After Thor: Ragnarok's massive box office debut this weekend, it's pretty safe to say that the Asgardian has gotten his groove back. Much of that is undoubtedly owed to the decision to make his third solo outing more of an ensemble film, relying on team-ups with Hulk, Valkyrie, and Loki, among others. In a new interview, star Chris Hemsworth explained why he is so happy with that narrative shift, and who he hopes to get into adventures with next.
“I want as much help as I can get,” Hemsworth told Vanity Fair when asked about sharing the spotlight with Ragnarok costar Mark Ruffalo, “especially if it’s a Thor movie. I’m like, ‘Give me Hulk; give me Spider-Man;’ give me someone to help me take the weight of responsibility off my shoulders.”
It certainly makes sense, and is nice to hear it from Hemsworth himself; since his MCU introduction, Thor has consistently struggled to both sustain his own films and hold his own on-screen with the other Avengers. Changing up the dynamics and responsibilities with other characters in Ragnarok clearly helped with a course correction for the hero, and while his aside is far from any kind of confirmation of a future Thor/Peter Parker meet-up, it will certainly get get fans' attention. That said, a Spider-Man and Thor meetup isn't all that hard to imagine, especially after both characters' recent critical and box office revivals. For now, however, Hemsworth's suggestion will remain on paper, but who knows what might happen in the future, especially once the MCU's Phase Three wraps up.
In theaters nationwide, director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Karl Urban as Skurge.