Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor

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Thor's new look in Avengers: Endgame has been a hot topic amongst Marvel fans since the moment the film dropped in theaters. People have been bickering back and forth over whether the god of thunder gaining a noticeable amount of weight, letting his hair grow long and his beard get scraggly, and settling into a routine of beer, chips, and video games was a cheap attempt at laughs or an accurate depiction of the effects trauma and grief can have on a person. Amongst all this chatter, one person who has remained pretty quiet about "fat Thor" in Endgame is Thor himself, famously fit actor Chris Hemsworth.
Thanks to Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, we know how Hemsworth reacted to the news that his hammer-swinging hero character would sport a different physique in the film.
Speaking in a recent interview with Sirius XM, the Russos shared that Hemsworth was totally on board for chubby Thor and was ready to take the character in a new direction. As Joe Russo put it,
"Hemsworth is up for anything. He likes to take risks."
"That's a nice way of putting it."
Anthony chimed in from there, explaining that he and Joe gave Hemsworth a call to discuss where Thor's personal journey would go in Endgame and how his character arc would wrap up. The initial conversation took place quite a while before Endgame and its predecessor Infinity War, which were shot back-to-back, began filming, meaning the Russos and Hemsworth knew well in advance what Thor would look, feel, and act like in the epic ensemble movie. Anthony Russo said,
"Before the script was ready, when we called him to pitch the character arc, he was either still finishing or had just finished Ragnarok. But he was so energized by the work he had done with Taika [Waititi] in that movie in terms of coming up with a comedic and irreverent Thor."
Anthony's brother Joe finished the thought, saying,
"And we were like, 'Wait until you hear what we've got for you.'"
Hemsworth couldn't open up much about what happened with Thor in Endgame or offer explicit details about the hero's transformation until the movie premiered in theaters in late April, but he did offer a tiny tease to USA Today ahead of the pic's debut. The Aussie actor told the outlet that he and the Russos had multiple, in-depth talks regarding Thor's change from the god of thunder with lightning coursing through his veins to a self-conscious guy that his fellow Avengers tease has Cheez Whiz flowing through him instead. Of course, Hemsworth had to keep mum about the specifics at that time, though he did explain that he, quote, "wanted to do something different" and push Thor to his limits in Endgame. He told USA Today,
"[The Russos] were on board and we sat for many hours and days and discussed kind of how far we could push it and what we could do different."
"Fat Thor" certainly is different to any other iteration of the hero fans have seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before. It was a bold move on the part of Hemsworth and the Russo brothers, and definitely caused a rift in the Marvel fandom, but it's evident that there was no ill intent behind the decision. Rather, it sounds like the Endgame team wanted to depict Thor in a brand-new light while making a point about how everyone handles feelings of grief and guilt in their own ways and how there isn't just one right way to be a hero.
One of the most prominent takeaways from "fat Thor" in the film is that he never underwent a fat-to-fit transformation in order to boost his confidence or to prove to himself and others that he is worthy of being a superhero. Instead, Thor was able to summon his hammer Mjolnir and fight the brutal battle against Thanos at the end of Endgame, while keeping on the extra pounds he gained over the five years post-Snap. He may not look the way he used to, but he's just as powerful, and that's an important message to send to audiences.
Like Avengers: Endgame screenwriter Christopher Markus once explained,
"We leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he's emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it's not his weight… And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying some weight."
And as Anthony Russo stated in a recent interview,
"We find 'fat Thor' as inspiring as any version of Thor because he's so relatable. It's a very human version of the character."
Thor appears positioned to make a return in the MCU with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, given where he wound up at the end of Endgame. The Russos did note in their Sirius XM interview that it's ultimately up to director James Gunn whether Thor plays a part in the upcoming film, but if he does, it seems his big belly and bushy beard might be coming back, too.
Watch the video to see the Endgame directors reveal how Chris Hemsworth reacted to Fat Thor!
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Comments

  • LOUD HARMONY

    LOUD HARMONY

    Day ago

    Isnt it racist to turn a famous avenger to a couch potato in the greatest movie in history

  • ModestHawk

    ModestHawk

    2 days ago

    Even though Thor is fat, he still has better abs than me

  • Soldierboy Dunkon’em

    Soldierboy Dunkon’em

    4 days ago

    This shows anyone can lose weight, hendsworth gained a lot of wait on purpose and became chubby and then went back to ripped under two years, this shows that obese people have no excuse to not lose weight and shows chubby people or overweight people can quickly lose weight... but people are lazy.

  • Aloysius O'Hare Air

    Aloysius O'Hare Air

    8 days ago

    In short words he doesn't give one fuck, he's still getting paid

  • Justin Harvey

    Justin Harvey

    8 days ago

    I think it was pretty obvious Chris had fun with the role.

  • Those Indian Guys

    Those Indian Guys

    9 days ago

    I got a fat suit like Chris. But only problem. I couldn’t find the zipper😔. Can anyone help😥😑

  • TheHulkbuster13

    TheHulkbuster13

    10 days ago

    Girlfriend wanted me to have a 6 pack like Thor. After seeing the film I asked her Read more Why would you want a 6 pack when you can have a keg like THor?

