Chris Hemsworth revealed that his younger brother Liam Hemsworth nearly landed his most famous role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking with MensXP, Chris, 38, was asked about exploring the Multiverse in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and potentially interacting with alternate variants of his Thor character onscreen. He suggested Liam, 32, could be a cool casting.
In an episode of Wired‘s “Autocomplete Interview” last month, Chris recalled not getting a callback for the Thor role at first, “I think my audition sucked. I think that was the response I got,” he said.
He revealed Liam, 32, ended up having a great audition and got “very close” to landing the part. In fact, he was one of the “last five people” being considered for the role.
“They were like, ‘Look, he’s great, but he’s a bit young.’ My manager then said, ‘Well, he does have an older brother,’ which was me,” Hemsworth explained.
“I came back in, re-auditioned a few times, and just had a different attitude. Maybe I had a little more sort of motivation that my little brother got a look in and I hadn’t.”
“I also had done a couple of films in between those two auditions, so I had a bit more experience and confidence in what I was going to do,” he added.
Hemsworth first took on the mantle of the Asgardian hero in 2011’s “Thor,” reprising the role in three more Marvel films.
Liam, meanwhile, landed the role of Gale in “The Hunger Games” franchise in 2012, which had four installments, with the fifth reportedly coming out next year.