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* IronyAsSheIsCast: A gender-inverted example. Steve mentions he's not much of a dance but Chris Evans turns out to be surprisingly good at it.

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** ThouShaltNotKill.MarvelCinematicUniverse

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** And then it spiraled back around firmly into this trope, as Hugo declined to come back for [[spoiler: Film/AvengersInfinityWar and Film/AvengersEndgame]] due to monetary concerns.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JohnKrasinski was Marvel's first choice for the role of [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] before Creator/ChrisEvans was cast. However, despite him screen-testing in the actual Captain America suit, Krasinski immediately declared "I am '''NOT''' Captain America" after seeing Creator/ChrisHemsworth [[Main/DistractedByTheSexy walk by in his muscular Thor body.]]
*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Creator/EmilyBlunt was offered the role of [[ComicBook/PeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] before Creator/HayleyAtwell was cast. Interestingly, Blunt was previously approached for the part of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and her husband, Creator/JohnKrasinski, was one of the first candidates to portray Steve Rogers in the film.
*** Creator/AliceEve, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/RosamundPike, and Creator/KeiraKnightley were considered for Peggy Carter as well before the casting of Atwell.
** Creator/JeffGoldblum was approached for a cameo as the senator who gets Steve involved in the USO, but it didn't work out. Goldblum would later join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as The Grandmaster in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson was rumored to appear as [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]]. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.
** Matt Salinger, the star of ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'', [[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201107/matt-salinger-interview-captain-america wrote to the director hoping for a]] RemakeCameo. After a lukewarm reply, Salinger didn't push the offer any further and nothing more came of it.
** Creator/ChrisEvans turned down the offer to play Captain America several times; not out of dislike for the role, but because he feared what the effects of the sudden increase of fame would be on his private life. Then Creator/RobertDowneyJr convinced him to take the part and thus gain the freedom to sign on any other role he'd want to after, and [[StarMakingRole the rest is history]].
** Up until a very late stage in pre-production, HYDRA would have been a blatantly Nazi paramilitary organization, with swastikas on their uniform. The implication is still present in the final version, however, with the Schmidt being portrayed with a swastika arm-band when threatening Erskine in a flashback. In addition, deleted scenes also had HYDRA explicitly attacking Nazis in addition to Allied powers.
** Early drafts of the script featured Baron Zemo and Baron Strucker working alongside the Red Skull. They ended up being cut because Christopher Markus and Stephen [=McFeely=] felt the characters would've been "wasted" in mere supporting roles. Strucker wound up appearing in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' while Zemo debuted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/{{Magneto}} were originally planned to have cameos (the former as soldier and the latter in an internment camp), but it fell through due to copyright issues.

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** Creator/JohnKrasinski was Marvel's first choice
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/MarvelCinematicUniverse Enough for the role of [[Comicbook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] before Creator/ChrisEvans was cast. However, despite him screen-testing in the actual Captain America suit, Krasinski immediately declared "I am '''NOT''' Captain America" after seeing Creator/ChrisHemsworth [[Main/DistractedByTheSexy walk by in his muscular Thor body.]]
*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015'', while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.
** Creator/EmilyBlunt was offered the role of [[ComicBook/PeggyCarter Peggy Carter]] before Creator/HayleyAtwell was cast. Interestingly, Blunt was previously approached for the part of [[Comicbook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]] in ''Film/IronMan2'' and her husband, Creator/JohnKrasinski, was one of the first candidates to portray Steve Rogers in the film.
*** Creator/AliceEve, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/RosamundPike, and Creator/KeiraKnightley were considered for Peggy Carter as well before the casting of Atwell.
** Creator/JeffGoldblum was approached for a cameo as the senator who gets Steve involved in the USO, but it didn't work out. Goldblum would later join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as The Grandmaster in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
** Creator/ScarlettJohansson was rumored to appear as [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]]. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.
** Matt Salinger, the star of ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'', [[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201107/matt-salinger-interview-captain-america wrote to the director hoping for a]] RemakeCameo. After a lukewarm reply, Salinger didn't push the offer any further and nothing more came of it.
** Creator/ChrisEvans turned down the offer to play Captain America several times; not out of dislike for the role, but because he feared what the effects of the sudden increase of fame would be on his private life. Then Creator/RobertDowneyJr convinced him to take the part and thus gain the freedom to sign on any other role he'd want to after, and [[StarMakingRole the rest is history]].
** Up until a very late stage in pre-production, HYDRA would have been a blatantly Nazi paramilitary organization, with swastikas on their uniform. The implication is still present in the final version, however, with the Schmidt being portrayed with a swastika arm-band when threatening Erskine in a flashback. In addition, deleted scenes also had HYDRA explicitly attacking Nazis in addition to Allied powers.
** Early drafts of the script featured Baron Zemo and Baron Strucker working alongside the Red Skull. They ended up being cut because Christopher Markus and Stephen [=McFeely=] felt the characters would've been "wasted" in mere supporting roles. Strucker wound up appearing in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' while Zemo debuted in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''.
** ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and ComicBook/{{Magneto}} were originally planned to have cameos (the former as soldier and the latter in an internment camp), but it fell through due to copyright issues.
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** Matt Salinger, the star of ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'', [[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201107/matt-salinger-interview-captain-america wrote to the director over]] [[MythologyGag a possible cameo]]. After a lukewarm reply, Salinger didn't push the offer any further and nothing more came of it.

