‘I feel like it’d probably be the finale’: Chris Hemsworth’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Hint His Death in Avengers: Secret Wars, Mirroring Iron Man’s Sacrifice in Endgame

Chris Hemsworth’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis May Hint His Death in Avengers Secret Wars
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The recent unfortunate news that Chris Hemsworth would be taking a break from acting has shocked people and MCU fans alike. Citing the reason to be Hemsworth has two copies of the APOE4 gene (Alzheimer’s risk), the actor announced the heartbreaking news.

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But with the philosophy of Chris Hemsworth’s cycle of a hero, Thor could very well face defeat in the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars. 

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the MCU.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the MCU.

Chris Hemsworth’s Thor To Sacrifice Himself Like Iron Man?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to draw parallels and reflect on past events in the present circumstances. As stated earlier, Chris Hemsworth taking a break from acting could almost guarantee Thor Odinson’s death in the upcoming MCU projects involving the actor. Hemsworth recently announced his break from acting after he discovered that he has two copies of the APOE4 gene which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Chris Hemsworth.
Chris Hemsworth.

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Thor is one of the original Avengers that was present during the events of Avengers (2012). While Chris Hemsworth takes a break from acting, the way for Thor’s journey has reached its final destination. According to a theory, Thor could very well sacrifice his life for a redemption arc that feels satisfying in the end.

As stated earlier, Marvel likes to call back and reference a lot of its own material. When Thor Odinson faces his final battle in Avengers: Secret Wars, he would likely remember Iron Man’s ultimate sacrifice when he wiped out Thanos’ army in Avengers: Endgame (2019). This would feel like a proper conclusion to the character arc.

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Thor’s Death Gets More Proof From Earlier Movies

Thor and Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
Thor and Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

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Initially debuting alongside Norse gods in Thor (2011). Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Odinson has always been…confused. After losing Jane in Thor: The Dark World (2013), the events of Ragnarok focus entirely on Thor finding his home amongst the people. After things settle down, Jane Foster once again enters Thor’s life when she gets picked up by Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

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Without a purpose, the character remains largely chill in his own life. Sacrificing himself when calamity strikes may just be the purpose that Thor needs after Thor: Love and Thunder failed to perform greatly at the theaters.

Avengers: Secret Wars is slated for a release date on 1st May 2026 and will be the final movie of Phase 6 of the MCU.

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