Chris Hemsworth does not want to return as Thor if the public has already tired of the character
In addition to being one of the most powerful Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM), Thor is the only one who has four solo films, plus four appearances in the films of Avengers.
The most recent superhero film, Thor: Love and Thunder (76%), received mixed reviews and did not leave fans very pleased, and even the leading actor, Chris Hemsworth, is not sure if he will continue in the role, because he does not want to overstay his welcome.
Hemsworth’s Love for the Role and Desire for Reinvention
Hemsworth joined the franchise in 2011, and has since become a favorite of many due to his charisma, the courage and honor of the character, as well as his comic side, exploited above all in Thor: Ragnarok (92%), Avengers: Infinity War (79%), Avengers: Endgame (95%) and Thor: Love and Thunder.
It is likely that we will see him again in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars, but he is clear that his next appearance must reinvent Thor, experimenting with new styles, because although he loves acting in that role, he does not want it to become something tiresome.
The Origins and Journey of Thor in the Marvel Universe
The character of Thor is loosely based on Norse mythology, and is one of the superheroes most emblematic of Marvel comics, with a long and rich history before its arrival in the cinema.
In the print media, Thor is the son of Odin, and heir to the throne. He is known as the God of Thunder and possesses superhuman powers, such as tremendous strength and the ability to control the weather. However, due to his arrogance and lack of humility, Odin banishes him to Earth and transforms him into a mortal named Donald Blake, where he learns valuable lessons about humanity.
Throughout the comics, Thor fights against a variety of enemies, including his adoptive brother, Loki, the God of Deception. In 2011 he made his MCU debut, in a first film that explored his strained relationship with his brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. He then appeared in numerous installments of the franchise, with an irregular reception from the public and critics, as films like Thor: A Dark World (66%) were not very well received.
The Future of Thor
In Avengers: Infinity War, Thor embarks on a mission to forge a powerful weapon called Stormbreaker and joins the Avengers in their fight against Thanos, the main villain of the film. Thor has perhaps the most epic moment in the film, when he arrives in Wakanda and helps his fellow Avengers in the final battle against Thanos’ army.
After the controversy surrounding Thor: Love and Thunder, it would be expected that a new adventure of Thor balances the tone between epic action and humor in a more cohesive way. After the criticism received for the absurd humor of the previous installment, a more serious narrative would be anticipated, with an emotionally resonant plot. The most recent movie had too many going for it to have been epic and successful, but director Taika Waititi let loose his pen when writing the script, not realizing that he was overdoing it with goofy comedy.
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