Chris Hemsworth is calling out his own marketability to authors Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino following their comments criticizing the MCU.
Hemsworth, who may have made his final Marvel breakthrough in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” addressed Scorsese and Tarantino’s respective statements about the cinematic merits of Marvel movies.
“It’s super depressing when I hear it,” Hemsworth said British GQ. “Here are two of my heroes that I won’t be working with. I guess they are not my fans.
Hemsworth continued, “I’m grateful to have been a part of something that has kept people in theaters. Now whether or not those films came at the expense of other films, I don’t know. I don’t like it when we start scrutinizing each other when there’s so much fragility in business and this arts space as it is.”
He clarified, “I say least to the directors who made those comments, who are all, by the way, still my heroes, and in a heartbeat I would work with any of them. But I say this more for the broader opinion on this matter. I don’t think any of us have the answer, but we’re trying.”
Hemsworth admitted that Taika Waititi’s “Love and Thunder” may have become “too silly” a film as it received mixed reviews.
“I think we had too much fun,” said the “Extraction” star. “He’s gotten too silly. It’s always hard to be at the center and have real perspective. I love the process, it’s always a rush. But you just don’t know how people are going to react.”
He added, “They’re a bunch of eight-year-olds criticizing my film. “We thought this one had too much humor, the action was good but the visual effects weren’t that good.” I shudder and laugh the same way.
Hemsworth said in November 2022 that he’s looking to “close the book” on playing Thor.
“I feel like we should probably close the book if I did it again, you know what I mean? I feel like you probably deserve it,” she shared. “I feel like it would probably be the ending, but it’s not based on anything anyone told me or any kind of plan.”
Hemsworth noted that he also isn’t looking to work with any “mad genius” director moving forward.
“I’m right at the point in my life where I meet different directors and (people say) ‘Oh yeah, look, he’s a mad genius. He’s crazy, but he’s a genius and he’s going to make great movies,’” said Hemsworth. “I’m like, ‘Is this who I want to spend my days with?’ Four months, five months of shooting and then you have the press and possible reshoots and so on.