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Mel Gibson says that he turned down the role of Thor's father

05.26.2016
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Great Gibson's beard! There are no shortage of "what-if's" in the casting world, but we've got a new one for you today. While promoting his upcoming film BLOOD FATHER at Cannes, Mel Gibson sat down to chat with The Guardian and the subject of superhero films was brought up when Gibson was asked whether he had ever been approached to star in one.

Yeah, long time ago, to play Thor’s dad. But I didn’t do it.

Of course the role ended up going to great Anthony Hopkins, but it's interesting to ponder what could have been had Gibson been cast. Given that Gibson is close to twenty years younger than Hopkins, it's possible that we may have had an Allfather who brought a lot more physical action to the role. Although I do like Gibson's work, both in front of and behind the camera, I still think Anthony Hopkins was the best choice for the role. Gibson was also asked what he thought of the current wave of superhero films:

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.

THOR: RAGNAROK will hit theaters on November 3, 2017 and BLOOD FATHER is set to arrive on August 26, 2016.

Would you like to see Mel Gibson in a comic-book film? If so, which role do you think he would be the best fit for?

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Source: The Guardian

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9:23AM on 05/27/2016
Mel would be a perfect (older) Kraven.
Mel would be a perfect (older) Kraven.
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3:58AM on 05/27/2016

Mel for everything

Every movie would be more interesting if he would star in it or/ and direct it.
Maybe he can direct an expendables movie and show them how its really done, with brutal action and real casualties on the good side.

Would also love to see him direct a mad max movie and star in it as an old mad max.
The one with hardy doesnt have to be neglected because this could be 30 years later. Also fury road could really stand on his own.
Every movie would be more interesting if he would star in it or/ and direct it.
Maybe he can direct an expendables movie and show them how its really done, with brutal action and real casualties on the good side.

Would also love to see him direct a mad max movie and star in it as an old mad max.
The one with hardy doesnt have to be neglected because this could be 30 years later. Also fury road could really stand on his own.
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2:57AM on 05/27/2016

We're back we're bad

I just want Mel to have his comeback.he's a great actor and director.
I just want Mel to have his comeback.he's a great actor and director.
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10:51PM on 05/26/2016
Anthony Hopkins is still awesome as Odin though.
Anthony Hopkins is still awesome as Odin though.
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9:50PM on 05/26/2016
Old Man Logan!
they've only just started filming, not too late to recastů..
Old Man Logan!
they've only just started filming, not too late to recastů..
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9:25PM on 05/26/2016
Now that is the one and only Mad F-ing Max!!!!!!
Now that is the one and only Mad F-ing Max!!!!!!
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8:48PM on 05/26/2016
Even though he's not my personal top choice for Cable, I would rather much prefer him than Lang, Dolph, and/or Perlman.
Even though he's not my personal top choice for Cable, I would rather much prefer him than Lang, Dolph, and/or Perlman.
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2:55AM on 05/27/2016
Yes. Would love to see that
Yes. Would love to see that
8:21PM on 05/26/2016
That would have been interesting. However, Hopkins as Odin is still one of my favorite casting choices in the MCU. I just wish he was given more to do.
That would have been interesting. However, Hopkins as Odin is still one of my favorite casting choices in the MCU. I just wish he was given more to do.
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