Actors who were almost cast as an Avenger
Assembling the right cast for the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the solo superhero movies that informed the various, massive Avengers movies — was as tough a task for the executives at Marvel Studios as it was for Nick Fury to assemble the Avengers. Personalities, egos, money, input from movie people and comics people … what a headache. It took years to get all of the stars signed up and signed on for multiple movies, and still Marvel couldn't get their first choices some of the time. Here are some stars who were almost an Avenger.