Chris Hemsworth may play the Norse deity Thor in Marvel movies, but he’s also a god in the gym. He’s tall, ripped, and chiseled, making him the ideal actor to take on the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok and the previous villains he’s encountered in the Thor trilogy. Update: Hemsworth will return for Thor 4 with Taika Waititi, who has signed on to direct the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok.
In 2017, Hemsworth, Luke Zocchi, and Hanton teamed up to launch Centr, a training app, and have since created a 10-week regimen to attain serious Thor-like results.
“Chris says to me, ‘For this new “Thor,” we want to be the strongest, healthiest versions of ourselves.’
“We’re looking to take it to the next level,” Hanton said. “As you know, he’s always in great form in every ‘Thor’ and ‘Avengers’ movie. It was yet another enormous challenge for him to want to push it to the next level.”
After some trial and error, the trio came up with a “monster plan.” As a result, the Centr program to “look like Chris” was created.
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Likewise, his roles in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame—both of which starred the ripped Josh Brolin as Thanos—were two of the most dramatic superhero films ever made.
Hemsworth has had to shift his body numerous times to play the hero, and it isn’t always easy. Hemsworth discussed his metamorphosis with News.com.au in his home nation.
“I’m eating every two hours,” Hemsworth explained, “so it’s not just the working out portion.”
Chris Hemsworth is getting in shape for Thor: Love and Thunder, which can be utilized to wrap up the Fat Thor arc from Avengers: Endgame. With filming on Thor 4 set to begin soon, Hemsworth teased his change by posting photos of his gym routine on social media. Despite the fact that the actor has never been in particularly good physical form, the photograph, in particular the size of his biceps, attracted notice.
Zocchi learned about the process from researching professional bodybuilders, but he said that he’s witnessed athletes pass out due to dehydration before or after events.
According to Men’s Health, a competitive bodybuilder named Mohammed Benaziza died in 1992 at the age of 33 from heart failure caused by dehydration.
The picture of an incredibly ripped Hemsworth is a far cry from the one fans witnessed in Avengers: Endgame, where the actor donned a specially created suite to transform him into the so-called Fat Thor. Following his failure to stop Thanos, Fat Thor underwent a dramatic transformation in both appearance and persona, sparking debate over whether it was offensive and insensitive, with accusations of body shaming, though Hemsworth himself seemed to relish the opportunity to show off a new side of the character.
While it hasn’t been confirmed whether Far Thor will return in Love and Thunder, the exercise image hints that Odinson will be getting back into shape and then some in the film.
While Hemsworth’s Thor 4 makeover may hint at Fat Thor’s demise, that doesn’t imply the MCU is fully abandoning the character. Although it may appear to be a betrayal of the PTSD arc in Endgame if Thor appears in Love and Thunder looking like he does in Hemsworth’s picture, the transition can be worked into the narrative itself, demonstrating Thor’s continued growth.
If Thor: Love and Thunder pick up where Endgame left off with Fat Thor continuing to find his new sense of self, he can still be happy and free of the guilt and shame he felt before while also moving forward in new ways.
Thor’s training may be related to who he is now: in previous MCU films, Thor’s greatest flaw was his hubris. Thor had always believed he was the most powerful Avenger, thus the worst thing that could happen to him after his biggest failure was for him to appear to lose that (in his mind by becoming Fat Thor. He has never had to put in the effort before, but now he must.
That could be the driving force behind his physical transformation in Thor4 – not because being Ripped Thor is better than being Fat Thor, but because, stripped of his arrogance, he now has to work harder than ever before, physically, mentally, and emotionally, because he knows he can’t take anything for granted.
Fat Thor’s pay-off in Endgame is eventually this. Thor’s appearance was never about being “big,” nor was it a joke; it was all about him dealing with his PTSD and learning that what he had previously regarded as a strength was actually his weakness.
Thor: Love and Thunder can properly end that part of his story and chart a new chapter for him in the MCU if it begins with Fat Thor – which Hemsworth’s workout doesn’t preclude since it was a suit anyway – and then has him needing to train to become even stronger than before rather than taking his role as God of Thunder for granted especially with a new Female Thor on the horizon.