As you already know, many major actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have their contracts expiring after the currently untitled Avengers 4 movie that follows Avengers: Infinity War. It was recently revealed that Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, has wrapped filming on Avengers 4 – meaning that as of right now, his status in the MCU is uncertain:
Just spoke to Chris Hemsworth for #12strong. He told me he wrapped on the @Russo_Brothers #Avengers movies yesterday. Wonder when Disney will reveal the title of @Avengers 4… pic.twitter.com/5AGLuriggQ
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) January 5, 2018
While speaking to IGN this past week, Hemsworth says he wants to come back:
“I’ve just, literally two days ago, finished Avengers 4 and that’s my contract — my preexisting contract is done now, so it’s kind of like, ‘wow, that’s it. Two or three films ago I was like, ‘okay, a couple more.’ I was enjoying it but I was like… I felt a little restricted. And after this last experience with Taika, and actually these last two Avengers, I feel like we’ve reinvented the character a number of times — even in these next two, he evolves again, and you don’t get that opportunity often in a franchise. So I definitely feel a renewed sense of excitement and enthusiasm, and more so than ever, I think.”
And just last month, the actor had similar things to say about his future as Thor:
“I’ve been hugely impressed by Tom Holland [Spider-Man] and the way he’s handled the transition. I didn’t look that comfortable on my first three films. Literally, this is my sixth film and I’m finally feeling like I may be allowed to stick around and stay here. But he just came in and had such an ease to his performance.”
At this point, we’re obviously not sure if Thor dies in Infinity War or Avengers 4, but I’d personally suggest that something like that would be highly unlikely. Kevin Feige, however, has said that after Avengers 4, the MCU is going to be something new:
“There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”
Before Avengers 4 comes, though, we have Infinity War, and the synopsis of the film teases something huge:
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4th, while Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.
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