Just when everyone thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe couldn’t get quirkier than the eye-popping scene in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Chris Hemsworth starrer Thor: Love and Thunder‘s trailer dropped with its bare butt scene, and once again we are proved wrong. This is undoubtedly our new MCU.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe despite being a pg-13 focused franchise never took a back step in showing male skin in a glorifying way, be it the awkward shirtless scene of Chris Hemsworth in Thor to the very recent scenes by Simu Liu and Benedict Cumberbatch in the Shang Chi and Dr. Strange 2 movies but its the first time they chose the path for a full show.
What Does the Actor Have to Say?
Although for all the Marvel fans, it’s a moment of revolution and surprise, for the Thor Actor, it’s a dream come true. Recently Chris Hemsworth spoke to Variety in the El Capitan Theater and according to him, this can’t go any better. He always wanted to do this since the first time he played Thor in this Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During the interview, when Chris Hemsworth was asked about his nude scene, he coined the scene as his “dream” :
“It was 10 years in the making that scene — kind of a dream of mine. The first time I played Thor I took my shirt off and I thought, “You know what’s gonna sweeten this … a decade from now it’s all gonna come off.”
It’s nothing new for the Thor Actor as he already did this way back in his “Rush” movie but yes, for the Marvel Cinematic Universe it’s a huge stepping stone to present us with something new.
A Wait Of A Decade
According to Chris Hemsworth, this particular bare-butt scene “was 10 years in the making” which means the Spiderhead Star had to wait for more than a decade after the first Thor movie to fulfill his dream, and more interestingly the time taken for this is even longer than that of Avengers: Infinity War to come into execution.
The Director’s Reaction to the Scene
When the Ragnarok and Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi was asked about this scene in the interview, he claimed that it was important for him to highlight Chris’s physique. He feels that its complete injustice to hide it up with suits and capes when he has worked hard to achieve the thing that’s beneath that:
“We had talked about, ‘Yeah, we gotta show off this body.’ My whole thing was like, Chris works so hard, you’ve gotta show it off. Don’t cover it up with all these suits and the cape and stuff, it’s not fair!”
Besides Hemsworth’s wish-fulfilling desire, it can’t also be denied that Taika Waititi always loves to leave a mark in his movies with his unique storytelling and humor and so something like this wasn’t impossible.
The Future of such scene in Marvel
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe making some bold moves, the future seems to show a silver lining for us to experience something new and also for the franchise to push its limits of pg-13 so that every sector of the audience can be satisfied.
Thor: Love and Thunder is all set to hit the theaters on July 4th.