It’s not every day that one of the world’s biggest A-list actors like Chris Hemsworth finds the time to slow down for something other than their own acting schedules, movie premieres, and the consequent interviews. In the midst of some respite before the busy timeline that has been charted out by Marvel for the coming decade, the actor finds himself branching out into other arenas of his career — some of the latest being playing the mad genius/evil doctor trope in the psychological thriller, Spiderhead, and the revolutionary exploration into methods of extending longevity in the Nat Geo documentary, Limitless.
But the extraordinary life of the Marvel Avenger has been a balance between the personal and the professional which Chris Hemsworth now reveals has come in the way of him actually finding the time to watch his Marvel co-stars’ solo shows on Disney+.
Chris Hemsworth Reveals What He Knows About Loki
The partnership between Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston in Marvel began with 2011’s Thor. Since then, there has rarely been a single film that has excluded one brother in favor of the other. The tale of Thor and Loki has always been two sides of the same coin and the brothers however far apart in the universe or strung out by their own battles always find a way back to each other, be it intentionally or by accident. So when the events of the Infinity Saga began with the death of the Sacred Timeline Loki, the definitive end to Tom Hiddleston’s antihero was the first string that snapped among the audience, thus setting the tone for the chaos about to ensue in Thanos’s then-oncoming decimation.
The grieving Thor’s journey was then exploited and stretched to the limits in Endgame and Thor: Love and Thunder. But now that the God of Thunder has finally made peace and is out roaming the universe, one would think the respite that it offers the actor would allow him to catch up on his onscreen brother’s alternate-timeline exploits. However, as Chris Hemsworth reveals, he can neither find the time nor the opportunity to keep up with Tom Hiddleston’s MCU career.
“I think I saw an episode of Loki and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool…’ I’ve got three kids, mate. I’ve got three kids and… I’m off gallivanting around the place… No, I haven’t watched anything. It’s not because I don’t want to. I just haven’t had time.”
Chris Hemsworth’s own saga as Thor has received some brutal beat down among the Marvel fandom after Taika Waititi‘s disappointing feature in Thor: Love and Thunder. The story in all its shortcomings, however, serves to tie up several threads (including the Jane Foster arc) and give birth to new theories (Love carrying forward Thor’s legacy in the MCU future and the possibility of the arrival of Captain Universe).
Tom Hiddleston’s MCU Reunion With Chris Hemsworth
The current timeline does not allow for the return of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the mainstream universe. The events of Avengers: Endgame leads directly to the capture of the Asgardian antihero by the TVA (Time Variance Authority) who are in charge of preserving and maintaining the unity and linear flow of the Sacred Timeline so as to prevent the outbreak of multiversal chaos. Being a Variant in the post-Endgame era universe, Loki follows his own sideshow adventure and becomes one of the persons inadvertently responsible for the heralding of Kang the Conqueror.
Now that Loki’s mission becomes even more essential following the erasure of the original TVA’s memories, he is on a mission to get his ragtag crew back together, including Mobius and Sylvie and set off to subdue Kang, restore the timeline, and if all else fails, then possibly warn the Avengers about what is to come. However, considering this is all conjecture at the moment, some leaked pictures from the Loki Season 2 set do show the character charting a path to Earth to seek out Sylvie. If that were to happen, Thor may yet seek out his brother whose vanishing act in the 2012 timeline would probably put the two in an awkward position of reconciliation and final goodbyes.
Loki Season 1 is available for streaming on Disney+ with Season 2 set to premiere in the Summer of 2023.
Source: Happy Sad Confused podcast