“But I didn’t do it”: Mel Gibson Came Very Close to Making his MCU Debut With Chris Hemsworth, but Pulled Out at the Last Moment

Mel Gibson Came Very Close to Making his MCU Debut With Chris Hemsworth, but Pulled Out at the Last Moment
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Mel Gibson has an incredible acting talent who made a place in Hollywood by showing off his action-star persona through the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series. He continued to level up with his work as a director and producer which drastically influenced his growth in the industry. 

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Mel Gibson Turned Down MCU When Offered to Star With Chris Hemsworth!

Mel Gibson was offered to make his MCU debut with Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

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“Yeah, long time ago, to play Thor’s dad. But I didn’t do it.”

The role eventually got to Anthony Hopkins who debuted in Kenneth Branagh’s first Thor film. He reprised his role in the 2017 release of Thor: Ragnarok. While Gibson was unable to enter into the franchise, he once dissed it for its violence.

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Mel Gibson’s Thoughts on MCU Films Showing ‘Violence Without Conscience’

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Chris Hemsworth in Thor 4

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He shared,

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“To talk about the violence question, look at any Marvel movie. They’re more violent than anything that I’ve done, but [in my movies,] you give a s–t about the characters, which makes it matter more. That’s all I’ll say.”

This was not new as he has criticized other Hollywood films in the past. He also addressed the flow of superhero movies making at the time.

“Some are good. Some are kind of funny … Guardians of the Galaxy. Or the first Iron Man. And some of them are just like retreats. I mean you can watch them do Spider-Man five times … There is a slight shift in film. But, then again, I think all films are suffering from people not being able to now open them with their name. It’s a different kind of business these days.”

While his entry into MCU would definitely be a great deal, it is not happening as of now. As for Thor movies, it is available on Disney+.

Source:  The Guardian

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