Before they played Thor and Star Lord in Marvel, actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt weren’t the movie stars they are today. That’s why they want to repeat the formula.
One of the great successes of Marvel Cinematic Universe is that they choose the actors and actresses very well, despite the fact that they are somewhat unknown to the general public. Some of the clearest examples are Chris Hemsworth and Chris Prattwho are currently Hollywood superstars but before Thor (2011) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) had more low-key movie careers. Now, in an interview with TW, Marvel’s casting director, Sarah Finn, revealed that they are looking for the future stars of the MCU. “In many ways, it is not that different. Because the pressure is always there to find the right person and to find someone our filmmaker feels good with. But also, that Kevin Feige, Lou D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and all the powers that be in Marvel feel very good. Hopefully, he will be a charismatic star that the public will love. And also to please the fans. So that’s always there.” “Even in this new phase of Marvel, for example, we had really established stars like Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight). And in the earlier phase, when we cast Chris Hemsworth, he was not a well-known person. When we cast Chris Pratt, he was unknown. So I think from the beginning, we also had to search and take risks. And right now, we’re still dealing with some established stars and newcomers. But I think for me, it’s been making friends with fear and the unknown, because I don’t know what’s going to come next. And we’re going to humbly come out saying that we know we’re going to look, we’re going to work hard and we’re going to do the best we can, but we don’t know what you’re going to find.”
This is their selection process.
Marvel casting director, Sarah Finn He said, “Look, talent is number one, right? Does this person have talent? Do they have a talent for not only interpreting what is in front of them, but also for traveling long distances? Because we’ve seen a lot of these characters evolve and change over time. So I certainly think talent is a starting point. Charisma is very important. Are we attracted? We want to see them? For my heart. You know, is the audience going to connect? And I think there’s connective tissue in the MCU in terms of humor, you know, there’s a sense of humor, there’s a wink in the eye.” “Maturity is important, I wouldn’t say quality, but it’s an important aspect, an important factor. that I take into account when we launch it. Because what they do, the kind of worldwide attention, the social media attention, all for someone as young as Xochitl (America Chavez in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness), as young as Iman (Kamala Khan in Ms. Marvel), I want to know that they’re going to be okay. And it’s difficult. It’s a lot, you know? But both are handling very well.” All the movies and series of Marvel are available in Disney Plus with this link.