Chris Hemsworth believes that his time as Thor may be coming to end. The star stated in a recent interview that he thinks the next Thor movie will likely be the last one for his character.
Hemsworth, 39, has played the God of Thunder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for more than ten years now. It was in 2011’s Thor that first appeared in the iconic role. And the film was a massive success, raking in nearly $450 million in ticket sales on a budget of $150 million.
However, after more than a decade in the role, Hemsworth feels it might be time to bid farewell to the character.
“I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again. You know what I mean? I feel like it probably warrants that,” Hemsworth says to Vanity Fair.
He continued, saying, “I feel like it’d probably be the finale. But that’s not based on anything anyone’s told me or any sort of plans.”
“You have this birth of a hero, the journey of a hero, then the death of a hero. And I don’t know – am I at that stage? Who knows?” he adds.
The latest Thor film, 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder, was an even bigger success than the previous Thor movies. Making more than $760 million worldwide against a budget of $250 million, the movie indicates that fans aren’t tiring of the character or Hemsworth.
What’s Next for Chris Hemsworth?
And while Hemsworth will star again as Thor in 2026’s Avengers: Secret Wars, he has a number of other film projects on his plate as well. He’ll star in 2023’s Extraction 2, which is a follow-up to the 2020 action thriller, Extraction. And he’s also set to star in 2024’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa with Anya Taylor-Joy.
Additionally, Hemsworth is also working on a Hulk Hogan biopic, which will see him not only taking on the role of Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan), but he’ll also produce the flick as well.