When Chris Hemsworth thought he’d been fired by Marvel

Thor star Chris Hemsworth wondered if he had been fired by Marvel when he was omitted from Captain America: Civil War.

hollywood Updated: Mar 17, 2017 15:40 IST
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Chris Hemsworth in a still from Thor Ragnarok.

Actor Chris Hemsworth thought he had been fired when his Marvel character Thor didn’t appear in Captain America: Civil War.

The 2016 movie featured most of the cast of Marvel’s ensemble cast The Avengers, including Captain America played by Chris Evans, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye played by Jeremy Renner, but Thor did not make an appearance.

Speaking about his omission from the film, Chris told Entertainment Weekly magazine: “I was like, ‘What? Are we being fired?’ Marvel quickly reassured us, ‘No you guys have got your own journey going on, and in order for that to work you can’t be a part of this one.’ Look, it turned out just perfect because we got to do a whole different kind of thing we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.”

Thor’s absence from Captain America: Civil War is because he is off on his own adventure in the third solo film Thor: Ragnarok, which will hits screens in November, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The movie will see the return of Hemsworth as the crown prince of Asgard, joined by his adoptive brother and nemesis Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, and the Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo.

Hemsworth is also set to star in the third instalment of the ensemble movie series, when Avengers: Infinity War lands in theatres 2018.

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First Published: Mar 17, 2017 15:40 IST