Endgame Directors Reveal How Chris Hemsworth Reacted To Fat Thor

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

  • strangefruit42

    strangefruit42

    6 hours ago

    Remember that video when Jack Black parodied Chris' workout? That's how we took it. IT WAS THE OTHER WAY ROUND! Hemsworth was doing the Jables workout to get into this unique shape! Hells to the yells, motherfather!

  • pokethunder

    pokethunder

    10 hours ago

    Still worthy a hero is made for hes noble deeds not is muscles i do love fat thor

  • NoTown Izoe

    NoTown Izoe

    11 hours ago

    So is thor gonna stay like that ?? Damn they really fucked up the avengers with endgame . first there was fat thor , then there was half hulk half Bruce banner , then there was iron mans death . I'm glad I didnt pay to watch that movie . No thx . I'll just stick to the comics 👍

  • Thomas Stuart

    Thomas Stuart

    12 hours ago

    "Important message" indeed, kids. Remember, eat like crap and don't exercise and you'll be just as powerful. Real superheros have diabetes.

  • BrodashMx

    BrodashMx

    12 hours ago

    Fluffy Thor LUL

  • AspieJoeyJay Hill

    AspieJoeyJay Hill

    13 hours ago

    So legit

  • Amara Winchester

    Amara Winchester

    14 hours ago

    Thor’s character turned into a completely different person. This didn’t even feel like Thor. It was funny but very sad and pathetic. I disliked what they didn’t with him, turned him into a loser!

  • DeathStalker

    DeathStalker

    14 hours ago

    Thor is now more "realistic" than ever before to the Norse mythology. He also looks like he came straight out of God of War

  • Ari Gol Gol

    Ari Gol Gol

    14 hours ago

    Are you already saw avengersendgame

  • Tia 2

    Tia 2

    15 hours ago

    Fat Thor could still get it. 😘

  • F U

    F U

    15 hours ago

    It's just another feminist attack on strong men

  • Zamani Zamani

    Zamani Zamani

    17 hours ago

    Finally looked like the norse god he is

  • Showstoppa 007

    Showstoppa 007

    18 hours ago

    Wait so is he fat in real life?

  • Mist The Sabertooth

    Mist The Sabertooth

    20 hours ago

    😆

  • Marius1 DK

    Marius1 DK

    21 hour ago

    Not gona Lie it fits a Nordic god more

  • JUMOWA

    JUMOWA

    22 hours ago

    I thought Im seeing myself. Love fat thor

  • RoboToaster

    RoboToaster

    Day ago

    Not a big fan of fat thor tbh. the beard was good though.

  • Skills And etc

    Skills And etc

    Day ago

    2011: I want to have six pack like thor 2019: its perfect

  • Jungkookie !

    Jungkookie !

    Day ago

    When me and my sister first saw thor fat and chubby we just started laughing lol, he was still handsome though

  • Meyra

    Meyra

    Day ago

    His transformation was absolutely hilarious, mom and I cried laughing in the theater - minutes past the reveal scene. I just couldn't get past Rocket's "you look like melted ice cream" comment.

  • Evangelos

    Evangelos

    Day ago

    I hated fat Thor. They have shown other characters go through pain with out anything like a fat suite so dumb.

  • potato savage

    potato savage

    Day ago

    I like chubby Thor *don't judge *=/

  • Pepsi Man

    Pepsi Man

    Day ago

    Umm he’s not fat...he’s just thicc

  • Shxdow _

    Shxdow _

    Day ago

    The greatest sacrifice was Thors abs

  • Vengeful Gaming

    Vengeful Gaming

    Day ago

    I guess you could call him the *Blob*

  • DeadShot

    DeadShot

    Day ago

    an Accurate Viking to me!

  • Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury

    Day ago

    Preperations for endgame: all about food

  • Ld Potter lady

    Ld Potter lady

    Day ago

    Welcome to episode 3 of why was this in my reccommendend

  • sessiz zenci

    sessiz zenci

    Day ago

    holly shit did thor cosplay as me?!? fuck I didn't even dream about it !!

