Why Are So Many Marvel Actors Taking Acting Breaks All At Once?


Acting isn’t always the easiest job in the world. Depending on the type of role you may need a certain amount of experience and sometimes may be required to preform stunts and other physical feats that may result in injury or in some cases even death. The Marvel films are certainly no acceptation. Being huge blockbuster action films they definitely need actors who can preform both verbally and physically, which can be rather taxing on the body.

Just recently a number of high profile actors connected to recent Marvel productions have all announced that they plan to be taking breaks from acting. Those three being Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Benedict Cumberbatch. All of which coincidentally starred together in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Late last December Tom Holland announced that he was planning to be taking a step back after just doing Spider-Man: No Way Home and the then upcoming Uncharted film. He also added that he was planning on starting a family.

In late April, 2022, No Way Home co-star Andrew Garfield also announced that he would be taking a break from acting. Citing that the quantity of projects like No Way Home and Tick, Rick… Boom! was getting to be too much and that he needed to “just be ordinary for a while“.

And finally just last week Benedict Cumberbatch also announced his plans to take a break from acting as well. Somewhat hinting that the amount of work with films like the third and fourth Avengers movies, No Way Home and Multiverse of Madness was a bit much for him.

Though it isn’t unheard of for an actor to be taking a break from their career, the amount of actors, all around the same time, and all connected via Marvel, is somewhat curious.

It could all be just one big coincidence, or something else could be happening behind the scenes that we just don’t know about. Perhaps something to do with their contracts? We will have to wait and see.

If any more Marvel actors start announcing breaks within the next few months then something definitely might be going on.

What do you think? Are they all connected? Is something going on that we just don’t know about? Or is it just one giant coincidence? 

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