Chris Hemsworth debuted as Marvel’s God of Thunder in 2011 with the first Thor movie. Eleven years later, after starring in four Avengers movies and three Thor movies, Hemsworth is set to return for the fourth solo movie Thor: Love and Thunder next month.
Given that three out of six original Avengers actors — Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson — already left the MCU — the fans started wondering how long will the other three remain part of the franchise. Jeremy Renner reprised the role of Clint Barton in the Hawkeye TV series last year, and currently, it’s unknown if he’s going to play the character again. Mark Ruffalo will reprise the role of Hulk later this year in the She-Hulk series.
Chris Hemsworth is returning next month in Thor: Love and Thunder, and it’s unknown if this is his last MCU project. Of course, the fans will surely want more of Hemsworth’s Thor after Love and Thunder, but nothing lasts forever. Still, we don’t know how will Love and Thunder finish, will it be a send-off for the character, or if the movie will finish with the open door for more Thor adventures in the future.
Two persons who know the best if Thor will continue to be part of the MCU after Love and Thunder are Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth. Of course, they cannot officially say anything about Thor’s possible future in the MCU, but recently they both teased that Love and Thunder may not be the last we’ll see of Thor in the MCU.
“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.” — Kevin Feige for Total Film
“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, this doesn’t… I think I’ve… I’d like to exit before people tell me to exit.” — Chris Hemsworth for Total Film
Kevin Feige recently revealed that Phase 4 of the MCU is nearing its end and the next Phase should be revealed soon. Disney also announced that the next D23 Expo event will be held next September, where new projects should be announced. We wouldn’t be surprised if we’d finally get some legit news about Blade, Deadpool 3, Captain America 4, Fantastic Four, and other upcoming projects, and who knows, maybe there’s a future for Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder hidden somewhere too.