It looks as though ‘Thor’ could have once starred Mel Gibson.
During an interview with The Guardian, actor Mel Gibson revealed that he was once approached for a Marvel movie role… as Odin in the film, ‘Thor’.
Asked if he had ever been offered a superhero role, he replied: “Yeah, long time ago, to play Thor’s dad. But I didn’t do it.”
Of course, the part of Odin eventually went to Sir Anthony Hopkins, who reprised the role in the sequel, ‘Thor: The Dark World’. And while Hopkins was absolutely perfect for Odin, it’s difficult not to wonder what might have been…
Could Gibson be persuaded to star in a comic book movie?
That much is uncertain… but he seems to be a bit of a fan.
“Some are good. Some are kind of funny… Guardians of the Galaxy. Or the first Iron Man,” he said. “And some of them are just like retreats. I mean you can watch them do Spider-Man five times.”
Turning his attention to the film business in general, Gibson had a lot to say about the current state of cinema. Discussing the difficulty to get an original film made, it’s difficult to argue with what he has to say…
“There is a slight shift in film,” he said. “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… I think you used to get more variety of stories, films and performances. You had more of a chance of a profound film experience. But that’s not gone. I think that has been relegated to the independent world – but they have to do it twice as fast for half the money.”
But could we ever see Gibson appear in a comic book movie?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ heads to cinemas on 27 October 2017.
Picture Credit: Marvel