"The Avengers" are one of the most prominent factions in the Marvel universe, being comprised of a great cast of characters, including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk etc. Since the comic book universe has recently been adapted into a cinematographic universe, I have to say that every actor does a good job in portraying these comic book characters. Anyway, I am trying to have some fun and think of other actors who could do portray these heroes just as well, therefore recasting the members of the "Avengers".
1) Nick Fury - Kurt Russell
While Nick Fury isn't technically an Avenger, he is the man responsible for creating the team, therefore his role is quite crucial. I have decided to cast Kurt Russell in this role for several reasons. When it comes to action movies, Kurt Russell is no stranger. Considering his build and his overall on-screen persona, I think he would be the perfect man to play Nick Fury. Plus, he is already known for playing a character wearing an eyepatch.
2) Thor - Clive Standen
Since Thor is based on the Norse mythology, why not cast a "viking" in his role? Thor could be Clive Standen's big break, and I think he would do a great job portraying him. He looks similar to Thor and has some experience in action roles.
3) Clint Barton (Hawkeye) - Jensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles has the right build and I think he would make a good Hawkeye.
4) Natalia Romanova (Black Widow) - Milla Jovovich
First off, Milla Jovovich comes from Ukraine, so she is a native russian speaker. Secondly, she has appeared in several action movies and is quite able to deliver a "femme fatale" performance.
5) Tony Stark (Iron Man) - Luke Evans
When it comes to Tony Stark, we can all agree that Robert Downey Jr. is very hard to replace. However, I think Luke Evans would make a good Tony Stark too. He has experience in action movies, and can pull off Tony's quirky character pretty well.
06) Steve Rogers (Captain America) - James Van Der Beek
I think this might be my most controversial choice, but I think James Van Der Beek can really pull off the character of Steve Rogers. First off, his comedy skills might be needed to show Steve Rogers trying to adapt to the modern world. Secondly, he can be serious when needed, has the right build and can pull off action scenes very well (as seen lately in that Power Ranger short film).
08) Bruce Banner (Hulk) - Alessandro Nivola
Alessandro Nivola is able to portray intelligent characters like Bruce Banner in a great way. Plus, he also looks like him, so I think he could pull this role off.
I hope you liked my choices. Tell me if you agree or disagree with any of them.