Chris Hemsworth has revealed how he almost rejected his role as Norse God Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, due to having to commit to so many pictures with the single contract.
He told the Sydney Morning Herald: “I remember the exact moment getting a call 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.’”
Hemsworth added: “We were like, ‘That’s a lot of films to sign up for. We should pass on this.’”
Fortunately, he eventually realised that the doubting was unfounded, agreeing to the commitment and becoming the adaptation of Thor that the majority of people around the world now resonate with the character.
His first adventure as the hero took in almost $500 million in the worldwide box office six years ago, with the follow-up solo film Dark World improving on that and taking in $640 million two years after. Since then, he’s joined the Avengers team and starred in a pair of collaborative movies, as well as last year’s Doctor Strange.
Now, he’s returned in his third solo flick Thor: Ragnarok, which has done extremely well with critics and has been called the funniest MCU film to-date. Whether or not that translate with the wider general public when Ragnarok makes its big debut remains to be seen, but we imagine there are big things ahead for Hemsworth’s Thor.
Thor: Ragnarok hits cinemas across the UK on October 27, 2017.