Part of the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is due to the fantastic job Marvel Studios has done casting our favorite heroes. Fans will have a hard time picturing anyone else playing Tony Stark or Steve Rogers and that’s because of the great castings of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.
But what if the fans handled the casting? A new hashtag is trending on Twitter right now, challenging fans to make the worst casting they can for the MCU. A search for #terribleMCUcasting on Twitter right now will yield some fantastically horrible results. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Okay, today’s game is this…
Name a @marvel character, then pick the worst possible actor choice to play them. Please resist the temptation to say ScarJo for everything.
Please use hashtag #terribleMCUcasting
— GAIL SIMONE is MY LITTLE SIMONEY (@GailSimone) July 29, 2019
The game was started by @GailSimone who introduced the hashtag, which has since spread like wildfire. Fans have made some, let’s say interesting choices.
— ŁΞS Ⓥ (@Chocodrag0nfly) July 29, 2019
— SSJ-Shadow (@SSJShadow2) July 29, 2019
— Hear These Thoughts (@hearthesethough) July 29, 2019
Others took it to another level with some incredible photoshop work.
— His Celestial Highness Archemperor David V Merritt (@DavidVMerritt) July 29, 2019
— Ziggy (@mrjafri) July 29, 2019
— VisuallyBetter (@Isuckatpicking) July 29, 2019
Then there are the real winners who took their terrible casting choices and combined them with hilarious pop culture references, sometimes at the expense of other movies.
— Just_Another_Jon (@Art_of_Jon25) July 29, 2019
— aggi (@weirdotweeto) July 29, 2019
— 🔥Tweet Wyrm🐲 (@Ian_E_Smith) July 29, 2019
If you want to see more of these terrible MCU castings, you can follow along with the hashtag here. And of course, if you have an idea for one yourself, just use the hashtag #terribleMCUcasting.
Which of these terrible MCU castings is your favorite? Do you have a better one in mind? Let us know in the comments below.
Mike is a writer that has covered comic cons, theme park events, video game showcases and other fun events. He is a fan of theme parks, sports, movies, Marvel Comics and is a self-proclaimed “nerd.”