'He got right down to the wire' – How Liam Hemsworth almost became Thor, and what stopped him

    Chris Hemsworth revealed that his younger brother Liam Hemsworth almost secured the role of Thor, but producers felt he was "a bit young". Chris re-auditioned with a different attitude and won the role.

    <p>Chris and Liam Hemsworth (Source: Deadline)</p>

    You'd think that Norse gods like Thor would have sibling rivalry all figured out, but in a tantalizing twist of brotherly drama, it seems the Hemsworths have their own Asgardian tiff. Chris Hemsworth revealed in an interview with MensXP that his younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, was almost cast as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let's dive into this stormy tale of might-have-beens and Hollywood thunder.

    The Audition Wars: "He's a Bit Young" – Liam Hemsworth's Near Miss with Thor

    As reported by The Independent, Liam Hemsworth, the youngest Hemsworth brother, was one of the first to get down to the wire for the iconic Thor role. The role of the Norse god was almost in his grasp before the producers decided he was "a bit young."

    But don't think this turned into a sibling smackdown! Chris, the elder Hemsworth, quipped that crossing paths with Liam in a potential Thor multiverse "will be fun." But what really turned the tables?

    The Thunderous Turnaround: "My Little Brother Got a Look in and I Hadn’t"

    Chris admits it was not just experience but motivation that won him the role. Knowing that his little brother had gotten a look in, while he hadn't, fueled a desire in Chris to nab the role of the God of Thunder. The elder Hemsworth, with a few films under his belt, returned to re-audition with a newfound confidence.

    "Maybe I had a little more sort of motivation that my little brother got a look in and I hadn't. 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," Chris told MensXP.

    Thor (Source: NPR)

    And voila! Chris became the mighty Thor, and Liam, well, he's still pretty mighty in his own right. Thor: Love and Thunder, the latest film in the saga, hit cinemas on July 7, and the clamor hasn't stopped.

    The Asgardian Afterthought: What If Liam Were Thor?

    This titillating tidbit has sparked imaginations across the fandom. What would Thor have been like with Liam Hemsworth wielding Mjölnir? Would his portrayal have brought a different storm to the Marvel universe? It's a delicious "What if?" scenario that'll keep fans talking.

    And who knows, with talk of the multiverse, perhaps we haven't seen the last of the Hemsworth-Thor connection. As Chris teased, "I don’t know, I could cross paths with him. That will be fun."

    The thunderous tale of Chris and Liam Hemsworth's dueling auditions adds a spark of real-life excitement to the Thor franchise, leaving us to wonder about alternate realities and the Hollywood game of thrones. The only thing certain in this godly game? The Hemsworths reign supreme, even when they're competing for the same role.

    (Several parts of the text in this article, including the title, were generated with the help of an AI tool.)