Getting the prospect to play within the Marvel sandbox is a dream come true for a lot of actors on the market, however it’s not up everybody’s road. Simply ask Emily Blunt or Jeremy Allen White. And possibly we are able to add one other identify to that area of interest record too.
Austin Abrams maybe isn’t a family identify, however in the event you’ve ever watched a TV display screen you’re sure to have seen his face. The 1996-born actor has appeared within the likes of The Strolling Lifeless and Euphoria, in addition to in films equivalent to Paper Cities and Scary Tales To Inform In The Darkish. A uncommon main position, nevertheless, got here in Netflix’s Sprint & Lily, an acclaimed festive teen romcom that was cruelly cancelled after only one season in 2021.
A leap into the Marvel realm can be an enormous break for the star, then, however it looks as if the MCU isn’t of any curiosity to Abrams. Or possibly he simply didn’t need to exist within the shadow of a sure Beef icon…
Austin Abrams reportedly turned down the prospect to exchange Steven Yeun in Thunderbolts
In keeping with rumored intel, Austin Abrams might have been Thunderbolts‘ new Sentry, however he turned the half down. For context, the mega-superpowered character was all set to be performed by Steven Yeun earlier than the Minari star was compelled to exit the mission on account of scheduling conflicts attributable to the strikes. Phrase has it that Abrams was then supplied to take his place however handed on the chance to play the golden-haired hero.
Once more, that is unconfirmed as but, however it might make plenty of sense for director Jake Schreier to have reached out to Abrams contemplating they labored collectively on Paper Cities. Likewise, Schreier clearly likes to show to trusted collaborators as he and Yeun already paired up on Netflix’s Beef. This prior working relationship makes it all of the stranger that Abrams would cross on such an thrilling position, one with enormous potential for the long run. He is aware of firsthand what Schreier can deliver to a mission and the director is large enterprise proper now amid Beef‘s awards success and his upcoming work on Star Wars collection Skeleton Crew.
Possibly Marvel simply isn’t for Abrams, which might considerably add up with the dearth of franchises in his filmography up to now. Alternatively, maybe he additionally had scheduling conflicts or else didn’t really feel the position of Sentry was for him — though a glimpse on the picture above suggests he would’ve appeared the half. All we are able to say is that, if this information is correct, then we’d’ve missed out on two intriguing Sentry castings, not only one.