  • Sacrificial Lamb

    Sacrificial Lamb

    11 days ago

    Thor "The Dude" Lebowski

  • Koala Guy

    Koala Guy

    11 days ago

    I really wanted to become Thor I am now

  • Sureizu

    Sureizu

    11 days ago

    Wish I could but no matter how much I eat (including junk food) I can never gain weight so I just look like a twig. 😔😔

  • pewyoutuber

    pewyoutuber

    12 days ago

    The main question, did chris actually get fat for that??

  • Dhede Madong

    Dhede Madong

    14 days ago

    I FUCKING LOVE FAT THOR. FIGHT ME!

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    14 days ago

    Thanos: I Destroyed the stones. Thor : On whose direction? Thanos: My master, Noobmaster69 Rocket: Thor, you should have gone for the victory royale.

  • GTA Action Theater

    GTA Action Theater

    15 days ago

    I sat next to a fat guy in the theater for end game and he didn't laugh at any of Thor's fat scenes.

  • Mr. Emerald The Green

    Mr. Emerald The Green

    15 days ago

    I think it was handled beautifully,,, I totally understood where they were coming from in that everyone handles grief and sever sorrow differently and that sever depression can make you give up on yourself. And I LOVE how Thor didn’t have to return to being fit to get his mojo back

  • Da’Jour Thompson

    Da’Jour Thompson

    16 days ago

    Thor went from having the body of the Comic Book superhero, to having the body of a comic book fanboy.

  • tara degelmon

    tara degelmon

    16 days ago

    BFT Big Fat Thor

  • patrick

    patrick

    16 days ago

    of course it was for a cheap (or $$$$$$$$) laugh. its ridiculous to think otherwise.

  • SHCcomics

    SHCcomics

    17 days ago

    Thor fights war Thor fights iraq But most importantly Thor drinks that

  • Ketofication

    Ketofication

    18 days ago

    wow!

  • Nigga sclave

    Nigga sclave

    19 days ago

    When i finally got thor's body,he became old me,like we switched places lol

  • 30 K

    30 K

    20 days ago

    To be honest that thor in endgame was the worst version of mcu thor...instead of letting thor learn from his mistakes and allowing him to become the protector and all father of the universe as Odin is dead and never let threats like thanos make chaos like that....the Rossos give us a fat and weaker than captain America version of thor...i mean this is thor we are talking about not ironman or cap or ant man, Thor a god...God damn man...

  • THE DIAMOND POWERFORCEMINER //PFM DIAMOND

    THE DIAMOND POWERFORCEMINER //PFM DIAMOND

    21 day ago

    Hems"worthy" fat Thor 😂😂😂

  • Mike Hedrick

    Mike Hedrick

    22 days ago

    No homo but I actually like fat thor

  • Jackson Sandell

    Jackson Sandell

    22 days ago

    I got a fuckin Chris hemsworth workout ad on this video...

  • Alexandru von Carstein Zarovich

    Alexandru von Carstein Zarovich

    22 days ago

    Chris Hemsworth vs Jason Momoa, surfing contest!

  • NightSeaBreeze

    NightSeaBreeze

    23 days ago

    They just wanted to make the hot guy unattractive. Hollywood likes to "try" to change our opinions forcibly. So when someone asks you now who your favorite Avenger is, you won't say Thor and if you do, people will say, "but he got fat".

  • ayu kursia

    ayu kursia

    24 days ago

    2012 : I AM THOR! SON OF ODIN! 2019 : I AM THOR! SON OF A BIT**H!

  • Nino DeJernett

    Nino DeJernett

    25 days ago

    He has a fat suit in him that has a zipper in and that suit is about 60 to 80 kilos

  • Nino DeJernett

    Nino DeJernett

    25 days ago

    Oops I did a typo I meant on*

  • Jacek Kuc

    Jacek Kuc

    26 days ago

    Stop watching after cut Thor hair ! Thor have blond long hair !

  • Khoa Do

    Khoa Do

    26 days ago

    my girlfriend keeps saying i need to work harder to have a body like Thor... well looks like i'm one 6 pack and 2 boxes of tacos away. Hard work does pay off

  • 26 days ago

    Atleast thor has his hippe hair back...

  • Jerryskeeper O

    Jerryskeeper O

    26 days ago

    Chubby Thor made him more real

  • Adelia Hammond

    Adelia Hammond

    27 days ago

    That’s what happens to footballers when they are no longer professionally competing.

  • Francis Abriam

    Francis Abriam

    28 days ago

    Overused jokes that arent funny anymore "I never imagined thor being me!!!" (There are some others that changed it a little bit but it still counts) "Superheroes cant be fat! Thor:Hold my beer Thor:No wait give that back"

  • M. Ch.

    M. Ch.

    28 days ago

    In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Thor has his own video game vlog.

