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Chris Hemsworth Fought to Keep ‘Fat Thor’ in Avengers: Endgame

May 29, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Chris Hemsworth says he fought to keep Thor from getting back in shape in the middle of Avengers: Endgame. Hemsworth said during his recent interview with Variety that the original plan was to have Thor lose the weight he had gained as a result of the depression from Thanos’ Snap, and he fought to keep that from happening.

“I enjoyed that version of Thor,” Hemsworth said. “It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own.”

Co-writer Christopher Markus told Vulture earlier this month that the decision to have Thor gain weight was made as an extension of the character’s state of mind. He told the site, “We didn’t go, like, ‘Let’s chunk him up, it’ll be hilarious’ And we leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he’s emotionally resolved … We fix his problem, and it’s not his weight. I know some people are sensitive about some of the humor that comes from it, which I understand. But our issue that we wanted him to deal with was his emotional state that his mom addresses. And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he’s carrying some weight.”