Chris Hemsworth seems to be everywhere this year, after starring in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the upcoming ‘Men in Black: International’, but it looks as though 2020 will be a Chris Hemsworth-free, as the actor has announced that he is taking a hiatus and won’t be filming anything this year, in order to spend time at home with his wife, Elsa Pataky and their three children, India, 7, and five-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan.
Talking to Australia’s Daily Telegraph (via ABCFox Montana), he said:
“This year I probably won’t shoot anything. I just want to be at home now with my kids. They are at a very important age. They are still young and they are aware when I leave more than before. I have this year where I’m probably not going to shoot anything. I have a press tour, a few endorsements and bits and pieces, but mostly just be home.
“If you went back 10 years and asked me what would be my dream scenario, this is kind of it. I can now sit back, enjoy and appreciate it, and stop chasing [movies].”
In addition to ‘Men in Black: International’, Hemsworth has filmed the ‘Jay and Silent Bob’ reboot, and the drama ‘Dhaka’, which was written by ‘Avengers: Endgame’ co-director Joe Russo. It has been announced that he will star as Hulk Hogan in an untitled biopic, but that has not yet begun filming and it doesn’t appear that it will for some time.
In ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Thor is shown departing with the Guardians of the Galaxy, which likely means that he will return in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3’, but that won’t begin filming until 2020 at the earliest, as director James Gunn is attached to helm Warner Brothers’ ‘The Suicide Squad’ first and that won’t begin until later this year, and post-production will stretch well into next year.
It is also likely that ‘Men in Black: International’ will get a sequel, provided the first does well. That picture opens on June 14, and should it warrant a follow-up, a script would need to be written, meaning that production on that won’t begin for quite a while.
And Hemsworth may have grown powerful enough to make certain demands.
“These days, honestly, one of my first questions is location. My kids now are all in school and we’re planted in Australia and it’s getting harder to leave.”
So enjoy ‘Men in Black: International’, as that may be the last dose of Hemsworth for a while.