Chris Hemsworth Confirms Thor 4 Isn’t His Last MCU Movie
Chris Hemsworth will not be hanging up the hammer after Thor: Love and Thunder, saying he isn’t done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet.
Chris Hemsworth will not be hanging up the hammer after Thor: Love and Thunder, saying he isn’t done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet. Hemsworth originated the role in 2011 with the first Thor film and has gone on to play the God of Thunder in two standalone sequels, as well as all four Avengers movies. He will reprise the role yet again for Thor: Love and Thunder, which will be directed by Taika Waititi, the only director to take on two movies in the Thor franchise.
The fourth film will also bring back Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, with Waititi confirming she will take on the mantle of Thor, similar to the way she does in the comics. In addition to Portman wielding Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder, Waititi also called the film “very romantic.” After many delays, Thor: Love and Thunder is reportedly ready to start shooting, with Portman arriving in Australia to begin filming once her mandated quarantine ends. The film is using virtual sets, pioneered on The Mandalorian and will feature Christian Bale as a yet-to-be-named villain.
Speaking to Polish magazine Elle Man, Hemsworth has confirmed that he wants to continue in the role beyond Thor: Love and Thunder. Joking that Thor is, at 1500 years old, too young to retire, Hemsworth added that he hopes he isn’t saying goodbye to the MCU after this film. Hemsworth was responding to a question, asking if he was hanging up his hammer, given that in the comics Foster takes over. You can read his full response, translated into English from Polish, below:
Are you crazy ?! I’m not going into retirement. Thor is far too young for that. He’s only 1500 years old! This is definitely not the film where I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so.
There is still debate, of course, over whether fat Thor will show up in the film, and just when in the MCU timeline the fourth movie takes place. Given that the majority of the original Avengers stars retired from the MCU following Avengers: Endgame, there is the possibility that Thor: Love and Thunder may show what happens immediately following those events. However, there’s also the chance that the movie will time jump, ignoring fat Thor and returning him to his normal, buff state.
Regardless, it clearly sounds as though Thor survives the events of Thor: Love and Thunder. Whether he is still Thor, though, is up for debate. If the movie follows the comics he will become Odinson, but it could also resolve that storyline during the course of the film, restoring him to his full powers and allowing him to remain in the MCU. The multiple possibilities are exciting, especially since so many new characters are set to be introduced in phase 4 of the MCU.
Source: Screen Rant