Chris Hemsworth Will Return to the MCU If Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Stays Away

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Hugh Jackman as Logan aka Wolverine

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Chris Hemsworth’s Thor will return to the MCU if Hugh Jackman agrees to stay retired as the iconic mutant, Wolverine.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)
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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) will be Hemsworth’s fourth solo movie as the God of Thunder. After playing the super hero for about 11 years, the actor has started to be more hesitant about playing the character. Thor has gone through quite a few changes in the past few years making it a lot more fun for Hemsworth to portray the character.

Even though Thor 4 will be the shortest MCU movie in a while, fans are still excited to see the Guardians of the Galaxy crew return to the big screen alongside Christian Bale’s Gorr as the villain. Gorr is reported to be just as terrifying as Thanos so fans will have high expectations when watching the upcoming MCU movie.

Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor (left) and Chris Hemsworth as Thor (right)
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In a recent interview, Hemsworth began to talk about his career as Thor and how he might continue playing for very much longer. Once the actor was told how close he was to beating Hugh Jackman’s record of 16 years playing a super hero, Hemsworth admitted that he wouldn’t be against coming back in another MCU movie:

Plumb: “You’ve been Thor for 11 years now. Just so you know, your rival is this Hugh Jackman guy with 16 years in the ‘Playing a superhero character for the longest time’ stakes… Would you possibly be seeing yourself still swinging Mjolnir/Stormbreaker in six years time to beat that record?”

Hemsworth: “I wasn’t gonna, but now that you’ve put that in front of me, you make a good point it’s only six years. I’ve come this far… To turn back now would just be a waste so…”

Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
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Hemsworth made it clear that he thought he could have a great cameo in Deadpool 3 and remove any chance of Jackman being in the film:

Plumb: “… You’ve gotta hope that he doesn’t do a cameo in Deadpool 3, because that just…”

Hemsworth: “Ahhh… then it’s… yeah, no… I don’t know. I might make some calls to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

Plumb: “Yeah, that’s a good plan. I like it.”

Hemsworth: “Might put myself in Deadpool instead. That would be the offering I think, you know… see if that passes. Yeah.”

Deadpool
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Hemsworth may have been joking, but it wouldn’t be too hard for the actor to return for Deadpool 3. With Ryan Reynolds on an acting break, the MCU movie won’t be released anytime soon meaning that the movie could easily include Hemsworth and would definitely be competing with Jackman.

More on Thor: Love and Thunder 

Christian Bale as Gorr
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Here’s an official description of Thor’s next adventure:

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. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Thor: Love and Thunder releases in theaters on July 8, 2022.

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Phase Four has started off with a lot of content for Marvel fans to look forward to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+  you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel on June 8, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is out in theaters right now, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11.

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