- Chris Hemsworth told Vanity Fair he’s “completely open” to reprising his role as Thor in the MCU.
- He said that if he returned, Marvel would “probably have to close the book” on the character.
- Hemsworth is the only MCU star to have four standalone movies.
Chris Hemsworth weighed in on his future as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Look, I’m completely open to it, if there is something unique and fresh and unexpected to do with the character and the world,” Hemsworth said in a new interview with Vanity Fair. “I’ve always loved the experience. I’ve been very thankful I’ve been able to do something different each time.”
Hemsworth made his debut as the God of Thunder in the 2011 standalone film “Thor.”
Since then, he’s reprised the role for “The Avengers” (2012), “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), the end-credits scene of “Doctor Strange” (2016), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), “Avengers: Endgame” (2019), and “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022).
He also voiced Thor in the animated Disney+ series “What If…?”
“Ragnarok,” directed by Taika Waititi, was praised for reinventing Thor and revitalizing the standalone franchise.
Waititi helmed “Love and Thunder,” which was released in July and concluded with a title card promising Thor’s return in the future. To date, Hemsworth is the only MCU star to have four standalone films.
When asked by Vanity Fair if he thinks there are more Thor stories to tell, Hemsworth said: “I don’t know. I think there’d be more to say if the people want to hear me say it.”
The Australian actor also said that if he did reprise the role, Marvel would have to wrap up Thor’s story.
“I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean?” he said. “I feel like it probably warrants that. I feel like it’d probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone’s told me or any sort of plans.”
He added: “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?”