In “Avengers 4: Endgame,” Thor’s steel body of God has given way to a suitable place. That should change again over the course of the movie, but actor Chris Hemsworth promised to make sure the stomach remains.
After the Avengers fail to undo the actions of Thanos (Josh Brolin) at the beginning of “Endgame,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) falls into a deep depression. This means that after a jump in time of five years we meet him again, radically changed: He sits in Norway, where he plays and drinks beer all day, his hair and beard are matted and the steel six-pack has given way to a stately seat. The creators’ decision to let the god of thunder undergo such a transformation was met with mixed feelings: many found it good and had fun with it, but others were upset for various reasons.
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To some it seemed silly, to others it seemed that the figure was treated in an unworthy way and to others it bothered that its new excess weight was used as a basis for jokes. All of them would have been happy if Thor’s transformation had come undone over the course of the movie, as initially planned. Chris Hemsworth revealed this in an interview with Variety. Halfway through the movie, the god of thunder should have been in top shape and well trained again, but the actor himself advocated for this part of the script to be changed. “I really liked this version of Thor”says Hemsworth, “It was so different from any other way I had played the character before.”
Also due to his commitment, we see Thor in the movie’s final battle with a plauze visible under his armor, which actually only makes him look even cooler …
An exhausting transformation
The 35-year-old Australian must have really liked the character in “Endgame.” Due to the transformation into “Thor LebowskiI mean, an annoying procedure every day of shooting: “Hair and makeup took a good three hours”reports Chris Hemsworth, “Then there was the fat suit […] a large pile of silicon that weighed about 90 pounds. It was really tiring. I had weights on my hands and ankles, so my arms and legs swing differently when I move. “
And there was no sympathy from his colleagues, on the contrary: “People came up and hugged me like a big bear, rubbed my stomach and pretended I was pregnant or sat on my lap like Santa Claus”Hemsworth continues, “I felt like an old man, an old grandfather, surrounded by a lot of children. And at some point you’re really tired of someone coming up and grabbing your stomach. “
It’s quite understandable and even more surprising that he was so committed to Thor’s new look; after all, you may well have to go through the same thing in at least one more movie. At the end of “Avengers: Endgame”, fly into space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Even if it hasn’t been confirmed yet, the assumption is, of course, that Thor is still on tour with the colorful company of heroes in “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3,” likely to be released in 2021 or 2022. What if this it doesn’t start after a major time jump, which Thor uses for one sporting unit or another, so Chris Hemsworth will probably have to put on the fat suit again for it.
That was to be expected in “Guardians of the Galaxy 3”.
“Avengers: Endgame” has been in German cinemas since April 24, 2019.