Mel Gibson has revealed that he had the chance to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Odin (Thor's dad), but turned it down.
Speaking with The Guardian at the Cannes Film Festival, Gibson said, “Yeah, [I was approached] a long time ago to play Thor’s dad. But I didn’t do it”.
Gibson seems as unhappy as the rest of the film-going public with how often the Spider-Man origins story has been covered. "Some of them are just like [retreads]. I mean you can watch them do Spider-Man five times," he said.
However, he did praise a select few too. "Some are good. Some are kind of funny … ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Or the first ‘Iron Man,’" he explained.
“It’s a different kind of business these days”, Gibson continued. “I think all films are suffering from people not being able to now open them with their name. You used to get more variety of stories, films and performances. You had more of a chance of a profound film experience. But that’s not gone. I think that has been relegated to the independent world – but they have to do it twice as fast for half the money."
The next instalment in the Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok, will be released on October 27, 2017, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, and Mark Ruffalo.