Chris Hemsworth confirms Thor: Love and Thunder won’t be his last MCU appearance
Following Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans’ MCU retirement in Avengers: Endgame, many fans are speculating if the other four original Avengers’ time in the MCU will also be coming to an end or not, especially when their upcoming individual projects are about the introduction of a new character that might reportedly takeover their superhero personas. Although Scarlett Johannsson’ Black Widow died in Endgame, fans are still waiting to see if her long-awaited solo film will definitely be her last stint as Natasha Romanoff or not.
Meanwhile, during a recent interview with Elle Man, Chris Hemsworth finally opened up about his future in the MCU when he was asked about his rumored Thor retirement. The 37-year-old Australian actor immediately denied the rumor by clearly expressing his willingness to continue playing the God of Thunder even after Taika Waititi’s highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder.
“Are you crazy?! I’m not going into any retirement period (laughs). Thor is way too young for that. I’m only 1500 years old! It is definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so,” Hemsworth said.
He also went to share his excitement for Waititi’s Love and Thunder script: “After reading the script, I can say that I am very excited. For sure there will be a lot of love and a lot of lightning in this production (laughs). I’m glad that after all that happened in Avengers: Endgame, I’m still part of the Marvel Universe and we can continue the story of Thor. Of course, I can’t tell you anything about the plot, but to satisfy your curiosity, I’ll say that I had a lot more fun reading the script than on Thor Ragnarok, and that proves something, because this movie was brilliant.”
Thor: Love and Thunder will be directed by Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) on a script co-written by him and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Someone Great), which will be the followup to Waititi’s wildly successful 2017 sequel Thor: Ragnarok. Oscar-winner Natalie Portman is set to return as Jane and will now be wielding the mighty Mjolnir. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also return as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively. Academy Award winner Christian Bale (The Dark Knight trilogy) will portray the main antagonist in the film. The female Thor storyline is based on Jason Aaron’s run on “The Mighty Thor” in which a cancer-stricken Jane Foster takes up the mantle and powers of Thor.
Thor and Valkyrie were last seen in this year’s highest-grossing film of all time Avengers: Endgame, with the god of thunder entrusting his responsibilities as the King of Asgard to Valkyrie as he joins the Guardians of the Galaxy on their next mission. According to Vin Diesel, the Guardians might also make an appearance in the fourth Thor film.
Originally set to debut on November 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder will now be arriving in theaters on March 25, 2022.