Chris Hemsworth Says Marvel Would 'Have to Close the Book' on Thor If He Were to Play Character Again
"I think there'd be more to say if the people want to hear me say it," Chris Hemsworth told Vanity Fair of potentially returning to the MCU as Thor againChris Hemsworth is hoping Marvel hammers out a full-circle ending for Thor.
Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi have worked on two Marvel movies together now, but it seems like it may be time to move forward. Hemsworth spoke to Josh Horowitz on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast about his role as Thor going forward, saying if he was invited back to play the character “it would have to be a drastically different version in tone, everything, just for my own sanity… (laughs) … Thor lost his mind that last one.” Hemsworth also mentioned that it’s mostly about “reinventing” the character since Thor had similar characterization in the first two Thor movies before changing it for the previous two movies.
Chris Hemsworth Says His Next Thor Appearance Should Be His Last
Despite previously talking about playing Thor for years to come, Chris Hemsworth seems to have been reflecting on a possible end of the MCU god.There is one seemingly unavoidable rule in the MCU. Every main character cannot simply fade away without being given a proper ending to their journey. For Iron Man and Black Widow, this came in their deaths, while Steve Rogers bowed out as Captain America after choosing to simply grow old and live his life. So how exactly would Thor leave the MCU behind? Well, after previously saying he was up for playing Thor for as long as they would have him, it seems Hemsworth may have had a change of heart.
In short, while Chris Hemsworth seems to appreciate going in a more comedic direction for Thor when he worked with Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder, he seems ready to try a new interpretation of the character. This makes sense too, as Thor: Love and Thunder turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. While Christian Bale was great (in his limited scenes) and it was awesome seeing Natalie Portman again, the movie just didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi really captured lightning in a bottle with Thor: Ragnarok. Gone was the dull, Shakespearean Thor from the first two films, and here was a more lighthearted, fun take on the character. It was just what the franchise needed at the time and it helped to make Thor more of a fan favorite.
Chris Hemsworth Reveals He’s ‘Taking Time Off’ From Acting After Alzheimer's Revelation
The actor discovered he’s genetically predisposed to develop the disease during a recent episode of Disney+’s “Limitless.”The “Thor” actor discovered the news while filming the fifth episode of his Disney+ series “Limitless,” in which he meets with a doctor and discovers he has a genetic predisposition for the progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
The goodwill that Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi brought Thor in Thor: Ragnarok made his appearance in the following year’s Avengers: Infinity War that much more exciting. Now that fans were actually invested in the character, Thor’s scenes became some of the best in the movie. However, the fumbling of Thor: Love and Thunder means that both the actor and the fans might be ready to go elsewhere with the character at this point.
While Chris Hemsworth is unfortunately needing to take a break from acting, you’ll still get to see him in two major films in 2023 and 2024. In 2023, you’ll be able to catch him in Extraction 2, the sequel to the kinetic 2020 Netflix action-thriller. In 2024, he’ll be going back to his Aussie roots for the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa. However, it does seem like both Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi are calling it quits on their Marvel careers for now.
Chris Hemsworth Is Taking A Break From Acting After Learning That He Is Genetically Pre-Disposed To Alzheimer's
Chris Hemsworth revealed on the series "Limitless" that after finding he is genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's, he may be taking some time off his career.In a 2011 interview with Interview Magazine, Hemsworth commented, "I loved the stuff. As a kid, I loved any fantasy. I grew up in a household with two brothers and we lived in the bush. We were constantly building weapons and forts and things. But I didn't set out to be an action hero." Even if action movies found their way to him, the "Extraction" star has collected a vast group of fans in the last decade and a half.
While Chris Hemsworth is taking a break, Taika Waititi is ramping up to direct and co-write a brand new Star Wars film. So, while Waititi may be leaving Marvel, he’s still fully working under the Disney umbrella. Waititi has some experience with Star Wars already, as he directed an episode of The Mandalorian.
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of film Taiki Waititi ends up bringing to the Star Wars universe. In the meantime, you can currently check out Chris Hemsworth’s TV series Limitless, which sees the actor take on huge physical challenges, on Disney+. For Taika Waititi’s most recent project, you can check out the recent season of the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, for which Waititi is a writer.
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Television reboots are tricky - they have to live up to the original while standing out on their own. They have to be unique but can't stray too far from what audiences expect. Though some reboots and remakes have succeeded, plenty have missed the mark, suggesting that sometimes it's best to leave the original alone.
Chris Hemsworth Shares Disappointing Outlook On Thor's Future
Chris Hemsworth is one of the last surviving Avengers, in that he is one of the only actors left from the main team in the MCU‘s greatest achievement in cinema so far. With Thor: Love and Thunder done it appears that the man is set to hang up his…Mjolnir. According to Hemsworth, “I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean?” While Chris Hemsworth has stated that he was not ready to let go of the Thor character, it appears that he has changed his mind regarding his Marvel future.
Why It Was Awful: Though it might be a stretch to call a show featuring these two teen dimwits must-watch TV, in the '90s they were the animated stars of the most-watched show on MTV, merrily (and often stupidly) making fun of the era's biggest music stars. Thirty years later, they are unchanged - but their targets are tepid TikTok influencers and escape rooms. As the Guardian says, "Perhaps it would have been better to leave things be."
Why It Was Awful: Once just as popular, if not more so, than "Saturday Night Live," the original MADtv series brought us some of the biggest names in pop culture, from Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key to Debra Wilson and Nicole Sullivan. The 2016 reboot left much to be desired. Entertainment Weekly called the show "Inconsistent and lacking any urgency."
