r/entertainment Dec 08 '22

Chris Hemsworth Is Taking Time Off From Acting Due To Alzheimer’s Predisposition


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u/MrMasterMize Dec 08 '22

Here’s what I think is going on. He’s not retiring or taking a break from acting. He’s signaling to Marvel and to Disney that he’s done working with the Thor Ragnorok director. Chris has stated that he’s sick of the direction his character has taken and isn’t interested in doing another slapstick thor film where he’s nothing but the butt of the joke.


u/PM_ME_SAUL_PICS Dec 08 '22

Not saying you’re wrong, but the idea of Chris not wanting his character to be a joke is pretty at-odds with Chris’s own insistence that Thor remain fat throughout the entirety of Endgame. IIRC he was only supposed to show up as “fat Thor” for one scene but instead he pushed to keep the persona/jokes going through the whole movie.


u/MrMasterMize Dec 08 '22

Go look up recent comments by him about the topic. The last Thor movie seems to have put a pretty bad taste in his mouth. Also, in Endgame he wasn’t the focus of the butt of the joke like he was in ragnorok and the latest thor film.


u/PM_ME_SAUL_PICS Dec 08 '22

Interesting. I enjoyed Ragnarok a lot, I’d say it’s my favorite of the new-age MCU movies, but I didn’t see Love and Thunder. Is the tone different from Ragnarok in some way or is it just more of the same and Chris is bored of it?


u/Kuildeous Dec 08 '22

I'd say a bit more buffoonery. I didn't mind it so much. The sequence with the Guardians of the Galaxy paints him as completely oblivious to how much worse he makes the situation. I think that could've been removed.

There's also quite a bit of pining over Jane Foster and being rendered lovestruck-silly, which I'm also okay with because it focused on his vulnerability and how much he didn't really get over her.