Earlier today we brought you some comments from Chris Evans about Avengers: Infinity War, and now it’s the turn of Chris Hemsworth, who has been chatting to The Toronto Sun about the sheer scale of the highly-anticipated superhero blockbuster and its as-yet-untitled sequel.
“This is one of the biggest things in film history and to be a part of it was just incredible,” said Hemsworth. “I think what these characters are about to face — with Thanos — there’s been nothing quite like it. There are 76 cast members or something like that. I think what people are going to be excited about is what I was excited about and that’s Thor meeting the Guardians and Iron Man meeting Doctor Strange. They’re going to be massive. I finished literally two days ago and I looked at (directors) Joe and Anthony Russo and said, ‘I don’t know how you guys have gotten this far and I don’t know how you’re going to hold it together and complete this thing, but my hat’s off to you.’”
Avengers 4 marks the end of Hemsworth’s contract with Marvel, although he’s already expressed an interest in continuing his time as Thor, and that’s something he reiterated to USA Today as he provided an update on his contract status:
“Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it. I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again. It’s sort of a scary thought. This really seemed like this never-ending thing. And now it’s potentially finishing. I felt like we re-invented him [with Thor: Ragnarok]. There is a bigger platform now to continue if we want to. Kevin Feige said, ‘Look, we just have to concentrate on [Avengers] now. So who knows [if Thor 4 will happen]? It’s a conversation for further down the road, if it was going to happen. I want to slow down for a minute and make some decisions on a rested brain.”
As he revealed earlier this week, Hemsworth has already tossed around some ideas for Thor 4 with Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, so assuming Marvel wants him back, it would seem likely that we haven’t seen the last of his God of Thunder.
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 in the UK and May 4th 2018 in the US and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.