Chris Hemsworth says he almost lost the role of Thor to his younger brother Liam

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder."
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Thor: Love and Thunder."Marvel Studios
  • Chris Hemsworth spoke about "Thor: Love and Thunder" with MensXP.

  • Chris, 38, said his little brother Liam Hemsworth, 32, was almost cast as Thor instead of him.

  • In June, Chris told Wired he thought his initial audition for Thor "sucked."

Chris Hemsworth revealed that his brother, Liam Hemsworth, almost beat him for the role of Marvel's Thor.

Chris recently spoke to MensXP while promoting Marvel's latest film, "Thor: Love and Thunder," in which the 38-year-old plays the titular character in the franchise's latest installment. During an interview with Gaurang Chauhan, Chris discussed the possibility of Thor interacting with Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU) multiverse and who'd he want to play Thor's variant.

A variant in the MCU is an alternative version of a character from another timeline.

Liam Hemsworth attends The 2019 Met Gala
Liam Hemsworth attends The 2019 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

"My little brother (Liam Hemsworth) almost got cast as Thor," Chris said. "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."

Regarding Thor and the multiverse, Chris said it's not featured in "Thor: Love and Thunder" but could appear later down the line.

"In this film, it's not something we explore. But who knows if there is more in the future as you say it has opened up multitudes of options we can head in or be taken in," Chris told MensXP.

From left: Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, and Luke Hemsworth posing together in 2015.
Liam Hemsworth (left), Chris Hemsworth (middle), and Luke Hemsworth (right) pose together in 2015.Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

There are three Hemsworth brothers in Hollywood: Luke, 41, Chris, and 32-year-old Liam. Luke had a recurring role on HBO's "Westworld" and made an uncredited appearance in "Thor: Love and Thunder."

Liam Hemsworth rose to fame with the "Hunger Games" film series and starred in Quibi's "Most Dangerous Game" in 2020.

In a June interview on Wired's "Autocomplete Interview," Chris said he initially thought his audition for Thor "sucked."

"I auditioned for 'Thor' many years ago, probably 11 or 12 years ago, and I didn't get a callback," Chris told Wired. "I think my audition sucked."

He continued: "And then my younger brother auditioned, and he got very close — he got down to the last five people. And didn't get it. They were like, 'Look, he's great, but he's a bit young."

Chris said his manager suggested him for the role, and he reauditioned.

"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," Chris told Wired. "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."

"Thor: Love and Thunder" hit theatres on July 8.

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