Mel Gibson Was Almost Odin in "Thor"

Audiences have grown familiar with Anthony Hopkins as the one and only Odin in the "Thor" movies, but it turns out fellow Oscar-winner Mel Gibson was offered the role for the 2011 film, before the part went to the "Silence of the Lambs" star.

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In an interview with The Guardian (via SuperHeroHype), the "Braveheart" star/director revealed, "Yeah, long time ago, to play Thor's dad. But I didn't do it."

Commenting on the state of comic book movies overall, Gibson added, "Some are good. Some are kind of funny...'Guardians of the Galaxy.' Or the first 'Iron Man.' And some of them are just like retreats. I mean you can watch them do 'Spider-Man' five times...There is a slight shift in film. 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."

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Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum and more, "Thor: Ragnarok" arrives in theaters on November 3, 2017.

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