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



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

    LooperLooper25 giorni fa
    • RDJ

      Chronicle37 GamingChronicle37 Gaming20 ore fa
    • Warriors 3 and Siff

      Thomas SearsThomas Sears23 ore fa
    • Quicksilver. I loved his portrayal, and wish he would return. Who knows?

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

      FakeSharkBate700FakeSharkBate7002 giorni fa
    • syah captcaptacaptaicaptain America needs to wear his mask!!!! CA never not fought without his helmet in the comics....fuck Hollywood

      FakeSharkBate700FakeSharkBate7002 giorni fa
  • Glad Natalie Portman is gone. She's a lackluster actress with very little range. Her acting, or lack of, was one the many problems with the Star Wars prequels

    Zaappp !!!Zaappp !!!17 ore fa
  • 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.

    EvangelosEvangelosGiorno fa
  • 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.

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

    Rony TriwardhanaRony TriwardhanaGiorno fa
  • Terence Howard is the biggest loss for the MCU.

    French CouponFrench Coupon2 giorni fa
  • i thought quicksilver was killed bc marvel didnt have the rights to him then

    Tea in KoreaTea in Korea2 giorni fa
  • 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?

    ryugajinryugajin3 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Detertronix GunFuphoniexDetertronix GunFuphoniex3 giorni fa
  • Dude you mentioned Hugo Weavings prior films and dont mention the Matrix!?

    Robin BanksRobin Banks3 giorni fa
  • 7:26 Lol aren't we forgetting something? Matrix? Like 3 blockbuster movies with Hugo Weaving!

    AeonAeon3 giorni fa
    • Tom Jones

      Albert PardilloAlbert Pardillo2 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Tonya ParhamTonya Parham3 giorni fa
    • 😲

      Stephanie JacksonStephanie JacksonGiorno fa
  • i m shocked about red skull :')

    Brooklyn KamsonBrooklyn Kamson3 giorni fa
  • Norton was horrible as hulk ruffalo is by far the better hulk

    legendofmario 93legendofmario 934 giorni fa
  • 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 TBill T4 giorni fa
  • 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 TBill T4 giorni fa
  • Looper u make me sick..

    nodi dbnodi db5 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Machine GamingMachine Gaming5 giorni fa
  • what about Jaimie Alexander as Sif ?

    Talha mkTalha mk5 giorni fa
  • $$$

    John RobertsJohn Roberts5 giorni fa
  • where is loki *cries in the corner*

    Draket HunterDraket Hunter5 giorni fa
    • Alive and well in a different timeline

      Tahari WithersTahari Withers4 giorni fa
  • I hate peter from xmen 20 cent fox

    Ichram HandymasaputraIchram Handymasaputra6 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Henri and JessicaHenri and Jessica6 giorni fa
  • Glad Terrence Howard didnt come back. Don Cheadle is way better.

    Codi SheppardCodi Sheppard6 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Moon ShadowMoon Shadow6 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MoreThanAGirlMoreThanAGirl6 giorni fa
  • so Hugo Weaving dident star in the matrix? and the matrix was not a blockbuster? wtf.. get ur stories straigth

    Steffen LethSteffen Leth7 giorni fa
    • Wow, The Matrix came out AFTER Captain America: The First Avenger??? My mind is totally blown right now!

      Jakk FrostJakk Frost7 giorni fa
  • 7:54 Are you pronouncing Poitier half right and half wrong, at the same time? Isn't it supposed to be PWAH TEE YAY?

    jeaniebirdjeaniebird7 giorni fa
  • All of these actors are now questioning their life choices.. 1 Billion dollar opening weekend for End Game.

    \__/\__/8 giorni fa
  • today I learnt that its Cheadle.. not cheeto

    y do you feel so down?y do you feel so down?8 giorni fa
  • wtf weaver its agent smith what is wrong with this chanel

    hokejfan123hokejfan1238 giorni fa
  • Hela killed my baby Fandral :-(!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

    AshleyM93AshleyM938 giorni fa
  • Terrence Howard was much better. Cheadle is corny.

    Elizabeth RadinovicElizabeth Radinovic8 giorni fa
  • How’s it going?! Just subbed to your channel.

    Levi KirkpatrickLevi Kirkpatrick8 giorni fa
  • Hugo was also in the matrix movies and transformers. I think he was tired of franchise work.

    Nichole HornNichole Horn9 giorni fa
  • 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.

    ArwenFreyaHeixArwenFreyaHeix9 giorni fa
  • Im just confuse about quicksilver in xmen movies... But killed him in avengers?thrn introduce to xmen?arrgh

    Stephanie JeanStephanie Jean9 giorni fa
  • Holy shit, didn't know Chuck/ Zachary Levi was in Marvel movies..

