Thor: Love and Thunder star Chris Hemsworth won’t play the God of Thunder forever… and he’s already worked out when he’ll quit.
During an interview with Total Film, the 38-year-old Marvel actor explained what goes through his mind every time he’s approached for another Thor film.
“It always comes down to: ‘Is this script different to the last one?'” he explained. “’Are we repeating something?’ And when it becomes too familiar, I think that’s when I’d have to say, ‘Yeah, no, this doesn’t’… I think I’ve… I’d like to exit before people tell me to exit.”
It’s certainly a noble idea and one that Marvel fans will appreciate.
Thankfully, it looks as though that hasn’t come up just yet, but with each new film, Hemsworth admits that he looks at the script and decides if it’s worth doing.
“Each time, if the opportunity comes up and presents itself, I’m just open to whatever creative exploration can happen, thanks to different writers and directors and so on,” he said. “But I love playing the character, I really do.”
Who will replace Hemsworth when he eventually hangs up his cape and hammer?
Well, with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) harnessing the power of lightning in the recent trailer, I can’t help thinking she might be a perfect stand-in when the time comes. However, while Jane Foster does become the new Thor at one point in the comic books, we have no idea how closely Marvel will follow that particular storyline.
Here’s the Thor: Love and Thunder official synopsis:
“The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.”
The Cast of Thor: Love and Thunder