    Hannah Lara

    The amount of ads on this video... wow

  • reyanime

    Still mad how they killed the Warrior's Three and we never even got any reaction from Thor. Plus, wth happened to Lady Sif?

  • Saif Malik
    Saif Malik

    It was mutual dumpping

  • Cordelia Mcbride
    Cordelia Mcbride

    It's actually pretty fucked how disrespectful Marvel is to their actors. One second they're treating them well, the next they've cut their character from the universe without even telling them + won't return their calls. Jacked.

  • Anirudh Shukla
    Anirudh Shukla

    Looper taking a dig at Hugo Weaving ? That guy has seen more green screens than most - Matrix , LOTR, Hobbit. Marvel movies are great for us - as viewers , but come on , just see a behind the scenes for any super hero movie. From an actor's point of view it is completely justified if they don't want to do these and want to focus on something else.

  • lali

    I really wish I could watch Norton's version of Hulk.

    • Ariana Cherie
      Ariana Cherie

      lali you can if you watch the film The Incredible Hulk (2008)

  • juanvega653

    Norton is a way better choice

  • D G
    D G

    Perhaps they are registered Republicans? We all know hollywood is leftist to the extreme. Heck they don't even like Democrats anymore.

  • Batman

    Hugo Weaving was in one of the biggest summer blockbusters ever, the Matrix Trilogy. Geez, how'd looper ignore that.

    • Cordelia Mcbride
      Cordelia Mcbride

      They were saying of recent, not of all time. Anyways, Hugo has said he is pretty much done w Blockbusters nowadays because he wants to only really work in Australia where he lives so he can stay close with his family rather than working on the other side of the world for months on end. Probs the only reason why he agreed to the Hobbit films was because New Zealand is close to Australia and his roles in them weren't massive.

  • Waffles Wafflson
    Waffles Wafflson

    Downvoted for somehow having ads that got passed my adblock

  • Tasya Syafira
    Tasya Syafira

    Norton's hulk movie is more serious with less some kind comedy or sarcasm. If Norton still play hulk and they put some comedy or sarcasm into his character, I believe he would have similar charisma like Tony Stark's bcs he's kinda more... serious scientist unlike Ruffalo's. It will be too much ego in it bcs they already have tony and cap. Plus, I heard Norton are not easy to work with and this MCU Phase 3 even need more than 10 years to build

  • arxfatallis

    Good riddance about Norton!

  • Joe jo
    Joe jo

    Terrance Howard was garbage as War Machine. Watch the first Ironman movie again and Howard would make you cringe with his terrible acting.

  • Velvet Thunder
    Velvet Thunder

    If Terrence Howard’s story is true then that’s not fair at all.

  • 1985cactus

    How can so many people watch these bullshit "movies"

  • Joyce CheukHei
    Joyce CheukHei

    I actually wanna see edward norton in avengers, there would be so much beefs n tea

  • MySSDRocks

    Terrence Howard, you say Robert Downey Jr pushed you out of the movie, and you got him the job ? lmao, sounds like you’re just a greedy ass that got replaced.

  • Øverclocked

    portman is a sexist.

    • Pamela Rhyan Martinez
      Pamela Rhyan Martinez

      Øverclocked ?

    • Øverclocked

      ​+Pamela Rhyan Martinez wahhhh

    • Pamela Rhyan Martinez
      Pamela Rhyan Martinez

      Øverclocked how is wanting equal representation for females in a very male-dominated cinematic franchise, sexist?

  • guitarfrozenintime

    I bet Terence Howard regrets not taking a pay cut

  • AveryScarlet

    Huh. I always thought Quicksilver was killed off in MCU to avoid confusion because of the Quicksilver in X-men. I knew him and Scarlet Witch were children of Magneto in the comics so it sort of surprised ne when they aooear in the post credits. Oh well

  • Rockin BoBokkin
    Rockin BoBokkin

    I liked Ed Norton, and I was disappointed that they replaced him, until I saw how Mark Ruffalo was, and it is so much better this way.

  • Jean the Second
    Jean the Second

    “under the condition he could rewrite the script” Tells you everything you need to know.

