Chris Hemsworth: The next Thor role could be his last
“You have this birth of a hero, journey of a hero, then death of a hero, and I don’t know — am I at that stage? Who knows?” said Hemsworth.
Chris Hemsworth prepares to say goodbye to Thor.
The longtime MCU star and Thor: Love and Thunder star revealed that after four standalone films and over 10 years as the God of Thunder, it might be time to step down from the role.
“I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, know what I mean? I feel like it probably justifies that,” Hemsworth told Vanity Fair. “I have a feeling it would probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone told me or any plans.”
He added: “You have this birth of a hero, journey of a hero, then death of a hero, and I don’t know – am I at that stage? Who knows?”
Hemsworth noted that he’s “completely open” to another Thor movie if “there’s something unique, fresh, and unexpected about the character and the world,” similar to Taika Waititi’s episodes.
“I’ve always loved that experience. I’m very grateful that I was able to do something different each time,” said Hemsworth.
The only thing he won’t be open to is working with a “mad genius” director.
“I’ve just gotten to the point in my life where I’m meeting with different directors [people say] “Oh yeah, look, he’s a mad genius. He’s crazy, but he’s a genius and he’s going to make great films,'” said Hemsworth. “I’m like, ‘Is this the person I want to spend my days with?’ Four months, five months of shooting and then there’s press and possible reshoots and so on.”
The ‘Extraction’ star continued, ‘If something is going to pull me away from my family and kids right now, it has to be a positive, constructive and collaborative experience. I worked with George Miller on the new Fury Road prequel [‘Furiosa’], part of the ‘Mad Max’ saga, and I said to my agent, ‘That’s where I want to spend my time; with someone who is kind, collaborative and interesting.’”
Hemsworth called Miller a “genius but not the crazy type,” noting, “Someone who is keenly aware of how his energy affects others and how he has the power to make your day awesome or crappy and chooses to that it was a positive experience. The whole crew, everyone’s in a better mood. It amazes me that some people in this position don’t understand that.”
And while Hemsworth has “good movies and bad movies” under his belt, he doesn’t regret any of them.
“I say that with a wink. I feel like I’ve learned something from every experience, whether it’s ‘don’t do that again’ or ‘I had a great time on this movie, but the movie didn’t work,'” the ‘Limitless’ actor said said. “It’s always a different scenario. No matter how much work you put in and how much you put into it, you just never know.”
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