Chris Hemsworth, man. Let me know if you’re selling stock because I’m buying. Ever since I saw him ripping dudes’ faces off and breaking dudes’ kneecaps in two The Raid-style, I came to the conclusion that he’s my favorite Hollywood Chris, just barely edging out Evans, Pine, and Pratt.
Don’t get me wrong, this is no disrespect to the other Chrises, but there’s a reason why Thor has become the first Marvel Cinematic Universe character to star in a fourth solo film. Ever since Marvel Studios hired Taiki Watiti, who was smart enough to begin building the Thor character around Hemsworth’s substantial comedic chops, the character has become one of the MCU’s lynchpins.
Not only does Thor: Ragnarok rank as one of the best superhero movies of all-time, but the dramatic arc of Infinity War and Endgame rests largely on Asgardian shoulders, as the character goes from being a supremely confident and unflappable god to a guilt-stricken survivor of a cataclysmic attack, who not only bears the guilt of failing his people but failing the rest of the universe.
Given the success of those three projects (and the aforementioned Extraction), Marvel Studios keeping Hemsworth tied tot he MCU for as long as possible is a no brainer. And while it’s unclear how long that maybe, at least we know it’ll be longer than just Thor: Love and Thunder, as Hemsworth recently said in an interview with ElleMan that the fourth Thor movie “is definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand.”
Chris Hemsworth confirms he won’t leave the MCU after ‘THOR: LOVE & THUNDER’
“It is definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so.”
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) September 11, 2020
Given the way Avengers: Endgame left off, it’ll perhaps be most interesting to see how the Guardians of the Galaxy factor into Thor’s future, and vice verse. Plus, not to mention, none other than CHRISTIAN BALE will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he makes his debut in Thor: Love and Thunder. Just imagine that: Christian Bale, who’s reportedly playing a villain, in a Taiki Waititi-directed MCU movie. Simply glorious.
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