    • green machine
      green machine

      +Donald Duck was he in twilight wtf!!!

    • Jesus Christ
      Jesus Christ

      +Donald Duck didn't know Norton was in Twilight

    • Donald Duck
      Donald Duck

      You are aware that he is an excellent character actor who usually carries whole films with his performance (American History X, Twilight, etc.) and totally too good to waste under makeup & fx as Hulk?

    • Meow Im A Cat
      Meow Im A Cat

      Classic case of too big of an ego

  • benjovi55

    Thor was slapped by Jane Foster, for saving the universe and forgotting to call her. Hah. Shouldn't have slapped Thor.

  • Zan

    Roth should be hulkbuster in avengers age of ultron

  • Kylie Padila
    Kylie Padila

    What happened to Sif and Agent 13? Come on.. you guys just made my favorites disappear

    • Leila Novak
      Leila Novak

      They weren't officially dropped as far as I know... Sif could come back if Valkyrie gets a movie, maybe. Agent 13 I find hard to believe as she never really hit it off with fans, sadly

  • MrNorth

    7:23 ...The Matrix?

  • ItalianBrownsFAN

    Portman is a idiot feminist.

  • Dave Hughes
    Dave Hughes

    Thought Terrance Howard was a nightmare to work with and that's why he got kicked out. That was the story going around at the time.

  • Andrei Stancu
    Andrei Stancu

    what about robert downey jr and chris evans?

  • IG KingHalik
    IG KingHalik

    No one: Looper: Weaving only played in one Blockbuster LOTR. Cloud Atlas, Matrix, Transformers, Happy Feet: Am I a joke to you?

    • Lhagva Suren
      Lhagva Suren

      +Cordelia Mcbride i think he played ' Mortal engines ' too

    • Cordelia Mcbride
      Cordelia Mcbride

      They didn't say that. They said blockbuster films SINCE Captain America. Open your deaf ass ears or turn on the closed captions next time.

    • Peter Stangl
      Peter Stangl

      I thought exactly the same thing!

  • Subash Chandra
    Subash Chandra

    Patty Jenkins wouldve done a better job with Dark World than the guy who did work on it.

  • Fru Bru
    Fru Bru

    Hugo Weaving... so the Matrix triology weren't Blockbuster movies either?

    • Jimmy Lobe
      Jimmy Lobe

      That's why he said "...anymore"

  • Simon Hammond
    Simon Hammond

    Hugo Weaving also happened to nail it in the Matrix Trilogy. A big misstep in your statement about what "blockbuster" films he has been a part of.

  • Vincen Cohan
    Vincen Cohan

    I like edward norton a lot more than current hulk. Its too bad

  • Kayleigh

    Thor the dark world was terrrrrrible

  • vic twenty
    vic twenty


  • Elyzabeth Wallis
    Elyzabeth Wallis

    did not know that ...pfff

  • Dj Ok
    Dj Ok

    Imagine not being in the mcu long enough to not be in endgame....tuff

  • Jake Lake
    Jake Lake

    MCU is been control my Mafia or what? or MCU itself is a bloody Mafia?

  • LBMultimediaDesign

    Hugo Weaving was also in the blockbuster The Matrix.

    • LBMultimediaDesign

      +Jakk Frost Basically I don't get the need to mention it. Actually I understood it wrong. I was thinking they were talking about LOTR and that they were pointing out that he hasn't done many blockbusters. My bad.

    • Jakk Frost
      Jakk Frost

      +LBMultimediaDesign ~ Of course he can, but that wasn't your original point. You were pointing out The Matrix as if they'd forgotten about it.

    • LBMultimediaDesign

      +Jakk Frost ok. But he can do the kind of movies that interest him because he's already done blockbusters?

    • Jakk Frost
      Jakk Frost

      +LBMultimediaDesign ~ But the line was "he hasn't been in many blockbusters _since_ Captain America, except for reprising his role as Elrond for The Hobbit 1 and 3."

    • LBMultimediaDesign

      +Jakk Frost Of course it didn't. Which means he has been in many blockbusters, not just the ones mentioned and therefore can afford to take a break from them.

