Chris Hemsworth says that the criticism of MCU movies by his directing heroes is super depressing, and shares that the mixed reviews behind Thor 4 may have been a result of the film’s team having “too much fun.”
Speaking to British GQ for a profile published on Tuesday, the Extraction and Furiosa star opened up about life after a 22-string of movies since his appearance in the first Thor. Part of that conversation focused in on how Marvel films have been received and discussed within the industry over the last two decades, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Generally addressing criticism the movies have faced from major directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, Hemsworth expressed disappointment over their comments. “That’s super depressing when I hear that,” Hemsworth told the magazine. “There goes two of my heroes I won’t work with. I guess they’re not a fan of me.”
He goes on to explain that scrutiny of Marvel Studios movies and their impact on the state of theatrical releases isn’t something he loves amid “so much fragility” in the industry, and adds that he doesn’t “think any of us have the answer, but we’re trying.”
Hemsworth also assessed whether he’d return to play Thor, noting that he has enjoyed the various iterations of the character that have existed both within the hero’s individual franchise and outside of it despite having admittedly gotten “sick of the character pretty quick every couple of years.”
“I love the experience,” he said. “I love the fact that I’ve been able to do something fairly different throughout the process. Thor 1 and 2 were their own thing, Thor 3 and 4 were a very different feel… and then even Avengers, the Lebowski Thor, the Infinity War Thor, due to different directors and I think mostly my own need to do something different.”