Marvel has done a fantastic job of casting their superheroes over the duration of their cinematic universe. From Tony Stark to Captain America, it’s almost impossible to see other actors playing these iconic roles. One other such actor is Chris Hemsworth, who plays the character Thor.
Speaking with The Sydney Herald, Hemsworth revealed that he’d almost passed up the opportunity to play the character when it was first offered to him.
“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’. 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.’”
Indeed, Marvel Studios is well known — especially in its early years — for locking down their actors for multiple films for a relatively low salary. So, for many actors, this was a deal that was likely looked on with real skepticism, especially since comic book movies weren’t guaranteed to bring out audiences in droves back then.
“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.”
Looks like everything’s turned out for the best, and if the critical response is anything to go by, Thor: Ragnarok may very well be Hemsworth’s best outing yet as the Norse god of thunder.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
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SOURCE: Sydney Herald