Chris Hemsworth has revealed that he’s going to be taking a break from acting after receiving some rather distressing news, which means that Thor 5 could be the last time we’ll get to see the Australian actor play the role of the God of Thunder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The actor revealed this during a recent interview with Vanity Fair.
During the interview, the actor revealed that after four standalone Thor movies and over ten years as the God of Thunder, it might just be time to call it a day with the role. However, he did add that the fifth movie might be the last time he’ll ever get to play the role. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean? 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.
Chris went on to add:
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?
Thor 5 could be Chris Hemsworth’s last time playing the God Of Thunder
However, Hemsworth did make sure to add that he is “completely open” to another “Thor” film if “there is something unique and fresh and unexpected to do with the character and the world,” much like Taika Waititi’s instalments.
He continued: “I’ve always loved the experience. I’ve been very thankful I’ve been able to do something different each time.” However, he did add that the only thing he will not be open to is working with a “mad genius” director. Here’s what he had to say on that topic:
I’m just at the point of my life where I’m meeting with different directors and [people say] ‘Oh yeah, look, he’s a mad genius. He’s mad, but he’s a genius, and he’ll make great films.’ I’m like, ‘Is that who I want to spend my days with?’ Four months, five months of shooting and then you’ve got press and possible reshoots and so on.
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The Extraction and Thor: Love And Thunder star added:
Now, if something’s going to pull me away from my family and my kids, it’s got to be a positive, constructive, collaborative experience. I shot with George Miller on the new prequel to Fury Road, part of the Mad Max saga, and I said to my agent, ‘That’s where I want to spend my work hours; with someone who is kind and collaborative and interesting.’
Hemsworth went on to call Miller a “genius, but not the mad type,” adding, “One that is very aware of how his energy affects others, and how he has the power to make your day fantastic or shitty, and chooses for it to be a positive experience. The whole crew, everyone is in a better mood. It baffles me that some people in that position don’t understand that.”
And while Hemsworth has done “good and bad films”, the actor revealed that doesn’t regret any of them. Here’s what he said about that:
I say that tongue in cheek. I feel like I’ve learned something from each experience, whether it be: ‘Don’t do that again,’ or ‘I had a great time on that film, but the film didn’t work.’ It’s always a different scenario. No matter how much work you do and how much you put into it, you just never know.
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