Marvel Studios prides itself on making major casting choices that fans either love right out of the gate, or come to love, once they've seen the actor fully immersed in the role. Ten years in and over twenty films in, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's casting errors seem all but non-existent - but that hasn't stopped some fans from imagining what the worst could be.
As you will see below, when comic book writer Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Deadpool, Wonder Woman) asked Marvel fans what their worst possible casting ideas for the MCU would be, the flood gates opened and out poured the sea of ugly that you see below. Prepare yourself:
Okay, today’s game is this...
Name a @marvel character, then pick the worst possible actor choice to play them. Please resist the temptation to say ScarJo for everything.
Please use hashtag #terribleMCUcasting— GAIL SIMONE is MY LITTLE SIMONEY (@GailSimone) July 29, 2019
Gail Simone pried open the Pandora's Box that is social media and asked for fans' darkest imaginings. And she sure got it...
Yeah, when Marvel fans think "brash, pretty-boy, hothead," they definitely think "Steve Buscemi." Owen Wilson's surfer guy drawl would make Marvel fans hotter than the Torch could ever get.
This is an insult to Talos, one of the best new character in the MCU. NEVER invoke the memory of Dragonball Evolution.
Well, if Black Panther was going get... less black, this would at least be a silver lining.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Beta Ray Bill pic.twitter.com/zi4mMhFLCj— Rick Howton (@RHowton) July 29, 2019
Awwwwwww now this one was just savage and cruel. Are we really still making jokes about Sarah Jessica Parker's looks?
Oh my god, once seen this cannot be unseen. It may be the ugliest idea to come out of this little fantasy casting experiment.
Nevermind, *this* is is the ugliest thing to come out of this fantasy casting experiment! 😱
In all of the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse, few things are as weird as this!
Wait, no, *this* is the strangest thing in this Marvel Miscasting Universe.
Upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in spring 2021, Loki in spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If? In summer 2021, Hawkeye in fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021.
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