Chris Hemsworth Finally Breaks His Silence About Thor Missing Civil War
To date, Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the longest and arguably most ambitious of the bunch. Consisting of a whopping 11 films, this string of movies had a little bit of something for everyone. Origin stories, sequels, mind-blowing team-ups, and more all took some time in the spotlight in this era, leaving their own unique mark on the franchise along the way. At the same time, the one that kicked Phase Three off — 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War” — deserves a spotlight of its own for hosting one of the MCU’s most dramatic events.
By the time the credits rolled on “Civil War,” the once-cooperative, friendly Avengers were no more. The newly-implemented Sokovia Accords fractured the team down moral lines, putting Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), as well as their respective allies, at odds with one another. Not to mention, the revelation that the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) killed Stark’s parents decades ago only fueled the conflict between Iron Man and Captain America further. All the while, though, two key members of the Avengers team were M.I.A.: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
We’ve since learned that the Jade Giant was on Sakaar becoming a gladiator, though the God of Thunder’s absence was left much vaguer. That goes double for Hemsworth himself, who has finally revealed his surprising thoughts on being excluded from “Civil War.”
Hemsworth though Thor was done in the MCU
In the recently released book “The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe” (via Screen Rant), Chris Hemsworth recalls an awkward moment during the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” press tour. His cast-mates received and answered several questions about the then-upcoming “Civil War” movie, which he couldn’t join in on because he didn’t know a thing about the project. This led him to speak with the higher-ups at Marvel Studios to set the record straight, worried all the while that Thor’s time in the MCU was coming to an end.
“[Marvel] said, ‘You’re doing your own thing.’…I thought, ‘This is it. I’m being written out,'” Hemsworth said, but suffice to say, that was certainly not the case. He’d be quite a busy man in the coming years, with the third “Thor” film — “Thor: Ragnarok” — hitting the silver screen in 2017. Not to mention, he’d play a key role in both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” reuniting with his fellow Avengers to save the universe. To top it all off, “Thor: Love and Thunder” is on the way, making Thor the only member of the original six Avengers to score a fourth solo film.
Would it have been nice to see Thor in “Civil War”? Certainly, but given how much we’ve seen and will continue to see of Chris Hemsworth’s beloved hero, it doesn’t seem to have been a huge loss.