Chris Hemsworth teases fans with RARE workout footage of 'fat Thor' from 'Avengers: Endgame'
'Some rare never before seen footage of my transformation workout for Thor,' teased Chris Hemsworth about the gag reel clip
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Thor fans assemble! The strongest Avenger has just dropped a BTS video on his social media. Chris Hemsworth is one of the OG 6 'Avengers' from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth stole countless hearts back in 2011 with his portrayal as the "God of Thunder" and ever since he has been a fan favorite icon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth's Thor Odinson is an ancient Asgardian who fights evil across the Nine Realms and beyond. Hemsworth's most memorable portrayal of the character was as "fat Thor," when the depressed Asgardian let his abs go, eating his feelings instead in 'Avengers: Endgame.' Although it is not Thursday, it sure seems like it is throwback time anyway for the actor as the actor shared a fond memory of his 'spoof' transformation video.
The third installment of the franchise 'Thor: Love and Thunder' had Hemsworth reprising his role earlier this year. 2022 has been a good year for MCU as Marvel now has three of the top five biggest opening weekends of the year; 'Thor: Love and Thunder' made $144 million in its debut, while 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' has splashed down with a stellar $180 million opening weekend although that falls short in front of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ $187 million debut which is still the biggest opening of the year.
The actor recently posted a clip on his Instagram profile and Twitter captioning it, "Some rare never before seen footage of my transformation workout for Thor. It’s a unique blend of several martial art disciplines and moves inspired by all the great 80s action heroes."
The most recent film of Hemsworth in the MCU has received a mixed critical response. While it was praised for its light-hearted tone, visuals, and the performances of Bale and Portman, criticism was aimed at the screenplay and tonal inconsistency with many critics deeming the film inferior to 'Ragnarok.' On the other hand, people still praised Hemsworth for his comic timing and stellar performance.
All the actors had to shape up for their roles, including Natalie Portman who went through a body transformation to play the character of Mighty Thor. Portman put on a lot of muscle to play the part, looking outstanding in her costume and ready to battle, holding her own opposite Hemsworth. Bale too was seen adopting a new look for his big Marvel debut in the film as 'Gorr the God Butcher' (an antagonist who is a scarred wielder of the Necrosword and the manipulator of shadows who seeks the extinction of the gods.)
The film was helmed by Taika Waititi and starred Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster/Mighty Thor, Russell Crowe as Zeus, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star Lord, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Karen Gillan as Nebula and Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher. You can watch the film on Disney+.