Chris Hemsworth On How His Brother Helped Him Land ‘Thor’

Thor-Ragnarok-Chris-HemsworthWhile two warring brothers is nothing new to the Thor franchise, what is new is the revelation that it was the same behind the scenes as well, as Chris Hemsworth explained.

Hemsworth was interviewed by W Magazine where he described the audition process when he first auditioned for the part of the Norse God:

“I came into the audition with Kenneth Branagh and thought I nailed it and then never heard anything back. Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a call back, then another call back and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it.”

So it was, in fact, Liam, Chris’s brother, who actually made it further along in the initial round of casting than the man who would eventually land the role. Hemsworth continued:

“I remember sitting in Vancouver, shooting Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Both of them were looking at the trades at this sort of top five guys for Thor and saying, ‘Why aren’t you in the mix here? What happened?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. I blew my audition I guess.’ I came in kind of with a little, I guess, motivation and maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. It’s a little family, sibling rivalry sort of kicked up in me. Then it moved pretty quick from there. It was cool.”

The man who would wield Mjolnir almost lost out on the part to his younger brother. Fans of the Thor saga can appreciate the irony, as Thor is usually battling with his brother Loki for supremacy.

You can next catch Thor in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson,  Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Here’s the official synopsis:

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters November 3.

Source: W Magazine

5 Thor Stories That Should Be Used For Future Marvel Movies

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Chris Hemsworth Thor MarvelAfter those amazing Thor: Ragnarok trailers, everyone’s talking about Odinson. This looks like a fun movie, and it makes me excited for where they might take Thor in the future. After Avengers: Infinity War, Thor is fair game for Marvel Studios (and hopefully Taika Waititi again) to do whatever they want with him.

There are some amazing Thor stories in the Marvel catalog for them to take inspiration from. I think that’s pretty key at this point, for them to just take inspiration from these stories and not follow the plot 100 percent. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just too different compared to the Marvel Comics line, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing stories the movies could emulate.

So here are five Thor stories that should be used for future movies. Hit Next to find out more! 

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

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