“I feel like I’m drowning in this role”: Chris Hemsworth Was Not Happy With One MCU Movie Nearly Decimating Thor, Kevin Feige Had to Save the Day

Joanna Robinson revealed certain details that led to the making of Thor: Ragnarok after the failure of The Dark World

Chris Hemsworth Was Not Happy With One MCU Movie Nearly Decimating Thor, Kevin Feige Had to Save the Day


  • Chris Hemsworth was having a tough time with his character Thor, especially after the failure of Thor: The Dark World
  • The actor went to Kevin Feige to ask him if they could add a little comic touch to the character
  • The writer of the MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios revealed that one of the scene from Ragnarok was an idea of a kid
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A recently launched book on the Marvel Cinematic Universe reveals intriguing facts about the production house, on-set experiences, and multiple stories that a decent Marvel fan would love to read. Written by the trio Joanna Robinson, Dave Gonzales, and Gavin Edwards, the Marvel Studios dedicated book speaks about an incident, where Chris Hemsworth was not happy about how The Dark World went and how he and Kevin Feige came up with Thor: Ragnarok.

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Marvel Cinematic Universe

It is not just a book related to Hemsworth but it talks and discusses a lot about the origin of the franchise, the superheroes to whom the studios didn’t have the rights, and also becoming one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood. 

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Chris Hemsworth Not Feeling Too Enthusiastic About the Role of Thor

Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, one of the writers of MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios, Joanna Robinson spoke about the studio and the things she learned about the earth’s mightiest superheroes. During the interview, she shared one occurrence where the actor from Spiderhead was going through a rough patch with his character Thor. 

Speaking about the movies of Thor, Robinson said: 

Thor starts out as this sort of Shakespearean riff in the first movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh. But with the sequel, Thor: The Dark World, you get an installment that many people consider one of the weaker ones in the entire MCU, unfortunately for Thor.”

She further stated:


“So Hemsworth comes to Kevin Feige and says, I feel like I’m drowning in this role. He’s done a few other projects, like the Ghostbusters film, where he gets to play comedy. And he’s like, can we do something different? And that’s how you get Thor: Ragnarok.”

Giving a few details about how the MCU works, Robinson said that the Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige work with an approach of “Best Idea Wins”. They listen to everyone, and that has been Marvel’s philosophy over the years. 

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One Famous Scene From Thor: Ragnarok was the Idea of a Kid

Thor and Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok.
Thor and Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok.

While talking about how Thor: Ragnarok was later developed into something comic, Robinson spoke of her favorite scene from the movie that had Cate Blanchett as its powerful antagonist, Hela, and other acclaimed actors like Jeff Goldblum. 


The writer of MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios said:

“One of my favorite stories is, there’s this line in Ragnarok where Thor sees the Hulk and says, ‘He’s a friend from work.’ And apparently, that was the idea of a kid who was visiting a set, and they put it in the movie and every trailer.” 

Further talking about the ways an inspiration can strike, Robinson stated: 

“You never know where the next great idea is going to come from.”

About Chris Hemsworth and his mighty character, we might see Thor in a few more movies, especially in the 2027 scheduled movie Avengers: Secret Wars. Only time will tell if he will return and how the character will build himself till the time he faces another strong enemy. Now that the MCU has got new gods like Hercules and Zeus we can concentrate on them for the time being.  


The book that has all the details a Marvel fan would love to read, MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios is available in all the digital stores now. 

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