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Will the Original Avengers Star In More MCU Projects? Here's What They Say (Someone Really Wants a Solo Movie But Doesn't Think It'll Happen)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded by leaps and bounds in the years since Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner first assembled to save the day.

However, the original six members of the team – Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye – hold a special place in the hearts of fans. So much so that there are always rumors that the stars have other MCU projects in the works.

The stories of many of the original members seemingly came to a close in recent years. Even still, the actors are asked about the franchise in almost every interview they have.

Of course, it doesn’t help that a massive report in late 2023 suggested that there were efforts to get the team back together again.

What are the chances of that happening? We rounded up the latest thing that each of the actors has said about their future with Marvel. The most recent comments were made in April 2024!

Scroll through the slideshow for the latest about the six original members of the Avengers…

11 Actors Considered for Captain America Before Chris Evans, 2 Carried Cap's Shield in the MCU & Another Would Have Reimagined the Character

Chris Evans was so well cast as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that it seemed like he was simply playing himself while saving the day.

The actor brought Steve Rogers to life on the big screen starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger. He seemingly bowed out almost a decade later with Avengers: Endgame.

It’s been years since he last picked up the shield, but he’ll always be our Cap.

While he is now synonymous with the part, Chris initially turned it down. Who might have picked up the shield if he never agreed to lead the Avengers? We did some digging and rounded up 11 other actors who were considered for the role.

Interestingly, some of them wound up acting alongside Chris in the MCU. Two of them even yielded Cap’s shield at various points.

Others joined the franchise after he left. Some even had the chance to play roles in other mega-successful franchises, and one of them later revealed that they had to apologize to Marvel after their audition! The final actor would have put a very different spin on the iconic hero.

Believe it or not, Captain America: The Winter Soldier premiered in theaters 10 years ago on Thursday (April 4). In honor of the occasion, check out the other stars who were up for the part.

Scroll through the slideshow to see who else could have played Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

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The Original 6 Avengers - Where Are They Now? Find Out What Each Star Has Done 5 Years After 'Endgame'

Five years have passed since Avengers: Endgame took the world by storm!

In 2019, the original six members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes officially concluded their journey together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after their debut in 2012′s The Avengers.

Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man, Chris Evans‘ Captain America, Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor, Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye, and Mark Ruffalo‘s Hulk, were aided by many other heroes in their final journey together.

We’ve rounded up everything each original Avengers cast member has done in their career since Endgame!

Continue through the slideshow to find out what The Avengers stars have been up to since Avengers: Endgame…

Will the Original Avengers Star In Any More Marvel Projects? Here's What the 6 Actors Had to Say (Someone Really Wants Another Solo Movie!)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded exponentially in the years since Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner first assembled to save the day in 2012′s The Avengers.

However, the original six members of the team – Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye – hold a special place in the hearts of fans. So much so that there are always rumors that the stars have other MCU projects in the works.

The stories of many of the original members seemingly came to a close in recent years. Even still, hope carries on. A massive report in last 2023 suggested that there were efforts to get the team back together again.

What are the chances of that happening? We rounded up the latest thing that each of the actors has said about their future with Marvel.

Scroll through the slideshow for the latest about the six original members of the Avengers…

12 Actors Who Nearly Turned Down Their Most Iconic Role & What Changed Their Minds (There's 1 Oscar-Winning Role On the List!)

There are certain roles in Hollywood that are so well-cast that we can’t imagine another actor playing them.

However, some Hollywood stars have admitted to being hesitant to accept what have become their most iconic parts.

Sometimes, the timing wasn’t working out. Other times certain circumstances made it difficult for an actor to imagine themselves playing the character.

As a result, many stars have ended up turning down offers that they might have come to regret. Others reconsidered, worked things out and agreed to take on what might go down in history as their most iconic roles.

We rounded up 12 situations where an actor in Hollywood almost said “No” and looked into what changed their mind. Surprisingly, there are two actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, two from The Hunger Games and one who wound up winning an Oscar for the part on this list!

Find out why they initially passed and what changed their minds.

Scroll through the slideshow to see which actors almost passed on their most acclaimed roles…

Chris Evans & Alba Baptista Make Their Red Carpet Debut at Vanity Fair Oscars 2024 Party!

Chris Evans and Alba Baptista made their red carpet debut at the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party more than two years after they first sparked romance rumors and six months after they tied the knot!

The 42-year-old Captain America actor and 26-year-old actress looked so happy together while posing for photos on Sunday (March 10) at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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10 Actors Auditioned to Play Captain America Before Chris Evans, Including a 'Twilight' Star & an Actor Who had to Apologize to the Casting Director

Chris Evans was so well cast as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that it seemed like he was simply playing himself while saving the day.

The actor brought Steve Rogers to life on the big screen starting in 2011 with Captain America: The First Avenger. He seemingly bowed out almost a decade later with Avengers: Endgame.

It’s been years since he last picked up the shield, but he’ll always be our Cap. However, there were so many other actors who also wanted a chance to suit up and save the day. They all put up a good fight for it, too!

While he is now synonymous with the part, Chris initially turned it down. Who might have picked up the shield if he never agreed to lead the Avengers? We did some digging and rounded up 10 other actors who auditioned for the opportunity.

Interestingly, some of them wound up acting alongside Chris in the MCU. Others joined the franchise after he left. Some even had the chance to play roles in mega-successful franchises, and one of them later revealed that they had to apologize to Marvel after their audition!

Scroll through the slideshow to see who else could have played Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…