Fear not, Thor fans. It looks like Chris Hemsworth isn’t leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. The actor recently caught up with Polish magazine Elle Man and put millions of hearts at ease regarding his potential retirement.
Hemsworth is slated to star in his fourth solo film in the MCU, Thor: Love and Thunder, which is set to premiere in 2022. No other actor from the franchise has starred in four solo flicks. Both Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. famously retired from their roles as Captain America and Iron Man after Avengers: Endgame.
“I’m not going into any retirement period,” Hemsworth said (translated via People). “Thor is way too young for that. I’m only 1,500 years old! It is definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so.”
Hemsworth also dished on the script for Love and Thunder, noting that he was more excited reading it than he was when he got the pages for Thor: Ragnarok.
“I’m glad that after all that happened in Avengers: Endgame, I’m still part of the Marvel Universe and we can continue the story of Thor. Of course, I can’t reveal anything about the plot, but to satisfy your curiosity, I will say that reading the script… I had a lot more fun than on Thor: Ragnarok, and that shows something, because this movie was brilliant.”
Love and Thunder will see the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will wield Mjolnir as Lady Thor. Tessa Thompson will be back as well reprising her role as Valkyrie, the MCU’s first LGBTQ character. There is no word yet on whether Tom Hiddleston will return as Loki, but many suspect his series on Disney Plus will tie into the fourth Thor flick.
For now, Thor: Love and Thunder is the only MCU project in the works for Hemsworth, but fans have been speculating that he will show up in the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy. When fans last saw the God of Thunder, he was alongside Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and some of the Guardians as they departed Earth on what appeared to be a search mission for Gamora (Zoe Saldana).
Thor even joked in the movie that they are the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” suggesting they have more of a future together than just a brief scene. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have a premiere date at this time but is supposed to come in 2022 or beyond. Filming for both films has not yet begun.