Thor’s return to the MCU needs a drastically different tone, says Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth thinks Thor needs a drastically different tone than the Love & Thunder comedy if he’s going to return to the MCU.


Thor: Love and thunder star Chris Hemsworth wants Thor to have a drastically different tone if he returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The God of Thunder underwent a complete tonal transformation once Taika Waititi took over Thor: Ragnarok, as the acclaimed director brought humor to the fore. The comic version of Thor remained for the sequel due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the change. Thor: Love and thunder doubled down on the humor, but the film received a more mixed reception from critics and fans alike. The surprising turn of events has left Thor’s MCU future in a somewhat uncertain place.

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Now that several months have passed since then Thor: Love and thunderFollowing Hemsworth’s exit, Hemsworth is starting to open up more about his experience on the film and what he wants to see from Thor if he returns to the MCU. The actor recently spoke with Josh Horowitz for the Happy sad confused podcast and inevitably the topic of Thor’s future came up. Hemsworth was asked what comes next for the god of thunder after playing so many iterations of the character. He admitted that Thor’s return to the MCU should have a drastically different tone than what audiences have seen recently.

You look at Thor 1 and 2, they were quite similar. Ragnarok and Love and Thunder are similar. I think it’s about reinventing it. I had such a unique opportunity with Infinity War and Endgame to do some very drastic things with the character. I like it, I like keeping people on their toes. It keeps me on my toes. It keeps me invested. I’ve said this before, but when it gets too familiar, I think there’s a risk of getting lazy, because I know what I’m doing. I don’t even know if I was invited back, but if I was, I think it would have to be a drastically different version in tone, everything, just for my sanity… [laughs] Thor lost his mind last time. He has to understand that now.

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Why Thor’s comedic tone has to change after Love & Thunder

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Chris Hemsworth has always brought a certain comedic presence to Thor, as has the former Thor he used his fish out of water status to make the audience laugh. This tone has largely been maintained through her appearances in avengers film and its solo sequel. While Thor: RagnarokThe comedy of is mostly loved by the audience, Thor: Love and thunderThe comedic tone of has probably gone too far even compared to the Marvel films. This wasn’t just true of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Odinson, but all of the other characters in the sequel as well Thor 4 an overly silly tone, especially considering the level of threat Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) was meant to carry.

The most mixed reception a Thor: Love and thunder it’s apparently a sign that audiences aren’t all that fond of the fully comedic Thor. While Hemsworth has been quite open about liking the new direction in the past, it seems like even he isn’t entirely on board with this tone remaining for future appearances. If so, Thor’s comedic tone needs to change if Marvel Studios is to keep Hemsworth around. That could mean not getting Taika Waititi back Thor 5.

With Hemsworth also recently teasing that he might be ready to retire from the MCU and see Thor die, the direction of a possible tonal shift for the character is pretty clear. The first two Thor movies were more dramatic than those directed by Waititi, but they weren’t quite as serious as MCU entries like the Captain America movie. If Marvel grants Hemsworth his desire to kill off Thor, the next installment needs to find a tone that can adequately pull off an emotionally satisfying conclusion. Thor: Love and thunderThe comedic tone of doesn’t quite fit in this regard, which could be another reason Hemsworth wants change.

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Source: Happy Sad Confused Podcast

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