Is Chris Hemsworth Friends With His Marvel Co-Stars?

Now that Thor has bonded with the Guardians of the Galaxy, fans are looking forward to an entire movie featuring the zany, space-traveling crew. We don’t know if or when that movie will happen yet, but Chris Hemsworth would be eager to work with his Marvel teammates and friends again. 

In fact, he’s already reunited onscreen with one of those co-stars, Tessa Thompson, who paired with Thor so memorably in Thor Ragnarok as Valkyrie. Men in Black International may not be the big hit Sony was hoping for, but Hemsworth and Thompson have such good chemistry, we’re hoping Marvel will team them up again in a better movie. 

In the meantime, he’s happy to hang with his fellow Avengers, especially since he may not get another opportunity to do so. But first, he’s taking a little break.  

Chris Hemsworth hangs with the other Avengers

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

After eight years with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hemsworth is happy to take a well-deserved rest after the exhausting process of making these movies. Avengers: Endgame brought about major changes that will probably mean that Hemsworth won’t work with certain co-stars again, but he would love the opportunity to do so. 

The actor told Variety: “There’s a mentor element with (Robert) Downey. There’s an incredible friendship with Scarlett (Johansson )and (Jeremy) Renner and (Mark) Ruffalo. With Chris Evans, I have a real brotherly bond. I think they wouldn’t pair us up on this press tour, because we just spend the whole time screwing around and none of it is on topic.”

Evans backed his fellow Chris up, saying: “We had too much fun together, and truly like kids in school, we were separated because we weren’t getting s— done.” 

Maybe it’s a good thing that Hemsworth and Evans probably wouldn’t star together in a new  Marvel movie after all. 

Chris Hemsworth wanted to be funnier

When Hemsworth started with Marvel, he catapulted to stardom, but he found the original Thor and its follow-up, The Dark World, constricting. The Thor movies were always a little more outlandish than other solo Marvel movies — that happens when you have gods as characters. But Hemsworth felt something was missing. He wasn’t funny enough. The 2016 Ghostbusters took a lot of grief, but for Hemsworth,  it was the movie that proved to be the key toward loosening up the God of Thunder. 

As a result, Ragnarok had a more freewheeling and funny atmosphere to it, helped in no small measure by the presence of the Hulk. Hemsworth bellow of “He’s a friend from work” became an instant hit, and it turns out the same holds true in real life. 

The change in tone certainly helped at the box office. Ragnarok was easily the most successful of the three Thor movies so far, grossing more than $300 million at the box office. The other Thor movies stopped around $200 million.

Where Chris Hemsworth goes from here

Ragnarok paved the way for Thor to interact hilariously with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Hemsworth would only be too happy to pursue more of the same. When an interviewer brought up the potential title Asgardians of the Galaxy, Hemsworth was amused. 

“That’s actually great. You might’ve just got me my next job. Thank you, man,” he said. 

Hemsworth doesn’t know yet what the future of Thor is in the MCU. He’s going to lay low for a while to spend more time with his family, but he already has another comedic part in the can: an appearance in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. When Marvel does come calling again, he’ll be ready to go.

“I’d still love to do more, to be honest,” he said. “And I don’t know what the plan is. I feel like we’ve opened up such a different character. I feel more energized for the possibility of where it could go.”