Chris Hemsworth is still on his press tour promoting Limitless but that doesn’t stop interviewees from asking about Thor. Chris recently sat down with Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused Podcast when Thor was once again mentioned and where his story would go next. 

“I mean you look at Thor one and two, they were quite similar. Ragnarok and Love & Thunder are similar. I think it’s just about re-inventing it.

I don’t know if I’m even invited back, but if I was, I think it would have to be a drastically different version in tone, everything, just for my own sanity.”

These are very interesting comments from Hemsworth, it would seem he’s not particularly happy with the direction Marvel has taken Thor. Personally, I found Thor one and two fairly average movies but at least they took the God Of Thunder seriously and treated him with respect. However, along came Taika Waititi and turned the whole thing on its head with Thor Ragnarok

This scene was pathetic.

Thor: Emasculation

Many fans wax lyrical about Thor Ragnarok and I find it easy to watch but it’s not something I would purposely seek out. For me, If I was a hardcore Thor fan, the scene with him begging Stan Lee’s character to not cut his hair would have sent me into a fit of rage!

Waititi turned Thor into a manbaby and I remember watching the film for the first time, thinking this was not a smart move going forward. Things got progressively worse for Thor as the Marvel franchise continued to destroy itself during Phase 4. 

After Infinity War, Thor ended up as a drunken, fat, depressed mess of a man, quick to tear up and he ultimately became the comedy relief and the but of snide remarks and jokes. This level of disrespect peaked with Thor: Love And Thunder. Yeah sure, he was back as a physical specimen but now had the IQ of Homer Simpson and the self-awareness of Peter Griffin.

Thor Crying
Thor is now Homer Griffin.

Moving Thorward 

Do you see what I did there? Genius. Marvel’s Phase 4 has been a disaster. The Marvel Kids will point at the box office takings and use that as some measure of success, but the reality is, Phase 4 stinks.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love And thunder, and even Black Panther Wakanda Forever have had second-week drops at the box office that are in the late 60 and early 70%s. Second-week drops are expected but for the juggernaut that was once Marvel, these numbers are a cause for concern.

Add that to the critical panning that their tent poll TV show, She-Hulk has received and things for Marvel are not looking good. 

It is important to note that Hemsworth is no longer under contract with Marvel Studios. And with the revelations of a potential health risk and him taking some time out, I wonder if the noises he’s making are his way of moving on from Marvel before his and Thor’s reputation becomes irreparable.

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