Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth made his MCU debut with the 2011 Thor. The actor was one of the members of the Avengers and went on to reprise his role in multiple films. However, following the events of Endgame, Thor, Hulk, and Hawkeye are the only Avengers continuing their MCU journey. The MCU Star once again reprised his role in the 2022 film Thor: Love and Thunder. It did quite well at the box office, but fans were not much impressed with Thor’s character arc in the movie.
The film was not received very well by fans, which led to a massive backlash toward the film’s director, Taika Waititi. Now months after the release of Love and Thunder, the lead star has shared his experience working on the threequel and how it impacted him.
Chris Hemsworth Shares the Pressure of Being an MCU Star
While talking to Men’s Journal, Chris Hemsworth talked about the pressure of being an MCU Star. The Australian actor has been playing God of Thunder for more than a decade and seems like it has finally taken a toll on the Thor star.
The Extraction star shared that even after being in the industry for so long, he still faces difficulties sometimes. He shared that he still reaches out to his mother to talk about some old scars that pop up.
The Spiderhead star said, “You’re waking up worrying, ‘Is the film gonna work? Have I let people down? Did I do a good enough job? Did I promote it properly? Are fans responding?” He further mentioned that it’s very tricky to put so much effort into something and just not care about the result. He termed it as “almost PTSD.”
The quote seems to hint at the carelessness of the director of Hemsworth’s last film, Taika Waititi. The director said on multiple occasions that he had no interest in humming Love and Thunder with the ongoing MCU events and took the opposite direction for the film.
Taika Waititi Takes MCU Movies as a Challenge From Fans
Taika Waititi joined the MCU with the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok. He directed the film and also portrayed the Kronan warrior, Krog. After the 2017 film, he also directed Thor: Love and Thunder, which was released in 2022.
The film failed to impress Marvel fans, and they were left disappointed. However, this was not the first time the Free Guy actor failed to impress fans. His previous take on Thor’s story in Ragnarok also did not live up to fans’ expectations.
After the release of the film, Taika Waititi did not hesitate to acknowledge that he had no prior knowledge of Marvel comics and characters. During the promotion of Thor: Love and Thunder, the Boy star was asked if he understands all the interlocking MCU stories after his second film in the cinematic universe.
Answering the question, he said that he does not research all the storylines of Marvel, as there are too many characters, and he does not know half of them.
“I just want to do my film, just put the things in, then have them say, “You can’t do that because that messes with this whole storyline,” Waititi said.
Fans were not happy with this statement as it pointed towards Waititi being an anti towards comics. He continued to release a similar statement about his thoughts on Love and Thunder.
After his last appearance in the MCU, Marvel has not revealed any projects that Chris Hemsworth could be a part of. However, there are expectations that he would join Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming season of Loki.
Chris Hemsworth is currently starring in the TV series Limitless With Chris Hemsworth, which is set to release on Disney+ on 16 November 2022.