    Adiprima SulakstonoAdiprima Sulakstono9 giorni fa
  • I got here though LTT

    ItamarplayzItamarplayz10 giorni fa
  • Quicksilver dying was an amazing preview to how powerful Scarlet Witch is.

    reicirithreicirith10 giorni fa
  • The amount of ads on this video... wow

    Hannah LaraHannah Lara10 giorni fa
  • Still mad how they killed the Warrior's Three and we never even got any reaction from Thor. Plus, wth happened to Lady Sif?

    reyanimereyanime10 giorni fa
  • It was mutual dumpping

    Saif MalikSaif Malik10 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Cordelia McbrideCordelia Mcbride10 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Anirudh ShuklaAnirudh Shukla10 giorni fa
  • I really wish I could watch Norton's version of Hulk.

    lalilali10 giorni fa
    • lali you can if you watch the film The Incredible Hulk (2008)

      Ariana CherieAriana Cherie8 giorni fa
  • Norton is a way better choice

    juanvega653juanvega65310 giorni fa
  • Perhaps they are registered Republicans? We all know hollywood is leftist to the extreme. Heck they don't even like Democrats anymore.

    D GD G10 giorni fa
  • Hugo Weaving was in one of the biggest summer blockbusters ever, the Matrix Trilogy. Geez, how'd looper ignore that.

    BatmanBatman10 giorni fa
    • 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.

      Cordelia McbrideCordelia Mcbride10 giorni fa
  • Downvoted for somehow having ads that got passed my adblock

    Waffles WafflsonWaffles Wafflson11 giorni fa
  • 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

    Tasya SyafiraTasya Syafira11 giorni fa
  • Good riddance about Norton!

    arxfatallisarxfatallis11 giorni fa
  • Terrance Howard was garbage as War Machine. Watch the first Ironman movie again and Howard would make you cringe with his terrible acting.

    Joe joJoe jo11 giorni fa
  • If Terrence Howard’s story is true then that’s not fair at all.

    Velvet ThunderVelvet Thunder12 giorni fa
  • How can so many people watch these bullshit "movies"

    1985cactus1985cactus12 giorni fa
  • I actually wanna see edward norton in avengers, there would be so much beefs n tea

    Joyce CheukHeiJoyce CheukHei12 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MySSDRocksMySSDRocks12 giorni fa
  • portman is a sexist.

    ØverclockedØverclocked12 giorni fa
    • Øverclocked ?

      Pamela Rhyan MartinezPamela Rhyan Martinez11 giorni fa
    • ​+Pamela Rhyan Martinez wahhhh

      ØverclockedØverclocked11 giorni fa
    • Øverclocked how is wanting equal representation for females in a very male-dominated cinematic franchise, sexist?

      Pamela Rhyan MartinezPamela Rhyan Martinez11 giorni fa
  • I bet Terence Howard regrets not taking a pay cut

    guitarfrozenintimeguitarfrozenintime12 giorni fa
  • 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

    AveryScarletAveryScarlet12 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Rockin BoBokkinRockin BoBokkin12 giorni fa
  • “under the condition he could rewrite the script” Tells you everything you need to know.

    Jean the SecondJean the Second12 giorni fa
    • +Donald Duck was he in twilight wtf!!!

      green machinegreen machine4 giorni fa
    • +Donald Duck didn't know Norton was in Twilight

      Jesus ChristJesus Christ4 giorni fa
    • 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?

      Donald DuckDonald Duck4 giorni fa
    • Classic case of too big of an ego

      Meow Im A CatMeow Im A Cat7 giorni fa
  • Thor was slapped by Jane Foster, for saving the universe and forgotting to call her. Hah. Shouldn't have slapped Thor.

    benjovi55benjovi5512 giorni fa
  • Roth should be hulkbuster in avengers age of ultron

    ZanZan12 giorni fa
  • What happened to Sif and Agent 13? Come on.. you guys just made my favorites disappear

    Kylie PadilaKylie Padila12 giorni fa
    • 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

      Leila NovakLeila Novak10 giorni fa
  • 7:23 ...The Matrix?

    MrNorthMrNorth12 giorni fa
  • Portman is a idiot feminist.

    ItalianBrownsFANItalianBrownsFAN12 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Dave HughesDave Hughes12 giorni fa
  • what about robert downey jr and chris evans?

    Andrei StancuAndrei Stancu12 giorni fa
  • No one: Looper: Weaving only played in one Blockbuster LOTR. Cloud Atlas, Matrix, Transformers, Happy Feet: Am I a joke to you?

    IG KingHalikIG KingHalik12 giorni fa
    • +Cordelia Mcbride i think he played ' Mortal engines ' too

      Lhagva SurenLhagva Suren9 giorni fa
    • 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.

      Cordelia McbrideCordelia Mcbride10 giorni fa
    • I thought exactly the same thing!

      Peter StanglPeter Stangl12 giorni fa
  • Patty Jenkins wouldve done a better job with Dark World than the guy who did work on it.

