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“You’re gonna be Thor”: James Gunn’s Suicide Squad Star Lost $2.7 Billion Role To Chris Hemsworth

James Gunn’s Suicide Squad Star Lost $2.7 Billion Role To Chris Hemsworth

American-Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman is well-known for his parts in films like RoboCop, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and For All Mankind. In addition, he has appeared in TV shows like House of Cards and The Killing. Kinnaman is a very skilled actor who can portray a variety of roles.

Joel Kinnaman is renowned for giving powerful performances and for being able to give his roles a degree of authenticity. He is a budding Hollywood star and will undoubtedly remain a lucrative star for many years to come. Furthermore, the actor was very close to being cast as Thor in the MCU.

Joel Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman

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Joel Kinnaman Was Almost Cast as Thor in the MCU

One of the performers who was under consideration for the part of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Joel Kinnaman. Along with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and even WWE star Triple-H, he was one of the actors that Marvel Studios was considering.

Chris Hemsworth, who has been extraordinarily successful in the part, ultimately won the role. It’s intriguing to consider what would have happened if Joel Kinnaman had been chosen to play Thor. He’s a gifted actor with a commanding physical presence, and he undoubtedly would have added something special to the part.

Joel Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman

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During an interview with LiveKellyandMark, the actor was asked if he was cast as Thor, and he replied,

“Well yeah, I mean I don’t know exactly how close I was but I think I was in the sort of runner-up. It was the first American audition I did and I’ve never put myself on a tape before and I sent it off and didn’t rally think about it”

Although the role went to Hemsworth, Joel Kinnaman could have also brought a completely new face to the MCU hero. Also noteworthy is the fact that Kinnaman later went on to play the role of Rick Flagg in the DC Extended Universe films Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad. Eventually, he had the opportunity to be a part of the superhero movie genre, just not in the MCU, but in the DCEU.

Joel Kinnaman’s Rise With James Gunn’s Suicide Squad

For more than a decade, Joel Kinnaman has been a prominent figure in Hollywood. He is renowned for giving powerful performances and for being able to give his characters a degree of authenticity. The Hollywood lifestyle of Kinnaman is rather low-key. The actor serves on the board of directors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and is a fervent supporter of environmental causes.

Kinnaman is a gifted actor who has a promising future. He doesn’t seek out the limelight or participate in tabloid drama. Additionally, he will undoubtedly remain a popular actor for many years to come because he has established himself as a role model for young people who want to pursue acting as a vocation.

Joel Kinnaman in James Gunn's Suicide Squad
Joel Kinnaman and Will Smith in Suicide Squad

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The actor currently boasts a net worth of over $10 million and has numerous awards and accolades under his name. Some of them are the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films nomination, Guldbagge Awards winner, Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards winner, and many others. 

Source: LiveKellyandMark

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 400 published articles on FandomWire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 1 years’ time.