Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is the last remaining of the first big three Marvel characters. Chris Evans is done with Steve Rogers AKA Captain America, and Robert Downey Jr. has left Tony Stark AKA Iron Man behind. Hemsworth is currently working on his next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022), and that film is the last one in his contract.
The Asgardian will team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and director Taika Waititi has said that his follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok (2019) will push boundaries and that he “shouldn’t be allowed to make a movie like this.”
Australia’s The Today Show recently had the chance to ask Hemsworth what his future in the MCU could look like and if he had plans to renew his contract and the Australian actor said:
“I’ve done six or seven ‘Thors’, so maybe. As long as they’ll have me, I’ll turn up, but I feel like they might be waning that kind of enthusiasm for me to keep going.”
Obviously, no one at Marvel Studios has hinted that they are ready to part ways with Hemsworth. The first two Thor films struggled a bit, with Thor: The Dark World (2013) considered one of the worst Marvel movies. But that all changed when Taika Waititi took over the Thor movies. Ragnarok was a rebirth for a character who had been floundering in the Marvel universe,
Love and Thunder could potentially replace Chris Hemsworth’s Thor with Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor. Natalie Portman did not return as Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in Ragnarok; old footage of her from Dark World was used in Avengers: Endgame (2019). It has been confirmed that Jane Foster will become Mighty Thor in the film.
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Chris Hemsworth’s next Marvel movie will bring back fan-favorite characters, including Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif), Taika Waititi (Korg), and Jeff Goldblum (Grandmaster). And it will introduce Russell Crowe as Zeus. They will battle a new villain – Gorr, the God Butcher, played Christian Bale (Batman Begins).
James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer), Vin Diesel (Groot), Sean Gunn (Kraglin Obfonteri), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), and likely Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) will also appear.
Let us know in the comments if you think Marvel should reassure Chris Hemsworth that there are still more Thor stories for him to tell.