Chris Hemsworth Reveals His Brother Liam Was ‘Almost’ Cast As Thor

While Chris Hemsworth debuted as Thor in 2011, Liam landed the role of Gale in another big franchise, The Hunger Games.

Chris debuted as the God of Thunder Thor in 2011. However, the actor almost lost his beloved role as Thor to his younger brother Liam Hemsworth. In a recent interview with MensXP, Chris was asked about exploring the Multiverse in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and potentially interacting with alternate variants of his Thor character onscreen. Chris suggested that Liam could be a cool casting.

While referencing the Multiverse not being central to the new movie Thor: Love and Thunder’s plot, Chris shared, “In this film, it’s not something we explore. But who knows if there is more in the future as you say it has opened up multitudes of options we can head in or be taken in.” Thor actor revealed, “My little brother almost got cast as Thor.”

He then jokingly added about possibly sharing the screen with Liam, both as versions of Thor, “He was one of the first people who got right down to the wire on getting the part so, I don’t know, I could cross paths with him. That will be fun.” While Chris debuted as Thor in 2011, Liam landed the role of Gale in another big franchise, The Hunger Games, starting with the first of four instalments in 2012.

Previously, Chris recalled not getting a callback for the Thor role at first, guessing, “I think my audition sucked. I think that was the response I got.” Then, he said, Liam took a stab at the audition and got “very close” to landing the part, down to the “last five people” being considered. Thor: Love and Thunder, which is directed by Taika Waititi and also stars Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe and more is in theatres now.

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In a behind-the-scenes video shared by the actor in the lead-up to Love and Thunder’s release, producer Kevin Feige recalled casting Thor, who would become a key player in the MCU’s Avengers team. “One of the early decisions we made at Marvel Studios was bringing on Thor. And we always knew we wanted to find an amazing performer who had the chops to perform this character as we saw him,” said Feige. “We looked the world over, and we found Chris Hemsworth.”

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