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“I feel like it probably warrants that”: Chris Hemsworth Officially Wants to Retire From Playing Thor, Wants Marvel Studios to Kill His Character With a Warrior’s Death

“I feel like it probably warrants that”: Chris Hemsworth Officially Wants to Retire From Playing Thor, Wants Marvel Studios to Kill His Character With a Warrior’s Death

Chris Hemsworth, the actor who is renowned for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be planning his departure from the role as he hinted towards the possible conclusion of his superhero journey, claiming that his next appearance could be his last.

Thor: Love and Thunder star Chris Hemsworth made a shocking announcement
Chris Hemsworth as Thor

The Australian actor has represented the God of Thunder on screen for almost 11 long years now, with his debut as Thor being the 2011 film of the same name. His latest work as the Asgardian warrior prince was in Thor: Love and Thunder which was released earlier this year. But it looks like this last film might just end up setting a base for a supposed final project which would allegedly be the end of Thor’s chapter, and much to fans’ dismay, permanently so.

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Chris Hemsworth on bringing Thor’s chapter to a definitive end

Speaking with Vanity Fair about his life and career, Chris Hemsworth teased the Marvel fandom with the possibility of stepping down from playing the superhero character of Thor Odinson once and for all, claiming that the death of the Asgardian God of Thunder in the MCU might just take place sooner than later.

Upon being asked about Thor’s future following the exit of Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man and Chris Evans‘ Captain America, the Extraction star hinted toward harboring a similar perception wherein his next project could very well focus on concluding Thor’s story.

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Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
Hemsworth talks about bringing an end to Thor’s journey

“I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean? I feel like it probably warrants that. I feel like it’d probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone’s told me or any sort of plans. You have this birth of a hero, the journey of a hero, then the death of a hero, and I don’t know—am I at that stage? Who knows?”

Although he claimed that there aren’t any official talks going on about Thor’s potential death, the 39-year-old actor certainly seems set on bidding farewell to his superhero character in the foreseeable future. So it would probably do Marvel fans some good to buckle up for the same, especially in any new Marvel projects that Hemsworth undertakes.

Will the God of Thunder die in Thor 5

In the fourth and most recent installment of the franchise, Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster was seen entering the Asgardian afterlife in Valhalla following her death towards the film’s end. However, with Chris Hemsworth being adamant about retiring from his role as Thor by killing the character in the next Thor movie, the mighty Goddess of Thunder could very well be revived, thereby setting the groundwork for Portman continuing Asgard’s story.

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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) became one of the most poorly received films in the MCU.
Thor: Love and Thunder starring Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth

There are various other possibilities for bringing a final conclusion to Thor’s character. In fact, the Spiderhead actor would probably not even have to wait for Thor 5 to deliver his superhero’s death, for it could easily happen in upcoming Marvel movies like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or even Secret Wars with the son of Odin dying a heroic death in any of these.

However, nothing can be said for sure as of right now, especially given the fact that this is something that is Hemsworth’s personal perspective regarding things. Whether or not Marvel holds the same view is not known yet. But considering how Thor is one of the original members of the iconic Avengers team, his death would definitely be a heavy blow to fans.

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.