Out of the big three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, and Thor, only the God of Thunder remains with his axe in hand. Playing the character of Thor for over 11 years now, Chris Hemsworth is one of the longest-working actors in the MCU.
The actor is proud of his record and wants to keep on living with it but, that would not seem possible with the return of Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine. While Chris Hemsworth picked up the hammer in 2011, Hugh Jackman unleashed his claws way back in 2000.
Chris Hemsworth’s Aspiration Of Being The Longest-Running Marvel Hero Gets Cut Short
While on an interview with BBC Radio 1, Chris Hemsworth became aware of the fact that he has been playing Thor for 11 years now, almost setting a record for being the longest-running Marvel superhero. This record unfortunately was only limited to the record set by Hugh Jackman, having his reign from 2000-2017.
“I wasn’t gonna but now that you’ve put that in front of me, you make a good point,” the actor had said. “It’s only six years, I’ve come this far. To turn back now would just be a waste.”
Once made aware of the six-year gap between the two, Hemsworth tied up his laces and made himself ready for another six years as the character to take on the title kept by Hugh Jackman for 16 years. This, however, would not be the case anymore as with the return of Jackman as Wolverine in Deadpool 3. The Greatest Showman actor would exceed his record by another 5 years, making the Extraction actor’s goals further difficult.
Hugh Jackman And Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Careers
Hugh Jackman first adorned the title of Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men, continuing to appear as the character for 7 movies, Logan being his latest appearance. The movie showed the death of the character and hence there had been no argument about his return. This stands untrue now with Deadpool 3 not only being his MCU debut but also turning his career as Wolverine from 16 years to 21 years.
Chris Hemsworth first starred in the MCU back in 2011 in the title role of Thor. He has since been playing the character till the present, making it a career of 11 years with 8 appearances. Thor: Love and Thunder marked his latest addition as the character. Hemsworth may not have the record for the longest Marvel career but he certainly surpasses Jackman with the most appearances.