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‘It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation’: Chris Hemsworth Says Alzheimer’s Diagnosis ‘Triggered’ Him, Keeps Thor 5 Hopes Alive

'It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation': Chris Hemsworth Says Alzheimer's Diagnosis 'Triggered' Him, Keeps Thor 5 Hopes Alive

Chris Hemsworth was recently featured in the National Geographic show Limitless. During the show, he found out that his DNA has two copies of the APOE4 gene, which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The presence of two copies of the APOE4 gene has caused the actor to think about his future in the film industry. In an interview with Vanity Fair, he talks about Alzheimer’s disease and how he plans to continue his career with the possibility of having the disease in the future.

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth

The Thor actor revealed that he is planning to take some time off from acting and wants to spend some quality time with his family. However, this statement has caused many to worry if they would see the Marvel star as God of Thunder again or not.

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Chris Hemsworth Wants to Take Some Time Off

While talking to Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth shared that working on Limitless made him realize that he’s not ready to go yet. He further said, “I want to sit and be in this space with a greater sense of stillness and gratitude.”

The Extraction star also mentioned that his kids are getting older and instead of spending more time with his family, he is signing movies over movies. He said that all this triggered something inside him to take a break.

Limitless with Chris Hemsworth
Limitless with Chris Hemsworth

The Australian actor then said that he has finished his current show Limitless and once he completes the tour, he is planning to go home. Not just that he has also been working to conclude the upcoming projects that he was already contracted to do.

The Spiderhead star said he is thankful as he was able to find out about it as soon as possible. Chris Hemsworth said he can now take the necessary steps to manage his physical and mental health. He is planning to stave off the disease for as long as possible.

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Chris Hemsworth Would Continue Acting After a Short Break

After the news break out that Chris Hemsworth is planning to take a break, fans were curious if they would get to see him as Thor in the MCU or not. However, as the Men in Black actor made it clear he is not planning anything more than a break. He said that the disease may cause some issues for him but “It’s not like I’ve been handed my resignation.

Chris Hemsworth in Limitless
Chris Hemsworth in National Geographic’s Limitless

The Endgame actor also mentioned that he is open to doing “something unique and fresh and unexpected” to his character in the MCU. He further said, “I’ve always loved the experience. I’ve been very thankful I’ve been able to do something different each time.”

Hemsworth also hinted that the next Thor film could be his last appearance in the MCU. “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,” Hemsworth said.

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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?” he continued. The statement is taken as a hint that the next Thor movie would be the last time Chris Hemsworth would portray the God of Thunder in the MCU.

Thor: Love and Thunder
Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Love and Thunder

Marvel Studios has not announced anything regarding Thor’s future in the MCU yet. However, there are possibilities he would appear in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars. For now, Chris Hemsworth has confirmed that he is not planning on leaving the industry anytime soon.

Hemsworth’s upcoming movies include Extraction 2 and Furiosa. Extraction 2 is a sequel to the 2020 Netflix film Extraction and will release in 2023. The release date for Extraction 2 is not revealed yet. Furiosa is a spin-off to the 2016 Mad Max: Fury Road, which is set to release on 24 May 2024.

Limitless with Chris Hemsworth is available to stream on Disney+.

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.