When Marvel Studios announced “Captain America: Civil War” back in 2014, many fans assumed that the current lineup of Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes would feature in the film. The studio brought back nearly all of our heroes and added both Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). However, while most of the exclusions could be overlooked, there was one that left fans surprised: the absence of Thor, God of Thunder.
Unlike the Hulk, who we went off on his own following the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” fans weren’t entirely sure where we’d next see Thor. While we did get two wonderful shorts about Thor from “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi, Thor’s absence in “Civil War” left fans — as well as the God of Thunder himself — with plenty of questions.
When he heard that everyone but Thor would play a role in “Civil War,” Hemsworth initially thought that the studio had decided to fire him. “I was like, ‘What? Are we being fired?’” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Of course, Marvel was quick to reassure Hemsworth that wasn’t the case at all. The studio was quick to note that they had an entirely different story planned for Hemsworth’s Thor. “Marvel quickly reassured us, ‘No, you guys have got your own journey going on, and in order for that to work you can’t be a part of this one.’ Look, it turned out just perfect because we got to do a whole different kind of thing we wouldn’t have able to do otherwise,” he added.
Although it would have been interesting to see Thor in “Civil War,” it’s hard not to agree with Hemsworth. After all, if he had appeared in the film, we never would have gotten the gift of the “Team Thor” shorts.
Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Mark Ruffalo, “Thor: Ragnarok” is set to be released on November 3, 2017.
(via Screen Rant)