Avengers: Endgame sees some pretty big changes for the God of Thunder. It was an unexpected turn for the Thor fans to see God of Thunder: Thor living an isolated life.
Fans had visceral reactions for the strange development of the character.
The beginning of Avengers: Endgame finds him in full Lebowski mode, but with a darker edge. He has gained a ton of weight and is now an alcoholic.
Every step in Thor’s journey turned out to be some sacrifice from his life.
He lost his arrogance when he was banished, hammer-less from Asgard in Thor; he lost his greed by not taking the throne.
He lost his cruelty in Thor: Ragnarok by absolving Loki of his sins.
Finally, he lost the last shred of his vanity in Endgame by choosing to keep his unkempt hair, mismatched eyes, and fuller body.
Chris’s kids didn’t like Fat Thor
When asked what his kids thought about seeing him on the big screen with some extra pounds in Endgame, Hemsworth had this to say.
“They hated it. Not the movie. They really didn’t like me being like that. They’re like, ‘When does he change back? What’s he doing then?’ I say they hate, I think they just they were quite shocked. Actually no, my daughter afterward was like – I said, ‘Which did you like better?’ and she’s like, ‘The fat one.’ And I said, ‘Oh really?’ And she goes, ‘Yeah, it’s funny.’
But she didn’t think I’d want to hear that. I was like, ‘No, I like that version of him too.’ But initially, they were like, they didn’t really know what to do it with it. But afterwards, they were like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of fun. It’s cool.’ I think they just wanted to see the hammer and the flying and all the cool stuff.”
A lot of MCU fans had the same reaction to Fat Thor in Avengers: Endgame that Chris Hemsworth’s kids had. Seeing a fat, depressed, and alcoholic God of Thunder was a complete shock to fans who were expecting to see the buff version of the character everybody knows and loves.
Chris Hemsworth Talks about the Thor
Chris Hemsworth has spoken out many times about how he loved playing The Big Lebowski version of the superhero. While the character was going through some major things in Endgame, Hemsworth offered up some comic relief in an emotionally heavy movie.
Depression is a real thing and it can often result in the physical and emotional changes Thor went through in the movie.
With that being said, some feel like the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios were insensitive to those who have weight issues by including overweight and drunk Thor in Endgame.
They have defended their decision to do so and claim they wanted to make the character more relatable. In the end, Chris Hemsworth’s kids came around and so have the majority of MCU fans.