The Marvel Cinematic Universe studio is facing interesting times ahead with the contractual agreements with some of the keys actors who played a key role in its franchises coming to an end. One of Marvel’s leading actors whose contract is also ending is Chris Hemsworth. USA Today recently talked to Hemsworth who noted that his acting roles for Marvel Studios had come to an end. This signified the end of his role as Thor, one of the leading characters in the Avengers series.
Chris Hemsworth with Marvel studios
Chris Hemsworth has featured in a number of films from Marvel Studios. These include the following:
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Thor (2011)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Avengers 4
Hemsworth’s reaction to his ending contract
In most cases, the end of contracts for actors is often observed as an opportunity for them to pursue other mega projects. It is also perceived as a way to give a chance to new actors to come on the scene. Therefore, most actors often look behind with mixed feelings on their successes and failures. However, this is not the case for Hemsworth. He notes that his role as Thor seemed like something that would not come to an end, and it scares him whenever he thinks that his ending contract means an end to his role. While talking to USA Today, Hemsworth notes that Thor: Ragnarok, redefined Thor as a character and he had started enjoying his re-invented role.
Unfortunately for him, this seems to have come rather too late.
The future of Thor
Despite the ending contract at Marvel studios, Hemsworth is eager to see whether the owners of this studio will consider extending his contract with a release of a new Thor movie. During the New Year’s Eve celebrations, Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi discussed the possibility of releasing further movies for Marvel studios considering the fact that they had redefined the role of Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers 4, which will be released around May 2019. As such, the newly invented role of Thor has given them numerous ideas on how this character can feature in future films. He notes that he discussed the issue with the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige. Hemsworth told USA Today that Feige encouraged him to concentrate on filming Avengers 4 and was noncommittal on whether he would consider the character Thor in his future films.
For the fans of Thor character in the Avengers franchise, there is an element of hope that Marvel studios could consider renewing Hemsworth contract for the sake of keeping him [Thor] alive. Therefore, the undertakers might need to wait a little longer before holding Thor’s funeral. Thor’s delayed “death” is good news for Hemsworth since this means that he still has work to do and a
contract to hold onto. From experience, Marvel is likely to renew Hemsworth contract if Iron Man franchise is anything to go by. Note that Marvel studios extended Robert Downey Jr’s contract for him to feature in Iron Man 4, which is likely to be released in 2020.
Therefore, renewing Hemsworth contract for one or two more Avengers franchise movies will be nothing out of the ordinary.
Meanwhile, as Marvel Studios’ fans, we have no choice but to play the game of “let’s wait and see” for now.