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Chris Hemsworth Confirms He Isn’t Handing Over Role of Thor Anytime Soon

Marvel Studios thinks you’re stupid and they didn’t use to. I don’t know when it started, but their marketing relies more and more on telling you things that are obviously not true and hoping you believe them, like that everyone who died in Infinity War would stay dead or that Natalie Portman was going to become Thor.

Now, yes, Portman’s Jane Foster “became” Thor in the comics for a little bit but we all knew that was going to last about as long as Jean-Paul Valley being Batman or Superman being dead. Thor is Thor, Peter Parker is Spider-Man and Bruce Wayne is Batman, and those things aren’t going to change, ever.

Marvel has been promoting Thor: Love and Thunder as if Chris Hemsworth would be handing his hammer over to Natalie Portman and them I don’t know, fucking off to medical school as crippled student Donald Blake, which was a real thing the comics did when Thor was still a Captain Marvel clone (the Shazam one, not the Brie Larson one).

Hemsworth recently confirmed what we all knew, though, and it was that he wasn’t planning on going anywhere anytime soon. Here’s what he said in an interview with Polish magazine Elle Man, via Variety when he was asked if he was going to retire from the MCU.

“Are you crazy?! I’m not going into any retirement period. Thor is far too young for that. He’s only 1,500 years old,” he said. “It’s definitely not a film that I say goodbye to this brand. At least I hope so.”

My guess is that Portman will get a version of Thor’s destroyed hammer Mjolnir somehow, through time-travel shenanigans or something, maybe Loki brings it with him from that timeline where he didn’t die in Infinity War or something. Thor will continue to be Thor and Jane Foster will use his old hammer to be Thunderstrike or something.

Did anyone really believe that Marvel was going to replace Thor before Hemsworth wanted to quit? It’s not like Disney pushed Robert Downey, Jr. or Chris Evans out the door, they’d still be making Avengers movies if they wanted and I’m not sure Evans’ giant hog would even make it through the door if he didn’t want it to.

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