“Chris will have to wait his turn”: Kevin Costner Denied Chris Hemsworth His New Movie After Claiming He’s Still Young Enough at 69 for the Part

Chris Hemsworth made an effort to secure a role in a movie by Kevin Costner.

“Chris will have to wait his turn”: Kevin Costner Denied Chris Hemsworth His New Movie After Claiming He’s Still Young Enough at 69 for the Part

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  • Chris Hemsworth has expressed disappointment about missing out on a role in a Kevin Costner film.
  • Costner denied casting him in the film, saying, "Chris will have to wait his turn," as he is still young enough to play such roles. 
  • Despite losing the opportunity, Hemsworth has shared that he would love to have the Waterworld star as a director.
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Kevin Costner has established himself not just as a notable actor but also as a respected filmmaker, with renowned works such as Dances with Wolves. His stature in the industry has led numerous individuals to express their desire to collaborate with him. Marvel actor Chris Hemsworth similarly pursued an opportunity to appear in a Costner film, only to face disappointment with a rejection.

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Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone
Yellowstone

Kevin Costner Turned Down Chris Hemsworth for a Movie Role

During his recent appearance at CinemaCon, actor Kevin Costner reflected on turning down the Marvel star Chris Hemsworth for a role in his movie. While he praised Hemsworth’s talent and looks, describing him as “handsome and so good,” Costner ultimately opted not to cast him.

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone

The actor suggested that the movie he’s denied Hemsworth for is a love story and he is happy that the Extraction star loved it. However, he still denied casting him in the film, saying, “Chris will have to wait his turn,” as he is still young enough to play such roles.

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“He’s going to have to go find his [own] love story. [But] I’m glad he likes this one,” he said. Costner left the door open for potential collaboration in the future, acknowledging Hemsworth’s status as one of the industry’s leading men. He suggested that he may pass down such roles to Hemsworth when he feels unable to continue.

Chris Hemsworth Recalled His Failed Bid For a Role in a Kevin Costner Movie

Chris Hemsworth has a packed schedule with upcoming films like Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and Transformers One. However, the actor recently expressed disappointment about missing out on a role in a Kevin Costner film.

Chris Hemsworth
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

In a recent conversation with Entertainment Tonight, the Thor star recalled coming across a script that he really loved and was eager to be a part of. However, he was later told that the 69-year-old Yellowstone star already has that role. He said,

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“There was a movie, a script that I’d read and loved and was like, ‘I want to get that,’ and then someone said, ‘Kevin Costner has that [role].”

Upon meeting the actor, he spent an hour trying to convince him to cast him in the movie but Costner firmly denied his offer, saying, “I’m doing it, kid.” Hemsworth further shared, “Didn’t work. I didn’t get the part.” However, he also shared that he would love to have the Waterworld star as a director.

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The Bodyguard

He shared that the script he read was “a small story about a man and a woman.” The Marvel star also shared that the project aligns with Costner’s expertise in the Western genre. His wife, Elsa Pataky, also read the script and loved it.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is set to release on May 24, 2024.

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Transformers One is set to release on September 13, 2024.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.