Chris Hemsworth, whose title character is and always will be Thor, the Norse God he played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is hoping for a change in his character personality in the fifth installment of the Thor franchise. The actor last appeared in Thor: Love and Thunder, where his once arrogant god-like personality was turned into a comedic version, which may not be the most appealing. The movie received a somewhat divisive reception from critics and fans.
Following that, there have been talks about Thor’s return once again in a fifth film in the franchise, which to be noted, is more than Captain America and Iron Man received. Hemsworth has admitted that there should be a drastic change in his character if the franchise is met with another sequel.
Thor’s character in need of drastic change
Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, portrayed a version of Thor that many fans weren’t too fond of. While the character of Thor always had an edge of comedic potential to it, making the Norse God a complete joke in the movies was neither expected, nor liked.
In a conversation regarding the future of Thor in the MCU, the Extraction actor admitted he wanted a drastically different approach to his character than the audience has recently seen. It is also to be noted, that the mixed reviews of Thor 4 did not sit alright with Hemsworth, resulting him in suggesting a potential end to the character.
Talking to Josh Horowitz for the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, the Red Dawn actor said,
“You look at Thor 1 and 2, they were quite similar. Ragnarok and Love and Thunder are similar. I think it’s about reinventing it. I’ve had such a unique opportunity with Infinity War and Endgame to do very drastic things with the character. I enjoy that, I like keeping people on their toes. It keeps me on my toes. It keeps me invested. I’ve said this before but when it becomes too familiar, I think there’s a risk in getting lazy then because I know what I’m doing. I don’t know if I’m even invited back, but if I was, I think it would have to be a drastically different version in tone, everything, just for my own sanity… [laughs] Thor lost his mind that last one. He’s got to figure it out now.”
With the possibility of another Thor film, fans are hoping to see a darker and more gruesome version of the character, contrary to his recent appearances.
Thor 5 could be the last chapter for Chris Hemsworth in MCU
With the mixed reviews that were brought in by Thor: Love and Thunder, Chris Hemsworth, who played the Norse God for a long time, is convinced that his character should come to an end finally. While Ironman and Captain America’s storyline ceased with the ending of Avengers: Endgame, it can be said that Thor’s story may have been stretched for a bit too long.
Thor: Love and Thunder brought back the character of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and introduced Love, Thor’s adopted daughter. However, the death of Foster and the possible end of storylines for Thor could indicate the character retiring for good, or perhaps even dying.
Hemsworth was even seen discussing the same in an interview with Vanity Fair where he states his opinion that the next Thor film should end his story for good, despite his earlier interest to continue playing the character.
“Yeah, for sure. 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?” Hemsworth said.
There are numerous theories about Thor’s death in the fifth installment if the movie happens. One of which happens to be the God of Thunder falling victim to Kang the Conqueror, which may also set the seriousness of Kang’s character to the highest degree. Whatever happens, what remains for sure would be Chris Hemsworth’s good run with the character for all these years.
Thor: Love and Thunder, released as a part of Phase Four in Marvel Studios, is available for streaming on Disney+.
Source: Screen Rant