Alan Ritchson Reveals He Almost Played One of the Most Notable MCU Heroes “I Didn’t Take it Seriously.”

Alan Ritchson Reveals He Almost Played One of the Most Notable MCU Heroes I didnt take it seriously

Alan Ritchson is nowadays most associated with ‘Fast X’ and ‘Reacher’ an incredibly popular show based on a series of books written by Lee Child. He is slowly but surely becoming the biggest action name we have currently. But before he managed to score several big roles Ritchson was just looking for work trying to break it in Hoolywood and he found himself auditioning for Marvel’s God of Thunder for his 2011 standalone movie ‘Thor.’

Ritchson revealed however that he didn’t take the role too seriously in his interview with Men’s Health:

I didn’t take it seriously.I was like, They’ll throw me the part if I look like the guy; nobody really cares about acting.

This turned out to be incorrect, since the feedback was, that his performance at the audition wasn’t satisfactory and the role eventually went to Hemsworth who made it so big with the role, that none of us can imagine anyone other than him playing the God of Thunder. It seems that this failed audition left quite a mark on Ritchson.

MCU’s Thor however wouldn’t be the first superhero role that Ritchson scored. He played Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in ‘Smallville’ (Yes Aquaman was in Smallville you just don’t remember) which was also Ritchson’s acting debut. Following Aquaman Ritchson had the opportunity to play Hank Hall aka Hawk in ‘Titans,’ ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ Nowadays, Ritchson is the number one fan casting for the new Batman following Gunn’s and Safran’s overhaul of the entire DC cinematic Universe.


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Besides his superhero roles, Ritchson appeared in shows like ‘Head Case,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ and ‘90210.’ In 2010, he starred in Spike TV’s ‘Blue Mountain State’ as Thad Castle. Ritchson also appeared in ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and the anthology series ‘Black Mirror.’

In 2013, Ritchson portrayed Gloss in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and Raphael in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot. He reprised his role as Thad Castle in the ‘Blue Mountain State’ movie and starred in ‘Lazer Team.’ Ritchson ventured into directing, co-writing, and producing with ‘Dark Web: Cicada 3301, ‘where he also acted. The film was released digitally in 2021. He joined the cast of ‘Fast X’ in 2022 and is slated to appear in Jon Gunn’s ‘Ordinary Angels.’

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