Thor: Ragnarok may only just be out of theaters, but star Chris Hemsworth reveals that he and director Taika Waititi have already discussed plans for another adventure together.
It's a safe bet that Thor will survive his brush with Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, and Ragnarok left more than enough lingering plot threads to transform the Thor franchise into a quadrilogy in Phase 4. Supporting that theory, Hemsworth recently told USA Today that he and Waititi actually used their New Year's Eve celebrations to talk about where the franchise could go next.
"We gave cheers to Thor 3. But it also was like what could we do with four? We could do this and this. We were throwing ideas around," Hemsworth said. "But also, just to work together again. That was one of the most enjoyable creative partnerships I’ve ever had."
With the climax of Ragnarok keeping the Revengers intact and teasing a possible adaptation of Michael Straczynski’s Thor run from 2007, Waititi did far more than just tie off a trilogy of Thor movies. Looking back at the character's standalone history, each of the God of Thunder's movies has had a completely different aesthetic. Thor set the scene, The Dark World was accused of being too, well, dark, and Ragnarok seemed to learn from the mistakes of its predecessors on what did and didn't work.
However, before fans go plan for the next installment, Hemsworth teased that any idea of Thor 4 may come with a bit of a wait. "It just depends on how The Avengers (movies) all wrap up," he said. I finished shooting and now they are going to edit it and see how the stories play out. There are so many interwoven scenes and stories and characters. (Thor 4) is a conversation for further down the road, if it happens."
Hemsworth's next appearance as Thor will be in Avengers: Infinity War, which arrives in theaters on May 28.