“Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi is back onboard for Marvel’s upcoming sequel focusing on the Asgardian superhero, but admits it remains to be seen what kind of physique the Norse god will be sporting in the upcoming film.
After all, when last seen in “Avengers: Endgame”, Thor had sunk into a depression after the events of “Infinity War” that led him to a sedentary life of video games, beer and junk food that played havoc with his formerly trim-and-muscular physique.
Asked whether “Thor: Love and Thunder” will see Thor back to his fighting weight or remaining as “Fat Thor”, Waititi admitted he wasn’t sure.
“This is an ongoing debate that we’re still having at Marvel,” Waititi told Yahoo! News while promoting his new film, “JoJo Rabbit”.
“‘Cause we’re trying to figure out how long — how many months or years — this is after ‘Endgame’,” he explains, “at what point does this take place?”
According to reports, “Love and Thunder” will focus on Natalie Portman’s character, Jane Foster, who will be handling the hammer as “Lady Thor.”
“I think we always want to keep changing it up with Thor,” added Waititi. “He’s so interesting when he’s changing all the time.”
In an interview with Variety, Thor portrayer Chris Hemsworth explained how the prosthetic fat suit used to transform him into “Lebowski Thor” helped him to come up with a whole new way to play the role.
“It was so different than any other way I played the character. And then it took on a life of its own,” he said. “Physically, it was a good three hours in hair and makeup. Then the prosthetic suit, particularly for the shirt-off scene, that was a big silicone that weighed about 90 pounds. It was certainly exhausting. I had weights on my hands and ankles just to have my arms and legs swing differently when I shuffled along through the set.”
Fans will find out which Thor will make the cut when “Thor: Love and Thunder” hits theatres on Nov. 5, 2021.