Chris Hemsworth has announced that his younger self would have been disappointed in him playing Thor. The “Avengers” star posted a childhood photo that revealed he wasn’t a Marvel fan.
The actor — who has portrayed Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since 2011 — posted the evidence of his DC Comics loyalty in a tweet last Thursday. “My younger self would be so disappointed,” he wrote with an accompanying childhood photo of a baby Hemsworth donning a “Batman” shirt.
While Hemsworth’s confession that he wasn’t a childhood fan of the Marvel superhero he’s been depicting for several years may be shocking to some, he’s not the only actor in the MCU who’s admitted they weren’t Marvel fans as kids.
Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor’s mischievous brother Loki, has admitted that as a child he “loved Superman.” Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Doctor Strange, said he had posters from Tim Burton’s “Batman” on his childhood walls. And Chris Evans — who plays Captain America — told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019 that he wasn’t really into superheroes when he was a kid and preferred “Looney Tunes.”