Avengers 4 feels like the end of an era (as well as Marvel’s Phase Three) as all the threads of Thanos’s plotting come together. But it also might mark the departure of one of the MCU’s biggest stars – Chris Hemsworth.
The actor who made his Marvel debut in 2011’s Thor has revealed that – now the untitled Avengers movie has finished filming – his contract with the studio is technically complete.
It’s evident from Hemsworth’s interview with USA Today that even he isn’t sure of what’s to come. Hemsworth first told USA Today that he “won’t be playing the character again,” but then added that the “possibility” of never putting on Thor’s armor again and stepping into that world was terrifying.
Hemsworth did confirm he was already talking to Marvel Studios co-president, Kevin Feige, about his future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, pointing to Thor: Ragnarok as a potential reboot for the character.
“I felt like we re-invented him,” Hemsworth said. “There is a bigger platform now to continue if we want to.”
Hemsworth wasn’t given a definitive yes-or-no answer to the question, but Feige allegedly told the actor the focus right now is on Avengers 4, which marks the final movie in Hemsworth’s contract.
To be perfectly honest, we can’t imagine Marvel letting Hemsworth go if he doesn’t want to. Remember that Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man contract was supposedly up years ago, and he’s still showing up all over the place.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in the UK on April 27, 2018, and in the US on May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 coming to the UK on April 26, 2019, and the US on May 3, 2019.