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Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor


Thor’s new look in Avengers: Endgame has been
a hot topic amongst Marvel fans since the moment the film dropped in theaters. People have been bickering back and forth
over whether the god of thunder gaining a noticeable amount of weight, letting his hair
grow long and his beard get scraggly, and settling into a routine of beer, chips, and
video games was a cheap attempt at laughs or an accurate depiction of the effects trauma
and grief can have on a person. Amongst all this chatter, one person who has
remained pretty quiet about “fat Thor” in Endgame is Thor himself, famously fit actor
Chris Hemsworth. Thanks to Endgame directors Joe and Anthony
Russo, we know how Hemsworth reacted to the news that his hammer-swinging hero character
would sport a different physique in the film. Speaking in a recent interview with Sirius
XM, the Russos shared that Hemsworth was totally on board for chubby Thor and was ready to
take the character in a new direction. As Joe Russo put it, “Hemsworth is up for anything. He likes to take risks.” “That’s a nice way of putting it.” Anthony chimed in from there, explaining that
he and Joe gave Hemsworth a call to discuss where Thor’s personal journey would go in
Endgame and how his character arc would wrap up. The initial conversation took place quite
a while before Endgame and its predecessor Infinity War, which were shot back-to-back,
began filming, meaning the Russos and Hemsworth knew well in advance what Thor would look,
feel, and act like in the epic ensemble movie. Anthony Russo said, “Before the script was ready, when we called
him to pitch the character arc, he was either still finishing or had just finished Ragnarok. But he was so energized by the work he had
done with Taika [Waititi] in that movie in terms of coming up with a comedic and irreverent
Thor.” Anthony’s brother Joe finished the thought,
saying, “And we were like, ‘Wait until you hear what
we’ve got for you.'” Hemsworth couldn’t open up much about what
happened with Thor in Endgame or offer explicit details about the hero’s transformation until
the movie premiered in theaters in late April, but he did offer a tiny tease to USA Today
ahead of the pic’s debut. The Aussie actor told the outlet that he and
the Russos had multiple, in-depth talks regarding Thor’s change from the god of thunder with
lightning coursing through his veins to a self-conscious guy that his fellow Avengers
tease has Cheez Whiz flowing through him instead. Of course, Hemsworth had to keep mum about
the specifics at that time, though he did explain that he, quote, “wanted to do something
different” and push Thor to his limits in Endgame. He told USA Today, “[The Russos] were on board and we sat for
many hours and days and discussed kind of how far we could push it and what we could
do different.” “Fat Thor” certainly is different to any other
iteration of the hero fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before. It was a bold move on the part of Hemsworth
and the Russo brothers, and definitely caused a rift in the Marvel fandom, but it’s evident
that there was no ill intent behind the decision. Rather, it sounds like the Endgame team wanted
to depict Thor in a brand-new light while making a point about how everyone handles
feelings of grief and guilt in their own ways and how there isn’t just one right way to
be a hero. One of the most prominent takeaways from “fat
Thor” in the film is that he never underwent a fat-to-fit transformation in order to boost
his confidence or to prove to himself and others that he is worthy of being a superhero. Instead, Thor was able to summon his hammer
Mjolnir and fight the brutal battle against Thanos at the end of Endgame, while keeping
on the extra pounds he gained over the five years post-Snap. He may not look the way he used to, but he’s
just as powerful, and that’s an important message to send to audiences. Like Avengers: Endgame screenwriter Christopher
Markus once explained, “We leave him in that state at the end of
the movie. Even though he’s emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it’s not his weight… And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end
of the movie, and he’s carrying some weight.” And as Anthony Russo stated in a recent interview, “We find ‘fat Thor’ as inspiring as any version
of Thor because he’s so relatable. It’s a very human version of the character.” Thor appears positioned to make a return in
the MCU with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, given where he wound up at the end of Endgame. The Russos did note in their Sirius XM interview
that it’s ultimately up to director James Gunn whether Thor plays a part in the upcoming
film, but if he does, it seems his big belly and bushy beard might be coming back, too. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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100 thoughts on “Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor

  1. I'm just going to say, it's really boring listening to this monotone voice. I thought I was going to HEAR Chris Hemsworth.

  2. Communists have officially taken Hollywood. They emasculated Thor. At the end he gave up his royal authority, handing it over to a female. All the most masculine characters surrendered to political correctness. The Hulk turned into a coward. Captain America gave up his iconic shield. Star Lord pussy-whipped, beat up by girls.

  3. I have to agree with the Russo brothers for the character fat Thor shows a different approach ad the biggest turns of events can affect people in mant states from mental, physical, and spiritual….

  4. Thor in Endgame was a DISGRACE! The russos treated depression like it was a JOKE! NOT FUNNY! This was extremely offensive to people with weight issues,alcohol issues, and gaming issues. ALSO the fat suit was harmful on Chris's back. I vote for fat thor to not come back. I vote for fitness montage at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. Thats it. 🙂

  5. Overused jokes that arent funny anymore

    "I never imagined thor being me!!!" (There are some others that changed it a little bit but it still counts)

    "Superheroes cant be fat!

