Most of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have become synonymous with the characters that they play, but some of them originally auditioned for different roles.
For instance, Tom Hiddleston auditioned to play Thor, but ended up getting cast as Loki, and Sebastian Stan auditioned for the part of Captain America, but ultimately wound up getting cast as Bucky Barnes instead.
However, Sebastian Stan was told he wasn’t right for the part of Captain America, but he’s pretty happy with the way things ended up.
He recently told CNBC Make It that in the end everything “worked out” in his favor, and Bucky Barnes turned out to be “a much better role.”
Stan then went on to say that working in Hollywood is all about learning how to deal with rejection in a healthy way.
“Try not to take things personally, learn how to face rejection, no matter what you do, stay obsessed with it,” he said.
At this point it’s hard to imagine anyone other than Chris Evans playing Captain America, and it’s also hard to imagine anyone other than Sebastian Stan playing Bucky Barnes.
However, depending on what happens to Cap and Bucky in “Avengers 4” there’s always a chance that we could see Barnes pick up the shield and the mantle of Captain America someday in the MCU.
Never say never.
“Avengers 4” will open in theaters on May 3, 2019.