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



  • Which of these MCU actors do you miss the most?

    LooperLooper2 mesi fa
    • Looper I miss Natalie Portman and Aaron Taylor Johnson

      Anne BarilAnne Baril6 giorni fa
    • 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)

      Emma CrawfordEmma Crawford12 giorni fa
    • Michael Rooker as Yondu ;)

      Mindaugas MiseikisMindaugas Miseikis26 giorni fa
    • natalie portman

      Driver MotorDriver MotorMese fa
    • Toby lmao

      Brandon BuboireBrandon BuboireMese fa
  • I've come from the future to tell y'all that Marvel Studios today confirm that Natalie Portman will reprise her role in future Thor Movies not only as Jane Foster but as woman Thor.

    Yosafat TheoYosafat TheoGiorno fa
  • And now Natalie’s going to be the female Thor 😊

    Sadie MicheleSadie MicheleGiorno fa
  • Natalie Portman is coming back in Thor 4

    LeonD011LeonD011Giorno fa
  • Oh no looper

    Unknown UserUnknown UserGiorno fa
  • Haa ha Natalie Portman is back.

    Saurabh SinghSaurabh SinghGiorno fa
  • Jane is back! Just announced at comic con! She will be the new Thor!

    ljcool17ljcool17Giorno fa
  • Who came back to this video after the annoucement that Natalie Portman was coming back in Thor 4??

    Minh DoMinh DoGiorno fa
  • I bet you didn't see that one coming! Thor 4 Jane Foster, female Thor. Personally can't wait though I really only want Chris Hemsworth as Thor!

    Julie KJulie KGiorno fa
  • i love edward norton! :D Take him and Tobey for spiderman back pls!

    Gaming kingGaming king5 giorni fa
  • At least now I know what MCU means...

    Steve FortneySteve Fortney5 giorni fa
  • Edward Norton was the worst Hulk so far in history anyway. His replacement was a win-win.

    Bethany HannaBethany Hanna5 giorni fa
  • i hated thor's friends, both asgardian and human friends

    dickheadmilkywaydickheadmilkyway6 giorni fa
  • How Terrence Howard seems to credit himself for Downey getting the role leaves a bad taste in the mouth

    ChaseyChasey8 giorni fa
  • eric bana and mark ruffalo are much better as hulk than norton ...

    dawe82dawe829 giorni fa
  • Hugo Weaving was in the Matrix

    waseem khanwaseem khan9 giorni fa
  • Let's be honest, Quicksilver only died because he would be able to steal the stones from Thanos in Infinity War

    Tinheart NowakTinheart Nowak11 giorni fa
  • No, Natalie Portman is no longer in the MCU because she's a goddess who finds snogging a Hemsworth for money beneath her....

    Joshua PatrickJoshua Patrick11 giorni fa
  • I just assumed it was the embarrassment became stronger than a desire for the money.

    Ingrid DubbelIngrid Dubbel13 giorni fa
  • *multiverse

    May JarshMay Jarsh13 giorni fa
  • I am no longer with the MCU. Not that it matters...

    787brx8787brx814 giorni fa
  • Wish quicksilver lived. He was super cool.

    Emilie W.Emilie W.14 giorni fa
  • what about sif

    Random Videos StudioRandom Videos Studio15 giorni fa
  • 10:08 What movie is that

    Erick NsabimbonaErick Nsabimbona15 giorni fa
  • Jane foster is better 😁

    XxBeautifulLoudXxXxBeautifulLoudXx19 giorni fa
  • 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.

    C. Malheur-TC. Malheur-T19 giorni fa
  • you do no there is something called a contract

    abdullah choudharyabdullah choudhary22 giorni fa
  • 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.

    renoloverxoxorenoloverxoxo23 giorni fa
  • I prefer norton's hulk than ruffalo

    SalvareSalvare24 giorni fa
    • Yup me too. besides personality. he is my first hulk

      r-quan solutionr-quan solution23 giorni fa
  • Quicksilver's death add stakes? Really??😂

    Oscar SimmonsOscar Simmons24 giorni fa
  • I like the Don cheadle version of war machine

    prarthana eprarthana e24 giorni fa
  • Quicksilver would have been OP. THAT'S why he was killed!