    Subash ChandraSubash Chandra13 giorni fa
  • Hugo Weaving... so the Matrix triology weren't Blockbuster movies either?

    Fru BruFru Bru13 giorni fa
    • That's why he said "...anymore"

      Jimmy LobeJimmy Lobe11 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Simon HammondSimon Hammond13 giorni fa
  • I like edward norton a lot more than current hulk. Its too bad

    Vincen CohanVincen Cohan13 giorni fa
  • Thor the dark world was terrrrrrible

    KayleighKayleigh13 giorni fa

    vic twentyvic twenty13 giorni fa
  • did not know that ...pfff

    Elyzabeth WallisElyzabeth Wallis13 giorni fa
  • Imagine not being in the mcu long enough to not be in endgame....tuff

    Dj OkDj Ok13 giorni fa
  • MCU is been control my Mafia or what? or MCU itself is a bloody Mafia?

    Jake LakeJake Lake13 giorni fa
  • Hugo Weaving was also in the blockbuster The Matrix.

    LBMultimediaDesignLBMultimediaDesign13 giorni fa
    • +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.

      LBMultimediaDesignLBMultimediaDesign4 giorni fa
    • +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.

      Jakk FrostJakk Frost4 giorni fa
    • +Jakk Frost ok. But he can do the kind of movies that interest him because he's already done blockbusters?

      LBMultimediaDesignLBMultimediaDesign4 giorni fa
    • +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."

      Jakk FrostJakk Frost6 giorni fa
    • +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.

      LBMultimediaDesignLBMultimediaDesign6 giorni fa
  • Natalie should come back. She and her friends were such a funny part of Thor

    MsriikoMsriiko13 giorni fa
  • ohhhhh so THAT'S why natalie portman talked about the lack of female writers nominated for an oscar during her speech

    Winona DaphneWinona Daphne13 giorni fa
    • k but thor dark world was garbage

      meme meistermeme meister16 ore fa
    • Winona Daphne who cares.

      mannix flintmannix flint3 giorni fa
    • But in production company that own by her.. They are not female writer which is very ironic

      Muhd AmirulMuhd Amirul6 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Winona DaphneWinona Daphne13 giorni fa
  • Whats the music playing in background?

    big brother Katakuribig brother Katakuri14 giorni fa
  • 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!

    Detoxing RealityDetoxing Reality14 giorni fa
  • I miss quicksilver he should get more roles

    Ronan JaRonan Ja14 giorni fa
  • 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

    Yamani Bryant-McCrayYamani Bryant-McCray14 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MarlonMarlon14 giorni fa
    • 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.

      Pamela Rhyan MartinezPamela Rhyan Martinez11 giorni fa
    • The first Thor was basically a romcom with Superhero stuff right at the beginning and then briefly at the end.

      SarruSarru13 giorni fa
  • Crossbones was a great villain!

    ba55letmysoulflyba55letmysoulfly14 giorni fa
  • Imagine Terrance Howard in the Avengers Movies! Yeah glad Cheadle got the part!

    ba55letmysoulflyba55letmysoulfly14 giorni fa
    • Im skeptical of his story. He's proven time and again he's nuts....

      l Espositol Esposito7 giorni fa
    • +Tom Whitby he's talks like an old man imo. When he starts talking it feels so slow.

      SamuelSamuel12 giorni fa
    • 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.

      Tom WhitbyTom Whitby13 giorni fa
  • 1 million dollars for 20 lines?

    Spedo spedoSpedo spedo14 giorni fa
  • 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.

    sirraf23sirraf2314 giorni fa
  • Funny

    David MaciasDavid Macias14 giorni fa
  • They will find a way to eliminate you. No one is indispensable.

    Farhan HaqueFarhan Haque14 giorni fa
  • 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

    Stranger24Stranger2414 giorni fa
  • Contracts

    JimboyJimboy14 giorni fa
  • What tha heck I hate so many adds I hate 1800flowers not interested stop putting so much adds

    Lord MidmightLord Midmight14 giorni fa
    • Lord Midmight get premium then

      Bianka RodriguezBianka Rodriguez13 giorni fa
  • Good for Zachari Levi that he went on to become Shazam

    Venu KrithishVenu Krithish14 giorni fa
  • I hope they pull some universe merging shenangins and the Quicksilver from the X-Men Universe meets the Scarlet Witch from the MCU.

    Eric MonfilsEric Monfils14 giorni fa
  • 7:23 - 7:35. Sorry, but you're wrong. He was on the Matrix Trilogy as well

    walkinonthinicewalkinonthinice15 giorni fa
    • He said AFTER Captain America. The Matrix Trilogy was a decade before that.

      RavenOfDuskRavenOfDusk14 giorni fa
The Real Reasons These Actors Are No Longer Part Of The MCU