Chris Hemsworth recently opened up about the mixed reception to his latest Marvel Studios movie Thor: Love and Thunder. While the movie earned more than $760 million at the worldwide box office and garnered a decent 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Hemsworth’s Thor return failed to fully resonate with the majority of Marvel fans. During a recent conversation with GQ, Hemsworth shared some interesting insights he gained from the feedback to the movie.
In a candid interview, Chris Hemsworth said the following about Thor: Love and Thunder: “It’s a bunch of eight-year-olds critiquing my film. ‘We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool but the VFX weren’t as good.'” Reflecting on their comments, Hemsworth admitted to cringing and laughing simultaneously, acknowledging that perhaps the film went overboard with its lighthearted approach. “I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly,” the actor added.
The Australian actor also admitted to struggling with maintaining a balanced perspective amid the frenzy surrounding the movie. “It’s always hard being in the center of it and having any real perspective,” Hemsworth explained. While he enjoys the filmmaking process and the thrill it brings, he emphasized the unpredictability of audience reactions. “You just don’t know how people are going to respond,” he admitted.
Is Chris Hemsworth returning to the role of Thor?
When asked about his future as Thor, Hemsworth remained tight-lipped, stating that he is eagerly awaiting Marvel’s creative direction. “I’m waiting to see what they have to offer creatively [and] if there is something new,” he teased
The synopsis of Thor: Love and Thunder reads as follows: “The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.”
Directed by Taika Waititi and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.