Thanks to an interview with Variety, we have learned that Chris Hemsworth, most famous for his role as Thor, almost became Duke of G.I. Joe: Rise Of Cobra.
Speaking to Variety, “I got very close to ‘GI Joe,’” he says of the action hero played by Channing Tatum in the 2009 summer hit. “I got very close to Gambit in the Wolverine ‘X-Men’ movies.” Instead, Taylor Kitsch was cast. “At the time I was upset,” Hemsworth says. “I was running out of money. But if I played either of those characters, I wouldn’t have been able to play Thor.”
Of course in the end, it all turned out good for him. His portrayal of MCU’s God of
Thunder Hammers, is highly acclaimed among us midgardians.
Life is indeed strange.