Chris Hemsworth reveals two MAJOR roles he missed out on before Thor

'I got very close!' Chris Hemsworth reveals the major roles he missed out on that could have taken his career in a very different direction

By Katie Storey For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:25 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 01:27 BST, 5 June 2019

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He is arguably best known for playing Marvel Universe character Thor. 

But Chris Hemsworth's career could have taken a different direction, as he auditioned for two major roles before being cast as the hammer-wielding superhero. 

The 35-year-old actor told Variety that he got 'very close' to playing GI Joe, and was also considered for the role of Gambit in the Wolverine movies.

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What couldbChris Hemsworth says his career could have taken a very different direction if he was cast as GI Joe or Gambit in the Wolverine movies before eventually being cast as Thor

Who knew? Chris Hemsworth says his career could have taken a very different direction if he was cast as GI Joe or Gambit in the Wolverine movies before eventually landing the role of Thor

Both opportunities came at a time Chris was struggling to find work in the movie industry and was, by his own admission, 'running out of money'. 

'I got very close to GI Joe. I got very close to Gambit in the Wolverine X-Men movies,' he explained. 

'At the time I was upset [by the rejection]. But if I played either of those characters, I wouldn't have been able to play Thor.'

Tough times: The actor admits he went through a period where has stuck for work and 'running out of money' before auditioning and successfully being cast as Thor (pictured above)

Tough times: The actor admits he went through a period where has stuck for work and 'running out of money' before auditioning and successfully being cast as Thor

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