These Actors Are Leaving The Cast Of Marvel, But Not All Their Contracts Are Up

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) kicked off in 2008 with the very first Iron Man movie. Since then, a whole cast of superheroes and villains played by some of Hollywood’s top-billed actors have been introduced into the franchise. Twenty films later, it all comes to a head with 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, ending “Phase Three” of Marvel Studios’ planned projects. With “Phase Four” already in the works, some superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America are rumored to be retiring after Endgame. Though those Marvel contracts and more are up, there are just as many – like Scarlett Johansson’s and Paul Rudd’s – that will be giving us more of the good stuff! Warning: There are some spoilers!

Anthony Hopkins – Leaving

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Anthony Hopkins portrays Odin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Odin serves as the Allfather, or “King” of Asgard, and he is also the father of Thor. Hopkins debuted in this role for 2011’s Thor and reprised it for Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

Hopkins will not be returning to any subsequent Marvel movies since his character Odin passes away in Thor: Ragnarok, leaving Thor and Loki to face Hela, Odin’s first-born, on their own. Based on that, Hopkins isn’t likely to return unless the producers at Marvel have any plot twists up their sleeves.