Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Ethan Peck Reveals Marvel, The Boys Roles They Almost Played

Ethan Peck's roles on Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds may have made him a household name to geeks in the last few years, but the actor has been active for quite a lot longer, and has reportedly circled some pretty sought-after parts before ending up as Spock on the new generation of Star Trek shows. During a convention appearance over the weekend, Peck singled out a couple of parts that could have been huge for him, that just slipped past in the last few years or so -- and they're both in the superhero space.

Peck, who is the grandson of Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, says that he was considered for the role of Captain America before it went to Chris Evans, and that he was in contention for The Deep, the role on The Boys that ultimately went to Chace Crawford. Either one of those would have been a really interesting fit for the actor, whose resume includes 10 Things I Hate About You and 1999's Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen vehicle Passport to Paris.

"I've had a lot of bad ones and some good ones, I guess," Peck told fans at DragonCon (via The Direct). "But some memorable ones, I was of a smaller few [group of actors] to be considered for Captain America many years ago, which stands out. And also, I came pretty close to the role of The Deep in The Boys."

Peck has had some great moments so far as Spock, and "Spock Amok," a body-swap comedy episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, is bound to become the kind of career highlight that fans talk about for years.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows Captain Christopher Pike at the helm of the USS Enterprise in the years before Star Trek: The Original Series. The series brings back fan-favorite stars from Star Trek: Discovery's second season: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher PikeRebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Pike, Spock, and Number One before Captain Kirk's command of the USS Enterprise, as they explore new worlds across the galaxy. The series also stars Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La'an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M'Benga.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts new episodes on Thursdays on Paramount+.