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10 Actors Auditioned for Thor Before Chris Hemsworth, Including 2 People Very Close to the MCU Star

Chris Hemsworth is both one of Hollywood’s favorite “Chris” stars and a beloved member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he plays the God of Thunder.

In fact, the 40-year-old actor was so well cast as Thor that he was seemingly born into the role. However, that isn’t the case. He actually faced some stiff competition from a field of very talented actors.

He began playing the Norse god in 2011′s Thor and has suited up multiple times since then. The last time he yielded his iconic hammer was in 2022′s Thor: Love and Thunder, which saw him reunite with original franchise star Natalie Portman.

While he quite simply is Thor now, he actually competed with 10 other actors to land the role, including one successful actor who recently spoke out about their experience.

Interestingly, one of Chris‘ competitors wound up making his own MCU debut alongside Chris in Thor. Others have recalled suiting up for auditions. Chris himself admitted that he thought he knew was going to get the part at one time, and it was not himself but the star of another very successful franchise.

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First 'Captain America: Brave New World' Footage Teases Harrison Ford's President Ross, Wants to Rebuild Avengers

The first footage from the upcoming fourth Captain America movie was just shown at 2024 CinemaCon on Thursday (April 11) in Las Vegas.

Star Anthony Mackie took to the stage at the event, joining Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige to share a first look at Captain America: Brave New World.

In the clip, those in attendance were treated with seeing Harrison Ford as Thaddeus Ross, his MCU debut, taking over the role from the late William Hurt.

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'Deadpool & Wolverine' CinemaCon Footage Teases Cameos From 2 Classic Marvel Actors

Disney shared an exclusive look at nine minutes of Deadpool & Wolverine during their CinemaCon panel on Thursday (April 11), and they teased some very exciting details!

The movie, out July 26, officially introduces Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also brings Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine back into the fold.

According to reviews of the footage shown during the convention, Deadpool & Wolverine will be as irreverent and delightfully crass as the first two movies in the saga with references to strippers and drugs.

The footage also revealed two big callbacks to classic MCU stars. In fact, two of the founding members of the Avengers appear to make cameos in the new movie!

Head inside to see which two Marvel stars are making cameos or being referenced in Deadpool & Wolverine…

Chris Hemsworth Links Up With Marvel Stars Brian Tyree Henry & Lupita Nyong'o During CinemaCon

Chris Hemsworth joined forces with fellow Marvel actors Brian Tyree Henry and Lupita Nyong’o while attending 2024 CinemaCon on Thursday (April 11).

The 40-year-old Thor actor took the stage at The Colosseum in Las Vegas, Nevada to promote his new movie Transformers: One.

The animated project premieres later this year and also stars Scarlett Johansson and Brian, who is a fellow MCU alum after starring in Eternals.

While she wasn’t able to attend, Scarlett introduced the pair to the stage, and they premiered the trailer for the audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Will the Original Avengers Star In More MCU Projects? Here's What They Say (Someone Really Wants a Solo Movie But Doesn't Think It'll Happen)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded by leaps and bounds in the years since Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner first assembled to save the day.

However, the original six members of the team – Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye – hold a special place in the hearts of fans. So much so that there are always rumors that the stars have other MCU projects in the works.

The stories of many of the original members seemingly came to a close in recent years. Even still, the actors are asked about the franchise in almost every interview they have.

Of course, it doesn’t help that a massive report in late 2023 suggested that there were efforts to get the team back together again.

What are the chances of that happening? We rounded up the latest thing that each of the actors has said about their future with Marvel. The most recent comments were made in April 2024!

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Robert Downey Jr. Addresses Whether He'd Return to MCU, 'Walking Couples Therapy' With Wife Susan & Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars Joke About Him

Robert Downey Jr. is opening up about his life.

The 59-year-old actor got candid in conversation with Esquire, out now.

During the conversation, Robert spoke about his role in The Sympathizer, the possibility of returning to the MCU, doing therapy with his wife Susan, and that joke Jimmy Kimmel made at the Oscars.

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Tom Hiddleston Says He's 'Proud' of 'Loki' Season 2, Addresses if Show Will Continue

Tom Hiddleston is opening up about the future of Loki.

The Marvel Disney+ series premiered in 2021 and aired its second season in late 2023 Tom has portrayed the titular God of Mischief in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011.

The actor recently addressed the show’s success and the possibility of a third season.

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