“I Didn’t Stick the Landing”: Chris Hemsworth Says He ‘Owes’ Fans Another Thor Film

“I Didn’t Stick the Landing”: Chris Hemsworth Says He ‘Owes’ Fans Another Thor Film

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. may have bowed out of the MCU, but Chris Hemsworth is still flying around as the God of Thunder Thor. We don’t know where he could show up next, but Hemsworth does assure fans that he needs to return as Thor after Love and Thunder.

Talking to Vanity Fair, Hemsworth says that it feels like he owes the fans another Thor movie, but not in the same vein as Love and Thunder. “I got caught up in the improv and the wackiness, and I became a parody of myself,” Hemsworth shared, “I didn’t stick the landing.”

Admittedly, Thor’s character and the way the studio has treated him has changed ever since he debuted back in 2011. Though he was a tad serious with some of his other-worldliness played for laughs, Thor: Ragnarok really leaned into the improv and the last two Thor films ended up like pseudo Guardians of the Galaxy comedy movies.

Even Hemsworth had shared that he was starting to feel ‘replaceable’ as Thor when it came to the Avengers lineup. “I would read everyone else’s lines, and go, Oh, they got way cooler stuff. They’re having more fun. What’s my character doing? It was always about, ‘You’ve got the wig on. You’ve got the muscles. You’ve got the costume. Where’s the lighting?’ Yeah, I’m part of this big thing, but I’m probably pretty replaceable,” says Hemsworth.

Despite that, his co-star Robery Downey Jr. does say that it takes a special kind of actor to play Thor. RDJ shares, “First off, Thor as a character was super tricky to adapt—lots of implied limitations—but he and Ken Branagh figured out how to transcend, make him somehow relatable but godlike… Hemsworth is, in my opinion, the most complex psyche out of all us Avengers. He’s got wit and gravitas, but also such restraint, fire, and gentleness.”

It’s unclear where Marvel wants to take the character moving forward, but it does look like they’re done with the comedy direction thatTaika Waititi went.

Personally, I thought that Love and Thunder did have a more relevant arc than Ragnarok, and I would love to see Thor’s next film actually grapple with his decision to become a father to his adopted daughter. Maybe ‘Love’ can become The Mighty Thor that Jane Foster only spent a few moments on.

A fifth Thor movie has not been officially announced. But in the meantime, you can catch Hemsworth in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga in theaters May 24.

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