8 Actors who wanted to be superheroes and ended up as villains

When a production company launches a casting call, it is normal to see a line of actors auditioning for the role of superheroes, however, many end up getting the role of villains.

8 Actors who wanted to be superheroes and ended up as villains
8 Actors who wanted to be superheroes and ended up as villains


Here are some actors who ended up on the dark side.

1. Tom Hiddleston auditioned for Thor and ended up as Loki

Tom Hiddleston was one of the actors who auditioned for the role of Thor, but was destroyed by Chris Hemsworth.

However, Tom impressed the filmmakers, and he was given the role of Thor’s brother, Loki.

2. Heath Ledger was about to play ‘Batman’

Director Christopher Nolan considered actor Heath Ledger as the first choice for ‘Batman’.

However, Ledger turned down the proposal, as he was not a person who liked to work enough to accept the role of Batman.

Ultimately, he ended up accepting the role of the Joker.

3. Iwan Rheon auditioned for Jon Snow, and ended up as Ramsay Bolton

Iwan Rheon, the ghoulish Ramsay Bolton, originally auditioned to play Jon Snow, but fell short of the character’s requirements.

However, later the production contacted him, to offer him the role of the psychopath Ramsay Bolton, and the rest is history.

4. Cillian Murphy auditioned for Batman, but ended up as “Scarecrow.”

Cillian Murphy even went so far as to try on the ‘Val Kilmer’ Batman suit, however, the role was destined for Christian Bale.

I’m grateful to be in the movie, but it was obvious Christian Bale was going to be Batman, Murphy said on ‘The Late Night Show’

5. Sam Rockwell auditioned for Tony Stark, but ended up as Justin Hammer

Despite having won an Oscar, Sam Rockwell was not able to beat Robert Downey Jr to play Tony Stark.


However, Jon Favreau called him in the second movie, to play the villainous Justin Hammer.

6. Rachel McAddams auditioned for Cady Heron and ended up as Regina George

Rachel McAddams was sure she would get the leading role in ‘Mean Girls’, however, she was dethroned by Lindsay Lohan.

This because Lohan had made the hit movie ‘Freaky Friday’.

However, McAdams got the role of the antagonist Regina George.

7. James Franco auditioned for Peter Parker, but ended up as Harry Osborn

James Franco auditioned for the role of Peter Parker, but did not meet the requirements to play a young nerd, like Tobey Maguire.

However, he got the role of Harry Osborn, which gave him exposure, to boost his career.

8. Laura Prepon auditioned for Piper and ended up as Alex

Laura Prepon auditioned for the role of ‘Piper’, an innocent woman who was imprisoned in ‘Orange is the new black’.

However, Prepon didn’t look like someone who feared being jailed, so she got the role of Alex.

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