  • Msriiko

    Natalie should come back. She and her friends were such a funny part of Thor

  • Winona Daphne
    Winona Daphne

    ohhhhh so THAT'S why natalie portman talked about the lack of female writers nominated for an oscar during her speech

    • mannix flint
      mannix flint

      Winona Daphne who cares.

    • Muhd Amirul
      Muhd Amirul

      But in production company that own by her.. They are not female writer which is very ironic

  • Winona Daphne
    Winona Daphne

    oh man i liked the original rhodey --- he had humour and is soooo much better looking than current war machine. current war machine is so boring and stoic --- i want him off the screen.

  • big brother Katakuri
    big brother Katakuri

    Whats the music playing in background?

  • Detoxing Reality
    Detoxing Reality

    Hollywood huh! Egos, selling one’s soul and lots & lots of money 💰. Those who don’t make it or do make it for a brief stint then drop off, are generally the nice ones 👍. The others at rise to the top of the Pyramid and stay there, well, let’s just say the majority..... sell something which they may never get back!

  • Ronan Ja
    Ronan Ja

    I miss quicksilver he should get more roles

  • Yamani Bryant-McCray
    Yamani Bryant-McCray

    Thanks for this because I iwas wondering but also there was a change with the blonde guy from the noble tthree whats up with that lol and I still have questions

  • Marlon

    Natalie Portman wanted more money and she wanted more female driven storyline with her character. In other words Portman tried to use her star power for leverage and failed miserably. I don't think she saw the bigger picture with the MCU and just wanted to turn Thor franchise into a chick flick.

    • Pamela Rhyan Martinez
      Pamela Rhyan Martinez

      sorry but i have to disagree. natalie portman alone, is a bigger and more established name than most of marvel's brightest except maybe samuel jackson. she has an oscar and has been nominated plenty of times. she signed on in support of female empowerment, and left because it was turning out to be male-dominated.

    • Sarru

      The first Thor was basically a romcom with Superhero stuff right at the beginning and then briefly at the end.

  • ba55letmysoulfly

    Crossbones was a great villain!

  • ba55letmysoulfly

    Imagine Terrance Howard in the Avengers Movies! Yeah glad Cheadle got the part!

    • l Esposito
      l Esposito

      Im skeptical of his story. He's proven time and again he's nuts....

    • Samuel

      +Tom Whitby he's talks like an old man imo. When he starts talking it feels so slow.

    • Tom Whitby
      Tom Whitby

      Terrance Howard's charisma is that of an unenthusiastic sloth, all the time I watched Iron Man, I just felt like he didn't want to be on the set or he wanted the shoot to end as soon as possible. Don Cheadle felt like he at least tried to play the character and have his own fair little charm on it.

  • Spedo spedo
    Spedo spedo

    1 million dollars for 20 lines?

  • sirraf23

    Edward Norton and Terrance Howard are easily explained. They're both egotistical fuckboys that think they're acting is golden when in reality it's sub par. Thank God Almighty that Marvel dumped those two whiney ass crybabys.

  • David Macias
    David Macias


  • Farhan Haque
    Farhan Haque

    They will find a way to eliminate you. No one is indispensable.

  • Stranger24

    They didn't use brolin in the beginning because they wanted him to be a secret, but they still wanted to show off thanos so they did it this way. Brolin was approached to be thanos long before that scene

  • Jimboy


  • Lord Midmight
    Lord Midmight

    What tha heck I hate so many adds I hate 1800flowers not interested stop putting so much adds

    • Bianka Rodriguez
      Bianka Rodriguez

      Lord Midmight get premium then

  • Venu Krithish
    Venu Krithish

    Good for Zachari Levi that he went on to become Shazam

  • Eric Monfils
    Eric Monfils

    I hope they pull some universe merging shenangins and the Quicksilver from the X-Men Universe meets the Scarlet Witch from the MCU.

  • walkinonthinice

    7:23 - 7:35. Sorry, but you're wrong. He was on the Matrix Trilogy as well

    • RavenOfDusk

      He said AFTER Captain America. The Matrix Trilogy was a decade before that.

  • Sarah Møller
    Sarah Møller

    What would Marvel be without Ruffalo though?

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