Since Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, the franchise has introduced a lot of characters. While some have stuck around, there's a lot that have disappeared over the years for a variety of reasons. We've compiled a list of the fifteen character Marvel Studios seems doesn't really use anymore.
One of the characters want to focus on is Erik Selvig. Granted, the character has played a role in Brandon T. Snider's tie-in book Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest, actor Stellan Skarsgard hasn't reprised his role as the scientist for quite a long time despite how important he was to the Thor franchise and first Avengers film. The last time he appeared in any capacity was during Avengers: Endgame, when a screen at Avengers HQ revealed he was missing following the snap.
Check out the video below for more characters the MCU doesn't use much anymore.
Although some of these characters have since been mentioned in the MCU (and Natalie Portman even appeared in Avengers: Endgame thanks to archival footage), there's no indication they're ever going to play a major part in the universe again. However, there's always a chance they might in some way become key parts again.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is in theaters now.