What’s a blockbuster movie without its iconic stars? These movies are only as good as the iconic stars who sometimes take on their characters so well that it could be quite difficult to imagine the role being played by a different person. But quite a number of big names have turned down a major role that brought great credit and sometimes big bucks to someone else.
Not every star believes in the possibility of a script becoming an iconic movie at the first review, and even if they did, their schedules might have just been too tight for them to work on another project or sometimes it’s just due to those classic “creative differences”. We bring you a list of 15 star actors that turned down major roles in movies that went on to hit big.
1. Emily Blunt
Movie Role: Black widow ( Scarlett Johansson) in Iron Man
Emily was actually willing to accept the starring role of Black Widow as one of the Avengers in Iron man 2 which was the character’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Blunt was unable to take up the role due to scheduling conflicts with her filming of the movie Gulliver’s Travels.
When asked, Blunt told MTV News
“It was one of the things that were conflicting, so it’s a shame the two of them couldn’t work together. It just got complicated, so I had to pull out for my own sanity more than anything.”
The credit of the Black Widow role in Iron Man 2 ended up going all to Scarlett Johansson.
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