Taika Waititi May Return for Thor 5 If Chris Hemsworth Does

Taika Waititi shared his surprise seeing “Thor Will Return” and further says he’d be happy to helm if Chris Hemsworth returns as well. MCU is now known to secure cast and crew as movie-to-movie project basis. This means that contracts they prepare only cover one or so movie project for the talents. Marvel President Kevin Feige said that contracts now vary from project to project. Further, he expressed that the studio would want to keep the people excited to come into the MCU.

At the end of Thor: Love and Thunder, the screen said “Thor Will Return”. The audience have sort of expected an announcement for future Thor but contrary to the rest, it’s a surprise for Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth.

This actually implies they haven’t inked any paper with their names for a return of Thor with MCU. Is Marvel keeping the ball in their court? Perhaps. However, given the fact that Waititi has revived the franchise of the God of Thunder, he may just have the first offer. With Chris Hemsworth, however, it’s safe to say the role is his for the taking.

Taika Waititi May Return for Thor 5 If Chris Hemsworth Does

Taika Waititi May Return for Thor 5 If Chris Hemsworth Does

Image: Marvel Studios

Hemsworth, having 4 Thor-led movies under his belt plus Avengers movies, is the only actor who has played the role in the MCU. However, his official run as the Marvel god, for all we know is only until Thor: Love and Thunder. Upon seeing the movie’s end card, Waititi shared:

That was a surprise to me, too. I’m not joking. I saw it in the theater and I was like, ‘Oh, sh-t. Really?’ Even Chris was like, ‘What?’ But, of course he’ll be back. He’s the best character. I mean, I may be a little biased, but he’s the most fun to watch.

Now, I don’t know what would be next. I would definitely do one, but only if Chris did it. But it would need to be something surprising and unexpected for me to want to do it. Like what would be the new take? The battles and all the fighting is fine, but I would want something that feels unexpected when it comes to the story. Like making just a $5 million movie with no fighting at all, just Thor on a road trip. Like [Alexander Payne’s 2013 film] Nebraska.

Considering that the movie reportedly had 4 hours run prior to the editing table, Waititi’s last remark could very well be true.  Hemsworth even said that it was like a Monty Python skit. But thankfully, Thor has a whole trove of stories to tell the world. From the comics alone, there are a number of storylines they can explore.

Taika Waititi May Return for Thor 5 If Chris Hemsworth Does

Taika Waititi May Return for Thor 5 If Chris Hemsworth Does

Image: Marvel Studios

By Feige’s words:

I know this: there are many, many other Thor stories in the comics that we talk about a lot. And as we watch Chris Hemsworth continue to grow and evolve as a major acting talent, I would be excited to see how he keeps evolving this complex character.

Chris Hemsworth has placed the character very close to his heart. He even joked about keeping it for a time that would contend with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Hemsworth says:

Each time, if the opportunity comes up and presents itself, I’m just open to whatever creative exploration can happen, thanks to different writers and directors and so on. But I love playing the character, I really do. It always comes down to: ‘Is this script different to the last one? Are we repeating something?’ And when it becomes too familiar, I think that’s when I’d have to say, ‘Yeah, no …’ I’d like to exit before people tell me to exit.

Thor: Love and Thunder is on its second week, catch the movie in one of the theaters near you.

But it does not end here and now.

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