Chris Hemsworth Reveals Younger Brother Liam Was Almost Cast as Thor

Chris Hemsworth revealed that while he almost missed out on the part of his life as Thor, at least it would have stayed in the family.

While Marvel fiends can’t imagine anyone but the handsome Aussie star as long-haired dreamboat Thor, the role almost slipped to his younger brother, Liam Hemsworth.

Speaking to MensXP, the 38-year-old actor said he floated his brother’s name to the casting directors after thinking his audition had diminished his chances.

“My little brother was almost cast as Thor. He [Liam] was one of the first people to totally pick up the thread when I got the part so I don’t know, I could cross paths with him. That will be fun,” the actor told the outlet.

“In this video [the multiverse] is not something we investigate. But who knows if there’s more in the future because you say it’s opened up a lot of options that we can go to or be taken in.”

Chris revealed that his younger brother Liam almost got the part instead of him.
Chris revealed that his younger brother Liam almost got the part instead of him.
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Last month, Hemsworth appeared on Wired’s “Autocomplete Interview” segment, where he recalled initially not getting a call back for the Thor role.

“I think my audition was bad. I think that was the reaction I got,” he said.

He revealed that Liam, 32, ended up having a great audition and came “very close” to landing the role. In fact, he was one of the “last five people” to be considered for the role.

Hemsworth said his audition for the movie "sucked."
Hemsworth said his audition for the film was “bad”.

“They said, ‘Look, he’s great, but he’s a little young.’ My manager then said, ‘Well, he does have an older brother,’ which was me,” Hemsworth explained.

“I came back, re-auditioned a few times and just had a different attitude. Maybe I had a little more motivation that my brother got a look and I didn’t.”

“I had also made a few films in between those two auditions, so I had a little 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,” and reprized the role in three more Marvel films.

His brother Liam starred in the “The Hunger Games” franchise in 2012, which had four episodes, with the fifth set to come out next year.

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