Chris Hemsworth wants to continue playing his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to a recent interview with IGN.
Having just wrapped up filming for Avengers 4, Hemsworth found himself at the end of his original contract with Marvel. Despite some doubt in the past, Hemsworth confirmed that he would love to be able to continue his role for years to come telling IGN, "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."
Hemsworth then commented on how the Thor character has unfolded, and what that means for the next installment of the series. "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."
While many might argue that the first two standalone Thor films were slightly less than stellar in comparison to some of Marvel's other offerings, Thor: Ragnarok was a huge success and seemed to reinvigorate the series. Of course, the God of Thunder is a pivotal part of the Avengers films as well. So, it is definitely a good sign for fans to hear that least one of the main heroes is down to stay on board for the entirety of the marathon that Marvel has created with the MCU.
Hemsworth's comments also hinted at more character evolution for Thor in the series, another tidbit that is sure to keep fans eagerly anticipating the next few films in the series, as if they were not already doing so. While Hemsworth's comments are not an official confirmation, a new contract extension might be a little more likely now given he is on board to continue being the "strongest Avenger." He went on to tell IGN, "right now, it’s about Avengers and it’s about that storyline and those characters. That’s the focus, in all honesty; I haven’t had conversations about anything else beyond that."
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to hit open in theaters in May 4, 2018 with the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4 projected for a 2019 theatrical release. Not hyped-up enough for Infinity War yet? Check out the trailer here.