Rules Every Marvel Actor Has To Follow

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Marvel actors are carefully scrutinized before being selected by the studio and have to sign some of the strictest contracts in Hollywood from excessive secrecy to exhausting press conferences let's look at the outrageous roles actors have to follow in order to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe Marvel's control over their cast begins on the screen despite the success of Fox's edgy Deadpool films Disney is adamant about keeping their Marvel movies appropriate for a wider audience since Disney wants to appeal to kids as well as adults in these big-budget superhero films they have been particularly careful to tone down any violence another role is providing good examples for children smoking for example is prohibited in any of the Disney films one of Nick Fury's most iconic attributes from the comics his gigantic cigar was nixed by Disney in Samuel Jackson's portrayal of the grizzled veteran spy even though Disney is careful to aim their Marvel films are wider audiences they have presented plenty of tv-ma rated content through Marvel Netflix shows such as daredevil and the Punisher even when actors step off of a Marvel set they're expected to adhere to the Disney image in addition to generally avoiding controversy this can include visiting children's hospitals and similar acts of philanthropy Scarlett Johansson has worked with charitable organizations such as USA Harvest an Oxfam which feed people from impoverished third-world countries she joined Mark Ruffalo in the natives of Standing Rock during their protests against the Dakota access pipeline and even donates it to Navajo made solar trailers to provide shelter heat and power to the protesters during the winter months Robert Downey jr.

is no stranger to philanthropic donations and hospital visits but his most heartwarming act of charity to date was more personalized for the collective project and in character as Tony Stark he delivered an Iron Man inspired bionic arm to a young Avengers fan for mother partially developed right arm in order to become an Avenger MCU actors are required to complete demanding daily workouts and maintain a strict diet specially formulated to mold them into a superhero physique most Marvel actors log around two hours of gym time a day and keep a diet consisting mainly of boiled chicken and dried oats these requirements are taken very seriously and actors are given warnings that they miss even a single workout you know I'm a naturally competitive person you know and honestly I just wanted to achieve the look that I really needed to get for her manga chris hemsworth worked hard to transform into one of the most physically imposing avengers eating every three hours and sticking to old school trainings such as pull-ups rows and squats Robert Downey jr.

