Even God rested on the seventh day, so it’s no surprise that the god of thunder wants a break—from saving the world that is!
Thor star Chris Hemsworth, 32, confirmed in an Independent article that he wants to trade in his cape and hammer for different roles—and sooner than we hoped. This is a shame!
While talking to The Daily Telegraph, Hemsworth referenced Huntsman co-star Charlize Theron’s 2003 movie, Monster, which earned her an Academy Award for best actress. “The plan was to do something like that. I just couldn’t find the right thing. I definitely have a yearning for something contemporary and real and simpler. That would be the focus.”
“Some things were close. It was like maybe…” he added. “But you are so much better off not working than doing the wrong thing.”.
Since we have seen Hemsworth become a fixture in feature films, between the Marvel movies, In the Heart of the Sea, and the upcoming Ghostbusters, it might be an adjustment to see him go from hero to sidekick on the big screen. But based on the Ghostbusters trailer, the Australian actor seemed to have no problem transitioning into a supporting role in a different genre. (Spoiler: He makes being a nerd look good.)
But not so fast, Hemsworth! The actor is still on contract for Marvel, with the third installment of the Thor franchise, Ragnarok, coming in November, 2017, and Avengers: Infinity Wars parts one and two premiering in May, 2018 and 2019 respectively, Hemsworth will still be sporting the cape and hammer for another three years. Let’s hope that satisfies his fan base.
When talking about the role with Independent, Hemsworth said he still gets nervous before wielding his mythical hammer, Mjolnir. “I used to suffer from it quite badly when I first started out. It’s still there now but I sort of acknowledge it differently. I just accept that it’s going to be there and use the anxiety as a motivator.”
Thor: Ragnarok is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2017.