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Why It Was Awful: A "Baywatch" movie hit the screen almost 20 years after the original TV series aired and got a less-than-stellar reception from critics, receiving a 17% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie, which stars Zac Efron, The Rock, and Priyanka Chopra, doesn't deliver the silliness and endearing qualities of the original. The Guardian described the movie as "a limp big-screen update of the 90s TV show that doesn't have the wit or stamina to stay afloat."
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Reboot of: "Melrose Place"(1992-1999)
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Comments Shows How Much Love & Thunder Failed
Chris Hemsworth has made a couple of comments regarding his Thor future in the MCU and they highlight just how much Thor: Love and Thunder failed.Thor: Love and Thunder's reviews are divided, and although Marvel Studios don't acknowledge that, Hemsworth's latest quotes about his MCU future show that has affected him. Unlike his enthusiastic response when asked about how long he is still planning to play the God of Thunder before Thor 4's release, he now openly talks about ending his stint in the MCU, potentially as soon as his next outing in the franchise (via Vanity Fair).
Why It Was Awful: While audiences gave the show a less-than-fresh 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, admitting the show was trashy and a guilty pleasure, critics' reviews were mixed on the show. The Washington Post called the show a "completely uncalled-for update of the original series." It was canceled after one season.
Why It Was Awful: Labeled as an action crime drama, this reboot missed the mark, felt silly and confused, and left audiences wondering if the very delayed fifth season was necessary. The Hollywood Reporter described the reboot as "basically a collection of ideas that ‘Homeland' passed on, if you can imagine that."
Why It Was Awful: This early aughts celebrity prank show was first revived in 2012 but only ran for one season. The show was picked up for a new reboot by BET in 2015 and Quibi in 2020, with Chance The Rapper as the host, but it still didn't excite audiences. Chicago Tribune called it a failure, saying, "Even with each episode running no more than 7 minutes long, this ‘Punk'd' still comes close to overstaying its welcome."
Why It Was Awful: The "Heroes" reboot was a massive disappointment to fans of the original series. It was messy, overly complicated, and didn't have a cohesive storyline. The Los Angeles Times described the reboot as a complete failure, saying, "Ambitious is one thing, a big hot mess is quite another."
Chris Hemsworth Wants A Radical Shift In Tone For A Potential Thor 5
If the MCU adds a fifth Thor solo film, star Chris Hemsworth wants to see a 'drastically different' approach to his character.But then "Thor: Ragnorak" came along and changed everything. It was funny, sharply written, and, most importantly, it was full of life. It was a movie that seemed happy to take full advantage of the world established throughout the past sixteen Marvel films. After the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel seemed confident that audiences wouldn't be turned off by a movie that got too weird, that spent most of its time far away from Earth.
Why It Was Awful: It would be hard for any reboot to stand in the shadow of "That ‘70s Show"'s iconic, eight-season run, but "That ‘80s Show" had several problems. Time said the show was "full of unlikable stereotypes who were already well-parodied cliches two decades ago." Perhaps a better way to make people nostalgic for yesteryear is by focusing on the good of that decade instead. Hopefully, "That ‘90s Show" will have more success when it airs.
Why It Was Awful: This groundbreaking show was a massive hit with audiences in the ‘70s and starred Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, and the late Farrah Fawcett. The reboot only ran for four episodes before ABC canceled it. With a shocking 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Independent UK said, "I never thought my eyes could hurt this much."
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Reboot of: ‘24' (2001-2010)
Why It Was Awful: Ranked as the longest-running American espionage show, "24" still delivered a reboot that fell flat. "Legacy" was missing Jack Bauer, played by Keifer Sutherland, and the reboot suffered for his absence. Empire Magazine said the prospect of "24" without Bauer felt like "The Sopranos" without Tony. The show was canceled after one season.
Why It Was Awful: "Bionic Woman" only ran for a partial season and missed the mark when it came to being a campy homage to the original series. The show halted during the writer's strike of 2007, and as a result, only eight episodes made it to television before the show was canceled. USA Today said of the actress playing the titular character "[Michelle] Ryan delivers almost every line with the same, steady whine, squeezing whatever energy there might have been out of an already tiresome premise."
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Why It Was Awful: Given that "The Odd Couple" is a story that has seen many iterations, from stage to screen, audiences and critics alike agreed that this show was a stale revival of something done several times successfully before and was, therefore, tedious and unnecessary. The Guardian described the show as "sort of everything that is wrong with network sitcoms these days."
Why It Was Awful: "The Fugitive," first a hit show in the 1960s and then a successful movie in 1993 starring Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, and Julianne Moore, flopped as a remake for Quibi - a short-form streaming platform. The show was doomed from the start, with a plan to release episodes lasting only 6-9 minutes. Entertainment Weekly called the short-lived series "a frantic, miserable remake."
Why It Was Awful: "Gossip Girl"'s 2021 reboot, which is called a "continuation," had everyone who was hooked on the original tuning in expecting something thrilling and fun, but the series still missed the mark. The show had many pitfalls, but like a lot of failed reboots, what made the original great was the campy nature of the show, which is nowhere to be found in the new series. Vanity Fair described the show as "all sleek and matte and cold."
Why It Was Awful: This police drama was canceled after airing four episodes - ratings for the reboot, which starred Blair Underwood as Robert Ironside, were incredibly low. The show has a dismal 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Chicago Sun-Times encouraged viewers to steer clear of the show, saying, "What do beehives, freshly painted fingernails, and Raymond Burr's old cop drama have in common? They're all things better left alone."
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Reboot of: "Dragnet" (1951-1970)
Why It Was Awful: "Dragnet" had several successful film adaptations over the years, but the television series remake, "L.A. Dragnet" starring Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry ran for one middling season before changing the cast to an ensemble. The show fell apart and was canceled five episodes into season two.