In an apparent but plausible dispute Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder Director Taika Waititi, franchise star Chris Hemsworth, has said that not only will he no longer work with any “mad genius” directors, but that he’s only interested in returning as the God of Thunder if “it’s something unique There’s something fresh and unexpected to do with the character and the world.”
RELATED: Announced Star Wars writer-director Taika Waititi claims he forgot about the prequel movies starring Natalie Portman
If there’s anyone privy to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s tendency to ruin its characters in the service of cheap laughs, this is it Thor Quadrilogy star Chris Hemsworth,
From reinventing the exact same “I must find myself” plot line in almost every appearance he performs, to being demoted from royal prince of a powerful kingdom to walking, occasionally hammer-wielding laughing stock, Hemsworths Thor has the postInfinite War Inability to treat his characters with any semblance of respect or care.
Given this bastardization of what was once presented as one of the MCU’s most engaging heroes, it’s no surprise that the actor has become increasingly discerning in his choice of roles of late.
RELATED: Thor: Love And Thunder star Tessa Thompson says Valkyrie’s portrayal of bisexuality was “a big talking point” between her and director Taika Waititi
Speaking to Vanity Fair following the discovery, revealed in the fifth installment of its Disney Plus series LimitlessBecause he’s genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease, Hemsworth was asked by outlet writer Anthony Breznican if “these longevity-focused experiences are changing the way you plan your own future?” the actor said “One hundred percent” confirmed.
“I’ve just gotten to the point in my life where I’m meeting with different directors [people say] “Oh yes, you see, he’s a mad genius,” said Hemsworth
“He’s crazy, but he’s a genius and he’s going to make great films.” I’m like, ‘Is this the person I want to spend my days with?’ Four months, five months of shooting and then there’s press and possible reshoots and so on.”
RELATED RUMOR: The Fantastic Four make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut with a time-traveling adventure set in the 1960s
Though Hemsworth didn’t name names, given the director’s reputation for being more concerned with subverting expectations than delivering a coherent story, and his active disregard for quality control of his own films, it’s suspected that the actor’s new project’s review process emerged from his work experience with the aforementioned Waititi.
Supporting this theory is the fact that of the directors most recently collaborating with Hemsworth, Waititi is by far the most eccentric of the bunch – you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would describe seriously respected creatives as Drew Goddard (The hut in the forest, Bad times at El Royale), F.Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Men in Black: International) and Josef Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick, Spiderhead) as “crazy”.
RELATED RUMOURS: Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Will Be Rewritten, Original Script Reportedly Ripped From ‘Underworld’, and ‘Ridiculously Awakened in a Particularly Obnoxious Way’
To that end, Hemsworth told Breznican, “If something is going to draw me away from my family and kids right now, it has to be a positive, constructive, and collaborative experience.”
“I worked with George Miller on the new Fury Road prequel [Furiosa], part of the Mad Max saga,” he recalled, “and I said to my agent, ‘That’s where I want to work my time; with someone who is kind, collaborative and interesting.’”
Specifically on the subject of Miller, Hemsworth claimed that while he’s certainly “a genius,” he’s “not the crazy guy.”
“[Miller is a director who] is very aware of how his energy affects others and how he has the power to make your day awesome or crappy and chooses to make it a positive experience,” the actor explained. “The whole crew, everyone is in a better mood. It amazes me that some people in this position don’t understand that.”
RELATED: Marvel Producer Says Third ‘Black Panther’ Movie Not Guaranteed Depends ‘How Audiences Receive ‘Wakanda Forever’
As you would expect from any interview with a Marvel star, the conversation finally turned to his future in the MCU.
When asked “Is there more Thor in your future?” by Breznican, Hemsworth admitted, “I don’t know. I think there’s more to say if people want to hear it.”
“They always [tease more at the end of their moves]’ said the actor. “See, I’m totally open to it if there’s something unique, fresh, and unexpected about the character and the world.”
“I’ve always loved that experience,” he added. “I am very grateful that I was able to do something different every time.”
Hemsworth speculated on what a future outing might mean for the Odinson, opining “I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean?”
“I feel like it probably justifies that,” he continued. “I have a feeling it would probably be the finale, but that’s not based on anything anyone told me or any plans.”
“You have this birth of a hero, journey of a hero, then death of a hero, and I don’t know – am I at that stage?” Hemsworth Castle. “Who knows?”
NEXT: Chris Hemsworth claims Marvel Studios’ enthusiasm for his return to Thor is waning