‘Thor 4’: Will the God of Thunder Get Another Solo Movie?
Now that Avengers: Endgame has been released, fans are already looking forward to what the future holds for their favorite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, we have clues about several Marvel movies that are currently in the works, such as the upcoming Spider-Man film, Black Panther 2, and Doctor Strange 2.
But what about the beloved Thor? What are his chances of getting another solo movie? Let’s find out.
The past ‘Thor’ films have received mixed reactions
Thor’s first solo film was Thor, which came out in 2011. Its sequel, Thor: The Dark World was released in 2013. Both movies have been criticized for being predictable and unimaginative. When compared with some other really successful Marvel films, Thor 1 and Thor 2 seemed to have not been the franchise’s best moments. In fact, a lot of fans think that The Dark World might have been one of the worst MCU movies ever.
Despite the extremely lackluster sequel, the third Thor film – Thor: Ragnarok – was released a few years later. This time, however, it was a huge hit with audiences everywhere. Grossing more than $854 million worldwide at box offices, it became one of the most successful Marvel films of all time.
Chris Hemsworth is happy to continue playing Thor
Now that Thor is clearly a bankable superhero who can draw in huge crowds to movie theaters, it doesn’t seem anything should get in the way of a fourth film for the God of Thunder.
In fact, even though actor Chris Hemsworth’s contract with Marvel has finished, he is still up for another Thor movie. He shared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that playing Thor has been “the best fun I’ve ever had, and I’d be happy to do more if they wanted me. More than happy.”
In another interview, Hemsworth seemed hesitant about actually saying whether his character’s role in the MCU is finished. “There will come a day. Whether it’s now or in the future, I don’t know… Who knows what the sort of future holds. I don’t know, there could be remakes, sequels, prequel — who knows?”
Other Marvel superheroes have only had three movies
Despite the fact that Chris Hemsworth is very much willing to do another Thor film, something could be stopping this and that is the fact that no Marvel superhero has ever had four movies before.
Aside from Thor, Iron Man and Captain America are the other ones who have the most solo films under their belt – they both have only three as well. Ant-Man, Spider-Man, and the Guardians of the Galaxy are next in line with two movies each.
The question now is: will Thor be the first one to have a fourth film?
It seems like Marvel would actually allow that to happen. After all, the studio is a business and profit is the main goal. With the huge success of the previous Thor movie and various Avengers films, it’s clear that fans are eager to see their favorite Norse god on the big screen again in the future, especially if the fourth movie can make up for the disappointment of the first two.
Will ‘Thor 4’ really be happening?
We have good news to share. Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame shared that Thor 4 is being discussed by people at Marvel. “I heard that a pitch has happened,” she said. “I don’t know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened.”
Thompson also believes that Taika Waititi, the director for Thor: Ragnarok, might return to direct Thor 4.
However, Marvel has not revealed anything concrete yet, so only time will tell what the future for Thor will look like.