Alan Ritchson Admits to Nearly Playing a Popular MCU Hero: “Nobody really cares about acting.”

Alan Ritchson Admits to Nearly Playing a Popular MCU Hero Nobody really cares about acting

Alan Ritchson is now best known for ‘Fast X’ and ‘Reacher,’ a popular show based on Lee Child’s book series. He’s steadily rising as a major action star. But before landing big roles, Ritchson was just trying to break into Hollywood. He auditioned for the role of Marvel’s God of Thunder in the 2011 standalone movie ‘Thor.’ However, Ritchson admitted in his interview with Men’s Health that he didn’t take the role too seriously.

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 wrong, as his audition for the role didn’t impress, and it eventually went to Hemsworth, who became iconic as the God of Thunder. It seems Ritchson was affected by this failed audition.

Before MCU’s Thor, Ritchson had already landed superhero roles. He played Aquaman in ‘Smallville,’ marking his acting debut. Following that, he portrayed Hawk in ‘Titans,’ ‘Supergirl,’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ Nowadays, Ritchson is often suggested as a fan favorite for the new Batman following changes in the DC cinematic universe.


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Apart from superheroes, Ritchson appeared in shows like ‘Head Case,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ and ‘90210.’ He starred as Thad Castle in Spike TV’s ‘Blue Mountain State’ in 2010. He also had roles in ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘Black Mirror.’

In movies, 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 also directed, co-wrote, and produced ‘Dark Web: Cicada 3301,’ released digitally in 2021. He joined the cast of ‘Fast X’ in 2022 and is set to appear in Jon Gunn’s ‘Ordinary Angels.’

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