Since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has continued to expand and capture the hearts of fans. In 14 years of films and series, some characters have changed their face(s) along the way. Back to these characters who have been interpreted by several actors in the MCU.
James Rhodes aka War Machine
Colonel Rhodes makes his very first appearance in Iron Man in 2008. If today the character is played by Don Cheadle in the very first MCU film, the role was held by Terrence Howard. At the time, the character does not yet endorse the armor of War Machine and is content to be the friend of Tony Stark.
According to rumors, Terrence Howard has abandoned ship over a stark pay gap with co-worker Robert Downey Jr. But the MCU can now count on the presence of Don Cheadle in the shoes of the protagonist. After 7 appearances in the character’s armor, he will soon have his own series: Armor Wars.
In the first movie Thor, Fandral, one of the Thunder God’s staunchest allies, is played by Josh Dallas. But due to a scheduling problem, the actor was not available for the filming of Thor: The Dark World. Too busy filming the series Once Upon a Time, he was therefore replaced by Zachary Levi.
He then returned to Thor: Ragnarok, in which he finds a swift and heroic death. But since then, the comedian has found his revenge since he is the face of Shazam in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Oh no, Thanos Wasn’t Always Played By Josh Brolin In The MCU. In fact, the latter interprets the powerful Thanos from Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. In the post-credits scene of the first avengers, in 2012, Marvel Studios had not yet set their sights on Josh Brolin. At the time, the Mad Titan is therefore camped by Damion Poitier.
In 2011 comes out Captain America: First Avenger. Directed by Joe Johnston, the feature film introduces the unshakable Captain America. And for his first adventure, which takes place during the Second World War, Marvel Studios picks Red Skull as the main antagonist of the story.
At the time, the character is played by the talented Hugo Weaving. As Red Skull appears to die at the end of the film, viewers learn in Avengers: Infinity War that he was actually banished to the planet Vormir. Since then, he has been stuck there and welcomes the various visitors who want to try to recover the Soul Stone.
Except that in Infinity War, the role of Red Skull is no longer held by Hugo Weaving but by Ross, Marquandwhich will return a year later in Avengers: Endgame.
Tony Stark’s father has changed a lot along the way. In the first Iron Man, he is played by Gerard Sanders, who makes a brief appearance. Then, in Iron Man 2, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Endgame, the father of the alcoholic billionaire genius is camped by John Slattery.
It should also be noted that Dominic Cooper played this character in the first Captain America than in the series Agent Carter. A logical change here since the character is presented at different times, which explains the presence of Dominic Cooper for passages in the past.
Cassie Lang aka Stature
In both movies Ant-Man, young Cassie Lang is played by Abby Ryder Fortson. Then in Avengers: Endgame, the daughter of Scott Lang became a teenager. Marvel Studios, therefore, chose the young Emma Fuhrmann to portray the character.
Except for that, reversal of situation, without really giving an explanation, the character will change face again in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Indeed, Cassie Lang, who will certainly become Stature, will be played by Kathryn Newton in the next Peyton Reed movie. Hard for Emma Fuhrmann.
Bruce Banner aka Hulk
It is the evidence of the evidence. In 2008, in The Incredible Hulk, Dr. Bruce Banner is played by Edward Norton. However, the latter wanted to have more involvement in the creative process of the MCU. He also wanted future MCU movies to be darker. Faced with the many creative disagreements he encountered with the firm.