The character of Thor is as well known as any other Avenger in the team. Through the last 6 years since his debut in 2011’s Thor, he has been portrayed by charismatic Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth, and the God of Thunder might just always be seen from now on in the likeness of Hemsworth, the same as Wolverine for Hugh Jackman.
But Hemsworth’s most famous role might not have always been his. Doing press for the latest Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, Hemsworth revealed what his thoughts were when offered the part all the way back in 2009 after only just coming off Australian soap opera Home and Away previously:
I was crossing the road in Vancouver … and I remember the exact moment getting a call from from my lawyer and my manager saying ‘you got the offer’,” he says. “And then kind of going ‘oh wow, cool. So what is it?’ ‘It’s a superhero thing and it’s a six-picture deal. And we were like ‘that’s a lot of films to sign up for. We should pass on this.
Ultimately he didn’t, but it is interesting to know that an actor who has played this character for 6 years now was having doubts. It is understandable given that Marvel Studios at that time was a nothing name, and their prospected Avengers plan was just that: a prospect.
When we shot the first film, I was aware of what it was but had no idea if anyone was going to turn up and see it, let alone then do The Avengers or then do a second Thor or a third Thor or a third, fourth and fifth Avengers. You hope and dream that it’s going to be that but each time I’m like ‘it’s going to work, someone turned up, I’m still employed. There’s another job.
As we approach ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s good to look back on where everyone was when the ideas were starting out. Hemsworth speaks from a real actor’s perspective, that no matter how high-profile a role is, it could be over the next day. It’s quite refreshing to hear an actor of his fame still remain true to his roots even as he stars in his third Thor movie and films the 3rd and 4th Avengers films. What do you think about Chris Hemsworth’s comments? Sound off below!
Thor: Ragnarok stars Hemsworth as Thor, along with Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. Here’s the official synopsis!
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor: Ragnarok is in cinemas November 3.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
7 Ways The Marvel Cinematic Universe Can Improve
Marvel Studios has changed the way that superhero films are being structured and looked upon. They have created a series of incredibly successful films under their umbrella and moved into television with several great shows (especially over on Netflix), making them a force to be reckoned with. However, Marvel has kind of become a little too comfortable when it comes to things like taking risks.
While Marvel’s films still get great reviews and are really entertaining for the most part, they also feel like safe bets. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films don’t really feel separate and there are things the studio can do to improve upon their already-winning formula. There are many things they can reach for and it’s a great time to look at these things as we move towards the release of Thor: Ragnarok, as well as next year’s Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
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