So how about that Lebowski Thor? There were a lot of risky moves that Avengers: Endgame took — from the five-year time-skip to Smart Hulk, but perhaps the most impactful one came in the form of Thor. As one would expect from a chronic survivor, he let himself go off the deep end after failing to kill Thanos, and what we were left with was an alcoholic, overweight mess of a human being who had a lot of growing up to do.
“Boy, did he go bonkers,” Robert Downey Jr. told Variety regarding this character turn. “He went out to the bleeding edge. I have a rule, which is if you think you’re at 70%, then start pulling back, because it’s probably at 105. He went out into some pretty risky atmosphere of nuttiness.”
Of course, Hemsworth loved the look, though as it turns out, he fought to keep Thor overweight for the entirety of the film. Apparently, he was supposed to revert back to his enviable physique halfway through the flick.
“I like that anything goes. You’re not locked into expectations. I enjoyed that version of Thor. It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own.”
Personally, I appreciated what this version of Thor brought. Not only did it give him a real arc to go through in the movie, but it also added an extra layer of reality. Having him lose all that weight almost instantly would have made it feel more like a cartoon. I don’t care if you’re a superhero — you’re not gonna lose weight that quickly. At least those are the things I tell myself to stay sane.
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