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** Matt Salinger, the star of ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'', [[http://www.gq.com/entertainment/movies-and-tv/201107/matt-salinger-interview-captain-america wrote to the director over]] [[MythologyGag a possible cameo]].hoping for a]] RemakeCameo. After a lukewarm reply, Salinger didn't push the offer any further and nothing more came of it.


*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films.

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*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films.Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.


*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, Creator/WilsonBethel and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films, and Bethel would portray [[ComicBook/MarvelComicsBullseye Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.

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*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'', ''Series/Daredevil2015'', while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, Creator/WilsonBethel and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films, and Bethel would portray [[ComicBook/MarvelComicsBullseye Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.films.


*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, Creator/WilsonBethel and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films, and Bethel would portray [[ComicBook/MarvelBullseye Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.

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*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, Creator/WilsonBethel and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films, and Bethel would portray [[ComicBook/MarvelBullseye [[ComicBook/MarvelComicsBullseye Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.


*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.

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*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, Creator/WilsonBethel and Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans. Stan would eventually go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' films, and Bethel would portray [[ComicBook/MarvelBullseye Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''Series/Daredevil2015''.


*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'' while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans.
*** Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but eventually went on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.

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*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'' Daredevil]]'', while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
*** Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/ScottEastwood, [[Film/TheLegendOfHercules Kellan Lutz]], [[Series/{{Chuck}} Ryan McPartlin]], Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard, Creator/SebastianStan, and Creator/AlexanderSkarsgard Creator/ChrisPratt carried out screen-tests for the titular role as well before the casting of Evans.
*** Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but
Evans. Stan would eventually went go on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.in the film, while Pratt would portray [[Comicbook/StarLord Peter Quill]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse.



*** Creator/AliceEve, Creator/GemmaArterton, and Creator/KeiraKnightley were considered for Peggy Carter as well before the casting of Atwell.

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*** Creator/AliceEve, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/RosamundPike, and Creator/KeiraKnightley were considered for Peggy Carter as well before the casting of Atwell.



** Creator/ScarlettJohansson was rumored to appear as [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Natasha Romanoff]]. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.



** It was rumored Creator/ScarlettJohansson would appear as ComicBook/BlackWidow. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.


-->'''Hugo Weaving:''' ''"It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull. With Marvel, itís pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. Itís not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I donít know. Iím not sure what theyíre up to with the Red Skull."''

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-->'''Hugo --->'''Hugo Weaving:''' ''"It was fun to play; I enjoyed the outrageousness of the German accent that I employed and I enjoyed the extraordinary mask and costume, even though it was unbelievably hot inside it. I enjoy mask work; I enjoy trying to animate masks and reveal certain things that the mask itself might not reveal. V for Vendetta was another example of that, but there was less animation within that mask versus the Red Skull. With Marvel, itís pretty basic stuff: accept the deal and enjoy the ride. Itís not a major stretch for an actor, but on the other hand the difficulty with the Marvel universe is maintaining a link to a human dimension within such an extraordinary, technological CGI universe. In terms of me going back and doing another one, I donít know. Iím not sure what theyíre up to with the Red Skull."''



*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/JensenAckles, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'' while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.

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*** Creator/GarrettHedlund, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/JensenAckles, Creator/ScottPorter, [[Series/UnderTheDome Mike Vogel]], [[Series/GossipGirl Chace Crawford]], [[Series/MenAtWork Michael Cassidy]], [[Series/BabyDaddy Derek Theler]], Creator/WilsonBethel, and Creator/ChadMichaelMurray were also considered for the part of Captain America. Bethel would later go on to portray [[ComicBook/BullseyeMarvelComics Benjamin "Dex" Poindexter]] in ''[[Series/Daredevil2015 Daredevil]]'' while Murray would star as Jack Thompson in ''Series/AgentCarter''.


** American Howard Stark is portrayed by the English Creator/DominicCooper.


* CastTheRunnerUp: Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but eventually went on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.


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*** Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but eventually went on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.


* CastTheRunnerUp: Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but eventually went on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.



*** Creator/SebastianStan originally auditioned for the part of Captain America, but eventually went on to play [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Bucky Barnes]] instead.

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