  • V Tae

    V Tae

    28 days ago

    Thor was the funniest in avenger endgame.. 😂😂😂

  • Cinora

    Cinora

    28 days ago

    Woah, now fat people can play Thor too

  • Kermit The frog

    Kermit The frog

    29 days ago

    He isn’t just as powerful though

  • HelloBunnysPhil HBP

    HelloBunnysPhil HBP

    Month ago

    bruh her fat was old, and then.. he have abs btw im not gay i have gf..

  • Webby The Dino

    Webby The Dino

    Month ago

    I just want to know if the actor actually gained weight or just wore a fat suit

  • maglot the panda bear

    maglot the panda bear

    Month ago

    Thor in Endgame was a DISGRACE! The russos treated depression like it was a JOKE! NOT FUNNY! This was extremely offensive to people with weight issues,alcohol issues, and gaming issues. ALSO the fat suit was harmful on Chris's back. I vote for fat thor to not come back. I vote for fitness montage at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3. Thats it. :)

  • Peter Parker

    Peter Parker

    Month ago

    Fat Thor Always Makes me Laugh When I see him I just can't get over it🤧😂

  • 1 Subscriber! Goals Lol

    1 Subscriber! Goals Lol

    Month ago

    *Thor, come help us!* *Hold my beer..No, wait, give it back.*

  • Adam Basta

    Adam Basta

    Month ago

    I have to agree with the Russo brothers for the character fat Thor shows a different approach ad the biggest turns of events can affect people in mant states from mental, physical, and spiritual....

  • Polski_

    Polski_

    Month ago

    But is thor fat now in real life too or not?

  • Luke Hickey

    Luke Hickey

    Month ago

    It's called a fatsuit

  • TZ3C

    TZ3C

    Month ago

    They used a slub and put Thor’s head

  • Julia 1984

    Julia 1984

    Month ago

    Communists have officially taken Hollywood. They emasculated Thor. At the end he gave up his royal authority, handing it over to a female. All the most masculine characters surrendered to political correctness. The Hulk turned into a coward. Captain America gave up his iconic shield. Star Lord pussy-whipped, beat up by girls.

  • SonicTroll

    SonicTroll

    Month ago

    did chris hemsworth get fat for this version of thor??

  • TheGalGamer

    TheGalGamer

    Month ago

    I'm just going to say, it's really boring listening to this monotone voice. I thought I was going to HEAR Chris Hemsworth.

  • Ty Gaming

    Ty Gaming

    Month ago

    Now it's easy to cosplay thor

  • lqzy artist

    lqzy artist

    Month ago

    he thicc

  • ironhood 0937

    ironhood 0937

    Month ago

    MORE MEAT MORE POWER xD

  • Burnt Bread

    Burnt Bread

    Month ago

    Homer: I’m fat Thor: Don’t hold my beer

  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Month ago

    Potathor 🤣🤣

  • Infidel14?

    Infidel14?

    Month ago

    Fat Thor was like Homer Simpson with hair...LMBO!!!

  • MINSEONG KOH

    MINSEONG KOH

    Month ago

    Do you think she’s speaking very fast on that video?

  • S. Gillespie

    S. Gillespie

    Month ago

    That's like the Meryl Streep character in The Devil Wears Prada calling the size 7 character "the fat girl." Talk about a dystopian vision of the body. If this Thor is fat then more guys would gladly be fat!

  • Battle Droid 2008

    Battle Droid 2008

    Month ago

    If he's in guardians 3 I hope he loses weight because when I saw him like that in Endgame I just wanted to strangle him

  • StopMasturbation我是腦殘窩囊廢

    StopMasturbation我是腦殘窩囊廢

    Month ago

    Did he actually gain that much weight for end game?

  • Benja

    Benja

    Month ago

    I ❤ pleasantly plump Thor.

  • WolfThornn Holtzklau

    WolfThornn Holtzklau

    Month ago

    Lebowski Thor is the best Thpr tbh .

  • Shadow Ashe

    Shadow Ashe

    Month ago

    "But he's Just as Powerful." Everyone, Literally *EVERYONE*: "That is crap." Infinity war Thor Plus a new Mjolnir would have slaughtered Thanos's entire army himself Thanos along with it

  • ii_X SunflowerEdits X_ii

    ii_X SunflowerEdits X_ii

    Month ago

    guys if your on computer or laptop hold M while watching the video you'll hear something nice

  • Basia Bossinas

    Basia Bossinas

    Month ago

    Now every man can say they have The Body of a GOD

  • emma Reyes

    emma Reyes

    Month ago

    who agree's with me the avengers is the most beautiful MOVIE

  • Hannanna

    Hannanna

    Month ago

    Frick I click this then I realize I haven't watched End Game-

  • 383 chevy

    383 chevy

    Month ago

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  • 383 chevy

    383 chevy

    Month ago

    hє lσσkѕ mσrє thє pαrt ín mч opinion

  • Jonassoe

    Jonassoe

    Month ago

    He's just happy he won't have to eat chicken and broccoli for six months up to shooting.

  • Sam Kresil

    Sam Kresil

    Month ago

    0:43 Oh yeah.

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