  • Jack

    Jack

    Day ago

    are we supposed to relate to thor, a character that's literally not human?

  • Valxiya’s Old Channel

    Valxiya’s Old Channel

    Day ago

    Hey, losing Cate Blanchett is tough.

  • Valxiya’s Old Channel

    Valxiya’s Old Channel

    Day ago

    I honestly feel like I'd go the Ronin route, but that's just me.

  • HellGuard H.G

    HellGuard H.G

    Day ago

    Thor- Are you mocking me? Star lord- "Hes trying to copy me" Thor- Of course

  • Hey it’s me your girl RC

    Hey it’s me your girl RC

    Day ago

    Actually it’s thicc Thor

  • UAHA ToxicBoi

    UAHA ToxicBoi

    2 days ago

    Gods can’t be fat

  • BEHOLD THE SINGULARITY ENGINE

    BEHOLD THE SINGULARITY ENGINE

    2 days ago

    Jesus Christ this video just repeats itself over and over

  • Chris Marklowitz

    Chris Marklowitz

    2 days ago

    Thor let himself go following the trauma he sustained. But even though he did drink so much and tried to run and escape he was still worthy. Which resonated with me. I'm recovering from trauma and I like to think that even though Ive let myself go there's hope And it doesn't make me worse of a person and that's such an amazing message to send to fans who idolize Thor as this superhero

  • Bice Portinari

    Bice Portinari

    2 days ago

    FAT THOR ☹️🤨😐😶

  • Johannes Hockerup

    Johannes Hockerup

    2 days ago

    Did Hemsworth get his own belly, or is it CGI the entire movie??

  • Bruder Schwester

    Bruder Schwester

    2 days ago

    2018: I want a body like thor 2019: I have done it

  • D Hufflepuff

    D Hufflepuff

    2 days ago

    It's thicc Thor not fat Thor.

  • Clayton Clarke

    Clayton Clarke

    2 days ago

    Fat thor was the best, more accurate with the comics

  • Shazia Azam

    Shazia Azam

    2 days ago

    thor still has his super strength and worthy ness

  • Anne

    Anne

    2 days ago

    He's still hot

  • Bazil Faulty Jnr.

    Bazil Faulty Jnr.

    2 days ago

    Herr is a question for Looper . How did Rocket fit that Prosthetic Eye Thor has up his Arse? He must have some arsehole on him.

  • Chaotic Simon

    Chaotic Simon

    2 days ago

    Thicc Thor Thicc Thor

  • xLight Shadow

    xLight Shadow

    2 days ago

    Thanos: „You should have gone for the balls“

  • Blaze Newton

    Blaze Newton

    2 days ago

    it did not even tell use how he got fat

  • Harrison Fok

    Harrison Fok

    2 days ago

    Thor: I got fat Loki: I’m gonna take a break from you *never made his appearance in endgame

  • ZYBA

    ZYBA

    2 days ago

    Is he really fat??

  • Madefuji

    Madefuji

    2 days ago

    For every fan of Big Lebowski, it was a greatest crossover in history, to put all-mighty god of thunder in pants or... in sweatshirt or robe, he mabye missing the glass of white russian... Never Mind. We were just loughing our ass out of it! Simply, Thor became THE DUDE, Though he did some great things later, and before, and in preasent and... Whatever.

  • Michelle Huff

    Michelle Huff

    2 days ago

    I loved Fat Thor!!

  • MrBeast Fan

    MrBeast Fan

    2 days ago

    My Dad Thinks They Used SGI :/

  • amy williams

    amy williams

    2 days ago

    people who unstanned thor after endgame are the weakest.

  • Amir Gouda

    Amir Gouda

    2 days ago

    The most inspiring? He is a god can not be compared to a human

  • Homero Negaraku

    Homero Negaraku

    2 days ago

    Me : Superheroes can't get fat! Thor : Hold my beer.... Belly...

  • geekista

    geekista

    2 days ago

    He lost everything, literally everything. Of course he's depressed ! It makes sense !

  • Jonathan Graham

    Jonathan Graham

    2 days ago

    If you know anything about Vikings they where never clean cut, this is more accurate for a viking.

