During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Chris Hemsworth stated that although his most famous role Thor still has plenty of possibilities to continue, it has also reached its logical end.
“I’m completely open to [returning], if there is something unique and fresh and unexpected to do with the character and the world,” he told the magazine. “I’ve always loved the experience. I’ve been very thankful I’ve been able to do something different each time.”
Hemsworth has been playing Marvel’s Thor since 2011’s Thor. Thor: Ragnarok revived the character after bringing in Taika Waititi’s comedic style in 2017, and followed that with Thor: Love And Thunder.
The fourth installment of the saga of the Asgardian god leaves the door open for more, but also sets up the passing of the baton to another hero in the future.
“I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean?” Hemsworth says. “I feel like it probably warrants that. 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?”
Hemsworth recently finished filming the Mad Max prequel Furiosa and says that he wants to keep pursuing different sorts of projects.
“I like the intimacy of a smaller, more grounded piece,” Hemsworth tells Vanity Fair, adding that he wants to make a romantic drama. “I like the fact that I’m not learning fight choreography or wearing a heavy costume which is uncomfortable and making me want to pull my hair out. But I’ve also been very lucky, like in Furiosa, to have a very intimate character storyline in amongst a bigger setting.”