Marvel Casting Director thinks the MCU’s Young Avengers could become the next Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt

It’s hard to imagine a time when Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt weren’t world-famous mega-superstars and A-list actors. Before Thor (2011) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), however, both were relatively unknown. Thanks in part to Marvel’s casting director Sarah Finn, that’s completely changed, and thanks to her we may be on our way to discovering the next of its kind with the MCUs Young Avengers.

With the MCU growing to such immeasurable proportions in Hollywood, you’d think the casting process would have evolved and adapted to the new pressures and overwhelming expectations. However, in conversation with The wrapActually, Finn explained how simple things have remained ⏤ a formula that will hopefully bear fruit for the next generation of stars.

“In many ways, it’s not that different. Because the pressure is always there to find the right person and find someone that will make our filmmaker feel great. That Kevin, Lou [D’Esposito]Victoria [Alonso], all the forces that are at Marvel will feel great, hopefully this will become a charismatic star that audiences will love. And also to please the fans. So that’s always there.

Also in this new phase, for example, we had really established stars like Oscar Isaac (moon knight). And in the previous phase when we cast, Chris Hemsworth, he wasn’t a well-known person. When we cast Chris Pratt, he wasn’t well known. I think we also had to search and take risks early on. And at the moment we’re still dealing with some established stars and newcomers. But I think for me it made friends with the fear and the unknown because I don’t know what’s coming next. And we’re just going to walk out humbly and say we know we’re going to search, we’re going to work hard and we’re going to do our best, but we don’t know what we’re doing. We’ll find it.”

To clarify, Hemsworth and Pratt both had solid careers before joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth acted in a few small films and Australian TV shows while Pratt split the stitches Parks and Recreation as Andy Dwyer. Still, none of them have come anywhere near as famous as they have attained since being awarded the title of superhero.

And they weren’t the only ones. Before Tom Hiddleston transformed into Loki, the god of mischief, the 41-year-old actor only stayed in small TV movies and a handful of TV shows.

For Finn, the casting process for Hiddleston, Hemsworth, Pratt and everyone who joins the franchise has always followed a bread-and-butter approach, with the caveat that there’s no one specific thing that makes or breaks an audition. Instead, it’s about feeling comfortable in the rehearsal room. Does she, Finn, feel like she’s just sitting in the room chatting with a superhero? If so, then that’s something to watch out for. Talent is a must, as is charisma.

“See, talent is number one, right? Does this person have talent? Do they have the talent not only to play what’s in front of them, but potentially to go the long distance? Because we’ve seen how so many of these characters have evolved and changed over time. So I think talent is a starting point. Charisma is really important. have we moved in Do we want to see her? For me heart. You know, will the audience connect? And I think there’s a connective tissue in the MCU in terms of humor, you know, there’s a sense of humor, there’s a wink.

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When it comes to developing the MCU and finding the next great Hemsworth or Pratt, Finn also has maturity in mind as many of the new additions to the team such as Xochitl Gomez as Miss America (16), Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel (20), Dominique Thorne as Ironheart (25) and Kathryn Newton as Cassie Land/Stature (25) are the youngest the franchise has ever seen. Not to mention Thor’s adopted daughter Love from Thor: Love and Thunder and T’Challa’s son Toussaint from the credits of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

“Maturity is an important, I wouldn’t say quality, but an important aspect, an important factor that I consider when casting. Because what they’re going to encounter — the kind of worldwide attention, the social media attention, everything — for someone as young as Xochitl (America Chavez in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness), as young as Iman (Kamala Khan in Mrs Miracle), I want to know that they are okay. And it’s hard. it’s a lot you know But both handle each other so beautifully.”

Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed that the Young Avengers are headed for the MCU, but the roster of young actors it’s built speaks for itself. Whether any or all of them will star with Chris Hemsworth or Chris Pratt, only the fans can decide.

Kathryn Newton (the new Cassie Lang) will start the fifth phase of the MCU when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Premieres in theaters February 17. Iman Vellani will reprise her role as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel inside The wonders when it premieres in theaters on July 28, 2023. Dominique Thorne (Ironheart) will direct her own Disney Plus series heart of steel sometime in 2023. As for the future of Xochitl Gomez as Miss America and all the other young MCU stars, that has yet to be decided, but one thing is certain: a new era of the MCU is upon us. Marvel Casting Director thinks the MCU’s Young Avengers could become the next Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt

Lindsay Lowe

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