    Thor:Hold my beer

    Thor:No wait give that back"

  6. my girlfriend keeps saying i need to work harder to have a body like Thor… well looks like i'm one 6 pack and 2 boxes of tacos away. Hard work does pay off

  7. They just wanted to make the hot guy unattractive. Hollywood likes to "try" to change our opinions forcibly. So when someone asks you now who your favorite Avenger is, you won't say Thor and if you do, people will say, "but he got fat".

  8. To be honest that thor in endgame was the worst version of mcu thor…instead of letting thor learn from his mistakes and allowing him to become the protector and all father of the universe as Odin is dead and never let threats like thanos make chaos like that….the Rossos give us a fat and weaker than captain America version of thor…i mean this is thor we are talking about not ironman or cap or ant man, Thor a god…God damn man…

  9. Thor went from having the body of the Comic Book superhero, to having the body of a comic book fanboy.

  10. I think it was handled beautifully,,, I totally understood where they were coming from in that everyone handles grief and sever sorrow differently and that sever depression can make you give up on yourself. And I LOVE how Thor didn’t have to return to being fit to get his mojo back

  11. I sat next to a fat guy in the theater for end game and he didn't laugh at any of Thor's fat scenes.

  12. Thanos: I Destroyed the stones.
    Thor : On whose direction?
    Thanos: My master, Noobmaster69
    Rocket: Thor, you should have gone for the victory royale.

  13. Girlfriend wanted me to have a 6 pack like Thor. After seeing the film I asked her

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    Why would you want a 6 pack when you can have a keg like THor?

  14. I got a fat suit like Chris. But only problem. I couldn’t find the zipper😔. Can anyone help😥😑

  15. This shows anyone can lose weight, hendsworth gained a lot of wait on purpose and became chubby and then went back to ripped under two years, this shows that obese people have no excuse to not lose weight and shows chubby people or overweight people can quickly lose weight… but people are lazy.

  16. The writers have made a slight error (imho): Thor is supposed to have friends, but although he's hit by PTSD, they mock him and put him down even more rather then encourage him. If it wasn't for his hammer, he would've end up in a ditch while his pseudo friends would've made fun about it.

  17. First of all, Thor is a Norse God not a mortal. Fat Thor was a crime against Mythological Deities/ Fat Thor proved the Russo brothers are FAT HEADS. I will Never go to see another Marvel Movie again after seeing the mockery they made of the Thunder God/ The best part of the movie was the tribute to Stan Lee at the end of a WAAAY Too Long Movie. Marvel fans deserved Better/

  18. I fucking love fat thor, he's hilarious! I don't want normal Thor back any time soon 🤣🤣🤣

  19. I bet he was super excited when he heard he had to get fat I bet he was like:yes I can finally eat fast food every single day

  20. Random person: I wanna look like Thor!
    Random person: yes I did it!
    Random person goes to endgame and sees Thor: NOOOOOOOOO!!!

  21. Fat Thor was hilarious. I am actually happy Endgame didn't take itself as seriously as IW. Both are awesome in their own way.

  22. If you believe the media then there are way too many people out there that are upset over fat Thor. If anyone is upset then they are way too serious and probably live in a fantasy world most of the time instead of facing real life. People, the world isn't perfect, there are real life obese people in our world. Instead of complaining about a fictional movie characters weight gain go out and do something constructive like volunteering your time, helping someone less fortunate than you and even lose weight and get in shape if you're obese. Did he say something like I want to be like humans and be fat, drunk and lazy? No Did he say I'm making fun of people who are fat, drunk and lazy? No The character he played was funny but wasn't meant to offend anyone. This politically correct crap is getting ridiculous. Lighten up people and get a life!!!

  23. Loose your entire family Wich happened to me and all my friends due to drugs.its not for comedy you loose people close to you your body and mind will crumble for enough time it takes to heal and u out never really heal.i also got fat took Xanax like gummie bears and did nothing but get fucked up and eat

  24. I though Chris gained weight for the film, and I believed this for months and just a couple weeks ago I found out he was wearing a realistic prosthetic fat suit!!!

  25. I think when Chris read the script for Thor getting bodied by thanos, he prolly decided to change his characters appearance that’ll make viewers think he was in a weak state (when he prolly wasn’t) in order to save thors reputation as one of the strongest characters. So making Thor seem like he’s in weak state would make ppl believe he can still easily redeem himself to be the one of the strongest again

  26. exactly. Fat Thor is a reminder that EVERYONE can become a superhero if he decides too whether you were addicted to videogames and chips or not. You can always make the concious decision to take action.

  27. I find it funny that we have to talk about Thor and "fat" Thor like they are two different ppl…u really got nothing better to discuss and make a video about?

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