    Armando AlvarezArmando Alvarez26 giorni fa
  • 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.

    wickedphantom24601wickedphantom2460126 giorni fa
  • 0:45 Norton was the Better Hulk

    DonGius1DonGius127 giorni fa
  • what’s stupid in the mcu Jane Foster consumes the reality stone and becomes it Star Lord almost dies holding it me: waaaa

    SH4D3 123SH4D3 12328 giorni fa
    • ​@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.

      ThiagoThiago25 giorni fa
    • same amount of power

      SH4D3 123SH4D3 12326 giorni fa
    • Star Lord held the power stone not the reality one

      ThiagoThiago26 giorni fa
  • Marc ruffalo sucks. Ed was better.

    Kitty KatKitty Kat29 giorni fa
  • Hugo Weaving... only LOR? I guess Matrix wasn't a thing?

    Folami AlamudunFolami AlamudunMese fa
  • 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.

    K RonnieK RonnieMese fa
  • And... And... And what about Robert Downey Jr.(Tonny Stark)

    CH AlCH AlMese fa
    • Tony*

      DefaultDefaultMese fa
  • Hela easily killed shazam...

    Neyruto KunNeyruto KunMese fa
  • my first name is Levi

    Massage First Airlie BeachMassage First Airlie BeachMese fa
  • Savage

    Meghan LyckmanMeghan LyckmanMese fa
  • 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?

    Flashback007Flashback007Mese fa
  • 2:28 he was actually in his late 30s he said he was 39 years old

    Tiger KiddTiger KiddMese fa
  • how they not going to mention Hugo being in the Matrix trilogy..LoTR and the Matrix werent too far apart..

    ShikioujiShikioujiMese fa
  • 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*

    N. JacobsN. JacobsMese fa
  • 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

    not my opinionnot my opinionMese fa
  • Tanginang edward norton na yan napaka yabang

    Aisah AlawiyaAisah AlawiyaMese fa
  • Because their contracts ended

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

    Jordan McCallan Eph: 6-12Jordan McCallan Eph: 6-12Mese fa
  • Wait the red skull dude was also in the matrix. So,he has only been in big movies

    Lafe DentonLafe DentonMese fa
    • Lafe Denton he’s Elrond in lord of the rings 🙄

      Jimmy JerichoJimmy JerichoMese fa
  • 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

    Lafe DentonLafe DentonMese fa
  • "Some fans were outraged by the killing of the warriors three." Bitch, HELL NO! They were terrible...

    BluePhantom ProductionsBluePhantom ProductionsMese fa

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

    Hasin Sadab HishamHasin Sadab HishamMese fa
  • 4:01

    Young The childrenYoung The childrenMese fa
  • 8:20 isn’t that mean

    Sean ElitzSean ElitzMese fa
  • nice video for MCU fans

    Kushi & BhanuKushi & BhanuMese fa
  • Ruffalo is definitely the better Hulk!

    TM EntertainmentTM EntertainmentMese fa
  • I was feeling weird why banner dint look same ;-;

    mqrshlollxpopsmqrshlollxpopsMese fa
  • 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...

    Annihilator2011Annihilator2011Mese fa
  • 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

    Kiauna McDanielKiauna McDanielMese fa
  • Don Cheadle is way better as iron man's side kick anyway! Good riddance! Pfff

    Darren PayneDarren PayneMese fa
  • Wait. You forget one more character from Thor. Sif. Jaime Alexander.

    Inside Simple FinanceInside Simple FinanceMese fa
  • what happened to Dr. strange’s girlfriend tho

    Kids AmmashKids AmmashMese fa
  • Terrance Howard is super sexy fr n I wish they wouldn't have screwed him over I liked him better

    Lynn V.Lynn V.Mese fa

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

    Richard FeatherstonRichard FeatherstonMese fa
  • 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.

    PiazzaGurlPiazzaGurlMese fa
  • 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.

    phatbassanchorphatbassanchorMese fa
The Real Reasons These Actors Are No Longer Part Of The MCU