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Great news for fans of Chris Hemsworth's biceps.
The muscle-bound God of Thunder says he will continue to play Thor for as long as fans want him.
It's a yes from me.
Hemsworth has played Thor nine times across the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in various films, including the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios' THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7RRkOYWTQM
- Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019
It feels like almost every time a Thor movie comes out we get a rumour the Aussie beefcake will be leaving the film series.
Considering Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans have hanged up their MCU boots, it only made sense for Thor to go the same way.
In 2020, there was speculation Love and Thunder would be his final movie. There was also speculation he didn't want to continue to commit to the gruelling workout regime behind the character.
But, speaking to Channel 9's Today, Hemsworth confirmed he's in it for the long haul, telling the hosts he would stay on as Thor for as long as the fans want him to.
"How many Spider-Mans has he done? He's a little behind me. I think he's done three, I've done six or seven Thors, so maybe," Hemsworth said.
This 'how many movies have we done' chat has big Gwenyth Paltrow forgetting she was in Spider-Man energy, but I can barely remember what day of the week it is, so I'll forgive it.
"As long as they'll have me, I'll turn up, but I feel like they might be waning that kind of enthusiasm for me," said Hemsworth.
Again, speaking just for myself here, but my enthusiasm is absolutely not waning.
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER has !!!
1. CHRISTIAN BALE AS GORR THE GOD BUTCHER
2. RUSSELL CROWE AS ZEUS
3. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in the movie.
4. NATALIE PORTMAN AS THE MIGHTY THOR
5. MICHAEL GIACCHINNO AS COMPOSER OF THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER#ThorLoveandThunder #Marvel pic.twitter.com/5zkGPK90dS
- EMPEROR BOSS (@GodEmperorBoss) December 9, 2021
As long as they keep pairing Thor with our brother from a neighbouring country Taika Waititi, I'll keep paying for movie tickets.
"[It's] part of the Australian support chain, though," he said.
"Internationally, they might be going, 'Get rid of him, get someone else'."
Playing Thor doesn't seem to have held Hemsworth back from other roles.
He fronted Netflix's action flick Extraction, was in the Men in Black reboot with Marvel mate Tessa Thompson and he gifted us with his, strangely arousing, dancing in Bad Times at the El Royale.
He's also currently billed to be in an upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic, the sequel for Extraction and the much-hyped Mad Max follow up Furiosa.
Last year, Hemsworth told Elle Man in even more certain terms he'll definitely be back holding the hammer after Love and Thunder.
"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," he said.
Thor: Love and Thunder will see Hemsworth and Waititi reunite again, along with Natalie Portman who plays Thor's paramour Jane Foster.
Hemsworth told Elle Man the script was more light-hearted than other MCU films.
"After reading the script, I can say that I am very excited. In this production, there will for sure be a lot of love and a lot of lightning," he said.
"I'm glad that after all that happened in 'Avengers: Endgame,' I'm still part of the Marvel Universe and we can continue the story of Thor.
"Of course, I can't reveal anything about the plot. But to satisfy your curiosity, I will say that reading the script, I had a lot more fun than on 'Thor Ragnarok,' and that shows something because that movie was brilliant."
Thor: Love and Thunder is currently slated to release in Australia on April 28, 2022.