To promote Men In Black International, Chris Hemsworth covers this month's Variety. In the issue, he talks about the Avengers, almost quitting at the last minute for Ghostbusters, and almost being casted as Gambit.
On why he almost quit 2016's Ghostbusters: “The night before I was shooting, I almost pulled out. Three or four weeks prior, Paul said to me, ‘I’m going to write up the character. Don’t worry.’ And then I got the script and nothing had changed.”
He talks about how is agent, Bryan Lourd set up a last meeting with Paul. Paul told Chris that he would have a lot more to do via improvisation.
On almost being cast as Gambit: “I got very close to Gambit in the Wolverine ‘X-Men’ movies. At the time I was upset...I was running out of money. But if I played either of those characters, I wouldn’t have been able to play Thor.”
On the changes made to Thor in Endgame: “I like that anything goes. You’re not locked into expectations. I enjoyed that version of Thor...It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own.”
On set, Chris referred to himself as "Thor Lebowski." He said that people kept coming up to him and rubbing his prosthetic belly. Chris said that originally, Thor was to revert to his old self during the final battle. But Chris lobbied for them to keep him the same.