We knew this day would be coming. Marvel Studios made unprecedented move when they locked down a handful of actors for multi-film contracts. While some have renewed their contracts since then, there are also some who are, after nearly a decade, just coming to the very end of it all, and are facing the potential to renew.
One such actor is Chris Hemsworth, one-third of the Chrises in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the man who plays the god of thunder himself, Thor. After three Thor films, a couple of shorts, a cameo in Doctor Strange, and what will be four Avengers movies, he isn’t far from finishing up his contractual obligations.
Speaking with USA Today, Hemsworth opened up about his feelings on the matter, saying:
“Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again, It’s sort of a scary thought. This really seemed like this never-ending thing. And now it’s potentially finishing.”
But given the success of Thor: Ragnarok, the end of his contract doesn’t necessarily mean the end.
“We gave cheers … a few times. To Thor 3, but it also was like, ‘What could we do with four? We could do this and this.’ We were throwing ideas around. I felt like we re-invented him. There is a bigger platform now to continue if we want to.”
But will he actually want to when given the opportunity to sign along the dotted line once again? Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see, as both he and director Taika Waititi have a few years until this could even be a possibility. Perhaps by then, he’ll be ready to jump back into Thor’s world.
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SOURCE: USA Today