‘Thor: Ragnarok’ may truly have been the end of all of Asgardian solo movies as Chris Hemsworth is done with Thor now that ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ and ‘Avengers 4‘ are done filming. That is, he’s done contractually and we’re all hoping that he’ll follow in Robert Downey Jr.’s footsteps and keep on playing the character assuming he survives the events of ‘Avengers 4’.
The news came from Hemsworth when he was promoting his upcoming film ’12 Strong’. First, he spoke a bit about wrapping up the shoot that:
“Two days I ago, I was in Atlanta finishing Avengers in my Thor garb. It’s really been two years of non-stop. I’m exhausted, but good.”
As to his future as the character? Well, all good things must come to an end as he stated this his time was up:
“Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again.
It’s sort of a scary thought. This really seemed like this never-ending thing. And now it’s potentially finishing.”
That being said, Hemsworth has clearly had a blast working with director Taika Waititi on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and has stated numerous times that he would love to continue on as the character. While it wasn’t directly stated that it would have to be with Waititi, I believe audiences everywhere hope that we could get at least one more outing with the God of Thunder under Waititi’s guiding hand.
In fact, the two spoke about another film as recently as New Year’s Eve:
“We gave cheers … a few times. To Thor 3, but it also was like, ‘What could we do with four? We could do this and this.’ We were throwing ideas around.”
I’ve always been a fan of the ‘Thor’ movies even though they’ve been the least well-received outside of the most recent installment so another go would be great in my eyes. I feel they’ve finally nailed what makes a good ‘Thor’ movie and hope they continue with the formula. Hemsworth had even brought up the idea to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in the middle of production on the latest Avengers films who responded that “Look, we just have to concentrate on (Avengers) now.”
Hopefully, this is a conversation that does happen sooner than later and ends up being one we can all be happy with the results. If not, we’ll always have ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
Do you think we’ll see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as Thor in at least one more film after ‘Avengers 4’ is released? Will it be another group ensemble or have they captured enough of the magic and box office dollars to have another solo outing? Share your thoughts below True Believers!