Chris Hemsworth is best known for his Marvel superhero role as Thor.
But before he wielded the powerful hammer, the 35-year-old actor almost scored 2 major Hollywood roles. One of them was G.I. Joe and also another Marvel character – Gambit. Surprising, isn’t it?
“I got very close to ‘GI Joe’. I got very close to Gambit in the ‘Wolverine’/’X-Men’ movies,” he told Variety. “At the time I was upset (by the rejection). I was running out of money. But if I played either of those characters, I wouldn’t have been able to play Thor.”
In the end, Bruce Willis took on the role of Joe Colton in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. Taylor Kitsch ended up being cast as Gambit in the “X-Men” spin-offs. Channing Tatum was then chosen take over as Gambit in 2014 but the movie has been pushed back numerous times.
The past 2 years have been crazy busy for Hemsworth. Now that “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” is over and done with, the Australian hunk plans to take the year off once the press tour for “Men in Black: International” is completed.
In speaking with Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, the A-lister revealed that he plans to spend the remaining months reconnecting with his wife Elsa Pataky and their 3 children, India, 7, and 5-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan.
“This year I probably won’t shoot anything. I just want to be at home now with my kids,” he said. “They are at a very important age. They are still young and they are aware when I leave more than before. I have this year where I’m probably not going to shoot anything. I have a press tour, a few endorsements and bits and pieces, but mostly just be home.
With Hemsworth on a hiatus, will we still see him in “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”? Rest assured that the 3rd instalment won’t go into production until 2021, after James Gunn has made the “Suicide Squad” sequel.
“I’d play that character (Thor) again. I love it so much – especially if there’s something unique to do again with it. I felt like the last 3 films were very, very different each time. It really felt like a totally different character. And I don’t even know when or if they’re shooting (Guardians of the Galaxy 3),” Hemsworth shared. “I’ll work with any of those guys. Asgardians Of The Galaxy. That’s actually great. You might’ve just got me my next job. Thank you, man.”
As you may recall, the God of Thunder was last seen leaving Earth with the Guardians of the Galaxy.