  • Nivetha T

    Nivetha T

    2 days ago

    Wow 10M views

  • Shashikant Yadav

    Shashikant Yadav

    3 days ago

    A very cute moment Chris

  • sailaja posina

    sailaja posina

    3 days ago

    thor in infinity war: get me Thanos thor in endgame: get me noobmaster69

  • abhijit das

    abhijit das

    3 days ago

    Me before seeing endgame: Thor is so fit Me after seeing endgame :Omg Thor is fat

  • Jean-Eider Pierre-Louis

    Jean-Eider Pierre-Louis

    3 days ago

    Fat Thor > fit Thor. Nuff said.

  • Mr Llama

    Mr Llama

    3 days ago

    This was so disappointing He was much better and cooler before

  • WILLY Z

    WILLY Z

    3 days ago

    Thor: You Know What's Corsing Through My Veins Right Now? Sonic: Onion Rings? Thor: Wrong. War Machine: Cheez Whiz. Thor: A Bit. Iron Man: Lightning? Thor: Slightly. Ninja: Fortnite? Thor: Almost. Me: Endgame Memes? Thor: THERE IT IS! MEMES ARE CORSING THROUGH MY VEINS!

  • Popular-llama-117

    Popular-llama-117

    3 days ago

    It works He looks like a tank now kinda

  • ThunderousXshot Gaming

    ThunderousXshot Gaming

    3 days ago

    Fun fact : He is not even as close to as powerful , battle prime Thor didn’t happen yet , but in GoTG 3 he will eat asgardian apples and get skinny , he will also have to fight beta Rey bill. Maybe even the champion.

  • R B

    R B

    3 days ago

    Next video..... writers reveal why the avengers hate brie Larsen.... and want Emily Blunt to be casted from now on or none will come back!!!

  • Anon Anon

    Anon Anon

    3 days ago

    Chubby Thor is peak Thor.

  • AL The Alien

    AL The Alien

    3 days ago

    Chubby thor was adorable and sad ;-;

  • moon thetic

    moon thetic

    3 days ago

    u are like a melted ice cream - rocket

  • Hanibal King

    Hanibal King

    3 days ago

    This version reminds me of old man Thor from the comics

  • Sim with a Whim

    Sim with a Whim

    3 days ago

    The scene where he was threatening to go down to NoobMaster's home if he wouldn't quit it was Funny AF,

  • Sim with a Whim

    Sim with a Whim

    Day ago

    +Emily Higgins oh my bad

  • Emily Higgins

    Emily Higgins

    Day ago

    Sim with a Whim it’s noobmaster69

  • Puppy Gaming

    Puppy Gaming

    3 days ago

    Did u know that Thor is actually a fat ,alcoholic,red haired guy that every one is afraid of ( in real Norse mythology)

  • OLIVE DOGG

    OLIVE DOGG

    3 days ago

    Lebowski thor

  • Bronze Cube

    Bronze Cube

    3 days ago

    Um no he's not just as powerful he is weak he got beat up so easily even black panther could have killed him. He got so weak in endgame(thor)

  • Endiya Dacosta

    Endiya Dacosta

    3 days ago

    is it bad that i'll still wanna marry a 'fat thor' cuz idgaf he is beautiful regardless

  • Prepared Man

    Prepared Man

    3 days ago

    Fat is NOT powerful ....... it is profoundly unhealthy.

  • Maaz Khan

    Maaz Khan

    3 days ago

    Emily dee Lindsay Cyrus

  • JustFunkinDandy

    JustFunkinDandy

    3 days ago

    Great video until you forced fat politics into it. Being fat for whatever reasons sucks and its unhealthy. Do not defend it.

