The superhero's weight gain in "Avengers: Endgame" has caused some viewers to accuse the box office success of being fat-phobic.
One of the big questions that Taika Waititi's next Marvel sequel, "Thor: Love and Thunder," is whether or not Thor will maintain his weight gain, as seen in "Avengers: Endgame." Thor's larger appearance (widely dubbed "Fat Thor" online) was one of the big surprises of "Endgame", but it didn't come without a bit of controversy. Some fans accused the "Endgame" of being fat-phobic by the way he continually used Thor's weight gain as a starting point for jokes. In an interview with Yahoo promoting "Jojo Rabbit", Waititi said the script for "Thor: Love and Thunder" has been completed, but it is not yet finalized whether Thor will appear as in "Endgame" or return to his more muscular physique.
"This is an ongoing debate that we are still having at Marvel," said Waititi. "Because we are trying to figure out how long – how many months or years – does it occur after & # 39; & # 39; & # 39; & #;; when does this occur?
Hemsworth briefly told Variety after the release of "Endgame" that he liked to play a heavier superhero. "I liked Thor's version," said the actor. “It was so different any other way that I played the character. And then it gained a life of its own.
"Avengers: Endgame" screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely defended Thor's weight gain. "Thor was on a revenge mission in the last movie, so we couldn't put him on that," Markus told Vulture in May. “What is the end result of a guy who lost so much and just blatantly failed? We ask, "Okay, well, what if he becomes a type of depressive alcoholic?" And weight gain was only an integral part of that state of mind. "
The writers mentioned that by leaving Thor "in that state" at the end of the movie, the movie was saying that the size of the character was irrelevant to the completion of his emotional bow. "He's emotionally settled. We fixed his problem, and it's not his weight," said Markus. “I know some people are sensitive about the humor that comes from it, which I understand. But our problem we wanted him to deal with was the emotional state his mother addresses. And I think he's the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he's carrying a little weight. "
According to Waititi, the decision of whether or not a major Thor appears in "Love and Thunder" comes down to how far the script is set after "Endgame." Hemsworth is reprising his superhero character, unlike MCU favorites Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. Disney has already announced a release date of November 5, 2021 for the movie.