engaged in weightlifting or training for his transformation into Tony Stark but found Wing Chun to be useful for building tone and endurance half the stuff that I've been able to do right in my creative life are principles that I learned on the mat with my Sifu Chris Evans started with weight lifting to bulk up and then began incorporating plyometrics and gymnastic exercises into his workouts for agility Evans told fitness and power how intense these workouts got I was puking at the gym they were brutal absolutely brutal a little bit of bicep tolerance Tom Holland routinely practice gymnastics and boxing but he also used a machine that relies on electronic muscle stimulation to improve muscle tone after joining the MCU actors have come to terms of the fact that they have absolutely no say in character choices or development Marvel has shown throughout the Avengers franchise that many of these characters will be brought together as different stories intersect this means that each actor is a small cog in a much larger machine and has to follow the guidance of directors who know more about how the story evolves than they do for big stars who are used to getting their way this can be a very jarring experience Edward Norton who portrayed Bruce Banner in 2008 see Incredible Hulk was rumored to have been replaced over creative differences after the Oscar nominee met with studio President Kevin Feige and director Joss Whedon about bringing Bruce Banner to the first Avengers film Marvel released a statement the statement said northen is not going to return due to the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members whatever dispute Norton had with Whedon and Feige clearly could not be resolved so Mark Ruffalo was cast as a new Bruce Banner soon after spoilers not only ruin a movie but knowing how it all goes down might prevent a film goer from buying a ticket so Marvel subjects that stars to rigorous procedures in order to avoid plot leaks even actors just under consideration for roles in the MCU must enjoy extreme secrecy to get a look at Marvel scripts Elizabeth Olsen disclosed some of these practices at the Seattle AC e comic-con revealing that in order to even read a full script actors had to turn in their cell phones before entering specially designed rooms these script reading rooms were windowless and actors were only permitted to enter alone they've also given only one chance to go into these rooms so they had to finish the script in one sitting so we couldn't like take our time at home or anything like that they wouldn't give us a hard copy so I just got my pages and even my pages had a fake ending Olsen revealed at the convention that none of the actors had any inkling of the infinity war plot until they were all piled into a van and given the full rundown many actors realize that they have been given fake script details after they began filming as Marvel have placed various changes in each script so they could determine the origin of any potential leaks there were scenes in there that I have I thought we were shooting that nobody ever shot in fact Tom Holland didn't even find out he was going to be turned into dust until moments before filming his demise although reshoots are commonplace on most sets they're taken especially seriously by Marvel reshoots in the MCU are prevalent due to the complexities that emerge as several different story lines intersect such as when heroes like I am Man and Captain America come together for blockbusters like The Avengers films in order to maintain continuity across the franchise reshoots are often needed as the overarching plot evolves as a part of their contract all MCU actors are obligated to show up for reshoots regardless of what project they might currently be working on here giselle Bichette lightful his own struggles have reshoots for Thor the dark world during an interview at The Telegraph in which he recalled saying this is torture man I don't want to do this but Elvis agents insisted reminding him that it was part of the deal he agreed to Albers frustrations came from the fact that he had been called back for Thor reshoots while filming for mandela long walk to freedom after getting into the headspace for such a serious role gluing on some fake hair to return to Asgard as home Dahl was apparently quite jarring for the actor although some actors prefer to do their own stunts Jassi contractually prohibits MCU actors from performing any stunts that have been deemed too hazardous by the higher-ups actors must adhere to these rules because they are practically irreplaceable to Marvel during filming and any serious injuries could severely hinder the production process this also allows Marvel to save money that would otherwise go to covering costly insurance for the actors some actors such as Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth have found ways around this rule and managed to push the limits and the types of stunts they could lawfully perform that's a younger and more recent addition to the Avengers team Tom Holland has also discussed his experiences with doing his own stunts for spider-man homecoming at the New York Film Festival premiere of the lost city of Z Holland stated I did as many of the stunts as I could but there are some things legally that I couldn't do even there was some rapport that these actors are stepping up to the plate to do as many stunts as they are able to Marvel is careful to leave the most dangerous stunts to the professionals this way they can ensure that no harm comes to their stars many of whom might play important roles and several different upcoming films instead of signing up for a single movie or series at a time Marvel actors must initially sign a contract that outlines exactly how many films they will appear in as a main character however unlike most contracts this agreement also includes a clause that requires actors to appear in any other MCU movie while the contract is still active this means a studio can choose to include a character in any Marvel film they once without actors having the option to decline these appearances for example if an actor has signed on for four films then they are required to make any appearances that Marvel once until the standing contract expires with the completion of production on the final film and the contracts even if this appearance is just a 5 second cameo in a different superhero film such as Captain America's appearance and spider-man homecoming MCU actors are contractually obligated to show up another stringent rule that MCU actors have to follow is participating in all promotional press tours and act as a touch meant to any given Marvel movie is far from over once the cameras stopped rolling not long after they take off their costumes they begin packing for a traveling caravan of interviews these tours are extensive and can leave actors exhausted and jet-lagged rather than focus on a single city or even country the press tours are held all over the world to garner maximum exposure for the upcoming film MCU actors could find themselves in China One Nights and Europe the next struggling to plaster a smile on their faces to spite sleep deprivation I'm sorry I really don't know what are we doing right bye sometimes if emotion begins before production is even done and actors may be required to attend major conventions between shooting hours not only are all MCU actors at the beck and call of marvel for cameos or press tours they must also be available to all Disney toy and video game manufacturers whether this means appearing at stores across the country to promote the latest Marvel products or stepping in front of a green screen to capture facial features for the newest Avengers game actors are contractually obligated to meet the needs of merchandise Asst actors working with Marvel must come to term to the fact that they have basically sold their likenesses to Disney vendors although it may be a little unsettling for actors to hold tiny versions of themselves and they pick up an action figure this is a non-negotiable part of the deal they agree to when joining the MCU it is no surprise that Disney takes franchise merchandising so seriously considering the Marvel consumer products bring in even more revenue than the film's though to put this in the perspective in 2011 Disney's consumer products division produced an income six hundred and eighteen million dollars higher than the movies released by its film studio one of the most steadfast rules that actors must follow once they become a part of the MCU is not appearing in any DC extended universe movies as Chris Hemsworth revealed at the Australian 2017 supernova comic-con it is actually illegal for any Marvel actors to act in a DC movie once part of the Marvel team actors are not allowed to cross contaminate the two separate universes by accepting a role as a DC character as Marvel and DC are direct competitors and engaged in a staunch corporate rivalry on the same scale of Starbucks vs Dunkin this non-compete clause makes perfect sense Marvel carefully select stars who they believe will earn the millions in box office sales and merchandising so it's natural that they would do everything they can to stop these painstakingly chosen actors from bringing the same huge income to their competition the agreement seems beneficial for both comic entertainment industry Kings are summing actors crossed over from one universe to the other could muddy the waters for fans of both Marvel and DC since Marvel movies are generally pretty mild and don't contain graphic violence nudity or egregious profanity they can appeal to a broad audience controversial actors may limit that crucial mainstream appeal so Marvel would really prefer it if off screen its actors behaved as if they rose up star as Captain America Tom von NOLA portrayed Emily Moore in Avengers infinity war and Avengers endgame soon after being cast he revealed that Marvel vetted him before signing him up and apparently the studio has done the same to others the actors said on second captain's on Ireland's rté raidió one Marvel filmmakers in the US didn't know me so when I went over there they were meeting me for the first time they do background checks to make sure you're not a white supremacist and they're not hiring someone with weird baggage check out one of our newest videos right here plus even more looper videos about the Marvel Cinematic Universe are coming soon subscribe to our YouTube channel and to the Bell so you don't miss a single one [Music].

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