Since Chris Hemsworth first played the role of Thor over a decade ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to a degree few saw coming. One of the more recent developments is the introduction of the Multiverse, which has given us more than a few variants of popular characters. While speaking with MensXP, Chris Hemsworth said that if Thor does get to explore the Multiverse, he would like to see his brother Liam Hemsworth take on the role.
He was one of the first people who got right down to the wire on getting the part so, I don’t know, I could cross paths with him. That will be fun.
As Chris Hemsworth mentioned, his brother Liam actually got very close to playing Thor. Hemsworth told Wired that he didn’t get a callback after his first audition. “I think my audition sucked,” Hemsworth said. “I think that was the response I got.” Liam Hemsworth had much more success with his Thor audition, with Chris saying that his brother got “down to the last five people.” The producers thought Liam was great, but just a little too young, which prompted Chris’ manager to say that he does have an older brother. “I came back in, re-auditioned a few times, and just had a different attitude,” Hemsworth explained. “Maybe I had a little more sort of motivation that my little brother got a look in and I hadn’t. I had also done a couple of films in between those two auditions, so I had a bit more experience and confidence.” It would certainly be fun to see Liam Hemsworth as a Thor variant, particularly as the third Hemsworth brother, Luke, made a cameo as an actor playing Thor in Thor: Ragnarok.
The latest Thor sequel finds the God of Thunder on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. His short-lived retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theaters, and you ou can check Chris Bumbray’s review right here.