Tyler Mane

  1. Liev Schreiber, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 2008.  Schreiber was asked to play the William Stryker but he prefered Victor Creed – aka Supervillain Sabretooth.  “The most monstrous role I’ve played.” Having worked together in Kate & Leopold, 2000,  Hugh Jackman – Wolverine, himself – recommended Liev for his half-brother and nemesis. Consequently, Gerard Butler, ex-wrestler Tyler  Mane (too old to reprise the role from  the first X-Men, 1999) and The Lord of the Rings’ Eomer, Karl Urbain, were simply swept aside.

  2. Chris Hemsworth, Thor, 2010.   After Brad Pitt passed, 007’s Daniel Craig was first choice for the  disabled medical student Dr. Donald Blake with the mighty Thor as his alter ego. Also in contention were the future Loki, RoboCop, Tarzan and Magic Mike: Tom Hiddleston, Kinnaman, Alexander Skarsgård, Channing Tatum. Plus the brother Liam Hemsworth, Charlie Hunnam, Paul Levesque, Brad Pitt… and Mane, unlucky around ther Marvelverse.

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