​Chris Hemsworth Admits 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Was "Too Silly"

Despite the criticism, Hemsworth says he isn't against doing more Marvel movies

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BY Emilie Richardson-DupuisPublished Jun 6, 2023

Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder raked in $760 million worldwide, but some fans were disappointed by the movie's silly humour and dull visual effects. Chris Hemsworth, who plays the titular character, has acknowledged the negativity surrounding the film, admitting that it became "too silly" for its own good.  

"I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly," the actor said in a recent profile for GQ Magazine. "It's always hard being in the centre of it and having any real perspective. … You just don't know how people are going to respond."

Despite the criticism, Hemsworth, who has starred in eight Marvel movies, is not against doing more. He expressed his love for the experience and the opportunity to explore different aspects of the character throughout the various films.

Hemsworth also addressed the Marvel hate from a pair of renowned filmmakers, Martin Scorsese, who ignited the great cinema debate back in 2019, and Quentin Tarantino, who said Marvel actors are "not movie stars."

"That's super depressing when I hear that," Hemsworth said, "there goes two of my heroes I won't work with. I guess they're not a fan of me."

He added, "I'm thankful that I have been a part of something that kept people in cinemas. Now, whether or not those films were to the detriment of other films, I don't know. I don't love when we start scrutinizing each other when there's so much fragility in the business and in this space of the arts as it is."

Hemsworth's next project is Extraction 2, set to stream on Netflix on June 16.

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