Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor

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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.
Watch the video to see the Endgame directors reveal how Chris Hemsworth reacted to Fat Thor!
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May 9, 2019

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Aloysius O'Hare Air
In short words he doesn't give one fuck, he's still getting paid
Justin Harvey
Justin Harvey 3 days ago
I think it was pretty obvious Chris had fun with the role.
Those Indian Guys
I got a fat suit like Chris. But only problem. I couldn’t find the zipper😔. Can anyone help😥😑
TheHulkbuster13 5 days ago
Girlfriend wanted me to have a 6 pack like Thor. After seeing the film I asked her Read more Why would you want a 6 pack when you can have a keg like THor?
Sacrificial Lamb
Sacrificial Lamb 5 days ago
Thor "The Dude" Lebowski
Koala Guy
Koala Guy 6 days ago
I really wanted to become Thor I am now
Sureizu 5 days ago
Wish I could but no matter how much I eat (including junk food) I can never gain weight so I just look like a twig. 😔😔
pewyoutuber 7 days ago
The main question, did chris actually get fat for that??
Dhede Madong
Dhede Madong 8 days ago
Black Panther
Black Panther 8 days ago
Thanos: I Destroyed the stones. Thor : On whose direction? Thanos: My master, Noobmaster69 Rocket: Thor, you should have gone for the victory royale.
GTA Action Theater
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.
Mr. Emerald The Green
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
Da’Jour Thompson
Da’Jour Thompson 10 days ago
Thor went from having the body of the Comic Book superhero, to having the body of a comic book fanboy.
tara degelmon
tara degelmon 10 days ago
BFT Big Fat Thor
patrick 11 days ago
of course it was for a cheap (or $$$$$$$$) laugh. its ridiculous to think otherwise.
SHCcomics 12 days ago
Thor fights war Thor fights iraq But most importantly Thor drinks that
Ketofication 12 days ago
Nigga sclave
Nigga sclave 13 days ago
When i finally got thor's body,he became old me,like we switched places lol
Magni Thorson
Magni Thorson 14 days ago
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...
Hems"worthy" fat Thor 😂😂😂
Mike Hedrick
Mike Hedrick 16 days ago
No homo but I actually like fat thor
Jackson Sandell
Jackson Sandell 16 days ago
I got a fuckin Chris hemsworth workout ad on this video...
Alexandru von Carstein Zarovich
Chris Hemsworth vs Jason Momoa, surfing contest!
NightSeaBreeze 17 days ago
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".
ayu kursia
ayu kursia 19 days ago
Nino DeJernett
Nino DeJernett 20 days ago
He has a fat suit in him that has a zipper in and that suit is about 60 to 80 kilos
Nino DeJernett
Nino DeJernett 20 days ago
Oops I did a typo I meant on*
Jacek Kuc
Jacek Kuc 20 days ago
Stop watching after cut Thor hair ! Thor have blond long hair !
Khoa Do
Khoa Do 20 days ago
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
ninji sedemai
ninji sedemai 21 day ago
Atleast thor has his hippe hair back...
Jerryskeeper O
Jerryskeeper O 21 day ago
Chubby Thor made him more real
Adelia Hammond
Adelia Hammond 21 day ago
That’s what happens to footballers when they are no longer professionally competing.
Francis Abriam
Francis Abriam 22 days ago
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"
M. Ch.
M. Ch. 22 days ago
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Thor has his own video game vlog.
V Tae
V Tae 22 days ago
Thor was the funniest in avenger endgame.. 😂😂😂
Cinora 23 days ago
Woah, now fat people can play Thor too
Kermit The frog
Kermit The frog 23 days ago
He isn’t just as powerful though
HelloBunnysPhil HBP
bruh her fat was old, and then.. he have abs btw im not gay i have gf..
Webby The Dino
Webby The Dino 24 days ago
I just want to know if the actor actually gained weight or just wore a fat suit
maglot the panda bear
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. :)
Peter Parker
Peter Parker 25 days ago
Fat Thor Always Makes me Laugh When I see him I just can't get over it🤧😂
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*Thor, come help us!* *Hold my beer..No, wait, give it back.*
Adam Basta
Adam Basta 26 days ago
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....
Polski_ 27 days ago
But is thor fat now in real life too or not?
Luke Hickey
Luke Hickey 27 days ago
It's called a fatsuit
TZ3C 28 days ago
They used a slub and put Thor’s head
Julia 1984
Julia 1984 28 days ago
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.
SonicTroll 28 days ago
did chris hemsworth get fat for this version of thor??
TheGalGamer 29 days ago
I'm just going to say, it's really boring listening to this monotone voice. I thought I was going to HEAR Chris Hemsworth.
Ty Gaming
Ty Gaming 29 days ago
Now it's easy to cosplay thor
lqzy artist
lqzy artist 29 days ago
he thicc
ironhood 0937
ironhood 0937 Month ago
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