Some of the biggest stars in Hollywood have donned a super suit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — but not every actor wants a chance to bring a comic character to life.
However, for every actor who'd turn down a Marvel role without a second thought, there's one who'd leap at the chance in a heartbeat.
Here are 12 actors who would never be in a Marvel movie:
1.Though being forced to turn down the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 due to contractual obligations was "a bit of a heartbreaker" for Emily Blunt, she now doesn't "know if superhero movies are for [her]" because she really doesn't like them.
2.John Cho isn't interested in doing a superhero movie because he doesn't "particularly want to diet...or work out like crazy." He also takes issue with the multi-picture deals such films require, which he called "indentured-servitude contracts."
3.Prior to his breakout role in Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet actually auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but more recently, he recalled some acting advice "one of [his] heroes" gave him — "No hard drugs — and no superhero movies.”
4.Amanda Seyfried loves watching Marvel movies, but she doesn't "want to put on the suit" because after doing stunt work for Pan, she never wants to do it again.
5.When Matthew McConaughey asked to play Hulk, but Marvel turned him down. A few years down the road, they offered him a role in Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but he denied them because he didn't want to "feel like an amendment."
6.Reese Witherspoon has never done a live-action superhero movie, and she told Entertainment Weekly that the prospect "doesn’t interest [her] too much."
7.Jon Hamm has been considered for several superhero roles, but he thinks turning down them down was the "right decision" because "you are signed on for not only the movie that you are signed on for…but at least two more that you haven’t read and you have no idea what they are going to be and all the crossover ones you are going to have to do."
8.Jennifer Aniston said that "big Marvel movies" are "diminishing" the value of cinema.
9.Jason Statham has "no ambition" to be in a Marvel movie because "any guy can do it" and, in his opinion, they rely too heavily on green screens, stunt doubles, and huge budgets.
10.Criticizing the status of superhero movies as tentpole films, Rose McGowan said that she quit acting because "it got so boring in front of the camera" and she didn't "want green goblins and tight outfits."
11.Josh Hartnett turned down the role of Superman because he "somehow knew those roles had potential to define [him]."
12.And Sean Penn lamented that Marvel movies have taken up too much space and "claimed so much time in the careers of so many talented people.”
And now, here are 15 actors who are begging for a Marvel role:
13.John Krasinski said he would love to play Mister Fantastic in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot because "to be a part of the Marvel world would be amazing anyway" and "the fact that people would even consider [him] for that level of a part would be amazing."
14.Nhut Le said he'd love to play "a different iteration of the Ancient One" in the Doctor Strange universe.
15.Method Man is "ready" to play a Marvel lead because he's "got the shirt-off action film thing" and "could run, stoic, face straight, running with your shirt off kinda thing."
16.Janelle Monáe has "definitely thrown it out there" that "one of [her] dreams has always been to play Storm" — a role she'd love to play in the Black Panther movies.
17.Halle Berry, who played Storm in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise, is willing to "revisit" the role in the future.
18.Lana Condor played Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, and now that Disney owns the rights to the X-Men, she "would love to go back and do something with her" because "she’s a fantastic character and now...is the perfect time to give her what she deserves."
19.Norman Reedus wants to play Ghost Rider in a remake of the 2007 film, and he's fueled fan speculation about his casting for years by liking tweets and sharing fan art depicting him as the hero.
20.Jessica Chastain rejected the role of Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange because she wanted to play a superhero instead of an ordinary human, but after playing the villain Vuk in Dark Phoenix, she now wants to play an MCU villain "that's already been established in the comic books" because "villains have more fun."
21.Eddie Redmayne said he wants to play "some sort of weird English baddie" in a Marvel movie because "they look like they have quite a lot of fun."
22.Despite auditioning for several Marvel roles, Alison Brie has yet to book a part. However, she directed an episode of Marvel's 616, and she told Comicbook.com that she "absolutely would be open to working with them again in front of, or behind the camera again."
23.Kevin Smith has no interest in directing a Marvel movie, but, in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, he'd like to play Willie Lumpkin, the mailman previously played by Stan Lee.
24.Ryan Hurst manifested his desire to play Sentry in a post asking Instagram to "do your thing."
25.After Marvel canceled Gambit, Channing Tatum "was so traumatized" that he hasn't "been able to see any of the movies" — but he would still "love to play" the character in the future.
26.Jason Momoa removed himself from running for the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy because it was too similar to other characters he's played, but he would really love to play Wolverine.
27.And finally, Keanu Reeves said "it would be an honor" to join the MCU — and he confirmed that he's been in talks with Kevin Feige about finding where he could fit.