  • Jacob B

    Jacob B

    3 days ago

    When i was in the cinema a girl a couple of rows behind me screamed "Noooooooo!" at the reveal. I think it wounded her more than the ending

  • •Loki•

    •Loki•

    3 days ago

    *BRING ME NOOBMASTER69!*

  • Willdaberry Blue

    Willdaberry Blue

    3 days ago

    NOW THAT'S A NORSE GOD, TRULY WORTHY OF FEASTING IN VALHALLA

  • Cornelius Smith

    Cornelius Smith

    3 days ago

    Thor-Rai Cho😂

  • Peterkaboomi Train

    Peterkaboomi Train

    3 days ago

    Funny fact: Endgame Thor is more mythology accurate than the Thor in the other movies

  • IT AtomicAid

    IT AtomicAid

    20 hours ago

    Imaybewrong _butidoubtit then don’t reply 😓

  • Imaybewrong _butidoubtit

    Imaybewrong _butidoubtit

    21 hour ago

    +IT AtomicAid and you obviously don't realize that you're making a big deal out of nothing. I'm just going to go ahead and say it in hopes of getting back to my Sunday, arguing about mythology is the equivalent of arguing about art interpretation. You can read from multiple sources and it all vary in small ways. If you pay close attention both of our claims are technically still seen by Thor. I said that talking to the original commenter. For some reason it didn't tag their name, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm not about to get into an argument with you since it's clear you're.... *sighs* nvm I just said I'm not arguing with you so bye, enjoy your Sunday. 😒

  • IT AtomicAid

    IT AtomicAid

    21 hour ago

    Imaybewrong _butidoubtit also source?

  • IT AtomicAid

    IT AtomicAid

    21 hour ago

    Imaybewrong _butidoubtit Except you obviously aren’t familiar with the culture then, Vikings and Gods were known for yes the alcohol consumption yet also known for being tall muscular people who could lift anything and conquer everyone. Even just the Vikings even are known for not being *fat* Vikings were tall and muscular, their diet made up for their beer consumption as they had an extremely healthy diet. Sources for this goes from common norwegian knowledge to general sources and facts about ancient Scandinavia.

  • Imaybewrong _butidoubtit

    Imaybewrong _butidoubtit

    22 hours ago

    That is accurate, as most Gods in Norse mythology were actually depicted as having a beer belly with long thick hair and beards which usually would have some kind of braid or beads in it, and obviously they were thought to have a distinct attraction to alcohol.

  • poop poop

    poop poop

    3 days ago

    I hope there's and avengers 5

  • Cathy Newbi

    Cathy Newbi

    3 days ago

    Russo brothers : you wanna be fat Chris : HELL YEAH

  • Bryce Anderson

    Bryce Anderson

    3 days ago

    Dwarven warrior Thor is pretty tight. Beer Thor is my spirit animal

  • boondockpaint

    boondockpaint

    4 days ago

    Fat Thor? More like American Thor.

  • AJAB HUNZAN

    AJAB HUNZAN

    4 days ago

    Fatguardians of the galaxy!!!!

  • Felix wilkens

    Felix wilkens

    4 days ago

    Get ya facts right

  • Felix wilkens

    Felix wilkens

    4 days ago

    There is know vol 3

  • Prince Razzaq

    Prince Razzaq

    4 days ago

    Most big fan thor

  • Annika Nc

    Annika Nc

    4 days ago

    Is Loki still alive???

  • Kayla

    Kayla

    4 days ago

    For me thor has always been my favorite Avenger and Chris Hemsworth is so awesome so in my point of view I didn't love that they made him like that

  • Mistress Starlio

    Mistress Starlio

    4 days ago

    Infinity War Thor: Bring my Thanos! Endgame Thor: Bring me Noobmaster69!

  • Karren Kuddlesberg

    Karren Kuddlesberg

    4 days ago

    Hela did open a portal to escape as Sulfur destroyed Asgard. Thor forgives her somehow and welcomes Hela to New Asgard? Imagine Fat Hela and Fat Thor gaming if not doing some incest chubby shit.

  • xMourningStar

    xMourningStar

    4 days ago

    Chris would probably have LOVED that he didn't have to do rigorous workouts and diets for this movie :D He could pig out if he wanted to!

  • edvino reyes

    edvino reyes

    4 days ago

    Fuck that if they come with an other fat thor for guardians of the galaxy vol 3 I will not what it.

  • Jim Harris

    Jim Harris

    4 days ago

    I got over fat thor pretty quick, but the beard just kept getting more and more obnoxious as the movie went on.

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